2 June 2014

How to get the 90's Grunge Style

When I think of grunge, Kurt Cobain instantly comes too mind.  Well obviously.  He is of course the godfather of grunge.  He seemed to be able to pull off the grunge style in a way not many others could, and this is because he was literally the definition of grunge.

Grunge isn't a really a style, it's more of a way of life or state of mind.  This state of mind is then portrayed in the style of clothes worn.  Kurt didn't just introduce ripped & worn jeans, flannel shirts and battered converse, he gave off an 'I don't give a fuck' message that was also present throughout his music.  He made not caring cool.  And 20 years later, grunge is still extremely popular.

The main reason Kurt dressed the way he did was actually not because he intentionally chose his clothes.  In fact he was well and truly poor.  He pretty much put on what he had to hand, and constantly wore the same things over and over, hence the mismatched, patched up, scruffy look.  So his massive impact on fashion was probably not intended.  

So you can see how you could go out and buy clothes in the style of grunge, but you can't buy grunge itself. You literally have to be grunge too start with.  However, there's nothing stopping you from incorporating grunge inspirations into your style if you like.  I know I definitely have.  If you have read my previous blog posts you will know that I love 90's grunge!  So flannel, ripped/worn denim, converse, vans, doc martins, layering, chokers and stripes are all examples of 'grunge fashion' and I have put together 4 grunge inspired looks.  I haven't used any band tee's, as although these are usually seen as a grunge style, they actually weren't worn that often.  Plain tops or tops with patterns such as stripes were a lot more common.

One of my outfits was inspired by a recent post on the blog Le Happy, written by one of my favourite bloggers.  Click here to check it out and find out which one!





Stripy Crop Top - H&M
Black Denim Skirt - H&M
Plaid Flannel Shirt - Urban Outfitters
White Vest Top - H&M
High Waisted Denim Shorts - eBay
Leather Jacket - River Island (Old)
Floral Dress - Vintage Shop in Camden (Old)
Maroon Top - Urban Outfitters (Old)
Long Black Vest Top - Primark
Doc Martins - eBay
Vans - Office
Choker - eBay

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43 comments

  1. Love all of these looks, you pull them off so well!
    x
    Sabrinaharriet.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You look great in all these photos - this look really suits you! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  3. I adore the first outfit, I really want a skirt like that. Girl you're rocking these outfits, grunge is one of my favourite styles so kudos to you xxx

    http://blog.doodleheart.co.uk

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  4. Crazy to think just how big of an impact Kurt had on fashion, he'd probably be laughing at us all for emulating his style haha! You're so right, you can't be girly and trendy in your style but wear grunge clothes. It doesn't work. You've got to be grunge

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  5. I love outfit #3 the most! =) Those outfit looks really great on you! xx

    itsksquared.blogspot.com | kim&kyle

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  6. You look beautiful! All of the outfits suit you:)
    Would you like to follow each other via facebook and bloglovin? Let me know.
    Have a lovely day!

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  7. Love your style so much and your cute tattoo :)

    trendofdays.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  8. great post!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  9. gah I can't pick a favourite outfit cos I LOVE them all! you nailed grunge. x

    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. The second outfit is my favorite, I've always been in love with high wasted shorts and the way you styled it is perfect! xx
    Mia
    www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  11. Second outfit is my favourite! Grunge style was so great. x

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    1. I agree the flannel shirt and 90's grunge look is so in these days! x

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  12. You look great! The first outfit is definitely my fave! I can't wear tops like that though :(

    Lorrie Loves

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  13. Amazing pictures!

    f4f?
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  14. love all of these outfits!
    I've followed you on bloglovin' and added you to my circle on google + :)

    savannahsushei.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. you look amazing :) I love these outfits :)

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  16. Beautiful pictures and lovely outfit
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  17. The first one is probably my favorite. Grunge styles have always been something I was attracted to.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, love these looks! http://bethebteam.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  19. Love that you used Kurt Cobain as your inspiration--he truly is a style icon, albeit a unique one. These looks are all great! Following you on GFC (:

    xo, Britnee
    themodelcachet.blogspot.com

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  20. Love all these outfit you really suit the grunge look!

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  21. Love these outfits! The second one is probably my favourite. Grunge reminds me of when I was younger...oh how I miss it haha!

    xo

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  22. I was born in the 90s, so I'm absolutely love these looks xx

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  23. Love these 90s grunge looks! Perfect styling <3

    I’m doing a giveaway on my blog for the chance to win a floral skort (brand new!) if you’re interested - all you need to do is leave a comment :)

    Gabby @ What She Buys

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  24. love your style! So following you on bloglovin also, but couldnt follow on your GFC???

    love lucy
    elizakklozet.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. What a gorgeous post. I love all the outfits you have chosen. They definitely fit my style! Thank you for the inspiration. ♥

    Love,
    http://drawnbyfeatherlines.blogspot.com

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  26. all looks are great !
    xo

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  27. You nailed the grunge look!!

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  28. love your style, especially the second look!

    xx danielle
    fameliquorlove // bloglovin

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  29. you have awesome style!! And thank you for visiting my little blog and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it :)

    www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com

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  30. I love your style, I wish I could pull off 90s grunge. Love the last outfit and the second :)

    EmsAlice // Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  31. I like them all too much to pick one! :) you look great in all of them!
    Fatima
    www.thatdeletebutton.blogspot.com

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  32. Totally grunge! And nicely done! The first look is my fav :)
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  33. Love this style it really suits you!

    Pretty Style
    Louise

    x
    www.prettystylebylouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I _love_ your bun! I always aim for this messy look but I can't make it work at all. :( I have too many stray hairs that just don't want to sit in place.
    The outfits look great on you. :)
    x
    Elina
    http://cupcake-kissesxo.blogspot.com

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  35. Gorgeous looks, my favourite was the second. You look amazing!

    Meg | meg-says.com

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  36. All four outfits are great! they are all things i would actually wear. my favorite has to be the first one though. love the striped crop top!

    ladydd10.blogspot.com

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