Grunge strikes again
November 2, 2015
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The ’90s grunge trend is making a come back this fall into the twenty-first century fashion industry!
The once popular grunge trend in the 1990s was known as the “anti-fashion” era. The trend consisted of unusual combinations of clothes and color schemes, oversized sweaters and t-shirts and almost anything that had a ratty look to it. Sounds weird, right? In other words, it was a look that said, “I don’t care,” with a touch of edginess.
According to Shannon Bell Price, in her article “Grunge Influence in Fashion,” grunge was a term born in Seattle in the 1980s to describe a genre of music that was popular among the youth. The genre of music was based around what we call “punk rock.” It gave the youth a way to release expressions of sadness, loneliness, frustration, etc.. Later, it was used as a dual purpose to describe the fashion and music of the 1990s.
Each year, the grunge trend comes back with a little twist to it. This year, the patterns of the clothes seem to be more girly rather than tom-boyish. You can get the look at stores like Tilly’s and Pacsun. If you can’t seem to find the clothing item you want at a store, make it yourself! Head to your nearest thrift store. YouTube should give you step-by-step instructions on how to do things such as, rip your jeans or make high waisted shorts.
This trend has become very popular among the teens of this generation. Some teams have gone as far as revamping their whole style to nothing but grunge. “Flannels are life. I’m obsessed with this Falls new fashion trend. My whole closet is full of grunge outer wear and I couldn’t be happier,” said senior Cameron Perrott.
So my fellow ladies and gentlemen reading this article, get in your cars, head to your nearest mall and shop grunge.
When trying to complete your grunge look make sure you consider these ideas: 1) The more flannels, the more fabulous. 2) Ripped jeans are rad. 3) Your jewelry should not be bejeweled. 4) Uncombed hair is the new combed hair. 5) Converse go with everything. 6) Band shirts and boots are bomb. 7) Bright colors are a no. Only dark colors. 8) If it’s vintage, then its vogue. 9) Hats are a must-have. 10) Never forget to wear your “I don’t care” attitude.