It has been a while since I last posted something on my blog, that’s because in this time I lost a little bit my track.
When you don’t schedule your posts, when you don’t have a purpose for your blog (or you have too many) you can easily get lost.
Another thing was the language I should have used to write posts.
I didn’t want to leave my mother tongue (Italian) and at the same time I wanted the posts in English as well, as I now live in England and I use this language daily (I won’t hide that it is also a good excuse to practice it daily even more 😉 ).
At the end I decided to go only for English language (for now, in the future who knows?) and to post once a week.
The “posting day” will be Monday and I will be writing about 4 different main topics: Vintage, Fashion Trends, How to style…,What to wear if…
I don’t know yet if I will be able to fulfill my promise but I will try it!
So, I don’t want to take more of your time, let’s start with the first topic:
Vintage! And in particular: How to recreate a Grunge Outfit!
Three months ago I started working as a Personal Stylist in one of the most known stores here in UK and one day, during a consulting, I had a young lady asking to reproduce for herself the 80/90 style.
Ok it wasn’t exactly the Grunge Style but this reminded me when I was a teenager and I used to wear grunge style sometimes, well trying to reproduce it XD
I need to confess that sometimes I still like to add grunge touches in my outfits but…shhhh don’t tell anyone!
Ok, so, how to recreate a Grunge Outfit/Style?
But, fist of all? What is a grunge style?
Grunge fashion is the clothing, accessories and hairstyles of the grunge music genre and subculture which emerged in mid-1980s Seattle, and had reached wide popularity by the early 1990s. Grunge fashion is characterized by durable and timeless thrift-store clothing, often worn in a loose, androgynous manner to de-emphasize the silhouette. The style was popularized by music artists Kurt Cobain, and Pearl Jam. (From Wikipedia)
What characterizes the grunge style then?
There is so many characteristic we may go through but today we will focus only on 5 of them.
Tartan is a must if you want to recreate a grunge outfit, worn mostly in red and green, you could find it on skirts, dresses, trousers, shirts, blazers, scarfs…everywhere!
Here you can find an outfit I created for you with modern clothes you can find today in store and online!
The flared skirt will suit you no matter what’s your body shape.
I teamed it with a black t-shirt from Levi’s but if you want you can replace it with any other printed t-shirt (red or green print) or a plain black one.
You may already own a black leather jacket in your wardrobe but, if you don’t, this one from All Saints is gorgeus! A staple that will last you forever!
I also matched it with this quilted leather Murberry shoulder bag and a pair of Carvela leather ankle boots.
The final touch? The chocker necklace that will bring you straight back to the past!
Tartan skirt: https://amzn.to/2TiGsKL
Black tights: https://amzn.to/2N75Jn2
All Saints Leather Jacket: https://www.johnlewis.com/allsaints-dalby-leather-biker-jacket/black/p4846117
2. T-shirts over long sleeved tops
Printed t-shirt is another characteristic of this style, worn tucked into trousers and over a long sleeved top possibly a striped or a fishnet one.
Ok, maybe not everyone will be that brave to do it (I think I wouldn’t for example! XD) but this was really common at the end of 80’s and early 90’s, maybe even later because I remeber doing it somethimes as a teenager!
How to do it? Choose a color from the printed t-shirt and use it to find a long sleeved top in the same color, if you get it striped you won!
What did I choose for this outfit?
A Levi’s striped top worn under a Hush dark grey t-shirt.
High waisted jeans from Wishtles perfect if you are curvy over the hips and if you struggle to find a loose fit jeans.
A belt, a pair of hoop earrings, a tan thick jacket (that you will wear again and again) and these wonderful Geox boots will complete the outfit.
3. Crop tops and tied up shirts and t-shirts
Showing your waist is one of the most important points of this style, so, a tied up shirt or t-shirt is the solution!
I personally fell in love with the white shirt worn over the black top and I will copy it for sure!
So, of course I reproduced the look above with my personal touch.
Does it need any comments?
Wear it if you want to accentuate your waistline and add a pair of polka dot tights.
White shirt: https://amzn.to/2R5BvBY
Black skirt: https://amzn.to/2NblmtT
Polo Neck: https://amzn.to/36FKC2V
Leopard print headband: https://amzn.to/2s99rFr
Leather chocker: https://amzn.to/2N7wBTW
Converse shoes: https://amzn.to/2R5PJCS
4. Fishnet tights and socks
Worn in small doses they can look very cool and stylish.
You can wear fishnet tights under ripped jeans or fishnet socks teamed with miniskirts or dresses.
Not sure about mixing two different denim colors? The trick is not to choose them in 2 similar washes, they should be REALLY different or the SAME color.
A pair of fishnet socks will add a twist to your plain look!
Fishnet socks: https://amzn.to/2R0IFr9
All Saints Paperbag jeans: https://www.johnlewis.com/allsaints-ralita-paperbag-cropped-jeans-black/p4341497
Do we have anythink more 90’s than that?
Denim, cord or tartan dungaree worn with a pair of converse or ankle boots and you will immediately feel the 90’s vibes!
I will recommend you this outfit if you are apple shaped or straight shaped with a waistline not too accentuated.
Stripes, denim, a berret and a pair of white Dr Martens ankle boots and you will be ready for a shopping day with your best friend!
Striped tshirt: https://amzn.to/2tJgJ3j
White Dr Martens Boots: https://amzn.to/304p2Tg
Rayban sunglasses: https://amzn.to/2T9tpuI
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