It feels like the 1990’s never left, with grunge looks making a return with a modern vibe. The nineties fashion was one the most iconic style moments in history with designers still drawing inspiration from that decade to date. Take a look on social media and you see more and more fashionistas embracing this trend as streetwear, completed with ripped denim, crop tops, leggings, etc. Modern grunge is now all about looking edgy and sexy at the same time.

Personally, I’m in love with the grunge chic vibe. The modernized version allows you to showcase your more rebellious side while catering to both feminine silhouettes with edgier more interesting elements that are very wearable without being too severe. Below we have listed some must-have items that will help you transform from boring basics to cool but wearable grunge chic looks.

Keep scrolling to check out these perfect grunge chic starter pieces for your closet:

1. Killer Pair Of Jeans/Denims

Time to incorporate your most fabulous pair of black skinny jeans or rock on with a ripped pair of boyfriend denims. This is the most common way to edge up your outfits on the daily, especially during the summer months when leather bottoms are a no-go. This is great for a fast and easy outfit choice for your day-to-day activities. Pair with a utility-style jacket for a more grunge look or switch it up with a well-tailored blazer for a chicer vibe.

Style Tip: Alternatively, you can opt for a pair of shredded denim shorts during peak summertime for a more laid-back look. Wear this over opaque black tights with a graphic t-shirt, boots or sneakers and a lightweight, solid colour blazer.

2. Crop Your Top

Cropped concert tees, graphic tees, and even simple tube tops are the perfect way to add a bit more of that rocker grunge vibe to a look without much effort. The more vintage they are the chicer and in style, you look. The best thing is, they are easily available everywhere and you can even DIY them yourself. The most important aspect of wearing a crop top is about showing some confidence. Don’t be afraid to show some skin.

Style Tip: Not comfortable showing too much skin? Pair your crop top with high waisted pants and layer it with an oversized shirt button down halfway for more coverage, but with a little peek-a-boo of skin.

3.  Little Grunge Dress Or Slip Dress

It’s time to include a versatile grunge-style dress. These look very feminine and edgy in darker hues. Cute and breathable, it’s the perfect way to incorporate this summertime classic. Look for skater cuts, dark patterns or slip dresses made from lace or velvet.

Style Tip: Get that ’90s supermodel look with a slip dress, a pair of strappy heels and swap out between distressed denim jackets for the summer and moto jackets in the cooler months.

4. Edgy Jewellery

It’s all about the details—picking the right jewellery and stacking it well can make a huge difference. The importance here is to make the whole look intentional and not chaotic. Try layering necklaces and stacking rings to have fun with your look and obtain that cool, grunge vibe.

Style Tip: Check out the current trends and try to incorporate them into your look for a classier vibe. Gipsy rings and chunky statement rings, no matter the shape size or colour are in right now.

5. Platform Or Combat Boots

Here’s another key ’90s trend making a comeback this year. These boots make for great statement pieces. Roughen up your dainty dress by adding some clunky boots to balance it out. Time to live out your old Spice Girl dreams.

Style Tip: Pair these boots with a slip dress, tights, a denim jacket and all-black sunglasses to conquer the chic ’90s energy.

The key to styling these outfits is balance. Pay attention to your silhouettes and balance your look with loose and fitted pieces so your outfit looks intentional when taking risks.

Let us know in the comments below if you have tried out the grunge chic look yourself.

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