However, the culture emerged in the mid-eighties, where unconventional urban kids in America wore loose clothes that did not accentuate their body shape. They also appropriated a dark, wicked feel to the whole culture addition of dark leather jackets and nail polish. It took off into mainstream popularity when the rock music videos portrayed the rock starts wearing the outfits, and also, as they performed, they wore the grunge apparel. Here are some tips on how to dress the grunge style.
Shop at Thrift Stores
The most eclectic arena to seek your grunge outfit would be the thrift store where a myriad of different clothes can be found. Here one needs to visit with a rough idea of the look they are going for because it may become a bit confusing to the shopper.
One thing to remember is to always wear a couple of sized bigger than your body size, this will give the illusion of you being small and frail, yet it’s the humongous clothes making you look like that. Many grunge enthusiasts opt for going for the layered look, whereby they have a big flannel shirt on top and a small fitting T-shirt underneath. This look is fashionable among teens who want to express themselves through their dressing.
The rock scene is known for its outlandish accessories that are provocative to many people. The ideal accessories would be a spiked neck strap, a spiked wrist strap, humongous earrings that are preferably dark in colour. If you don’t want to go all out on black, you can choose luminescent colours such as luminous green and luminous orange. To top it all off, you need a sleek hairstyle that accompanies the outfit, such as a Mohawk or a spiked out afro.
Most punk rockers like to wear high boots or boots with large soles. They also like to wear boots that have graffiti on them to make them look edgy. One could settle on buying plain black boots from a thrift store and customizing them with their personal preference of detail.
When you think of jeans, remember to have torn jeans, you have no business possessing “normal” jeans. One of the main characteristics of the grunge style of dressing is having torn clothes as part of the outfit.