Trend Alert: 90s Grunge is Back!

90s grunge fashion

Yes indeed, the 90s have returned, in the fashion world anyway. But this isn’t your opportunity to start dressing like the Spice Girls again. Rather, it’s time to dust off your Nirvana tee, Dr Martins, and kohl eyeliner because grunge is back. Think boss-babe attitude with a few girly elements thrown into the mix. The 90s was known for its pick-and-mix approach to culture and fashion rules so getting it right can be tricky. Here’s how to nail the grunge trend in 2018.

90s grunge fashion
Abraised Skinny Jeans, R179.99 – MRP | Denim Pencil Skirt, R179.99 – MRP

One of the most favoured looks of the 90s, grunge gave fashion real attitude. This time around this edgy trend will see fashionistas embracing lots of black and grey, with splashes of dirty pink. And, if you’re already invested in the 90s comeback you’ll be thrilled to hear that crop tops, chokers, and Doc Martens will still be going strong in 2018. In addition to already popular must-haves, some of the most essential grunge items are also on-trend once again with everything from ripped denim and baggy tees to plaid shirts and layered slip dresses making a comeback.

90s grunge fashion
Black Lace Detail Tee Dress, R129.99 – MRP |
Black Sneaker, R179.99 – MRP

As for shoes, the grunge movement created an army of men and women wearing heavy-duty, combat boots. For women, they were tough, gritty and paired with everything from slip dresses and florals to flannel shirts and frayed jeans. Birkenstock style slip-on sandals are also back with a vengeance so if you don’t like the idea of wearing heavy combat boots fear not, there are alternatives for you to indulge in… as long as it’s black of course.

90s grunge fashion
Floral Boot, R249.99 – MRP (Available April 2018) | Pink Lace Detail Tee Dress, R129.99 – MRP).

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