Cute Grunge Fashion Outfits: The grunge style became popular in the 80s and 90s with the rise of grunge music. Bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains set the tone for a new fashion statement, and with their influence, it captivated a different audience.
Although there is punk and hippie culture which have been inspired by music and politics also but grunge is more of a personal style of relaxed and comfortable thing and expressing either your frustration, discontent or an”I don’t care” attitude. These characteristics are usually seen in grunge followers. But how do you dress grunge? What are the cute grunge outfits these days? How to style grunge. What is considered appropriate for a grunge look? These questions will be answered in this very article. So for that, keep on reading.
How To Dress Grunge?
Grunge looks have been in fashion for very long, but somehow they disappeared for a time. But hey you all cool badass girls it is a piece of good news for you all that the rocking grunge is back in fashion. And we are here with some kickass fashion tips for you all.
- The key to mastering and rocking grunge looks is black. Go for black or dark shades.
- Denim and leather pieces are a must when trying to create a grunge look because they go with everything.
- Wear those cool chains and bracelets that your mom might want to throw out.
- Create a rough badass look with oversized tees or ripped clothes. The sharper your look is, the better it is.
- Wear grunge makeup that is all bold and dark. And keep your hair messy.
- Leggings, lace ripped and patterned tights, flannel shirts or tank tops, boots, leather, and denim will help you create the perfect grunge look.
- Don’t compromise on the quality of your clothes even if grunge style is supposed to be like “homeless.”
Have a look at these cute grunge outfit ideas that we have gathered for you and see how the world-renowned grunge headliners rock their stuff. Take ideas from these images and create your grunge style.
↓ 30 – Beginner’s Introduction To Grunge Gang
If you’ve not been the cool girl your entire life and want to be one now, then we have to tell you that you this is the right place for you as beginners. Here’s all you need to have before stepping into the grunge gang.
- Tee shirts in all forms; from plain tees to band tees.
- Lots of leather and denim pieces.
- Edgy accessories like chains, studs and zippers preferably in metal details.
- Boots and sneakers.
- Cool crossbody bags.
Now scroll down to find out how to wear grunge clothes?
↓ 29 – Grunge Hairstyles
Whether male or female, the grunge style has an ‘I don’t give a damn’ aura, and so hairstyles are frequently seen clean, but shabby. The best way to achieve this look is not to bother brushing your hair in the morning. Simple. Go for a scruffy chin or shoulder-length hair.
Peeps, why not mess around with different colored hair dyes? These are seen a lot in the grunge scene, and any color is acceptable. You can accessorize with beanies or bandanas if you’re not overly happy about your hair but make sure these are dark or natural colors.
Neon and day-glow are huge no’s in the grunge spectrum. It is usually implied that the grunge look is dirty. This may be so, however, do keep personal hygiene maintained. Dirty and messy does NOT mean unclean.
↓ 28 – Grunge Makeup
What even is a grunge look without makeup. Duh, it is a big NO. Bold lips, smokey eyes, and eyeliners are a must. If you are not into the dark makeover, then you can try out soft grunge looks as well. Artwork-inspired makeup has a prominent place in grunge fashion.
If you are an all-time grunge girl, then watch this video for some makeup inspiration.
↓ 27 – Ideal Tops For A Grunge Look
Grunge followers make it recognized what brands they support, and because of this, it is paramount that you buy band attire. T-Shirts and tank tops with band logos or statements on them are a must-have garment list. Build layers on this by wearing a flannel shirt over the top. Flannel shirts are a grunge favourite, and you will see band members rocking these frequently. Just like your hairstyle, these tops do not need to be pristine; in fact, the scruffier, the better. The odd rip or tear here and there is perfectly acceptable in this scene. You can get some more ideas from our post on How to Wear Graphic Tees.
↓ 26 – Grunge Style Bottoms
You will always see grunge people in ripped or distressed jeans. This is in keeping well with the ”I don’t care” image. Grunge is about being comfortable, so wear what you feel content in. For a more girlish image go for black laddered tights and match them with a distressed denim skirt or even a token little black dress. The laddering is essential to keep the messy and rough look going.
Stockings are also a must part of grunge dressing scene. Wear them with shorts or mini skirts or with dresses but keep the jackets aloft, as in this picture leather jacket is giving a beautiful dirty look with a bandana done in a knotted style. Lots of chains and boots will do the rest.
↓ 25 – Footwear For Grunge
Grunge footwear consists of boots and shoes that cover the ankles so invest in some Doc Martens, combat boots, or even high-top sneakers. Your shoes do not need to be immaculate either so get those boots scuffed! Shiny shoes have no place in the grunge scene and will not do anything for your outfit. Flat soled shoes are ideal for daily wear and keeping you on your feet at all your favourite gigs. It’s better to say goodbye to your stilettos and create a room for clunky shoes.
↓ 24 – 90’s Grunge Style
Have you ever thought of when grunge styles stepped in the fashion industry? Well, it was back in the ’80s, and 90’s when music bands were driving people crazy. The original grunge style started with band tees, fishnet, denim, mesh, leather, flannels and camo. This style has advanced a lot over time. Revive this style by picking up your favourite pieces from the list and be the trendiest grunge girl.
↓ 23 – Cute Grunge Outfits For Teen Girls
Grunge fashion is seen a lot in teens, especially in high schoolers. Usually, a cool gang is seen bossing everyone around. Want to be a part of it? If yes, then start wearing grunge as the first impression is the last one.
Steal the look
↓ 22 – Aesthetic Grunge Outfits
For an aesthetic look try out high waist printed pants or denim with tucked-in tees. Make sure to add an edgy belt and some accessories. If you want a cute look, then opt for sneakers otherwise go for heavy boots. Pose in the sunshine and select the grain filter. Perfect Instagram picture, keep a count of your likes now!
↓ 21 – Grunge Look For College
Showing your association with bands is a must for grunge-inspired individuals, so band logo on shirts with everyday jeans and maroon boots and blue-dyed hair is a good combo. You can wear heavy eye makeup also with a chunky ring. Most students like to wear a jacket or a shirt, so go with a denim jacket in this case. You can also wear skirts and show off those tattoos!
↓ 20 – For Plus Size Women
Dress grunge in a cute black dress and black sandals. Too much skin showing off? Don’t worry and add a net cape to it. Still, something seems missing, right? Complete it with the help of a rocking hairstyle. If you don’t want to dye your hair permanently, then buy a few artificial hair colors or sprays and rock the look anytime.
↓ 19 – Summer Grunge Outfit
Tie and dye is another uncommon sight but looks marvelous when expressing yourselves as this tank top in blue is matched with distressed jeans and grey sneakers. A backpack is a good option if going back to school.
↓ 18 – Spring Outfit
Grunge doesn’t mean you cannot dress up in robes or skirts. Just express yourself appropriately. How about this cute black dress? You can style it in your way or by wearing white socks and sneakers with them. For a sweet look, take advantage of silver glittery hair clips and loop earrings. Don’t forget to put on a hot red lipstick, dear grunge girl.
A Skater skirt in gold with a grey cardigan over and a white one underneath is good for going to a party. Style a silver bag with a black beanie and boots for the perfect combination.
↓ 17 – Kurt Cobain And Courtney Love
They are people behind the grunge culture and the inspiration they brought. Hardcore grunge styling is seen. A beautiful wool jacket over an all-black outfit is worn by Courtney Love and a sweater under a black jacket by Kurt.
↓ 16 – All Black Grunge Outfit
An all-black outfit is an all-time favourite of any culture; be it a hippie, punk, goth or grunge or for that matter, any girl on this planet can never deny wearing this color as it is suitable for so many occasions that we have stopped counting. Styling idea in the black shade is pretty much with a cropped turtle neck with faded denim shorts. You can wear a black jacket for a more decent look. You can wear the beanie with it but minus the jacket then. Combat boots are the soul of grunge dressing along with some statement jewelry pieces as in chokers or chains.
IRO Distressed wool sweater – € 132
IRO Anblum belted leather mini skirt € 341
↓ 15 – Swag With Grunge Outfits
Grunge is all about being swaggy and relaxed rather than decent and elegant. Dress all swaggy in a sleeveless tee with ripped shorts and accessorize your OOTD with metal chains. Oh, wait, grab the denim jacket and throw it over your shoulders. Plug in your headphones and put on black sunglasses. Yeah, there you go.
↓ 14 – Modern Grunge Outfits
As time changes fashion advances as well. You have seen many cool grunge looks, and now it’s time to see and try something a little classy but edgy. White-collared shirt looks great with slit bell-bottom pants and neutral footwear. The blue hair color and small round sunglasses make it super unique.
↓ 13 – Street Style
Have a look at these cute and trendy street style dresses if you are an all-time grunge being.
↓ 12 – Style With Sneakers
Boots can be a little challenging to wear all the time hence to replace them wear cool sneakers. The best part about them is that they are light and you can find them in every color.
↓ 11 – Pearl Jam
Cara Delevinge, the tomboy in the fashion industry, is rocking this grunge look with graphic jeans and a plain white shirt with a navy jacket. Heeled boots and a beanie. You can keep the flannel shirt for later when done with the coat.
↓ 10 – Grunge And Glossy
Add in some gloss and glimmer to your appearance. Lead the girl grunge gang from the front!
↓ 9 – Winter Outfit
Grunge style can be best rocked in winter as you have an edge to try all those layerings.
↓ 8 – Grunge And Boho
Are you a tomboy but your mom constantly insists you to wear something girly? What better can you wear than this to please both of you?
↓ 7 – Nirvana
Observe the styling sense of this lady. Ripped-up stockings are her way of self-expression with a low neck top and a bandana in hair. Dark nail color and liner will be needed to complete the picture.
↓ 6 – For Women Above 40
Grow old but don’t compromise on your style and be the coolest granny.
↓ 5 – Soft Grunge Outfits
We have something innovative for you! It feels odd, right? Is it even grunge style? This is what you might have thought, we assume. But yes it’s grunge with a soft and glam touch. After all, it is 2021, not 1990! There is always space for new stuff.
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↓ 4 – Royal Grunge Style
Again same shorts style but with a twist in the way of a long velvet jacket. Animal print shoulder bag and some braids to tie up your hair in style.
↓ 3 – Vintage
Let us go back to ’90s and have a close look at grunge fashion.
↓ 2 – Best Grunge Bloggers To Follow
Follow these grunge Instagram bloggers for more ideas.
↓ 1 – Shop A Few Grunge Looks
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