I certainly was not a fashionista in the ’90s! I don’t recall trying to be a part of a trend. I’m sure there are old photos displaying cut-off shorts, a crop top with my dad’s flannel, but I just called that everyday wear. I was a tomboy & you would rarely see me in a skirt or heels, so if 90s Grunge was what I was channeling, it was never my intention, it was just what was comfy. I do know my mom would always ask why I covered up such a nice figure with such baggy, messy clothes.
This was a wonderful walk down memory lane as The Fab 40s headed back to a time when we were living life to the fullest in our early to mid 20s. There were many thoughts of oversized flannel, vintage band tees, Doc Martens & listening to Grunge bands such as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots & Smashing Pumpkins all came to mind.
All trends have a comeback & 90s Grunge is no different. Take it away it ladies!!!
Sherry of http://www.petiteover40.com
I’m thrilled & super excited to have my friend Sherry of Petite over 40 join us this month. We became fast friends early on & share the common thread of starting our blogs around the same time (a little over a year ago). She has taken one of the most unique paths to discovering her personal style & how fashion speaks to her. You have to check out her blog, her journey & how she interprets fashion through the decades.
The wardrobe staple for 90s Grunge is a dark, oversized plaid shirt & Sherry is spot on with her choice & placement. Her look is loose, layered, carefree & love that she mixed prints & color. And, no Grunge look is complete without a flat boot; it makes the outfit that much more comfortable & casual which is key to nailing Grunge!
- Sweater – Vince
- Dress – Vintage by Suzanne on Etsy
- Flannel shirt – Candace Jermaigne
- Shoes – Eileen Fisher
Veronica of http://www.cidstylefile.com
Veronica looks fierce, super badass & so authentic! Grunge is all about dark, rebellious, casual & cool & she is positively rockin’ her black choker, laced boots & unstructured oversized sweater. Veronica’s braids seal the deal, as they are timeless & never goes out of style!
- Fuzzy Sweater – Kensie
- Slip Dress – City Chic
- Boots – So old, forgot brand & it’s rubbed off! LOL
- Purse – Rebecca Minkoff
- Choker – Lovesick
- Hoop Earrings – Avenue
- Sunglasses – c/o Zero UV
Samantha of http://www.fakefabulous.com
Samantha always styles a gorgeous array of colors, layers, texture & this time is no different! She takes a trend, paves her own way to create a look that is quirky, unique & so fun. Starting with the number one element of Grunge: flannel & then finishes with fun details such as her lace gloves & beanie… but I need to know more about this neat little dinosaur dangling from your neck!
- Hat – River Island
- Coat – River Island (very old)
- Shirt – Old charity shop find
- Jeans – M&S
- Boots – Caterpillar (older than the hills)
- Lips – Spice
- Lace Gloves – vintage
- Leather Top – DIY from a dress
Jennie of http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com
Jennie, you are MPV this month! This is perfectly executed & I love the juxtaposition of this look. By adding her leather jacket to her floral mini dress she just went from sweet to rocker goddess. Courtney Love would be proud! Check out the details in her jacket! Printed tights, choker, but most of all, her gorgeously dyed & tousled hair makes this look 100% Grunge.
- Jacket – Bisou Bisou, JCPenney
- Dress – Glamorous, Shopbop
- Tights – Hue
- Boots – Life Stride
- Choker – Amazon
- Earrings – Chelsea NYC, Steinmart
Ann is such the cool kid! If I was going to sneak out of the house to take the train to the city to watch a concert, this is the girl I would do it with!!! I’m so feeling Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation (jacket), Courtney Love Hole (baby doll dress), Neve Campbell The Craft (knee-highs) & Drew Barrymore (beanie) all rolled into one! She looks freaking amazing & on point!!! Ann is your 90s Grunge icon in case you didn’t already realize!
- Beanie – HM
- Earrings – Forever 21
- Dress – Zara
- Denim Jacket – thrift shop
- Backpack – Urban Outfitters
- Knee Highs – Forever 21
- Boots – Dromedaris
90s Grunge tends to have a dark, rebellious feel to it, but Mary always has a way to create an energetic spin to every trend! Plaid, a denim jacket & torn tights are the perfect finish touches to create the full 90s Grunge effect, but Mary has definitely elevated her look to glamorous by adding amazing laced heels, gorgeous quilted bag, adorable floppy hat & infectious smile!
- Skirt – Forever 21
- Jacket – Goodwill
- Boots – Shoedazzle
- Bag – Vera Bradley
- Hat – H&M
Sheela of www.sheelagoh.com
Details details details! Sheela WOWS in black! I love the star brooches, cuff bracelet, fishnet glove, embroidered detail on her jacket & so much more! Her sheer mesh textured skirt paired with her tattered tee is so punk. Combat boots & leather jacket add instant edge to this look.
- Embellished Tee & Rhinestone Slave Bracelet – Courtney Love X Nasty Gal
- Skirt – Free People
- Embroidered Leather Jacket – Blank NYC
- Heeled Combat Boots – Bakers
- Choker – courtesy of Manic Panic NYC
- Ring – House of Harlow
- Tiara – indie store in Borneo
- Lipstick – Opium Noir courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury
Cardigan sweater – Nasty Gal (Similar)
Lace dress – Forever 21 (Similar)
Studded boots – Steve Madden
Necklace – Red Pineapple Boutique in St. Augustine, Fl.