BY: SARAH MCLEAN
Understated Grunge – Is this Fashion’s New Happy-Medium?
We exist in a millennial, whereby fashion is considered the ultimate platform for self-expressionism. When it comes to trends however, the circuit couldn’t be more saturated.
Designers ranging from Dior to Yves Saint Laurent have delivered us everything from the ethereal grunge era of the 80’s, to a post-war rendition of femininity. It’s fair to say that when it comes to fashion, we’ve pretty much seen it all.
In this day and age, expressionism is raining heavy and we’re sighting more and more instances of good, old crazy fashion. Recently, a particular trend has caught our attention – and for good reason.
When it comes to grunge; pulling off a Rockstud choker and a thigh-high-boot is no easy feat, but what if you could create some kind of happy-medium between grunge and your own personal style? Well, that’s what these five fashion moguls have done – and we couldn’t be more obsessed.
Luckily, thanks to this new happy-medium, we can all be privy to edgy dressing – without the unintended “gothic” subtext.
Here are 5 ways to bring the edgy look into your style – plus some key shopping picks to top up your wardrobe!
#1 – Platforms and Leather by Chiara Ferragni:
On their own, platforms and leather can appear ordinary and in some ways, cliché. However, when teamed together – something truly magical occurs.
Take it from regular street style star Chiara Ferragni and take edgy dressing one step further with the addition of a statement platform alongside a leather skirt or pant – for the perfect rendition of edginess-meets-personal-style.
We recommend keeping your colours quite neutral in black, beige or burgundy tones – in a bid to avoid distraction from your overall ensemble.