Any fashionable trend sooner or later generates the opposite of itself. Challenge glamorous girls and boys - metrosexuals decided young people who gave rise to the style of "grunge". The origins of grunge are close to American rock music of the end of the last century: deliberate carelessness, careless attitude to things determines the grunge style in clothing.
Grunge style for girls
The overwhelming majority of girls strive to look modern and attractive. Some keep a close eye on fashion trends and follow the advice of stylists and designers manic, others make an effort to combine their image with character and appearance, others take note of the recommendations of glossy magazines and adapt the fashion for themselves, and the fourth ... fashion designers, and at the same time society, a frank challenge. The fourth choose grunge.
Clothing style, whose name was borrowed from the English language and sounds in Russian as "untidy", "repulsive." The peak of grunge came in the eighties of the twentieth century, and nowadays the stream has found a new life.
What contributed to such popularity? Opinions of trendsetters on this subject vary, but most of them say that people are tired of the framework and tight dress codes adopted in schools, offices and workplaces. Strict lines, monochrome colors, prevailing in clothes, arrows on trousers, starched collars and hair cleaned in a strict hairstyle cause in young people seeking freedom of expression not less disgust than their clothes in girls from glamor.
Grunge style in clothes for girls different bold combinations of fabrics, colors, styles (and often - their absence), innovative ideas that are rarely seen in a glossy magazine. Grunge is a hippy-style child, urbanized, defiant, accustomed to shock and attract attention.
The basis of the grunge style is fabric:
- Denim, called colloquially "denim" is rubbed, torn, dirty;
- Flannel - an essential component of the wardrobe;
- Leather - shabby, cracked leather jacket is the best for the one who chose grunge for himself;
- Wool and knitwear - stretched sweaters and pullovers, noticeably not in size, jackets, shorts, pants.
Holes, tears, scuffs, patches - all this will best complement the clothes in grunge style. But there is another distinctive feature of the direction - layering. If there is a person walking down the street who has a shirt over a sweater and is wearing a jacket, then there is no doubt that this is a manifestation of a daring and unusual grunge. Fans of defiant fashion prefer dresses to plaid flannel shirts, ripped jeans and stretched, mostly men's sweaters. Immense scarves, hats, in which a "decent" person and ashamed to leave the house, complete the picture.
It is typical for grunge to combine incompatible, at first glance, things. Even if the girl liked a lace blouse, a worn leather jacket or a black-and-white shirt will show off on top of it.
Grunge prefers dark colors, but dark colors of clothes are not a prerequisite. That's just to make sure that the colors of the clothes match each other, it is absolutely optional. Rather, the opposite: the more absurd, more unusual the “selection” will be, the greater the effect will be achieved. Since representatives of this style are against glamor, there are no and cannot be pink shades, sparkles, crystals and sequins in their clothes.
The grunge style in men's clothing is manifested in even greater negligence. The appearance of a young man (a grunge, after all, the choice of young people) should shout that he doesn’t care about beauty, what is important for him is convenience, comfort, that clothes are needed only to protect the body. Grunge is perfectly combined with the urban style, with military and casual: clothing for the weather from comfortable natural fabrics. Baggy trousers or overalls à la workwear, loose-cut shirts, jackets and coats, as if from someone else’s shoulder are all grunge. Bold patterns on the fabric, a combination of textures, unisex clothing - everything is grunge.
Talk about the details
But clothes are only part of the image, even if it is the main one. Shoes and accessories will help to complement the image; the style of the grunge is reflected in the hairstyle and make-up.
- Choosing shoes, it is worthwhile to dwell on heavy bulky boots or boots, with a thick “tractor” sole, laces, rivets, preferably a couple of sizes larger than necessary;
- A good summer option will be sneakers and sneakers, moccasins and loose sandals;
- With accessories, the main thing is not to overdo it: you need to strive to a minimum, but volumetric scarves, glasses, kerchiefs or bandanas will fit into the image;
- From the handbag or purse will have to give up and replace them with a shapeless bag, backpack, bag;
- The best makeup in the grunge style is its complete absence;
- Grunge "loves" long hair, moreover, this statement applies equally to both women and men. They can be worn loose or collected in a ponytail.
The first attempt to “legalize” the grunge on the catwalk was the collection of clothes by Mark Jacobs, a fashion designer who worked in the United States. He transferred his observations of the youth style of dressing on paper and in the nineties of the twentieth century published a scandalous collection in the style of "grunge". Resonance was huge, clothes, so unlike high fashion, attracted everyone's attention. And even if its author was scolded more than praised, the goal was achieved: everyone spoke about the grunge. Grange stepped into the masses and began his march across the globe far beyond the borders of the United States.
All written recommendations regarding the grunge style are just a diagram, a sketch, the direction in which you need to move. But as a whole, this is a style that presupposes the momentary influence of a rush, mood, soul. Those who prefer the grunge style in clothes adhere to it in life, putting the spiritual ahead of the material, convenience of beauty and attractiveness. Since grunge is officially recognized by fashion designers, you can find quality items from expensive fabrics, purposely “aged”, with the effect of frayed, worn out in boutiques. That is how celebrity dress. But it is much easier to replenish your wardrobe in stock or second-hand, choosing what you like and afford.