I am a child of the nineties and it’s because of that, I tend to stay away from most of the era’s trends that have inevitably made a comeback. In the early nineties, I owned a shell suit, thought blue mascara was cool, kept my wild, pre-straighteners hair tame with a tacky, velvet headband and came home from every holiday with a hair braid. Whilst some trends deserve to be left behind; the thrifty, anything goes element of nineties grunge can stay.
Flannel shirts, Dr Martens and denim? Bring it on! But, ask me to make it look unkempt and messy with a side of distressed? No, thank you! You see, even though I’d never say that I’ve ever been particular stylish, I’ve always had my own style going on. Cute bows, polka dot patterns, bright colours are not something you could instantly recognise as grunge, so I’d like to think this outfit is influenced by the nineties- just with an added kitsch spin!
As you’re aware, this post is part of my what I thrifted series so you may be wondering which item is second hand. If you didn’t guess, it’s the plaid shirt. Can you believe I found this for just £1? During a thrifty bloggers trip to Preston with Charlotte, Jenni and Rachelle, I found this shirt in Sue Ryder on their reduced rail! A quick wash and iron and it was like new!
Whilst shopping with my mum on Saturday, I spied this denim pinafore dress. Being brand new, it’s not something I’d usually buy. Usually, Id take time to deliberate over a new purchase but I loved its large pockets and faux leather buckle straps. Most importantly, I knew I had lots to match it. I bought it at £29, but it’s now reduced to just £10!
// Plaid shirt :: Sue Ryder (originally Topshop) //
// Pinafore dress :: Apricot //
// Mary Janes :: Dr Martens //
// Rucksack :: Fjallraven //
// Polka dot tights :: F&F //
How do you wear 90’s grunge?