We’ve celebrated the return of the 90s and with it the pretty grunge trend. Forget oversized layering, this season the grittiness of the era has been reimagined by contrasting edgy pieces with softer textures like velvet and lace. It’s more polished and easier to wear. Add some teen spirit to your wardrobe with these essential items.


Ripped jeans

One of the key items of the trend is a pair of ripped jeans. If you think they’re a bit badass for your style then consider a pair of cropped jeans with frayed hems for a cleaner version.


Leather jacket

This is the hero item of the trend because nothing toughens up any look like a leather biker jacket. Pair it with a slip dress to channel your inner Courtney Love.


Slip and/or camisole

Slip dresses and camisoles have been the ‘it’ items to buy this season and you’ll be wearing them into autumn. As the weather chills layer them over a T-shirt. Look out for silk, satin and velvet versions.


Graphic Tee

Since Nirvana catapulted the grunge subculture into the limelight and onto runways, it makes sense to pay tribute to the music of the era with a band T-shirt or graphic sweatshirt.


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