A lot of wardrobes from all over the world are getting grungier, thanks in large part to the revival of popular fashions from the 1990s.
Just take a look at some of the latest celebrities embracing the style. Photographed arriving at Nice airport for the Cannes Film Festival, Bella Hadid, Kirsten Dunst, and Kristen Stewart were all spotted sporting grunge-inspired looks reminiscent of the 1990s.
Hadid's look was arguably the most mild. She wore an all-black ensemble, complete with oversized, silk jogger pants. Dunst amped things up a bit, going makeup free, and keeping her blonde hair “unkempt.” She had a jacket lazily thrown over one shoulder of her all-black top while dark, circle sunglasses framed her face.
Stewart's outfit, on the other hand, was the epitome of '90s grunge. Under her tough leather biker jacket, she wore a fitted white T-shirt and chunky, silver chains adorned with mini padlocks. Adding to her edgy look was a pair of blue and green checkered pants, and she finished the outfit with a slouchy, knitted beanie.
All three of their looks were ones that could easily be recreated. It's certainly not hard for celebrities and non-celebrities alike to find grungy pieces these days. Grunge-inspired pieces are displayed all across this fashion site's pages lately. Between the oversized jackets, chunky boots, and thick chains on everything from purse straps to necklaces, it's easy to browse through and get a few ideas on how to put a new twist on these old school looks. And if you keep in mind what the models are pairing with their pieces, you can easily find a few small additions to amp up your existing attire.
If you need a little more inspiration, you can check out this recent grunge fashion breakdown from Hafsa Lodi. Lodi also suggests that the key to the newfound grunge style is in the details. The simple addition of a men's pinstriped vest or waistcoat over your outfit can give it the edge it needs. Or you can go even smaller with patches, pins, and badges designed with a punk-inspired themes. Sew them into your jeans, on your bags, or your coats for added flare. And when all else fails, go for a classic pair of fishnets or ripped tights—a staple in grunge fashion 101.
And if you're kicking yourself at the thought of buying clothes similar to the ones you threw out a decade ago, when you thought that grunge was going out of style, don't beat yourself up about it too much. Instead take the advice of Marlen Komar. In a post on trending fashions, Komar, noted a lesson we can learn from the return of grunge fashion.
“All this just goes to show that we should never throw out our clothes,” wrote Komar. “Hoard them until the end, because everything obviously comes right back around again.”