Soft grunge is a modern variation of the original grunge aesthetic that became popular on social media in the 2010s.
More colorful and feminine than its predecessor, it features tons of pastel hues and influences from Kawaii fashion.
A key difference that it bears with the original grunge aesthetic is that it embraces more tight-fitting clothing. However, those items are often paired up with looser pieces like denim jackets and oversized sweaters —similar to its predecessor.
Accessories such as beanies and sunglasses play a major role in the soft grunge aesthetic. They often come in shades of blue and pink, which are characteristic of this style.