Let's Play with Grunge and Preppy Styles

Both trends are iconic. Grunge was at the peak during the life of Kurt Cobain, and preppy became popular when Britney Spears strutted her risqué school girl uniform in “baby hit me one more time.”. Both trends are on opposite ends of the“styling scale” and can easily turn into being too scandalous or too messy. Now in order to nail either trend you don’t have to wear every item that epitomizes school girl preppy or nirvana grudge. Just following some basic tips can help you create an effortless look without the flashbacks:

Preppy

1. TOP: look for a colored linen top or polo; or look for a sleek collar contrast dress

Ralph Lauren, $169

Ralph Lauren, $169

Tory Burch, $95

Tory Burch, $95

Sanctuary, $69

Sanctuary, $69

2. Bottom: tailored ankle pant or tulip mini skirt; choosing a plaid item give it the quintessential academic look

Splendid, $88

Splendid, $88

Michael Kors, $74.50

Michael Kors, $74.50

AQUA, $58

AQUA, $58

3. Accessories: pair a knee-high plain or patterned sock to go with your classic flat or oxfords; use a satchel or cross body structured hand bag to put the finishing academic look; when using jewelry go minimalist

HUE, $8.50

HUE, $8.50

Kate Spade, $195

Kate Spade, $195

Ivanka Trump, $195

Ivanka Trump, $195

 

Grunge

Shop for a oversized, layered look to achieve a “messy” look without looking lazy. This trend allows you to mix and match pieces for multiple outfits and still staying “grungy”:

1. TOP: fitted shirt or tank top with/without screen printing and button up plaid long sleeve shirt

American Living, $49.50

American Living, $49.50

Joie, $28

Joie, $28

WILDFOX, $55

WILDFOX, $55

2. Bottoms: frayed shorts or denim boyfriend; go with a cargo to give a modern edge to grunge

Denim & Supply, $125

Denim & Supply, $125

McGuire Shorts, $195

McGuire Shorts, $195

BLANKNYC, $78

BLANKNYC, $78

3. Accessories: polish off the look with a beanie, oversizes slouchy hobo bag, and some edgy jewelry

Rebecca Minkoff, $295

Rebecca Minkoff, $295

Alex and Ani, $38

Alex and Ani, $38

Aqua, $88

Aqua, $88

 

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