Dragonfly motifs are just so Limited Too circa 1994. As seen at Thakoon.
2. Mismatched Plaids
Conjures up ’90s Vivienne Westwood and that notorious 1992 Vogue shoot that commercialized grunge. As seen at Band of Outsiders.
From that 1992 issue of Vogue.
3. Mouth Piercings + Floaty White Dress
At Anne Sofie Madsen. A Courtney Love of the future would have worn this dress.
4. The Beanie
At Rag & Bone. This is just one of many slouchy beanies on the runways.
At Creatures of Comfort.
5. Baggy Shirts
First of all, this hairstyle is very grunge. But this outfit would have fit right into the Hacienda Madchester scene of the early ’90s. Via Jeremy Liang.
Cross sweater as seen in the 1992 grunge issue of Vogue.
6. The Floral Maxi Dress
She’s channeling Alicia Silverstone in an Aerosmith video. As seen at 10 Crosby Derek Lam.
7. Crazy Harem Pants
These exact pants were worn by the stoner kids who ate lunch on the front lawn and played hackey sack. They now all live in the Pacific Northwest. As seen at Y-3. Also… BEANIE ALERT!
8. Jordan Catalano Plaid
This washed-out plaid is great if you’re prone to leaning on things and looking all intense, a la Jordan Catalano. By 10 Crosby Derek Lam.
9. The Ankh
This could have originally been an Express sweater you bought at the mall in middle school. By Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony.
10. Modernist Goth
In the ’90s, goth became streamlined and minimalist. As seen at DKNY.
Another look from DKNY.
’90s Angelina Jolie is a good reference point for this look.
11. Dark Lipstick
At Vivienne Tam.
At Cynthia Rowley.
At Zac Posen.
12. Clubbing Shoes
Don’t you worry! Jeffrey Campbell will be ripping these off within 3 months flat. As seen at Y-3.
13. Platform Shoes
At Creatures of Comfort, the platform oxfords and loafers were totally riot grrlie.
At Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, they were straight out of a vintage Candie’s ad.
14. Z. Cavaracci-Style Jeans
You probably don’t even remember a time when your crotch was this roomy. As seen at Rachel Comey.
15. Greasy Bangs
If you have baby fine hair, you can finally skip the dry shampoo step every morning because greasy bangs are TOTALLY GRUNGE COOL. As seen at Creatures of the Wind.