Regardless, I am obviously obsessing over 2013 Fall/Winter Style!! I've been spending my days dreaming up go-to looks in my head, which get me giddy with excitement. Does anyone else find excitement in their own imaginations of styling looks? *crickets*.
Anyway, of all the trends for Fall/Winter 2013, the one that takes my heart is the bad-ass grunge fair. From clothes to beauty here's the look obsessing over...
10 WAYS TO ROCK GRUNGE FOR FALL/WINTER 2013
My own take on grunge isn't as literal as most people like to take the trend. As with most trends, I take my favourite aspects and make them my own. If you are a bit uneasy about going full Kurt or Courtney this Fall, here are 10 ways you can incorporate the look without having friends or family approach you about your innermost feelings. Here are 10 ways to rock grunge...subtly.
1. Colour Theory:
Colour plays a huge part when it comes to style; the same piece in different colours can portray an entirely different look. When going grunge, stick to deep dark neutral shades such as black, grey, navy, darker reds, and darker greens.
The cutest way to stay warm! Pick up a couple basic knit toques (beanies) in a dark solid colour. Stay away from prints, but witty words are always fun.
In my honest opinion, wearing scarves doesn't really come to mind when I think about grunge style, but it's so cold today that I thought -- why not?! Again, I would steer clear of wacky prints and go for something solid and neutral.
4. Oversized Jacket
This will be an essential piece to your Fall/Winter grunge look. You'll be wearing it the most and it will be the most visible. Again, stick to the dark colours, but you can mix it up a bit with fabric that is textured, has a multi-coloured knit, or with a colour-blocked pattern.
I think this is a given for fall/winter style in general. Warm knit sweaters! Oversized or cropped. Fun prints in neutral colours are a yes.
When it comes to pants, a skinny fit is a must -- especially to accommodate whats up next: combat boots.
7. Combat Boots
Where other pieces can be styled to look grungy, combat style boots ARE grungy. They are an absolute staple when trying to pull this look together. If you can't afford Dr. Martens, you can always find a cheaper alternative here, here or here.
8. Messy hair
Hair down, in a low pony, or braided; tastefully messy hair is in. I say tastefully because I don't want you throwing your hair about to create a hot mess. Texture sprays and dry shampoo will be your best friend.
9. Smoke(y eyes)
Stay away from the traditional black, and try a subtle bronze or brown-toned smokey eye. It gives you the grunge look without being over-the-top.
10. Matte Dark Lips
It's that time of the year again. Try a dark lip -- but do it matte! Fortunately, many cosmetic lines have recently released new matte formulas that actually breathe and moisturize rather than drying out your lips. Go for dark plum wine hues. Delicious. FYI, I have been loving this line by Revlon!
Hope this was helpful for some! I've already started to incorporate the beauty looks, and I've recently ordered a cute oversized jacket and combat boots from Tobi.com! Look forward to a Fall Beauty post to come!
Who else will be rocking the grunge look this fall??