Saturday, July 5, 2014

I Don't Try Hard. I Just Am.

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Dark lips, faded t-shirts, mary-jane heels, and an attitude that says, "I don't try hard. I just am cool" define grunge style to me. It isn't about fitting in or standing out; it's simply about being and then being confident about doing so. It's difficult to pinpoint why myself and so many others have made this style a huge cultural phenomena the past few years. Maybe, it's because I, like so many others, was raised on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Eddie Vedder vocals. I, like so many others my age, tried weird things with my hair, wore clothes that were faded or didn't match, and desperately wanted to be Britney Spears(circa 1998 - 2001). We grew up with these images and they became apart of our childhood, so much so, that now we, as adults, still can't leave them behind.

In addition, I also think a great deal of the inspiration behind this type of style is due to a general attitude of acceptance of ourselves and one another. Almost everyone, at one point or another, has felt misunderstood and as though they don't belong, and no one should feel shame for not being like everyone else. I think the general focus for me, and many of my friends and peers has been to discover who we truly are and learn to love it. We embrace that which makes us, as well as others, unique and free-thinking individuals.

Necklace - Alien Girl: Big Cartel, Etsy
Hat - Misc. Trading Co. in Downtown Fresno, CA
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Dress - MICHAEL Michael Kors
Shoes - thrifted

Photo Cred: Don V. Dizon. Follow on facebook and instagram

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  1. Brilliant photos and I love the hat! I love the last fashion photo as well of the girl in the black dress. Such a cool, edgy style. xx

  2. I immediately got grunge vibes from this look! You pull it off really well, especially with the middle part and dark lips.