Those of you who know me, will know that I love a bit of grunge.

My personal style can be described as ‘when grunge meets glam‘; it is often influenced by rock and indie bands, and their fierce female lead vocalists.

For instance, Hayley Williams from Paramore has a strong, confident sense of style. She’s not afraid to experiment and likes the loud and lairy looks, as well as the grungy. Also, could her hair be any more eccentric? 

Alison Mosshart from The Kills is another girl crush of mine. She’s a bit more effortlessly stylish compared to Hayley, with her laid-back, couldn’t-give-a-damn attitude.

Then there’s Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless. I’ve talked about her in previous blog posts, but to me she epitomises grungy rock chick fashion. She wears a lot of black eyeliner and prances around practically naked half of the time, but this just seems to enhance her cool-girl image.

These women inspire me to be fun and rebellious with my fashion, as well as project my love of alternative music through what I wear.

If you read my A/W 13 trend report, you’ll know that Gothic Glamour is making a big comeback this season through both fashion and beauty. I’d love to experiment with this trend through my make-up for a smart casual occasion in the future; however, for the purposes of this outfit, I kept my make-up to a minimum in order to showcase the ‘can’t-be-bothered’ attitude a la Alison Mosshart (plus I really couldn’t be bothered that day)!

Camo is also going to be a micro trend and is currently doing the rounds on the blogosphere. I absolutely adore the jacket I’m wearing here – bought in Topshop sale circa 2012 for half of the original RRP.

Camo Jacket – Topshop Sale

Grunge Sleeveless Top – eBay

Denim Shorts – MOTO at Topshop

Black Tights – M&S

Leopard Print Boots – Topshop Sale

Tan Belt – Topshop

Spike Necklace – Topshop

‘Rock’ and ‘Roll’ Rings – River Island

Grungy is such a fun way to dress and I recommend that everyone tries it, even if it’s not their usual style!

(Do you like my outfit? How would you dress grungy? Katie-xo)

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