I love the grungy chic trend, but for a while I found myself struggling with the balance between the grunge and the chic. So I slapped together a few tips for how to successfully pull off this look. Here's what I've learned..
1. The Ultimate Beanie
The simple slouchy beanie is key to the winter grunge look. While there are tons of beanies to choose from, I went with one from the Etsy shop, Iveta Stasiulioniene, known for their quality handmade products. I have absolutely no complaints about this hat -- soft, durable, and no shedding. I couldn't ask for a more dependable winter staple that goes with quite literally everything. And for even more edge, I'm also sporting fingerless mittens, which came with the hat as a set!
2. The Flannel Belt
Fashionistas left and right are tying flannels around their waist like a belt for a casual, layered look that screams grunge. Believe it or not, I found this (men's) flannel for $4 at Forever 21 on Black Friday! Sadly, I couldn't find this exact one online, but here's a similar one!
3. The Right Boots
The trick to grungy chic is not going over board with the "grunge" part. That's why I like to pair my grungy ensembles with a pair of classic boots. The Daphne Bootie, by Rhea Footwear, is the epitome of "little black boot." On top of the sophisticated design, comfortable fit, and use of quality leather, this shoe also comes with non-slip technology, something Rhea Footwear is well known for. These bad boys will keep you looking stylish and slip-free during those icy winters! Here's a video for more info about their non-slip technology. If you're curious about fit, I can assure you that their boots are true to size. I'm almost always a US 7.5 in boots, which is the size I went with, and they fit like a glove.
Hope these little tid-bits helped. Grunge away, gorgeous!