How To Wear Fall's Grunge Look Right Now

This gritty grunge revival manifested itself in several fall runways, such as Saint Laurent and BCBGMaxazria, but celebs like Diane Kruger and Miley Cyrus have already tapped into their inner Angela Chase (the flannel-wearing main character played by Claire Danes in My So-Called Life) for summer. This low-maintenance look comes with an insouciant attitude and feels seasonally appropriate now, so embrace your inner subversive stylephile and try it today. Click through our slideshow to get inspired by these grunge-inspired ensembles now.

Alexa Chung


Chung adds polish to a grunge-inspired white tee and flannel shirt combo with a Chanel cross-body bag, ballet flats, and a bold red lip.




Rihanna’s look is a cross between two popular ‘90s looks, combining both grunge elements (Superbia’s S Beanie ($15) and overalls worn with the straps down) and hip-hop-inspired pieces (Trapstar’s TS Team Raglan ($61) and Nike’s Air Jordan Retro 93 Sneakers ($130)). Of course, she adds an on-trend pair of Roberto Cavalli Lohifushi Retro Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses ($295) as well.

Gwen Stefani



The singer gives 21 Jump Street’s Johnny Depp a run for his money in her black muscle tank, a plaid shirt tied around the waist, and Dr. Martens The Pendleton x Dr. Martens Boot ($185) in Cherry Red. She finished off her look with Quay Eyeware’s 1521 Sunglasses ($39).

Emma Roberts



Roberts’ outfit—consisting of a Levi’s flannel shirt, Abbot + Main t-shirt, Rag & Bone ripped jeans, and Vivienne Westwood denim jacket—looks like it was plucked straight from Kurt Cobain’s own closet. The actress completed the look with Steven Alan Optical Monroe Sunglasses ($145), Isabel Marant boots, and a Dolce & Gabbana bag.

Miley Cyrus


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Cyrus nods to the trend in American Apparel’s Sheer Rib Scoop Back Tee ($6) in Black paired with denim shorts, a camo jacket, and Dr. Martens’ Aggy 1490 Boots ($80, available in Cherry Red).

Diane Kruger



Wearing a ditsy mini dress and moto boots, Kruger channels Drew Barrymore’s wild child character in the 1992 film Poison Ivy.

Elle Fanning



The actress wears several grunge staples, like a beanie hat, floral skirt, and studded boots (hers are FREEBIRD by Steven Booties ($395), by the way), without any of the era’s sullen attitude.

Miranda Kerr



A mix of denim and studded details gives Kerr’s ensemble a grunge twist. The model wears T by Alexander Wang’s Classic Pocket Tank ($80) in Black with Ksubi cutoffs, a Burberry shirt tide around her waist, Chloe Susanna Studded Leather Ankle Boots ($1345), and a Valentino bag. Want to get the look? Continue reading to shop some grunge-inspired picks!

House of Hackney

Mid Slip Dress ($331) in Ditsy French Navy

Truly Madly Deeply

Penny Raglan Tee Shirt ($34) in Green

Turnup Beanie Hat ($20) in Blue

Rag & Bone

The Jean Jacket ($385) in Destroyed Bleach

Modern Vice

Roma Boots ($395) in Black

Joe’s Jeans

Cut Off Shorts ($145) in Keerst