Grunge glamour is a style that never goes out of fashion and makes appearances in our wardrobes year in year out. This year we saw it reappear with a few tweaks to put it once again at the very centerfold of the runway.

It takes many forms such as leather and lace, stud and chains or velvet and suede. It is a timeless classic that will, with the right staple items and a few adjustments, prepare you for the upcoming season.

The 2013 Fashion Week forecasted a wild side of grunge with Cavalli putting particular focus on leopard and snake print. The high streets version  is an array of clashing tops  – Very and ASOS have a wide collection – that teamed with a plain black pencil skirt, is a great look for many figures, and also a staple item for spring summer 2013. Although another alternative is the time-defying black  jeans we all have stashed somewhere.

However if that is a little too bold, Stella M and Marc Jacobs incorporated monochrome stripes into the look, or went for a more minimalistic look accessorised by an animal print belt teamed with matching bag and heels. The new season’s lines from Topshop and River Island are perfect for finding those few key items.

And this season’s must have – the bomber jacket – works to bring the whole look together. In a season of layered looks and mixed patterns, there have been many different takes across the board, so this is the chance to experiment a little with the look and add a personal twist to it. DKNY and Frank Morello showcased a flare for floral designs, that translated to a student budget can be found in New Look or online; in particular Missguided seem to have a lot to offer.

Or if you’re feeling a little more reserved, black and white will work perfectly. The season’s collections at Internationale and Warehouse have more than enough to offer.


Topshop S/S 2013 look-book is perfect for inspiration