The Grunge Aesthetic - A Complete Guide

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What is the Grunge Aesthetic? The grunge aesthetic is a type of aesthetic that emerged from the nostalgia for 1990s grunge culture. It embodies edgy fashion, shrill music, and neurotic introspection -- often through a darker lens. Common motifs of the grunge aesthetic involve Nirvana (specifically Kurt Cobain), cigarettes, fish nets, boots, the color black, flannels, distressed denim, and grime (not Grimes, grime).     Though we’ll take a deeper dive when we look into the history of grunge, it’s important to note that Grunge originated in the 1980s and grew to popularity in the 1990s. The grunge aesthetic, however,...

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