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Born of social angst rooted in the financial troubles of the 1980s and 1990s, grunge ushered in a subculture that took a stance against the mainstream, whether it was music, capitalism, or high end fashion.

A trend that lives on, the grunge look, though absorbed in many designer fashions, embodies affordability. Pair non-matching distressed pieces, such as worn out flannels and jeans; layer with baggy jumpers or cardigans; and finish off with combat boots for the quintessential thrift-store vibe.