Sidewalk Style: Grrrr-unge!
For this week’s Sidewalk Style, we stopped a leggy high-school senior bringing back the ’90s with a modern take on plaid, the grunge-era staple.
Elaine Jackson, 19
Senior, Ballou High School
What she’s wearing: Plaid shirt-dress from Urban Outfitters, H&M bag, Steve Madden heels, and Forever 21 enamel bangles: “Beyoncé wore these shoes—well, probably expensive versions of them.”
Describe your style. “It all depends on how I feel when I wake up. I like to look like I have a punk-rock band. I like dressing up.”
Any particular rock-style icons? “The lead singer of In This Moment. They’re a heavy metal band.”
What are people at your school wearing? “It’s really retro ’80s … a lot of mismatching colors and patterns. It’s almost too much.”
Dream job? “I want to be a makeup artist. Hopefully, behind the scenes at concerts and shows in LA or New York.”
Rachel says: Everyone’s been talking about the return of grunge in fashion lately, most notably on Mary-Kate Olsen (who, incidentally, has been rocking plaid since at least fall ’06).
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