The “Sparkle Frump” Grunge Special
There’s nothing we love more than taking something that’s unabashedly girly and mixing it with a no-big-deal piece that looks like it was casually plucked from your bedroom floor. Harbingers of ’90s-era fashion were experts at this — see vintage Courtney Love. Sequins make for excellent statement pieces to be toned down with a casual knit, and for some reason — no matter what the color — they look best when paired with anything gray. Add black ankle boots for further toughness, and go for a red stain on your lips to complete the undone vibe. We’re also picturing this with a messy updo, all the better to show off a pair of polished rose gold stud earrings.
1. Free people sequin maxi skirt, $268, available at Cusp. 2. Short angora sweater, 49.99, available at Zara. 3. Josie Maran Magic Marker lip and cheek stain in Flamenco, $19, available at Sephora. 4. Lena Wald medium pyramid stud earrings in rose gold, $250, available at Lena Wald. 5. Wraparound strap leather ankle boots, $149.99, available at Mango.