Spring showers bring May flowers, but this spring, expect grunge with your florals. What? Punk rock and pastels? Doc Martens and Easter dresses? Pastel punk, I say!
Indeed, “pastel punk” is sweeping the fashion blogosphere. A crossover between Marilyn Manson and My Little Pony, this trend has grunge roots while donning pastel hues. For those that are finding the transition out of dark winter shades daunting, this look may be just what you need to ease the transition. The skulls and cross patterns of last winter are rolling over into spring – which means more money for other necessities, like lavender hair dye…or not. By no means would I suggest that pastel colors are fitting as a hair color for everyone, but hey, if you’re feeling risky tonight, there’s always Manic Panic Semi – Permanent Hair Dye ($12.99, Hot Topic).
Personally, I love these. These pastel Doc Martens ($130, topshop.com) are the perfect embodiment of this spring’s trend if I have ever seen it. Tough yet feminine, these can either be dressed up or down. Originating from Britain as a work boot, Doc Martens are also guaranteed to last you until you graduate from UCR (and then some), so consider the hefty price tag an investment.
Also comes in (totally called it,) floral!
Alexa Chung photographed in Los Angeles.
This look is effortless yet chic. Definitely college student approved for days where you find yourself waking up five minutes before class starts (as if we needed another reason to stay in oversized sweaters!). Paired with light wash denim, the look is complete with chelsea boots and a pair of oversized sunnies – to cover up the sleepy eyes, no doubt!
If the fabulous pastel Doc Martens or the granny florals are just not your thing, check these 90’s grunge inspired nails before completely giving up on fashion altogether. These are sure to catch some eyes.
They remind me of 90’s Nickelodeon’s Slime Time (does anyone else remember this show?)
Nonetheless, enjoy this picture of Orlando Bloom getting slimed.
So what do you say? Are you inspired to dig out the (also very 90’s) Lisa Frank school supplies from first grade? If you’re as glad as I am that black is still in this spring, remember to use Woolite’s® Extra Dark Care detergent or the equivalent to make sure your darkest darks stay dark during this budding season.