Wearing ripped jeans in public is something that many people feel the need to mull over, considering: 1) some folks think it’s ridiculous to pick that over full pants, and 2) they might recommend a psychology expert to you for embracing the Nu Goth or soft grunge style. Despite that, there are ways to put on such jeans without anyone wondering if you have gone out of your mind.
1. Emphasize With Platforms
Some women try to sophisticate simple jeans by matching them up with strappy stilettos and belts. For grunge and Nu Goth, you want to be the exact opposite of refined. The polished and feminine look will be poles apart from the edgy and rather messy style that these alternative trends are all about. Therefore, rather than wearing shoes with thin heels, set your sights on thick-soled platforms.
They have not been in the mainstream for a while since other types of shoes have sprouted when the 90s have ended. But the good thing is, they are being popularized again so you won’t have a hard time finding them. Your platforms can fully cover your feet (think boots), but they can also be more like a peep toe with an open back. The appropriate colors are white, black, gray or lavender for Nu Goth and the first three for grunge. Try to keep them in solid colors – meaning, no mixes – so that the said styles are targeted. Shredded high-waist pants and a cropped top will not make a bad ensemble for the platforms either.
2. Wear Printed Tops
When in doubt of what tops you can put on if you like to be Nu Goth for the day, those ripped pants of yours will be amazing with a heavily printed shirt or tank. Prints, however, need to be chosen well. If you want to be ‘in’ in this alternative fashion, the design of your tops should depict corrupted or evil versions of the innocent and playful cartoon characters that you used to love when you were still a child.
On the other hand, there is another style called Pastel Goth, which aims for cuteness and spookiness. It is said to be the offspring of Nu Goth, so you are free to alternate them. Nevertheless, this is not the same for when you want the grunge look since band logos and aliens will fit the bill more.
3. Make It Sparkle
What is excellent about the Nu Goth’s ripped jeans fashion is that you are not bound to a lot of rules. In case you only want to shred your regular pants and leave the ends frayed, you can do so. If you want to add sparkle to it, make sure that you go all out so that your unique style will stand out in the crowd.
The alternative trend is different from every other fashion that the world has seen, and it should be kept that way. Do not be afraid to stick out like a beautifully disheveled thumb. You can mainly be a smash hit with this style once you become bold enough to back out of the norms and embrace what is distinctive. Feel unrestricted to embellish your pants with sequins, or even triangles and upside down crosses. The latter is typical for grunge; that’s why you may glue or stitch them anywhere on your garment.
4. Put On A Hoodie
A hoodie is not just for your sweat pants. It can be partnered as well with your scruffy shredded jeans to work out grunge or soft grunge style. However, be aware of the fact that hoodies are not all made the same way. Some are bulky and can be zipped up, while others are thin and may or may not reach your belly button.
Your preference should be inclined more to the second-mentioned, for the reason that they can give you the risqué and sultry impression. Nu Goth and grunge are not concerned with what is healthy and less risky. Such styles can make you appear as if the laws of nature do not have any effect on you. Be bold in how much skin you are willing to show, and never fear that the members of the society will disapprove of your choice of clothing. Even though you dress the part, you know oh so well who you are.
5. Rock The Kimono
When you are refreshing to step up your style, start layering the ripped jeans with kimonos. These are more attractive than boleros and cardigans, although they do not need to be buttoned, too. A kimono can be worn regardless of the season because it has long sleeves, but the material is not too thick to make you uncomfortable in it.
Besides, you certainly won’t be rocking it with a full inside shirt anyway. The best part of having a kimono is that your inner apparel can be short enough to cover just your breasts without crossing over to being – for lack of a better word – slutty. Furthermore, since you are pursuing the Nu Goth or grunge style, your kimono has to look more like something a hippie will wear. The shreds on your denim can complement the tassels, knots or even rips on the layered top. The Nu Goth likes flowers; that’s why the kimonos may have such prints. As for the grunge, the dark-colored ones will be better.
Wearing ripped jeans does not entail that you are a low-life thug in the neighborhood or that you are up to no good. It merely shows that you are confident enough to try styles that regular people are too scared to even consider. So, keep on rocking your shredded pants and don’t be afraid to put on other types of fashionable yet controversial clothes.