I once posted a photo on good ol’ Instagram and used the hashtag #grunge cuz you know, I was wearing ripped jeans and a leather jacket or something like that and hashtag grunge felt right. Some little troll left me a comment, “That’s not grunge. You don’t know what grunge is!” I looked up his profile and I swear he didn’t look a day over twelve. Mmm, okay.
Anyone who actually grew up in the 90’s will remember grunge and think of it synonymously with plaid shirts, ripped jeans, and dirty greasy hair a la Kurt Cobain. There were cassette tapes, boom boxes, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey’s Emotions (OMG how good is that album even today?), 90210, Doc Martens, and Vuarnet t-shirts.
Full disclosure, I didn’t have the coolest wardrobe growing up but I sure had a wicked cassette tape collection thanks to my parent’s Columbia House membership. On the other hand, a lot of my classmates wore Vaurnet and I was jealous.
Vuarent France is celebrating 60 years and bringing back their iconic logo tees. I for one am totally digging it cuz hi, I never had one till now. Also, how badass does it look paired with my Isabel Marant boots? It's not exactly 90's grunge but it's authentically my style so that's fine by me.
*Disclaimer: Vaurnet tee was provided as a PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.