The trash-fash look

This week I have mainly been thinking about laid back, grunge-style fashion. This may be because I’ve been to 2 gigs in the space of 4 days which somehow means you can’t escape the look. So, today I’m going to show you how to put the ‘trash-fash’ look together and channel your inner Alice Dellal!

So, first port of call would be a good leather jacket – see blog post dated 17th Feb so presuming you have followed these rules and leather is already a staple in the wardrobe, your next essential items are the casual tshirt and the destroyed denim. The key to pulling this off is downplaying it – I’m not suggesting you go hell-for-leather is a crop top and hotpants like Alice – the idea is to make it work for you.

Roll-sleeve tshirts are a must – top of your shoulder / mid-bicep is what you’re aiming for. This gives a somewhat louche appearance. I like the Alexander Wang or Zoe Karssen versions Net-A-Porter currently have or try Topshop / ASOS for more affordable alternatives.

(Zoe Karssen Adieu tshirt, Net-A-Porter, £53)

Destroyed denim shorts – best place for this is undoubtedly Brick Lane. Head to Rokit for some quality vintage and you’re sorted. The prices are ridiculously reasonable (better than on their website.) When searching for perfect denim shorts, the main rules to follow are; wash – get a good stonewash for authenticity and make sure the fit on the waist is good. Once you’ve solved this, you can go about customising the shorts as you see fit (rolling them up, trimming them or destroying them further with scissors.) Ta dah!

(Recycled Denim Turn Up Shorts, Rokit, £24)