A Grunge Twist On A Nostalgic DARE Shirt

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Sam Pug 6 Comments


I still remember the DARE shirt I got in fifth grade. It was gray with big red letters and it was an extra large which was simply comedic on my tiny child body. I wore the shit out of that shirt. So you can imagine that when I saw this one - but in black and with fab distressing - I had to get it immediately. It was partly for nostalgia and partly because I loved the idea of grunging it up with my leather jacket and fishnets.

The shoes are a recent thrift store find that I'm still freaking out over. I have the best used shoe luck. I think they're absolute perfection paired with knee high socks. This might be my favorite outfit for the entire year. If I had a pick a uniform to wear the rest of my life, this would be the one.

Did you have to take a resist drug and violence course in school? Was it the DARE program? Did you get a rad t-shirt? I'm especially curious what your program was called if you're outside the US!

Shop This Look

Bleached DARE shirt, WabiSabiGeneralStore on Etsy (similar)

Vintage leather jacket, thrifted (similar)

Plaid flannel shirt, thrifted (similar)

Light wash denim shorts, thrifted (similar)

Fishnet tights, Hot Topic (exact)

Black knee high socks, Sock Dreams (exact)

Black chunky shoes, thrifted Vagabond brand (similar)


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