Alternatives: How To Steal Zayn Malik’s Grunge Style

By P. on
December 03, 2015
Alternatives: How To Steal Zayn Malik’s Grunge Style
  1. Intro
  2. Distressed Vintage Graphic Tee
  3. Destroyed Lightwash Denim
  4. Beat Up Boots

Zayn Malik, the 22-year-old former One Direction member, was spotted out on a date night with new rumored supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Malik kept it casual and went with a grungy rocker look wearing a vintage Social Distortion tee, Saint Laurent Blue Faded Distressed Jeans ($850) – pictured below – and distressed vintage boots. We love Zayn’s nonchalant vibe but decided to pour over how to steal it in different ways using our favorite items of the moment. Jump through to check out some of the best pieces available now to recreate Zayn’s look with brands like Fear of God, Dsquared2 and Topman.


Distressed Vintage Graphic Tee

The main thing we’re looking for here is t-shirts that look worn in and have a vintage worthy graphic.

Buy Now: Off-White War Hell Skull Print T-shirt ($249)

Buy Now: Dsquared2 White Long Cool Twisted Tee ($375 $206)

Buy Now: Sol Angeles ‘Born In The USA’ Graphic Crewneck T-shirt ($52)


Destroyed Lightwash Denim

Malik has been favorable to beaten up denim in the past, and his look here was no different.  He wore the Saint Laurent Blue Faded Distressed Jeans below ($850) – the second option below. The denim choices we’ve selected all have great washes and have been distressed in a natural manner creating a true vintage look right off the rack.

Buy Now: Fear of God Selvedge Romper Jean ($1,495)

Buy Now: Saint Laurent Blue Faded Distressed Jeans ($850)

Buy Now: Topman Ripped Stretch Skinny-Fit Jeans ($34)


Beat Up Boots

With Malik’s boots the style we’re going for is high top, full lace-up, and interesting soles. We’ve picked a selection ranging from cleaner to a more vintaged look.

Buy Now: Dsquared2 Lace-Up Boots ($910 $473)

Buy Now: Diesel Vintage Effect Lace-Up Leather Boots ($395)

Buy Now: Zanzara ‘Northstar’ Cap Toe Boot ($230 $120)