Alternative fashion brings us cool and quirky to downright bizarre trends. It’s no surprise when they are adopted by the mainstream. Whether it’s bright colours or unusual accessories, if you want to make a statement it’s about time you took a look at alternative fashion.

The Undercut

When we say undercut we’re not talking short back and sides. We mean that great style where everything looks normal when you wear your hair down. Then put it up in a bun and funky pattern or a flash of colour is revealed.

This may seem like a new trend, but people have been rocking it for years. Only recently has it made a comeback – probably as the messy high bun seems to be eternally popular.

Bright Coloured Hair

Originally only rocked by alternative guys like the rockers, punks and who can forget the scene kids?

Nowadays you can’t walk down the street without seeing a flash of colour in someone’s hair. Pink, purple and even green seem to be popular at the moment.


A few months ago you could only find the harness in alternative stores like Little Booteek. Worn under a dress or top, this curious accessory adds a quirky touch to any outfit.

It may look like a bit like bondage when you first put it on. But you don’t have to be unconventional to wear it. Try it under your usual outfit and I promise you’ll love it. It’s a great way to show off your assets without revealing too much.

So before you turn your nose up at the alternative fashionistas, take a look at what you’re wearing. They probably wore it first.

What are your favourite alternative fashion trends?