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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How to do Punk !

As it turns out, punk never dies. Powerhouse brands such as Burberry Prorsum, Balenciaga, and Balmain have resurrected the tough 80s-iconic trend of silver chains, tight tapered pants, and leopard print. Here’s what you should consider the next time you’re in a Ramones sort of mood:

Longevity: Punk emerged in the 1980s, but it’s had a lasting influence on what we wear today. So while spiked mohawks and pierced lips might be more hardcore to some, studded boots and moto jackets are classic, easy ways to add edge to your style.

Wearability: Vinyl and short leather skirts aren’t for the faint-hearted. At first glance, some of these looks can be difficult to pull off, and require a healthy serving of attitude. But everyone can add a dash of punk to their life by wearing beaten-up All-Stars, plaid fabrics, or band logo T-shirts. If all else fails, heavy black eyeliner proves to be a reliable choice for the prep-turned-rockstar (just don’t follow Taylor Momsen’s example).

Personality: Punk culture is all about individuality and putting an outfit together yourself. Before it translated to the runway, this style developed roots on the street. Young trendsetters were bold enough to create and adapt their own clothing, adding rips, swipes of neon paint, and safety pins to plain, store-bought items.

Save vs. Splurge?: Save. When a trend is infamous for using garbage bags as a dress, definitely save. However, consider spending a bit more when it comes to quality materials like leather.

Pyramid-studded heel, $30, charlotterusse.com

Graphic cropped tank, $14.80, forever21.com

Crown jewels chain ring, $18, shopnastygal.com

Bing Bang tiny skull earrings, $30, shopbop.com

High-waisted destroyed denim shorts, $39.50, ae.com

Lace-up leather boot, $150, drmartens.com

Zigi studded leather boot, $170, asos.com

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