As fall weather sets in, the reluctant few of us still clinging to our summer garb slowly (and sadly) turn in our Sam Edelman sandals for Frye boots and our light denim jackets for dark leather bombers. While the transition from warm weather to shocking cold is one worthy of hibernation, the switch to fall fashions is reason enough to step out.
The punk vibe has been a favorite of mine for some time. What outfit couldn’t be taken up a level with a few studs and leather? On that note Fashionistas, venture over to the dark side. This Fashionista changed her more edgy punk look into a classy daytime outfit with the fit and pattern of her jacket. It’s perfect for heading to class or working on Newbury Street. She also chose brown knee-high boots over a more aggressive pair. Admittedly, at first glance, this doesn’t seem like a “punk” look, but switch the green blazer for a leather jacket for an intense nighttime look and swap those boots out for a shorter, darker statement pair. Top it off with a smokey eye and you have an ensemble that is enticing, while making it clear that you are one Fashionista who is not to be messed with.
A few simple elements can pull a great punk look together. Push aside your ideas of punk trends of the past; this is no mere “goth” revival. Subtle hints can be incorporated with the right accessories. Don’t want to go full throttle? Try out the look with a leather studded wrap bracelet or a pair of kick-butt ankle boots. A great bag can also bring a bit of punk spirit to any outfit, such as this cross-body bag. This Fashionista brought the punk with her tight black-on-black look, accessorized with a black belt and necklace, each with gold elements to make them stand out.
Spotted: Givenchy gives “punk” a whole new meaning in their fall ready-to-wear line. Not only are the looks edgy, they incorporate other outside elements (such as adventurous florals) much like this Fashionista.