Now would be the perfect time to bring out your favourite old band t-shirts and the PVC mini skirt that you’ve kept hidden in your wardrobe. This winter, the 80’s punk influence on fashion has been reinvented and given a modern twist.
The new punk trend has arrived at the perfect time this season. Think layering, chunky boots and oversized everything- all perfect for keeping you warm. Use your old favourite rock bands as inspirations. Great examples would be Ramones or Sonic Youth . For a feminine twist, look to 80’s style Madonna or pop group Bananarama, infamous for a a variety of hair accessories and an iconic signature style.
Theres no need to try and replicate these exact looks. Fortunately the high street offers plenty of perfect pieces to give you a more modern update to the trend.
PVC now looks edgy and chain belts embellished with rings are the perfect way to finish an outfit. Common materials within this trend are leather in a range of colours and finishes, mesh and fishnet. There are so many different ways to experiment with this trend. You could brave it and go for a full on punk inspired outfit, or alternatively simply wear one statement piece if you don’t want to miss out. Key examples of the different levels of extremes you could experiment with is designer Isabel Marant. Her collection showcased clashes of PVC leather, tweed and a zebra print. Dior on the other hand, took a more refined and simplistic look with all black looks paired with a dark lipstick and safety pin earrings.
Below are some statement pieces that perfectly capture the punk look, all you have to decide is how much you want to dedicate yourself to the trend…
Velvet mesh pencil skirt, £68, Topshop
Lace D-ring lace top, £42, Topshop
Daria stone, £135, Dr Martens
Black textured leather look biker jacket,£39.99, New Look
Short skirt, £19.99, H&M
Phoebe Guns N Roses band t-shirt, £15, Boohoo
Patent trousers, £39.99, H&M
Grey check lace trim trousers, £35, River Island
Patent ankle boots, £29.99, H&M
Black embellished kimono, £65, River Island