Photo: Courtesy of Arna Bee.In my mind, punk has always been cool, but a little too cool for my wardrobe. Patches, liberty spikes, anarchy tees, military jackets, and leather mixed with plaid always felt too masculine for me. That is, until I spotted Taylor Tomasi Hill at the MET Gala Benefit wearing a Thom Browne floral print gown with spiked straps. My views of punk were forever changed and it made me realize adding a dose of punk to my everyday style could actually be trés chic and, dare I say, feminine.
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Photo: Courtesy of Arna Bee.I may not be sporting spikes on my shoulders, but the spikes are still daring on my feet. One way to wear the trend is to be subtle about it. I complemented my spikey soles with loose trouser-like pants, a nod to the skinny bondage pants most punk rockers wear.
Photo: Courtesy of Arna Bee.Some say black and navy don’t go together but I strongly disagree. Wearing dark colors together is another way to pay homage to the punk trend. Deep burgundy, forest green, and navy shades give a slightly edgy flare to an ensemble.
Photo: Courtesy of Arna Bee.Classic plaids and fisherman’s sweaters are great basics for incorporating a little punk. Add a spike here or a graphic tee there and the once-preppy piece is now part of the outcast crew. I love this fisherman’s sweater because of the slit up the back giving a slightly cooler touch to the sophisticated style.
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