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Get Punked! How To Add Spikes To Your Wardrobe

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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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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.
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.
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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