Somewhere between The Bowery of 1979 and the rockabilly rev-up that we've already predicted for the upcoming year lies the new age of punk.
We're happy to welcome a femme take on the rough-around-the-edges look. In case you're not yet intrigued by the sartorial oxymoron, prepare to pile on bright pops of color, floaty dresses, and polka dots...as well as spikes, studs, and ripped jeans. It's Joan Jett meets the jitterbug and Debbie Harry with a little Harajuku. And it's exactly what we've been looking for to shake up our wardrobe in 2012. Take a look at Refinery29's very own spin on the new punk look — with a handpicked roundup of the pieces you'll need to mix — and get ready to recreate the style for yourself.