Modern punk fashion is all about attitude! This is not a look for the faint-hearted. If you want to make a style statement and have all eyes on you, this trend won’t let you down. Below, we are going to reveal everything you need to know about how to master punk fashion, including some key pieces you need to add to your wardrobe.
What is punk fashion?
Punk fashion is the jewellery, cosmetics, hairstyles, and clothing of punk subculture. This style of fashion varies considerably. You have everything from the dressed-down style of North American hardcore to styles modeled on The Exploited and other punk bands. Of course, we can’t forget about the high-end take on punk, which designers like Vivienne Westwood have brought us. This means that there are many ways to add punk to your wardrobe, meaning everyone can wear this style.
The distinct social dress of other art movements and subcultures have influenced punk fashion, including mods, greasers, rude boys, skinheads, and glam rock. Likewise, punk fashion has had an impact on these groups and their style, as well as those of popular culture. Punk clothing is often used to make a statement. Plus, it has since been commercialized by well-known and established fashion designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Anna Sui. They have used punk elements in their productions. There are also many different styles of punk, including Dance Punk, Crust Punk, Celtic Punk, Anarcho-Punk, and more.
Modern punk fashion for women
To begin with, we’re going to take a look at modern punk fashion trends and tips for women. One thing that every woman needs to have in her wardrobe is a statement jacket. With many jackets to choose from today, you will want a piece that is unique and different from the rest. The Alum Rmx Vest is a good example, boasting a futuristic feel and a unique silhouette. It’s perfect for bringing the punk look to the summer months whereby wearing a long-sleeved jacket is not very practical.
Black is a staple when it comes to contemporary punk clothing pieces. But don’t get it twisted: black does not mean boring! You can make sure that your black clothing packs a real punch by choosing an interesting silhouette, standout features, like a hood, or zips. The Basque Vest is a perfect example of this! This vest looks great in every clothing combination. It is incredibly versatile, yet it is anything but boring.
Of course, you’ll need a strong pair of trousers or leggings to go with your vest! Our Tempel Short Leggings are a great choice.
There is a common misconception that modern punk fashion is not feminine! This does not need to be the case. Punk fashion is very edgy, and it is all about making a statement. However, you can still add some flirtiness and sex appeal to your clothing too. Wraparound skirts are a prime example, and this Freak Wraparound Skirt is a wardrobe-must. It is easy to wear, and it looks great with grungy boots and a punk vest.
A black crop sweater is a staple that you should consider adding to your modern punk wardrobe, as it is incredibly versatile and can be worn with many different pieces. For a luxe black crop sweater, check out the XB RMX Crop!
If there is one thing that you need to have in your punk wardrobe, it is pieces of clothing with cut-outs! Cut-outs are bold, sexy, and edgy. An easy way of rocking this look is with the BFB top.
You can also take this slashed approach to your leggings. An important thing to remember is that you do not have to show off your bare skin underneath when it comes to this type of clothing. The Jiko Leggings show you exactly how you can rock this look without flashing skin. These leggings are effortlessly cool and they manage to be sexy without showing any skin. Plus, you can wear them in many different ways too!
Modern punk fashion for men
Now that we have helped the ladies with their punk sense of style, let’s move onto the men! Punk is all about daring to be different and being comfortable in what you’re wearing. No garment represents this better than these Tenzo Skirt Pants.
You can pair these skirt pants with a comfortable yet stylish sweater, like the Baggy Slub Hoodie Sweater. This is a must for your wardrobe, as it is a fashion staple that you can wear in many different ways.
One thing you will notice about modern punk fashion is that baggy, utility-style pants are very common. There usually tends to be some sort of feature, whether it is big pockets or it is zips. Our Triple Pants are a great example of the sort of trousers you should be looking to add to your modern punk wardrobe.
Another staple that you need for your wardrobe is a good vest. Punk-style vests are not those with thin straps! You want a vest like the Blended Sleeveless Tee, which has that undeniable punk vibe.
Finally, we cannot talk about punk clothing for men without mentioning the traditional rebel-style vest jackets, which have a bold black shade and a number of zips! This will provide the perfect finishing touch to any punk outfit. Check out the Off Vest for a great example.
Modern punk accessories
One thing that defines punk clothing is the accessories that are paired with the outfits. You will very rarely see a punk-style outfit without some sort of accessory, whether it is a punk belt or some zips. However, one of the most effective and striking sorts of accessory is the wristband! This is something that both men and women can sport.
The Thor VMIX Wristband is a great example of a punk wristband that is great for any man! Featuring leather details and silver studs, it has all of the classic elements you would want from a punk wristband.
It’s not just men who can rock a punk wristband. There are lots of great options out there for women too, including this Long Wristband. It has more of a feminine feel, with the smaller straps and the looser design, yet it still makes that bold statement, which is what modern punk fashion is all about. This particular wristband can also be worn as a choker.
It’s not all about the wristband when it comes to accessorising! Don’t forget about the all-important statement belt. A strong buckle and studs are a must. This Speed Belt features a unique design on it, which adds some quirky detail, providing the ideal finishing touch to any outfit.
So there you have it: everything you need to know about rocking the modern punk fashion trend. We hope that the tips and trends that we have provided above have helped you to get an understanding of how you can rock this stunning and striking trend the right way!