When Punk Grows Up: Two Glam Looks for the Anti-Establishment Girl

By  May 01, 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming “Punk: Chaos to Couture” themed 2013 Met Ball, pay tribute to the ground breaking subculture that caused one of the most significant trends in modern fashion with two glamorously rebellious looks. What’s amazing about this trend is that there’s never a point to feel nostalgic for it. Studs, spikes, skulls, leather, and other staples of punk princesses around the world continue to remain, but redefine themselves in order to stay relevant throughout the changing years. Our sophisticated versions of punk style are a result of what happens when anti-establishement meets elegance—that is when riot girls grow up. Both looks fight against looking classically pretty, but promote a different kind of beauty instead—one that is edgy, chic, and mature while still rooted in angst. They incorporate the stereotypical elements of punk fashion, like motorcycle styled outerwear, tartan print and hardware detailing, but on more sophisticated silhouettes and expensive looking styles.

1. Sampson Moto Vest by Opening Ceremony, available at Modaoperandi.com for $850
2. T by Alexander Wang classic jersey racer-back tank, available at Net-a-porter.com for $77
3. Tom Binns 24 kt Gold-Plated Small Safety Pin Earrings, available at Stylebop.com for $250
4. Topshop ‘Mini Black Watch’ Tartan Cigarette Pants, available at Nordstrom for $80
5. Luxury Fashion Studded Knuckle Clutch, available at Farfetch.com for $367.36
6. Truth or Dare by Madonna Skalecki Black Leather Pumps, available at Zappos.com for $160

7. Like a Boss-y Jacket, available at Modcloth.com for $125.99
8. Wendy Nichol Silver Spike Cone Stud Earrings, available at Barneys New York for $115
9. Erdem tali snake-print lace-panel dress, available at  Matchesfashion.com for $1,670
10. Clutch Rock Stamp Clous Shell, available at Zadig-et-voltaire.com for $470
11. McQ Alexander McQueen Burlesque Burgundy Leather Platform Pump, available at Forzieri.com for $285