Punk Rock Fashion Is Officially Back
It’s why there’s a combat boot craze!
by : Nicole Garbanzos- May 6th, 2022
Punk rock fashion is back, and it is taking over by storm. The culture has essentially come back with its studs, spikes, and grungy leather jackets. With the resurgence of its musical counterparts also on the rise, it’s no wonder why this trend may be here to stay. It isn’t only popular amongst Millennials and Generation Z, but it’s also popped up on major runways and recent red-carpet events.
According to sustainably driven resale platform Poshmark, as Canada’s own Avril Lavigne returned to the music scene, the popularity of her androgynous style made its way back too. Referencing Poshmark’s latest stats, combat boot orders are up by 37 percent. Orders for laced-up boots, by 26 percent, and mini skirts by 29 percent.
Kelsey Dech is a Poshmark seller and punk fashion expert. We chatted with her to see what some of her tips and tricks were to incorporate an edgier look into everyday style. If you’re interested in trying out a spunkier look but don’t necessarily have specific items in your closet to do so, Dech says to start small.
“You don’t have to overdo it. I personally love little accented accessories. Time and time again, I go back to wearing my favourite vintage band tee, pairing them with biker shorts, and my Doc Martens,” says Dech.
“I think people just want to express themselves and experiment with fashion again. There are so many ways you can incorporate the punk rock trend with a leather jacket, like the one I found on Poshmark, fishnet details, or even just like a really cool belt,” said Dech.
Whether you’re a newbie to punk rock fashion or someone who’s got a collection of combat boots in their closet, you can’t deny the amount of style a good mini skirt or laced-up boots will do to a look. Here are more brands that aren’t only green friendly but can also amp up any outfit to punk rock standards.
The Victoriana Boot, Poppy Barley
Channel your inner rock goddess with these laced-up dimes. Driven by ethical manufacturing standards, this piece from Poppy Barley will sharpen the look of the most casual dresses, to sporting the edgiest vibes to a t-shirt and ripped jeans pairing.
Water-Resistant Lily Paige, Fortress
Made with sustainably sourced leather, these water-resistant boots will surely have you rocking out in the rain in no time. Ensuring your dryness, these are definitely great to pair with even the most subtle cut of jeans to the most punk rock.
Miss Me Combat Boot, Matisse
Not your traditional-looking combat boots, but this ivory goddess is definitely something to check out. With a manmade outsole, textile lining, and a padded insole, this vegan beauty could definitely rock itself over fishnets, or a look that’s filled with a good amount of punk accessories like a choker and some leather bracelets.
Vegan Jadon Max Platform Boots, Dr. Martens
Made with vegan synthetic leather and zero animal products, why not try out probably the closest thing to punk rock on this list? Definitely perfect to pair with fishnets and a leather jacket, these ones will surely rock in any room they step in.
Melvin Skirt, Reformation
Channel your inner Olivia Rodrigo with this plaid pink perfection! Styled with a matching belt, who said punk rock couldn’t be done with a smidge of pink? Made from man-made cellulosic fiber from wood pulp, this piece is perfect to dress up and dress down with.
Robbie Silk Skirt, Reformation
Doesn’t this one just scream rockstar? Perfect to pair with a grungy leather jacket or a ripped oversized jean jacket, this black and white masterpiece definitely gives off the right amount of sex appeal with its slit on the side. Made with 100 percent silk and a lightweight charmeuse fabric, this one is definitely something all of our closets should have.
Portia Skirt, Reformation
When preppy meets punk rock. This plaid precision features two buttons on the waistband and an A-line silhouette. Perfect for a mall meet or a girls night, and also made from wood pulp, this one’s surely something that can add a lot of flair to any outfit it’s part of.
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