The Punk Mohajababe: Putting a Modest Spin on Fall’s Hottest Trend, Part II.

We hope everybody read part I of this post last week and drew some style inspiration. This post will show how you can transform the edgy, punk looks seen on the Fall 2013 RTW runway shows to everyday wear, and put a modest spin on it.

1. Saint Laurent:


This laid-back, cozy look can be recreated with basic items that are most probably already in your closet. Pair a floral maxi dress with a plaid button-down shirt, throw on a thick knit scarf and combat boots for added spunk. This outfit is the perfect balance of grunge and ladylike elegance.

2. Fausto Puglisi:


The Italian designer opened his Fall 2013 RTW show by stating, “It’s about the punk revolution, blah, blah, blah.” When a designer dictates the theme of his collection, there is not really much to do but take his expert advice. His collection was punctuated by tartan, leather and hardware elements. This particular look caught our eye because it is a different take on the standard maxi skirt look we’ve all perfected by now. Pairing a clashing print with the plaid skirt makes the outfit edgy. You can do the same with a plaid/tartan maxi skirt and pairing it with a striped tee. Studded boots or Dr. Martens complete the look.

3. Jean Paul Gaultier:


This label made a name for itself in the eighties and the nineties for designing costumes for Madonna, so obviously the designer knows a thing or two about punk. His Fall 2013 RTW collection featured leather bustiers, pleated skirts and fur jackets but this particular ensemble stands out from the pack because of its simplicity and spunk. This, again, incorporates a basic maxi skirt but the styling amps up the style quotient. The sheer sleeves, leather vest and fluid skirt create the perfect blend of hard and soft. The play of the different textures  breaks the monotony of black, and creates a hip, edgy ensemble that is not in the goth territory. When recreating this look, make sure to choose a blouse in a soft material, such as chiffons and silk, to pair with a black leather moto vest. Add an element of surprise with cutout booties, which are going to be all the rage this fall.

4. Versace:


Donatella Versace called the collection “Vunk,” a reference to Versace’s take on the punk trend. The show was all about skintight PVC looks juxtaposed with luxe cashmere and fur. This particular look is the basic blazer and slim fit pants combo, but of course with a lot of spunk to it. Start by pairing a plaid blazer with skinny pants in a  leather-like material. Make sure the black top you choose to layer under the blazer is long enough to hit well below your hips, otherwise the outfit will just look tacky. Accessorizing is key with this look to amp the punk factor. Choose a statement necklace, studded clutch and ankle strap heels to pull the whole look together.

How did you like our take on the punk trend? We’d love to see how you style your punk-inspired fall looks!

Photo source: All looks created via Polyvore 


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