Punk rock fashion is officially back

Punk rock fashion is back, and it’s taking over. The culture has basically returned with its studs, spikes and grungy leather jackets. With the resurgence of its musical counterparts also on the rise, it’s no wonder this trend is here to stay. He is not only popular among Millennials and Gen Z, but he has also appeared on major runways and recent red carpet events.

According to a sustainable resale platform posh mark, as Canadian Avril Lavigne returns to the music scene, the popularity of her androgynous style is also returning. According to Poshmark’s latest stats, combat boot orders are up 37%. Orders for lace-up boots increased by 26% and mini-skirts by 29%.

Kelsey Dech is a posh mark punk fashion salesman and expert. We chatted with her to see what her tips and tricks were for incorporating a more edgy look into everyday style. If you’re interested in trying a bolder 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. Personally, I love small accent accessories. Time and time again, I go back to wearing my favorite vintage band t-shirt, pairing them with biker shorts and my Doc Martens,” says Dech.

She adds that the punk rock scene is back due to celebrity influence and a slow return to a sense of normalcy after the pandemic shutdowns.

“I think people just want to express themselves and experiment with fashion again. There are so many ways to incorporate the punk rock trend with a leather jacket, like the one I found on Poshmark, details in fishnet or even a really cool belt,” Dech said.

Whether you’re new to punk rock fashion or someone with a collection of combat boots in their closet, you can’t deny the style that a good mini skirt or lace-up boots will bring to a look. Here are other brands that are not only eco-friendly, but can also upgrade any outfit to punk rock standards.

Diana J. Carleton