Written by Lucy Felton
Say hello to one of the most addictive trends you’re about to get a little bit obsessed with... but that's cool, because, what’s a punk-inspired trend without a sublime hit of lady-spirit, anyway? Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle blog The Lucy Edit gives you the low-down.
Slogan T-shirt €8
Right now, girls in the know are championing a mash-up that’s half nostalgic punk and half candy-hued cutie. Now’s the time to jump on it, because a) it’s going through a serious power phase and b) it’s the prettiest streetwear look we’ve seen in forever.
Slogan T-shirt €8
Slogan sweatshirt €10
Start by fusing feminine, retro staples in soft colours with some toughed-up, punky heroes. Get on-board with slogan tees, athleisure basics and pastel injections. Layer tie-dye tops under geek-chic dungarees, to turn them from frump to fierce.
Over on the accessories scene, fluffy sliders are just about the only shoe to be seen in and they’re right at the heart of the punk princess look. Hint: a pastel faux fur (try powder pink) is a smart move. Plus, they just feel way more sassy and substantial than a dainty summer sandal. Make sure your cross-body has a chain handle and grab a utilitarian backpack in gold foil for a fancy hands-free fix.
Sequin-sleeved T-shirt €8
This trend's colour palette is all about sugary-sweet, pastel punches. Take inspo from our gal, here, and give your tresses a totes pastel make-over; style into space buns for Baby-Spice-meets-Powerpuff sass.
Tie-dye prints breathe new life into simple T-shirts, and look sweet as, with white denim. Meanwhile, print, pattern, and embellishment juxtapose this look's fierce femme feels. Keep your eyes peeled for pearl-embellished denim, biker-girl rose prints, and ironic smatterings of sequins.
Tie-dye T-shirt €8
We are so down with stripping floral frocks of their 'traditional' elegance, and transforming perceptions, with bold corset belts and plush sateen cover-ups. Or why not cop a corset top, bypass burlesque feels, and fast-track the look to sports luxe territory, with joggers or running shorts? That's what we're talkin' 'bout 👌.
Mesh T-shirt €8
Satin-finish jacket €23, floral dress €16
This trend isn't only at home in the city, either. When the temp rises, and you’re vibing on seaside sessions or park days, reach for some candy punk. Switch your fringed kimono for a denim shirt and layer it over a varsity swimsuit; anchor with a fierce choker, pool sliders, and dig out the hair chalks for the stuff punk dreams are made of! 😜🤘