Written by Lucy Felton
Say hello to one of the most addictive trends you’re about to be obsessed with... but that's cool. Cause what’s a punk-inspired trend without a hit of grrrl power? Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle blog The Lucy Edit, gives you the 411
Slogan Tee $9
Right now, chicas in the know are championing a mashup that’s half nostalgic punk, half candy cute. Now’s the time to be all over it, because a) it’s going through a serious power phase and b) it’s the prettiest streetwear look we’ve seen in, like, forever.
Slogan Tee $9
Start by fusing feminine, retro pieces in soft colors with some toughed-up punk heroes. Get on board with slogan tees, athleisure basics and pastel injections. Layer tie dye tops under geek-chic overalls and turn them from frump to fierce.
On the accessories front, fluffy slides are pretty much the only shoe to be seen in, and they’re bang in the middle of the "punk princess" look. Hint: a pastel faux fur (try powder pink) is a smart move. Plus, they just feel way stronger than a dainty summer sandal. Make sure your crossbody bag has a chain handle and grab a practical backpack in gold foil for a fancy hands-free fix.
This trend's colors are all about sugary-sweet pastels that pack a punch. Take inspo from our bae here and give your tresses a totes pastel makeover: style into space buns for Baby-Spice-meets-Powerpuff 'tude.
Tie dye prints breathe new life into simple tees and look super sweet with white denim. Meanwhile, prints, patterns, and embellishment juxtapose this look's fierce femme feels. Keep your eyes peeled for pearl-embellished denim, biker-girl rose prints, and ironic scatterings of sequins.
Tie dye tee $9
We are so down with stripping floral frocks of their trad vibes: we're transforming perceptions with bold corset belts and plush sateen coverups. 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 tee $9
Satin-finish jacket $26, floral dress $18
This trend isn't just at home in the city, either. When the temp rises and you’re vibin' on a beach sesh or park day, grab some candy punk. Switch your fringed kimono for a denim shirt and layer over a varsity swimsuit. Anchor with a fierce choker and pool slides, and dig out the hair chalk for the stuff punk dreams are made of! 😜🤘