topper Real world: The leather-front T-shirt
(C&C California Leather T Shirt, $84) over
tartan leggings (Aqua Leggings Plaid Ponte Zipper,
$78) with studded booties (Boutique 9 Black Bootie
with Gold Studs, $220) is an easy silhouette to
replicate that tones down the punk-rock feel. Add
a white tuxedo jacket and it works for work
is the biggest trend this season, but to TONS of
everyday fashionistas ó some who were here when the
looks were born and some who have been around for each
iteration thereafter ó it never went away. Iím
talking about the punk, rocker, neo-grunge trends that
populated the fall 2013 runways (and which even showed
up on some spring 2014 runways, too).
have been wearing the basic elements of this look ó
biker/moto jacket, lace-up combat-style boots, boyish
flats (I am not a ballet flat kind of girl), black,
plaid, graphic shirts, leopard and leather ó for most
of my life (which is a lot longer than Iíd like to
admit) and nothing gives me more pleasure than to pull
out well-worn pieces to mix with newer on-trend items.
like the fashion gods said, "Letís make Julie
happy and declare punk the hot look this year."
might also have something to do with the Metís
"Chaos to Couture" show this year, but I live
in a Julie-centric world, so Iím pretty sure this
about me. What I do know is that I have had a great time
finding new ways to wear my various Doc Martens, leather
jackets and studded etceteras.
clothing, accessories and shoes courtesy of Bloomingdaleís,
punkiní it may not be to your taste. Face it, not
everyone is lusting after the charm-heavy combat boot
Hedi Slimane did for Saint Laurent or its millions of
subsequent knockoffs the way I am.