Dust off your biker jacket - the punk look is hot again

Orange County RegisterOctober 30, 2013 

It is the biggest trend this season, but to TONS of everyday fashionistas – some who were here when the looks were born and some who have been around for each iteration thereafter – it never went away. I’m 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).

I have been wearing the basic elements of this look – 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 – for most of my life (which is a lot longer than I’d like to admit) and nothing gives me more pleasure than to pull out well-worn pieces to mix with newer on-trend items.

It’s like the fashion gods said, “Let’s make Julie happy and declare punk the hot look this year.”

It might also have something to do with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Chaos to Couture” show this summer, but I live in a Julie-centric world, so I’m 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 et ceteras.

But punkin' 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.

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