Once upon a time there was the Rich Hippie Look, now thanks to the Met, the latest fashion oxymoron is the Luxe Punk.
Take punk inspiration from Chaos to Couture and try these tough looks on for instant edge, and an easily accessible update that’s daringly fun and always hip
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s much hyped, Punk Inspired costume exhibition which opened yesterday, had us thinking of how punk has inspired fashion so immensely that you can use it your advantage to add edge to your look. No matter how small the dose.
From Alexander McQueen to Valentino, Punk has inspired and be co-opted by almost every design firm, high & low. And that means that you can easily rev up your wardrobe with some hardcore polish, at any budget.
And to keep it clean and age-appropriate, we suggest going for pieces with stud embellishment as the hardware is perennially on trend, and with a subtle hand, can look quite elegant too.
Let this luxe punk statement making Topshop Studded Necklace with a riotous spread of bold hues, studs and spikes supercharge any look for just about $70.
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For just under $60, these classic but edgy Kate Spade New York Earrings could easily become a wardrobe staple as they will add a cool, but minimal dose of elegance to your everyday.
Worn with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a tankdress, a pair of sandals like these Kari Studded Leather Sandals are a no brainer at $68. –Naveed Hussain
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Lead Photo: @ValentinoPublished on May 06, 2013