STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty Meets Punk

The classic princess punk has never left the fashion world. She is said to have many faces but only one soul. This “rebel without a cause” style statement comes with many alternative looks – maybe scattered safety pins and oversized heels, or a Ramones T-shirt with a studded leather jacket. Whatever the look may be, punk rock and biker fashions are a top trend for spring/summer 2011. One designer that comes to mind is Balmain, who has created a stylish blend of glam rock and feminine details within his line. Additionally, Betsey Johnson’s collection will always leave an everlasting impression on female punk rock ensembles with animal-infused prints and plush accessories.

This week’s Fashionista is flourishing in a simple, striped V-neck and skinny jeans. What makes her outfit so captivating is not only her clothes, but it’s the short hair with dip-dyed colors and the use of punk accessories. Grafiti headphones with highlighter-hued sunglasses builds a credible proto-punk outfit.

Hint: Rock out with these leatherette biker boots from Forever 21 this spring. As for the boys, this glazed biker jacket will have you set for those chilly spring evenings.
 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty Meets Punk

It’s a common misconception on college campuses everywhere: casual wear calls for college sweatshirts. Then, taking their wardrobes from zero to sixty (hopefully not vice versa) from the dorm to the desk, the college student frequently overlooks the opportune middle ground between sweatpants and stilettos. However, today’s Fashionista demonstrates precisely how creative you can be with your casual wear.

Combining classic college items with pieces of character, this Fashionista not only achieves comfort and practicality, but she does so in such a way that sets her staples apart. Layering light-wash denim over lace-embellished tights, this Fashionista fights the cold with subtle spots of spunk. Paired with coordinating, floral combat boots and a fur-lined parka, these decorative stockings pop out against the pale pigments of a light wash. Making the unlikely match of distressed denim and delicate lace, along with feminine floral and rugged footwear, this week’s Fashionista certainly finds the sweet spot between extremes.

To find floral pieces that characterize your casual wear, check out ModCloth.

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