When it comes to AW16 trends, we’re all over them. This month’s focus is on Punk Grunge style, a trend that is coming off the catwalks and creeping into our wardrobes. Whether you’ve lived and breathed it from the start or have decided to dabble in it for the first time, PDHQ are here to help you werk it.
Punk Grunge Style: How to Work It
Punk Grunge is set to be one of the biggest trends this AW. Prove you’re ahead of the squad and read our low down on how to slay the style. No matter the occasion, we have the styles to make sure your feet are always on fleek. Whether you’re grabbing your morning coffee or you’ve got tickets to the gig of the year, step this way for styling inspo and key pieces you need to have in your wardrobe.
Punk Grunge Shoes: Ankle Boots
Making Casj Classy
Make Punk Grunge modern by deconstructing your look and making sure you’ve got elements of casj and glam at the same time. This means making a casj look more dressy. If you’re going for a classic ripped band T-shirt and leather jacket combo, keep it high fashion by adding a lil somethin’ somethin’. Keep the class with these ankle boots that we’ve been lusting over since they’ve arrived.
These babies are to die for. The high shine finish will tie any outfit together and keep you looking hella fire. The metal buckle hardware is key for Punk Grunge fashion. The crossover detailing adds that little extra detail you need to look like you’ve got your life together (we said look like, don’t worry!). You’ll be ready to take on anything, ’cause these Willa boots were definitely made for walking.
Stand Out Stompers
You’ve got the outfit down, but you think it may be a little too simple to win those major style points. We know that PD Baes are all about standing out. Chunky heels are calling and we’re defs not gonna stop you from picking up. We’ve got something for you to try that is a little different, but still sure to be a winner.
These Trudy ankle boots are beyond our wildest imagination. The 90s called and said that you should keep slaying! The black croc effect of the faux leather on these boots will pull your whole outfit together, with more shine than you could ever ask for. The easy lil zips on the back don’t distract from what you’ve got goin’ on. These will be your new BFFs, we swear.
Our new drop Karmen is the answer to all your grunge dreams. These cleated sole boots have a sturdy base, so the added height doesn’t stop ya from stomping around and lookin’ sassy. The faux suede sock and faux leather upper mean guaranteed comfort. Add a lil pop of jewel-toned colour in khaki or bordeaux for a seasonal shoe-drobe update. Due to the muted colour palette, this won’t clash with the all black errthing vibes you’ll be putting out.
Gig Going Headliners
You’re heading to a gig and you know there’s gonna be full outfit selfies with the squad posted everywhere, so you need to be looking your best. Who knows, the lead singer might spot you in the crowd and it could be the start of something beautiful – a girl can dream, alright? Start with an outfit to stun them all, beginning with your shoe-drobe!
These are the ankle boots that will make you stand out from the crowd… literally. The chunky platform heel means that you’ll be high enough to see over any crowd, and you’ll be able to strut your stuff on a night out too. Nu goth vibes are hiding in the shadows, heavily inspired by Punk Grunge style. You’ll be partyin’ with the best of them!
One of the best things about this look is that if you’ve had a lil bit of a heavy night before, you can wake up rockin’ that laidback, panda eye, Taylor Momsen-esque face with your makeup that you forgot to take off and still look killer! Teaming this with some chunky platform boots is what we’re living for rn.
Punk Grunge Shoes: Over the Knee Boots
Punk Grunge style doesn’t always have to mean ripped skinny jeans – we know, life changing. Floaty dark dresses with a fringed suede jacket will hit the mark just as well. This means in the winter you’re gonna need something with a bit more cover to keep warm. Still want to be a punk princess when the temperature drops? We’ve got just the thing.
The Classic OTKs
If you pair your dress with these Natalia boots, you’re gonna be living the Punk Grunge dream. The heel isn’t too high, which means you’ll be steady on your feet even when it’s snowing. The faux suede adds a lil something, so even a T-shirt dress and some silver jewellery will make you look like you’ve tried hard, when really you’re too relaxed to go anything but minimal.
Kick Ass Kickers
Fancy going a lil more subtle but still want those rebellious feels? How about a black denim A-line skirt with a bell-sleeved blouse to keep it girly? So you like where we’re going with this, but now you’re thinking “heel yeah, PD! But what shoes do I wear to complete this kick ass look?”. We hear your cries, bae, and we have your solution – like always!
Over the knee boots are so hot right now, and these Theda boots hit the spot. As they’re faux suede, this means that you’re adding different textures to your OOTD and you’re going to be stylin’ faux sure. What we love most about this boot is the fade perspex heel that is unlike anything else. This ombre detail is sure to make you stand out (pun intended) no matter where your plans may take you.
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