Punk has always been a DIY movement, but it’s not just DIY items that belong in your wardrobe. You can create your punk makeover by doing simple things like changing your shoes, wearing your hair up, or putting on a bold mascara. Although your style is an extension of who you are, it can also be used as a way to express yourself.
How to Bring Punk into Your Style
There’s no question that punk is back in style. But why? Sure, all the cool kids are wearing leather and riding motorcycles and hanging out with the Dead Kennedy’s, but just what is it about punk that makes it so intriguing? Punk is the perfect blend of the anti-establishment and the anti-conformist. It incorporates just enough rebellion to be interesting, but not so much that it becomes too insane. What punk is all about, then, is the attitude that you don’t have to be a clone of someone else to be cool; you can express yourself in your own way.
1. Understanding the Lifestyle
You should understand, firstly, the lifestyle of how to be inside the world of punk. So, what does punk mean to you? If you’re like most people, you know it’s something different to everybody else. You’ve got your favourite bands or labels or aesthetics, and you know it’s not for everyone. But do you really know what punk is? What does it look like? How is it different from indie, hardcore, pop, emo, goth, or just any other kind of music? You may not know what punk is, or why it’s different, or what it has to do with your life, but it is interesting to learn about and embrace.
2. Focusing on Outward Appearances
If you’re a fashion lover with a strong sense of style, you’ve probably heard the phrase “style is what you have when nothing else matters.” If you’re a devoted shopper, you’ve probably thought, “If only I could look as good as the models in the ad campaigns.” With this in mind, you can easily see how people who focus on outward appearances (such as the models featured in clothing ads) can feel like they lack something in some way. But, by simply taking care of your looks—even by using your favourite brands—you can feel better about yourself.
3. Enjoying Punk Music
Punk was the biggest thing in rock music for about six years, starting in the late 1970s. Its influence is still felt today, especially with its DIY (Do It Yourself) attitude. You can find punk rockers of all ages and walks of life wearing punk-style clothing, accessories, cosmetics, and even tattoos. It’s the perfect time to be a fan of this music, considering that some of the most influential bands in punk are celebrating their 20th and 40th anniversaries.
4. Finding More Information
So, you’ve heard about Punk style, but maybe you’re wondering how to get started. First, you need to know what punk is. While some people think it’s just about having an unruly mohawk, that’s not the whole story. Punk is also about what you do with your clothes, music, and attitude. It’s about picking up the pieces and creating something new. That is why you need to get information about punk to have a better idea of what it is all about.
5. Acknowledge Punk Bands
In my opinion, the ‘70s and ’80s were the pinnacle of punk. I was a punk kid growing up in the UK, and after seeing things like Metallica and The Sex Pistols through my parents, I quickly became a fan of the genre. However, though the punk scene has remained active for decades, it is going through a bit of a lull. There are a lot of young punk bands, but a lot of the old guards have retired. So, it’s a great time to jump into punk.
Being a punk is not about being leather-clad and studded with patches. It’s about looking sharp every day. It’s about knowing yourself and celebrating uniqueness. It’s about having the guts to express yourself, and to be who you are.