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11 classic punk-inspired looks perfect for fall

Fashion and music lovers can agree that punk is more than just a genre—it’s a style all its own. With the temps dropping and fall concert season heating up, it’s time to channel your inner rock star and choose autumn wardrobe staples as badass as you are.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best classic punk-inspired styles for fall, and see how some of your favorite musicians are giving ’80s punk a 2018 twist.

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1. Leather jacket

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From the Ramones to Debbie Harry, the leather moto jacket has proven its staying power in the closets of alternative fashion lovers everywhere. To give your moto style some unique flair, considering decking your jacket in pins, studs, patches and DIY distressing.
Buy one similar: ASOS

2. Flannel

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Whether you’re wearing for warmth or strictly for style reasons, flannels go with fall like piercings go with punk. Pick an oversized style to layer over your favorite band tees. With a pair of skinnies, your pop-punk look is totally set.
Buy one similar: American Eagle

3. Ripped jeans

Distressed, destroyed or shredded—whatever your wash, channel your inner wild child with a pair of jeans that are ripped, ragged and totally worn. Take a cue from Hayley Williams and pair with sleek boots, or couple with your go-to sneakers to be gig-ready in no time at all.
Buy one similar: Levi’s

4. Docs

Docs take the crown when it comes to punk-rock footwear. Built for those looking for comfort and cool, the Dr. Martens boot is likely going to be your new autumn style staple—and they actually go with everything. Take a cue from Boston Manor and pair with your favorite skinnies. Throw on your go-to denim jacket, and you’re set.
Buy one similar: Dr. Martens

5. Distressed denim jacket

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Denim is a fall style staple, and you can take that punk-vibing edge to the extreme with a style that’s destructed and distressed. Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes proves that a really worn look—with really cool customization from patches, pins and paint—makes for the ultimate autumn outerwear.
Buy one similar: High Heels Suicide

6. Plaid trousers

There’s nothing that screams punk like plaid trousers for fall. Take some inspo from Neck Deep’s Ben Barlow and pair it with your fave band tee and Vans, or go for a Heather Baron Gracie-inspired approach and pair ‘em with sky-high creepers. Leather jacket, optional. (But recommended.)
Buy one similar: Dolls Kill


7. Fishnets

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You really can’t go wrong with black fishnet tights. Whether you prefer a large-sized stitch or something tighter knit, they pair perfectly with everything from mini skirts to ripped skinnies. It’s the punk accessory that actually goes with everything.
Buy one similar: Hot Topic

8. Ragged vest

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Go sleeveless for fall? With the right layers, it’s a totally simple way to up your street style. From leather to camo, find a relaxed fit that rests nicely on your shoulders, and make it all your own with patches that bring your personal music preferences to life—especially full-back ones from the likes of PVRIS and Creeper.
Buy one similar: Hot Topic

9. Mesh layers

Mesh, sheer, layers, oh my! When it comes to dressing for the dropping temps, layering is key. Take style inspo from present day punk icon Will Gould and upgrade your summer vests and tees with some sheer for a vampy, autumn-approved ensemble.
Buy one similar: Dolls Kill

10. Leather pants

Channel ’80s glam punk vibes with leather pants, and bonus points go to those with intricate detailing such as studs and braids. Rock full leather-on-leather if you’re feeling bold, or take a Lynn Gunn approach and pair with flannel and badass boots for your new go-to fall look.
Buy one similar: Free People

11. Chuck Taylors

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Chuck Taylors were the preferred shoes for comfort and style, and that’s a trend we can wholeheartedly back. Pick up a pair of high tops, and don’t be afraid to accessorize with high-resting ankle socks or fishnets.
Buy one similar: Converse