How To Dress Punk At Work

How To Dress Punk At Work

Are you a punk rocker who wants to express their style while still looking appropriate for the office? It can be tricky to pull off punk fashion while still looking professional and appropriate for the workplace. But don't worry, it can be done! Here are some tips on how to dress punk at work without compromising your style.

If you're working in an office, classroom, or otherwise, your wardrobe choices can be limited and boring. Nobody wants to wear the same pair of slacks or skirt every day, so getting dressed in the morning becomes a tedious routine rather than a way to express your personal style.

Follow our tips to incorporate punk style into your business outfits that will be completely appropriate for the workplace- not just on casual Friday's.  




Modern punk hairstyles can be worn in the workplace.Image: Hair Finder

One of the best, most overlooked ways to express your punk persona is by your haircut! While you might want to stay away from neon colored hair, you can add edge to your hair with unique layers, highlights, and lowlights. Try a short, choppy look for an androgynous vibe or angle your long layers for a preppy- punk fusion.


Black on Black on Black

How to achieve punk rock style at work.Image: Urban Dai

Who ever said black is boring? Throw in bold, dark colored details to your outfits by wearing unique black blazers, jewelry, accessories, and shoes, or go all out and make an all black outfit! If you want to introduce some color into your outfit, go bold and add pops of reds, blues, oranges, yellows, pinks, and greens for a strong contrast against your black clothing. Pull on a cheap little black dress and bright blue pumps to turn your office into your own personal runway!


Subtle Skull Jewelry

Skull jewelry can be dainty or bold.

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Limit your wear of chunky jewelry getting in your way of work and try smaller, more delicate details instead. Small skull rings, pendants, and earrings are the perfect way to introduce punk style into your outfit. Punk jewelry will add interest to your outfit without being overly noticeable. 




Spike and stud details for an office appropriate punk styleImage: Boat People Vintage

Embellishments, embellishments, embellishments. Look for studs, spikes, and embroidered designs to add texture to any outfit. Having a hard time finding a work appropriate shirt that has studs or spikes? Simply purchase a packet at a craft store and sew or glue some on your own! You can even add these details to shoes, headbands, leather bracelets, and pant pockets.



What are your favorite punk pieces to wear in the workplace? Let us know in a comment below!


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About the Author

Kelsey Foster

Hey there! I'm currently a Fashion Business Management student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I love to read, write, and travel, and I love anything music and art related!