Chimamanda Adichie described it best when she talked about how little girls are thought to see themselves as second to the man. To literally “shrink” themselves to fit the role of “helper”. You might be wondering why I chose to take this route for a piece that aims to teach you stylish ways to shake up the norms of dressing for girls. Well that’s just the point. The way we dress girls is a byproduct of the values we are nurturing them with. Things like, you are a girl so you must do so and so, or appear like so and so, but those parameters do not exist for the boy child because we learn early on that the boy child should be allowed to be adventurous and playful while girls should be conscious, cautious and meek at all times. That they should dress up in modest clothing and look presentable at all times. Don’t get me wrong, girls should look proper and good but what is the actual definition of good in 2021? This is the age of breaking glass ceilings in various industries where you see women in leadership roles, doing extraordinary things so why can’t that influence the way girls see themselves and how well they dress? To shake up conventionality and find new and existing ways to approach fashion and personal style becomes key. To get to this point however, we need to understand what breaking the rules, or the term "punk" means in fashion.
Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk counterculture. Punk fashion varies widely, ranging from Vivienne Westwood designs to styles modeled on bands like The Exploited to the dressed-down look of North American hardcore. The distinct social dress of other subcultures and art movements, including glam rock, skinheads, rude boys, greasers, and mods have influenced punk fashion. Simply put, punk in fashion today means taking the unconventional route. Pairing fashion pieces that conventional standards may most likely question. The trick here, especially for girls, is to do it in a way that is innovative and fashion forward. This usually comes from a place of purposeful experimentation. Here, we’ll be outlining different ways to style punk looks for girls, especially as the most festive time of the year approaches.
The main trick here is to pair soft elements with strong, more street elements for the most balanced looks. Go for girly dresses and use shoes to give the classic silhouette a trendy street vibe. Go for our superior bronze “Elegant Drop Waist Dress”. This sleeveless dress is made with premium quality tulle and cotton fabric. The skirt has three beautifully layered steps made with tulle fabric and it features a round neckline, zip closure at the back, constricted bodice with shining detail, floral applique with pearls around the waistline, and a waist belt that can be styled into a bow. Its available for girls from ages Two to Fourteen years. Pair this festive dress with our premium gold “Lace Up sneakers”. This gold lace-up pair of trainers feature soft and breathable insoles, with a logo embedded, plus a white striped outsole that is specially designed for the best possible balance. Its available in sizes from 36-40.
For a bright and cute look, go for our premium red “Pleated Dress with Flowers”. It features a round neckline, zipper closure, and a no-sleeve bodice, matched with a pleated skirt. It also has a bow-belt and flower design. It is available for girls from ages Two to Fourteen years. Pair this stunning dress with our functional white and light grey “Casual Lace Up Sneakers”. It features soft grey inserts, breathable vamp, Logo print at the shoe tongue, graphic lettering at the sides, and thick rubber outsoles. Its available from sizes 36-40. Finish the look with our unique red “Sateen Ruffle Hair Band”. It is made with premium quality satin fabric with a ruffle pattern. It is super comfortable, easy-breezy, and classy.
For a girly approach to the style form, go for our lovely black and pink “Floral Dress”. This dress features a round neckline and zipper closure, with bow detail at the bust region. The short sleeve is puffed and it has a flower pattern design. Its available for girls from ages Eight to Sixteen years. Pair this outfit with our shimmering silver “Sparkly Lace Sneakers”. This lace-up casual features a silver sparkle all over with a stitched elastic pinstriped frame at the sides. The insoles are super soft, breathable, and comfortable. They are available in sizes from 32-39. For a lovely day out, especially on a sunny day, get our superior black “Trendy Fashion Sunglasses”. These sleek, black-framed sunglasses are styled with of-the-moment, dark, and rounded lenses.
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