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Keep your edge with 10 punky pieces for fall

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Preppies were probably mortified when the punk crowd adopted plaid, but today's fashionista revels in it. These subtle patterned pants can be dressed up or down. ($69.90/Zara Photo courtesy of Zara
diba elyse
Booties are all the rage this season; a low, wide heel provides stability, while the studs add interest. ($69.99/Famous Footwear) Photo courtesy of Famous Footwear
nordstrom POVERTY FLATS by rian Matte Pyramid Stud Zip Clutch
This versatile studded clutch will get you through all those holiday parties, including New Year's Eve. ($42/Nordstrom Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
asos Beloved Panelled Skirt with Studs
Sexy pencil skirts ruled the fall runways; try one with modern metal detailing. ($33.75/Asos) Photo courtesy of Asos
asos Warehouse Skinny Studded Waist Belt
Neutral accessories don't have to be boring. The studs make this functional belt fashionable. ($11.81/Asos Photo courtesy of Asos
Sam Edelman 'Blair' Flat
Dorothy surely would have clicked her heels together in these sassy red kicks if she'd had the chance. ($129.95/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
TRUSTY RUSTY BIKER JACKET
A 21st century version of the moto jacket offers defined shoulders and color blocking. ($84/Milk & Honey Photo courtesy of Milk & Honey
Cesca 'Study Buddy' Studded Faux Leather Backpack
Tote necessities around in a roomy backpack that leaves arms free to carry little ones. ($54/Nordstrom Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
Quilted Faux Leather Peplum Top
The feminine peplum on this top balances the edgy faux leather. ($68/Nordstrom Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
famous footwear white mountain fido
Flat lace-up boots aren't just for teenagers; they can look mature and stylish when worn with skinny pants, long sweater and scarf. ($59.99/Famous Footwear) Photo courtesy of Famous Footwear
CHECKED LEGGING STYLE TROUSERS
diba elyse
nordstrom POVERTY FLATS by rian Matte Pyramid Stud Zip Clutch
asos Beloved Panelled Skirt with Studs
asos Warehouse Skinny Studded Waist Belt
Sam Edelman 'Blair' Flat
TRUSTY RUSTY BIKER JACKET
Cesca 'Study Buddy' Studded Faux Leather Backpack
Quilted Faux Leather Peplum Top
famous footwear white mountain fido

Punk is back. But don't worry; we're not talking mohawks and torn hosiery. Let's leave that to the kids. We're older now. And more refined — which makes today's subtler, more mainstream punk-influenced styles mom-friendly.

The fall 2013 runways were rife with studs, spikes, zippers, buckles, plaid and leather. Wear them all at once, and your kids might pretend they don't know you. But just a touch of the trend — on clothes or accessories — will make you the coolest mom in the school parking lot. 

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