Am I "Punk?" According to this video, I fit all of the criteria - Black tank top, ripped jeans, dark colors, big jewelry...

When dressing punk, it is important to wear dark shirts, heavy jewelry and edgy jeans. Dress against the norm...

What I'm telling you is that on any given day, if you were to place a bet on what I would be wearing, and you bet on jeans and a dark colored tank top or tee-shirt... You'd likely win that bet. I don't do this to try to fit any particular style. I do this because it's comfortable, and I like it!

In my opinion the style options that this woman is describing does not reflect what I consider "Punk." When I think of punk, I think of The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, or even Joan Jett when she was in The Runaways. Need a more modern punk reference? How about Green Day, Blink 182, or early Avril Lavigne.

A quick breakdown on the video... The model in this video looks like any average college student on her way to an English Lit class on a Wednesday afternoon. She certainly doesn't look edgy or hard. In fact, the most "Punk" thing in the whole outfit is the studded bracelet, and I'm pretty sure that you can pick one of those up at your local big box retail store for about $3. Again, not my idea of "Punk." The closest the model in the video comes to "Punk" is maybe "Punk Princess." Punk is a lifestyle, not a fashion.

~Kat