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Demi Lovato leans into a new kind of fashion aesthetic, which draws elements from punk, grunge and glam rock. The singer recently showed off a punk-inspired ensemble, and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood reportedly immediately approved. Standing in front of a white wall, Lovato posed in a red leather jacket worn over a stunning black skeleton-patterned t-shirt tucked into a plaid skirt. The red, green and blue patterned mini stood out with its frayed hem, black waistband and two pieces of fabric – one showing a news snippet and the other featuring multiple crosses.
Lovato’s shaggy hairstyle nodded to the punk theme, as did their beauty look, which featured bright red eyeliner and rosy cheeks. Originating in London in the mid-1970s, the punk movement quickly spread to New York and other major cities, promoting progressive, anti-establishment views in reaction to unregulated capitalism and rising unemployment. In fashion, this has translated into leather jackets, bondage accessories and distressed clothing in a mostly black palette, which Lovato has embraced here and lately.
This style moment is the latest in a series of fashion-forward ensembles that mark the start of a new chapter in the star’s personal style journey. On Instagram, they posed in a yellow flannel shirt, an all-black set of leather pants, a patent leather “Matrix”-style crop top and high-waisted pants, and black bodysuit-style moto gear. Black seems to be the color of the moment for the 29-year-old, as also shown by her recent choice of a strapless two-piece swimsuit.
If you feel drawn to the timeless aesthetic, recreate Lovato’s look with punk-inspired pieces.