Yes, it’s grey. Yes, it’s raining. What you need now is a dash of defiant spirit to power you through; and with London Fashion Week kicking off in a mere few days, this is the perfect time to channel one of our capital’s most iconic looks.

From Versace’s yellow and black S&M wasp to Moschino’s rebellious schoolgirl, punk attitude was all over the AW13 catwalks, and the high street has embraced this surprisingly wearable trend. Checks are smart enough for the office, and when rendered in pillar-box red – see Topshop’s mannish trousers – they have a delicious ‘don’t mess with me’ edge; perfect for boardroom battles. When the weekend (finally) arrives, pull on a pair of tartan Nike high-tops and stomp around the streets like you mean it.

Now doesn’t that feel better?

PunkOn the Catwalks

Versace Yellow and black dress, £1960

Moschino (as seen on LuisaciaromaHeart pleated light wool tartan skirt, £678 Embroidered flower suede leather jacket, £3652

Preen, Tartan Leopard Zana Top, £260 Arena flocked tartan skirt, £898

On the High Street

The Cambridge Satchel Company, £140
Zara, £89.99
Topshop, £42
Apricot, £26
Polo Ralph Lauren (as seen in ASOS) £65
Nike, £135

Words: Molly Flatt
Styling: Leonie Benaiah

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