steam punk, future warrior, motorcycle chic, military / combat, bondage / fetish, ripped stockings, and tattoos. Punk over the years has incorporated many subcultures and sub-styles. Regardless of these, the core is always a sense of rebellion and controversy; something meant to shock. In today's fast world, shock is something that is much harder to do. Wear punk in the same way that Sid Vicious did and you risk looking like you're playing dress ups as opposed to being something of a rebel.
Today’s interpretation of Punk doesn't mean you need to wear safety pins as a nose piercing as it did in my high school days. Instead look at the elements of this trend for example safety pins and/or kilt pins as an accessory that can work in dozens of different ways. Think jewelry using pins in unexpected ways, eclectic brooches and other bits of makeshift jewelry, or to haphazardly pin scarves, cardigans or other bits of clothing.
Timeless Elements of Punk that work today: Studs, Pins (safety, kilt), Leather, Strong Boots, Cuffs and Harnesses draped under or over clothes. The 2011 Punk fashion trend should be less about an overall theme and more about mixing punk elements with other seasonal trends; for example, something ultra-feminine with a punk-rock edge.
*Please note that the second row of pictures are from fellow Etsy and/or Art Fire artisans; click on pictures for link to their shops (the last two pictures in the row I was unfortunately unable to link). The third and forth row of pictures are my designs, click on picture for details. The first row of pictures are images found in various fashion blogs or web stock photo’s.