Demi Lovato's Take on Punk Involves a Skeleton Top and a Plaid Miniskirt

Demi Lovato is leaning into a new type of fashion aesthetic, one that pulls elements from punk, grunge, and glam rock. The singer recently showed off a punk-inspired ensemble, and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood would immediately approve. Standing in front of a white wall, Lovato posed in a red leather jacket worn over a striking black skeleton-graphic T-shirt tucked into a plaid skirt. The red, green, and blue patterned mini stood out with its frayed hem, black belt, and two scraps of cloth - one of them 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 a sharp red eyeliner and rosy cheeks. Originating from London in the mid-1970s, the punk movement quickly spread to New York and other major cities, promoting progressive, antiestablishment views in reaction to unregulated capitalism and rising unemployment. In fashion, this translated to leather jackets, bondage accessories, and distressed clothing in a majority-black palette, which Lovato has embraced here and in recent times.

This style moment is the latest in a series of edgy ensembles that signal the start of a new chapter in the star's personal style journey. On Instagram, they've posed in a yellow flannel shirt, an all-black leather pants set, a "Matrix"-style patent-leather crop top and high-waist trousers, and black motorcycle gear fashioned as a bodysuit. Black appears to be the 29-year-old's color of the moment, as also shown in their recent choice of a two-piece strapless bathing suit.

If you feel drawn to the timeless aesthetic, re-create Lovato's look with punk-inspired pieces ahead.

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