All this talk about punk lately–the punk-themed Met Ball is this Monday, after all–has got us thinking about the many punk influences we, as fashion folk, see around us all the time. There’s leather, studs, DIY, piercings, and of course, Vivienne Westwood. But there’s another punk who had a greater influence on many of us still: Obviously we’re talking about Punky Brewster.
Penelope “Punky” Brewster, played to ’80s child actor perfection by Soleil Moon Frye, was an adorable orphan with a golden retriever named Brandon who eventually gets adopted by a grumpy old photographer with a heart of gold. Oh, and her clothes were AMAZING.
For two action-packed seasons, our younger selves got to indulge in Punky’s penchant for adorable pigtails, mismatched high tops, non-gang affiliated handkerchiefs, and eclectic pin collection. And now, with the help of this handy guide, we’re about to show you how you can get Miss Brewster’s signature spunky style for yourself!
It’s Punky power time!