Match Made in Seven: Punk

January 30, 2019

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

Welcome to the monthly edition of Match Made in Seven! We are a international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything. A book, music, a color, a movie. And then we style an outfit based on that theme. The theme of this month is chosen by Nancy and is: punk. Also take a look at the other bloggers how they have interpreted the theme this month.

Sex Pistols T-shirt

As a rock chick I thought a punk-inspired look would be a breeze, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d anticipated!

When Nancy emailed to say she’d chosen punk as the group’s first theme I was really pleased. As a rock chick I thought a punk-inspired look would be a breeze, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d anticipated! My initial thought was to add some tartan into my outfit, but I don’t have much of it in my wardrobe. I tried to find a mini skirt so that I could wear it with tights and these biker boots, but tartan skirts are really hard to find, especially in traditional red tartan.

A few months ago I almost bought a tartan bomber jacket on eBay but someone beat me to it (I hate it when that happens!). So instead I settled for a tailored jacket that wasn’t quite what I’d hoped for in terms of fabric quality and fit.

A Sex Pistols T-shirt was included on that list of what not to wear, and being a die-hard rebel, I immediately bought one.

I had a look in some charity shops for a skirt, but to no avail, so I had to rethink my outfit. I cast my mind back to the late 70s for some inspiration. Although I was only a child then, my brother is 11 years older than me and was a big Sex Pistols fan, so the music and fashion of that time made quite an impact on me. He had a Never Mind the B@ll@cks T-shirt back then, in fact it wouldn’t surprise me if he still has it now!

But I bought mine more recently. My prompt was an article telling women what they shouldn’t wear over the age of 40, and it was quite an extensive list. A Sex Pistols T-shirt was included on that list of what not to wear, and being a die-hard rebel, I immediately bought one. Tell me I can’t do something and I’ll do it twice just to prove a point! So two and half years after it’s debut on the blog, it was time for another outing.

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

This time I teamed it with an old leather skirt and my new faux leather biker boots. They are definitely the most practical footwear for the snowy weather, but they are very squeaky! I hope that fades when I’ve worn them in because you can hear me coming down the corridor at work in them! Not that I’d wear this outfit to work; I probably could without anyone batting an eyelid because pretty much anything goes, but best not to on the days I’m working in children’s TV!

The Modalu satchel was a total bargain – I paid about £15 for it on eBay…and it was new!

To toughen up the look I added more studs and spikes. My Merle O’Grady ring is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery. I coveted it for a long time before it went on sale and I snapped it up. I do have to be careful when I’m wearing it though…it could be used as a weapon! Maybe that’s why I like it 😉 The Modalu satchel was a total bargain – I paid about £15 for it on eBay…and it was new!

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Modalu satchel Merle O'Grady spike ring

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt, Modalu satchel


Match Made in Seven: Punk, PrettyLittleThing studded biker boots

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

Sex Pistols T-shirt, Modalu satchel

Skirt: Peridot (old, similar) | T-shirt from eBay (similar) | PrettyLittleThing boots | Modalu bag (from eBay, similar)

So that’s the first installment from the new Match Made in Seven collective. Don’t forget to check out how the other ladies in the group have interpreted this theme!

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12 responses to “Match Made in Seven: Punk”

  1. You look fantastic! You always look so classy, I was wondering how you would pull a punk look off! And you did it with real pizzazz! I especially love the “what not to wear” Sex Pistols tee!!! And I’m dying for your dagger jewelry!


  2. Nancy Baten says:

    I knew you had a real punk item and when I saw your post I thought: oh yes, she had that tee! Fabulous, I loved the Sexy Pistols scene and still listen to Johnny Rotten songs! Fabulous look, still looking stylish but edgy!

  3. says:

    I am a boots lover and now I need those too!
    You also Rock this look!

  4. Hi Emma:
    Love your style and, oh my, that jewelry is definitely punk! So happy to meet you as part of our Match Made in Seven!

  5. Suzy Turner says:

    I would’ve had no idea how to style punk!!! But I think you’ve done it very respectably lol. You look gorgeous!
    Suzy xx

  6. That ring! Surely there’s a law against that, haha. Love the T shirt. What, no hat. You must like your hair at the moment, which does look lovely by the way. Great look Emma

  7. jacqui says:

    What a fabulous idea, I’ll look forward to seeing you and the others each month. I was never into punk, more of a ‘new romantic’ myself. Love the skirt too, I was looking at one in F & F today, didn’t have my size and I wasn’t really sure of the colour it was tan! Thanks for sharing today. Happy Thursday. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  8. Darlene says:

    Ok, Emma, I think you nailed the punk look! The tee-shirt is great, and the boots and that bag closed the deal! Lol! Like you, I think any list of rules for fashion over 40 requires one to break them!

    Unlike you, punk was a bit of a challenge for me! I look like a biker on the street! Haha! Oh, well. It’s going to be lots of fun with you ladies!

    Happy weekend,
    xx Darlene

  9. Angie says:

    Hi, Emma
    I love your boots! Your bag! Your choice of wearing a short black leather skirt! And your Sex Pistols tee! Oh, and let’s not forget your rebel nature! It all goes together so well.

  10. Emma, I love this! Such a great tee shirt and it is perfect with the leather skirt and studded boots. I have to go check out all the other ladies now!


  11. Jessica says:

    Such a fun punk look dear. Loving the yellow shirt and black leather skirt combo.

    Jessica |

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