Etsy recently released its annual report of the best and biggest trends from the past year, but alongside those recaps it also posted its predictions for what we’ll all be adding to cart in 2022. Among those forecasts is one trend we really didn’t see coming—a pop-punk revival. Etsy has already seen a major surge in searches for vintage plaid pieces, fishnet stockings, studded belts and spiked collars (which appear to be one of the most popular pieces with searches up a whopping 879 percent).
In many ways, it makes a ton of sense that this throwback style would be making a comeback in 2022. Pop and alt rock stars like Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker have been dominating the celebrity spotlight, thanks in large part to their incredibly fashionable partners, Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian, bringing the moody trend to the forefront of our feeds. Add to that the fact that pop-punk’s most recent revival before now came immediately after the Y2K craze, which is currently flooding our Instagram feeds in its own new wave, and it only makes sense that we’d be reaching for our distressed plaids and Dr. Martens as the cycle of trends continues.
Then again, we’re no longer teenagers hoping to mosh at a Green Day concert or shock our elders with ripped tights, miniskirts and loads of eye liner. So, what’s the best way to wear pop-punk 2.0 like the stylish adult you’ve become? Let these seven street style stars show you the way. Rock on, babe.