As for bottoms, the printed legging and jegging (jeans-legging) trend continues. The rock 'n' roll style legging will be printed with tribal or geometric graphics, or a tartan print, which looks particularly great with a leather jacket. Very Vivienne Westwood, for you fashion historians.
The skinny jean is still the most popular denim silhouette this season; however, the waist is getting higher and the jean is acid washed and/or metal studded. Distressed-styled jeans continue to be hot right now and work particularly well with the punk rock look.
Also, shorts! While most of us tend to think of shorts as being strictly for summer and have already packed them away with those gauzy sundresses, they can be worn in fall and sometimes even in the winter.
This look is a staple in Southern California, but wearing shorts out of season on the East Coast requires different styling. Here, choose shorts with a heavier fabric and in a dark color, and wear them with printed or cable knit tights. Fall and winter shorts also should be worn only with boots or booties.
Which bring us to another VIP in every fashion trend: footwear. For the rock 'n' roller look, it is boots, boots, and ... oh ... boots. Lace-up combat or field style boots, Doc Martens and motorcycle boots with lots of metal hardware are the essential type of footwear this season.
For those girls who prefer the laid-back, West Coast, grunge look of denim and graphic tees, high-top Chuck Taylor's sneakers are a great alternative.
While these looks are not for the timid, what teen girl is anymore?
It's the era of the strong, confident and independent-minded girl, so it is only fitting that this trend would emerge. For those of us who wore these looks when they first came out and the goal was primarily to create shock and awe, the irony of seeing punk rock as the "in" fashion inspires an energetic fist pump in the air.
Now, off to find those old Doc Martens I used to own.
Dennise Smith is a Charleston lawyer, fashion designer and co-founder of the local arts group Nomadic Tribes Collective.