Salt Lake Community College student Meghan McColgan is an inspiring trendsetter whose 1970s punk-rock fashion has been greatly influenced by her sister. With a unique style, she incorporates the latest fashion trends into her daily wardrobe that make a serious fashion statement – relatively a Luanna Perez meets Vivienne Westwood.
“I usually shop at thrift stores and then alter my clothes, or [I receive] hand-me-downs from my sister,” says McColgan. “And if I do [any other kind of] shopping, it’s at Forever 21.”
When deciding what to wear, McColgan’s outfit choice depends on what she would be doing that particular day, depicting everything that goes into wearing the attire.
“I like to incorporate different jewelry and winged eyeliner,” she says.
With fashion trends changing every day and season, McColgan learns quickly how to embody the looks she likes.
When keeping up with the latest fashion craze, McColgan specifies how “it’s nice that leather and leopard print are trending right now.” In the 1970s, “military combat” boots were introduced to the public – one of McColgan’s favorite clothing pieces.
“My boots – I wear them all the time,” says McColgan. “Usually [it’s] my Doc Martens or my Creepers [that I’m wearing].”
McColgan’s sister is one of her main motivations for the look she calls her own. While visiting her in New York, both came across an original Rock n’ Roll retail shop founded in 1975.
“I got [my Creepers] at Trash and Vaudeville,” says McColgan. “They had a bunch of shoes on sale, like their Creepers, and I was so excited.”
The 1970s punk-rock fashion has been motivated by a mixture of different subcultures. This style has influenced many individuals, including McColgan. A fashion statement is not what someone is wearing, but how someone is wearing it.