Ah summer, the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the pretty flora gives us an urge to wear pastels like it’s our job. But wait — what about our love for punk-inspired studs, dark shades and layering? Does it have to go the way of winter when warmer weather comes calling? Of course not. Whether you like a subtle studded touch or go for hardcore hardware, check out the pieces below to keep your edgy-cool vibe going as strong as an August heat wave.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.