Steampunk is a style which is inspired by era’s when ‘steam power’ was widely used such as in Victorian Britain or during the ‘Wild West’ era of the United States. Elements from these periods can usually be found in steampunk outfits, for example, girls who dress in steam punk style often include victorian chokers in their ensemble.
The great thing about steampunk style however is that it has no strict boundaries and people who follow this style may also incorporate science fiction, fantasy, and futuristic elements into their outfits.
Staples of steampunk outfits include aviation goggles, keys, scissors, corsets,top hats, bowler hats, canes, chokers, clockwork cogs, clock faces, pocket watches, metalwork multiple belts, buckles and holsters. The most popular colours which appear in steampunk outfits are beige, brown, gold, black and silver but any colours can be incorporated into a steampunk outfit.
The images below are all examples of steampunk fashion.
The following items are my top steampunk picks from Etsy.com
So, are you inspired? will you be adding a touch of steampunk to your wardrobe? Or is your wardrobe full of corsets and clorkwork cogs already? Which is favourite piece? Tell us in the comments section 🙂
Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂
All images taken from Google Images or Etsy.
I love Steampunk! Fun fashion to feature! I never feel like I could pull that look off, but I love to see the different things people come up with! x
Wow! I’ve never heard of steampunk fashion before, and I have to say…I’m quite a fan! 😀 Though, it looks something reserved for anime cosplay if I were to dress head to toe in it!
Reminds me of some Doctor Who episodes!
lol, I don’t want doctor who but I can see it having the eccentric inventor steampunk vibe x
yes he does. I know it’s a different thing! Remember that tv show firefly? I also found this http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/08/fashion/08PUNK.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 🙂
yeah i used to watch firefly, was very steampunk, I’m off to check out you link 🙂
It’s a good article 🙂 Hope you like it 🙂
I’ve always thought of steampunk as ‘inventor fashion’ from the eras you mentioned, but the longer time goes on and the more popular it gets, the more I see people calling/wearing what I’d see as ‘goth’ and ‘lolita’ as steampunk but that always happens doesn’t it. Like you said no clear boundaries, and the term ‘goth’ is very vague with a bunch of sub-genres – and after a while unless the wearer is being purist, the outfits become interchangeable and that’s not a bad thing since it makes items more wearable for both related activities and everyday life.
Oops forgot to say, if I were to incorporate steampunk items, they’d probably be Brown/Beige and functional – perhaps in the Wild West style, though ‘eccentric inventor’ appeals to me too, but Wild West style because I love Archaeology and I can see those two areas fitting together style wise.
I know what you mean, it is constantly evolving and resembling goth and lolita styles, I would wear brown/beige pieces too. I’m loving the accessories, I might get some hair clips and give my little nod to steampunk that way 🙂
I think accessories are a great way to introduce a style and transform an outfit! I’m having a giveaway at the moment where you could spend the prize on some interesting accessories, please feel free to enter 🙂
hi, interesting post n im liking almost all the outfits. lol
i am having a thank you giveaway and today is the last day to participate, i will be happy if you were to join in. =]
Thanks modgam 🙂 I’m heading over to check out your giveaway right now x
u are most welcome! thanks for coming by.