Avril Lavigne wows fans at VMAs with signature pop-punk style: 'Old Avril vibes'

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 Avril Lavigne attends the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Avril Lavigne stunned fans with her signature punky style at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Avril Lavigne stunned fans with her "timeless" look at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday night.

The "Sk8er Boi" singer walked the 2022 VMAs red carpet alongside boyfriend, Mod Sun. The Canadian singer turned heads in an all-black ensemble that fans are dubbing "extremely on-brand" for the "pop-punk princess." Lavigne rocked a pair of black, oversized cargo pants with a chain dangling from her belt loops, a black, long-sleeve top with corset detailing, and her signature black smokey-eye makeup.

Lavigne was nominated for the Award for Best Alternative Video — which Italian group Maneskin took home.

Photos of the 37-year-old's stunning look have garnered applause from fans who loved to see "old Avril vibes."

Avril Lavigne attends the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Avril Lavigne rocked an all-black look at the 2022 VMAs. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

"Extremely on brand for the pop-punk princess. I love it," one Instagram user penned, while another echoed, "We love a style-consistent queen!"

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28:  Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne attend the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne attend the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

"Gives me old Avril vibes," another fan added.

"She does not age," someone else chimed in.

One person pointed out: "2002 influenced fashion — we love it."

"Iconic!" commented another.

This year's VMAs mark 20 years since Lavigne's very first Video Music Awards appearance in 2002, where she won the award for Best New Artist.

Avril Lavigne in the Press Room at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, August 29, 2002. Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect.
Avril Lavigne at the 2002 VMAs. (Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect.

Lavigne attended the 2021 VMAs last summer for the first time since she took a five-year hiatus from music due to a private battle with Lyme disease. The singer made her return to music this year with the release of her latest album, "Love Sux."

"I spent the last few years at home sick, fighting Lyme disease. Those were the worst years of my life as I went through both physical and emotional battles. I was able to turn that fight into music I'm really proud of," she penned in a letter to fans on her website.

 Avril Lavigne attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Avril Lavigne at the 2021 VMAs. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

According to Lavigne, her loyal fanbase and her passion for music were crucial in helping her conquer some of the most trying days of her illness.

"I wrote songs in my bed and on the couch and recorded there mostly as well. Words and lyrics that were so true to my experience came pouring out of me effortlessly," she explained. "Truly... by keeping my spirits up, having goals to reach and a purpose to live for, my music helped to heal me and keep me alive."

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