Studs and spikes are here to stay for Fall/Winter 2012. They made a small splash in the last couple years but it seems like everyone is going stud crazy for Fall 2012. You’ll see them in all different shapes and sizes: From cones, to spikes, to flat head and pyramids. They will come in all different colors: Black, gunmetal, white, silver, gold and rose gold. However, the gold studs tend to be the better seller at retail (I think rose gold will be the big metal for Spring 2013). Gold shaded studs have a more luxury feel, while the silver shades have a junior connotation.
I like what I saw in Burberry’s FW12 ready to wear, subtle touches of studs on leather accessories.
I’m doubly excited as I get to pull forward some of my favourite footwear for the upcoming fall season.
But, I did find a well priced version of the boot by Steve Madden (approximately $150-175), a MAJOR “real versus steal” moment.
One of my most "liked" items from the www.ShutUpILoveThis.com shop is the Birds of a Feather Spike Necklace. It comes in burnished silver and gold and it's the perfect necklace to make a statement, $42.
I surely don’t mind the trend as I quite like the rough and tough detail. But of course I think you need to wear it in moderation.
Wit Love, Sunny