TRENDS | Studs and Spikes

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.

Burberry FW12 Studs Umbrella
Burberry FW12 Studs Umbrella

I’m doubly excited as I get to pull forward some of my favourite footwear for the upcoming fall season.

Shut Up I Love This Stud Footwear
Shut Up I Love This Stud Footwear

I am a huge fan of stud work on handbags and although it seems extreme, this Christian Louboutin Marquise spiked clutch seems to work, $1295 www.net-a-porter.com

Christian_Louboutin_Marquise_Spiked_Clutch
Christian_Louboutin_Marquise_Spiked_Clutch

My IT boot and pick of the season and ones I have completely fallen in love with are the Chloe Studded boot, $1250, www.net-a-porter.com. I’d have to empty out my bank account for these bad boys (which I’m not prepared to do).

Chloe_Stud_Western_Ankle_Boot
Chloe_Stud_Western_Ankle_Boot

But, I did find a well priced version of the boot by Steve Madden (approximately $150-175), a MAJOR “real versus steal” moment.

Steve_Madden_Studded_Ankle_Boot_Madhouse_partlysunny
Steve_Madden_Studded_Ankle_Boot_Madhouse_partlysunny

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.

Shut Up I Love This Birds Of A Feather Gold Horns Necklace
Shut Up I Love This Birds Of A Feather Gold Horns Necklace
Shut Up I Love This Birds Of A Feather Silver Horns Necklace
Shut Up I Love This Birds Of A Feather Silver Horns Necklace

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.

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