Rock ‘n’ roll and fashion have always been inextricably linked, with the former being a consistent source of inspiration for the latter. A great way to add a touch of rock to your look with a studded accessories, a major trend right now that I have been a fan of for quite some time.
Studded accessories, be it bags, shoes, or jewelry, can inject the right dose of attitude into any look, adding that undeniable cool-factor. Offset the sweetness of an ultra-femme dress with a studded cuff or clutch like Nikki Reed (pictured above in Miu Miu). Update a classic LBD with studded pumps like Nicky Hilton or rock a pair of studded booties with just about any dress in your closet for an instant fashion-forward look à la Sienna Miller.
Now this trend definitely isn’t for everyone. I have been a fan of incorporating a bit of rock into my look for quite some time but I could never imagine some of friends sporting the heavy chains, leather cuffs (often embellished with studs or spikes), and all the other forms of edgy jewelry that I’m so fond of.
If you love the look and it speaks to you, than go for it. If it makes you uncomfortable or just looks wrong on you, then take a pass. Always remember, staying true to your personal sense of style will never be passé.
Read on for 10 ways to add a bit of rock into your look!
BE & D Richmond Studded Pumps, $548. The perfect balance of sweet and sexy.
Alexander Wang Hilary Large Tote, $890. This slouchy studded tote is the perfect way to add a bit of boho-rock to your style.
RACHEL Rachel Roy Izzy Ankle Boots, $139. I’ll wear these with everything from floaty dresses to skinny jeans.
Made Her Think Black Double Stud Cuff, $145. The black studs give this cuff a more subtle and modern feel.
TopShop Double Wrap Stud Belt, $40. A studded skinny belt is simply a must and can be used to finish off any ensemble.
Rebecca Minkoff Stud Roadie Bag, $575. A little bit boho, a little bit rock, totally practical, I’m seriously lusting for this bag!
Dsquared2 Platform Suede Booties, $1,045. These booties are just too fierce to resist and they’re versatile to boot! Wear them as is for a statement-making style or remove the studded patent strap to tone it down a bit.
Cara Couture Leather Wrap Stud Bracelet, $38. A subtle studded wrap bracelet like this one is destined to become a signature piece.
Novella Royale Hudson Studded Clutch, $395. A touch of studded detailing gives a basic black clutch an edgy makeover.
Rock & Republic Nanette Stud Flats, $195 (also available in black). These studded flats combine comfort and fashion, and who can resist that?
– SABRINA ALEXIS
Splash image by Mike Kohn