COLUMN: Studded clothes can accent any style of fashion
Evin Morrison, The Oklahoma Daily
Studded clothing isn’t just for bikers anymore. This new trend is making its way into stores near you. Campus Corner boutique Lucca has seen these looks around for about a month, and store employee Amy Trowridge anticipates the trend will be around for a while. The edgy trend can be worn by everyone if it is styled correctly. Here are some ways to wear this trend according to your personality:
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You bold ladies will have no problem rocking this trend with confidence and flare. Studs or spikes look great with leather. Leather jackets with studs around the shoulders take an already-edgy jacket to a badass level.
One of my favorite (and possibly dangerous) ways to wear spikes is on shoes. Stiletto heels covered in metal spikes are the most popular, but some styles of flats like moccasins or high-top sneakers are incorporating studs and spikes, as well. Mix up the metal colors with gold or rose gold to make the look more feminine.
So, you aren’t bold enough for leather jackets and hazardous shoes? That’s fine. There are plenty of toned-down ways to rock this trend for the moderately adventurous. The key is to wear the heavy-metal trend as accents.
Using studs and spikes as accents rather than all over is a great way to get a hint of toughness without going overboard. Wear a three-quarter sleeved shirt with sleeves covered in studs or spikes. Another option is to wear a chiffon shirt with studded accents on the collar, cuffs or front pocket.
“A lot of studded clothing is being made of chiffon,” Trowridge said. “The flowing material makes the edginess of the studs look more feminine.”
You also can wear this trend on your feet without wearing spike-covered shoes. Try heels with studded accents on the heel or toes only. Nude heels with gold studs on the heels are feminine and look great with skinny jeans or colored dresses.
Less is more for the modestly-stylish girl. Spikes may be too intimidating for you, but metal studs used sparingly to accent may be a perfect balance.
Modest dressers should wear small studded accents or jewelry to get the punk look without it being over the top, Trowridge said. Buying handbags with small studded accents or patterns is also a great way to sport the trend.
Jeans with studded accents on the back pockets or lining the tops of front pockets or leather boots that have square studs lining the top or accenting the buckle strap gives a touch of edge without making you look like you are over-doing it.
Shannon Borden is a professional writing sophomore.