STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: What a Stud!

They add instant flair to everything from jeans to sandals, sparkle in the sun and sometimes even raise caution. This week’s obsession—studs! Our craze for studs began in the ’80s and 1990s and had an obvious contribution to the popular grunge scene. Today, studs have a very refreshed and female disposition and have caught on all around NYC. Totally available and versatile, they can easily be a part of any woman’s attire, regardless of her traditional style. Studs lend a slight edginess to even the fussiest of fabrics so mixing styles with this detail is very easy to do. And after all, who doesn’t love to be surrounded by studs, right?

Today’s Fashionista was a thrill to see walking the streets of SoHo. What attracted me to her outfit was her sporty hat worn backwards. The silver studs caught the light and added a flirty flair to her otherwise dark ensemble. For this reason, studs are a quick way to brighten up your look. It’s easy to see why studs are fun to rock; they can be put on any garment in your closet. I also love her androgynous look. If you want to try this out for yourself, anything studded can help you out along the way. First, try a studded shirt worn with black leggings. Finish off the look with a pair of lace-up boots and you’ll have the perfect dose of subtle masculinity.

Want to try out our Fashionista’s look? Finding studded pieces like her hat can be as simple as browsing around the internet, where you can find this Kretta Silver Stud Cap. Try breaking out of the black and white shell we all go to and find a bright colored bag like this Spring Stud Dome Satchel by Betsy Johnson or this Studded Saffiano Wristlet for the proper amount of dainty edge. These fun bags are perfect for everyday use and still let you stand out. For an even more delicious match, try out these stackable studded rings with your cap and bag. Studs have been around for a while and are here to stay, so don’t be afraid that this will be a one season trend. Go on be adventurous and show your wild side!

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