Pretty in Punk: Spikes & Studs

by - Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sorry, punks, but one of your trademark looks has been co-opted by the Smug Mummy set.

It's a funny thing how studs and spikes, once used to signal a person's outsider status, have entered the fashion mainstream this year. Alas, where
Valentino goes, I will follow, albeit at a much, much lower price point.

I love how a well-deployed spike or stud detail can toughen up an otherwise girly-girl ensemble. After all, even a retired lawyer type needs to feel a little rebellious every now and again (even if she totally isn't, ahem).

Like with any trendy thing, however, I don't want to get too spendy with it; this isn't a look I'd wear head-to-toe but would do somewhere in the accessory or shoe details. Here are some budget-friendly ways to do it:

As soon as next month's shopping budget allows - feel free to hurry up and get here, November! - I'll snap up one of these, maybe a bracelet to mix up my currently prep, girly stack*. Aren't I just soooooo subversive?!

*Although said stack is dwindling - it's less arm party now and more demure coffee hour. If accessories had coffee hours, that is. Whatever.

What do you think - too tough for you, or pretty in punk?

 Written by Melissa from I Pick Pretty

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