I must admit that when the 1st signs of pointy studs started penetrating the thin veil between couture and high street, I had my doubts that they would last. (Asking where they appeared 1st is a little like asking which came 1st, the chicken or the egg, right?)
What’s more, it really seemed doubtful that they could be so stylish. Soon enough, the gurus of the fashion world proved once again that where there is a stylist, there is couture.
The real question is what kind of stud are you? With the oh-so-valid excuse that these piercing pieces are currently on sale - yeah, you heard us, on sale - now is the time to take your stance and invest in a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Sporty stud is a little bit punk, all little bit all-star. Not afraid to make a statement, but at the same time unwilling to sacrifice comfort, Sporty Stud goes for the goal with razor sharp instincts and even sharper shoes.
he sharp looker refines the trend within the trend, taking the returning glory of the pointy toe, mixing things up with a ballerina flat, and sharpening her glance toward the future with the subtle allure of a spiked heel.
The Piercing Personality
With an acute radar for attention-grabbing edge, the piercing personality cleaves the head-turning structure of bold, sculptured wedges with a little sparkle and a riveting splatter of serious spikes. (Read: Lady Gaga)
The Cutting-Edge Couturista
Stiletto heel and swirling embroidery set the tone for the edgy couturista. Black leather imbues any look with dark, classic elegance, but spikes and studs take centre stage. Upgrading the little black ankle boots to statement making status.
The perfect middle ground between a ballerina flat and a sneaker, the loafer has taken on an ever more prominent role in our closets, but this colourful foot-candy packs an even spunkier punch than its more traditional sister, Penny. Available in several colours and adorned with tiny spikes, it revs up any ensemble, from jeans to skirts to your favourite maxi.
Regardless of your stud orientation, these barbed beauties are the perfect way to transition into Fall without breaking the bank.
Check out the Summer Sale for more great looks.