Trend I’m Feeling: Studs and Spikes

Happy New Year!

By now I hope everybody has settled down after the holiday period and for those of you who made resolutions, that you’re putting in the work necessary to see them through.

I’m interested in hearing your style resolutions so you can pop over to the Facebook page and share. Also, I’ve added a new element to that page: the Daily Fashion Tip-off where I share bits and pieces of advice from around the web on topics ranging from shopping to making the most out of your wardrobe. I welcome tips from readers as well so feel free to pitch in.

With that out of the way, today we’re talking studs and spikes!

Studs and spikes

Since Fall 2012 studs and spike have made their way onto almost every items of clothing from  otherwise simple dresses and jackets to bold knuckle clutches and ever-so-dangerous-looking shoes.

Once upon a time, studs and spikes would’ve been more likely to be associated with words like “grunge”, “rocker” or “rebel” but I would venture to say they have made their way into the mainstream. Even the most girly fashionista can probably find something to suit her taste.

Shoes with spikes

Although I love the edge they bring to dresses and jackets, I’m blown away by the way shoe designers have embraced the trend. From ballet flats to block heel boots to heelless wedges, from budget or no name brands to high end designers like Giuseppe Zanotti, shoes in my opinion have never been sexier. There’s something literally fierce about shiny spikes on a heel or even more intriguingly, a toe.

And since I suspect my style is going to become a little edgier this year and I’m super tempted to let my shoes lead the way.

What about you? Are you a fan of the studs and spikes trend or are you cool with letting it pass?

Natasha Beckles

Natasha Beckles is a freelance copyeditor, writer and content creator. She has over a decade's experience in both traditional and online media. In addition to blogging about fashion and travel, she uses the written word to help brands and individuals tell their unique stories.

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