Monday, July 28, 2008

Stud obsession

There's something so edgy and sexy about studded clothing and accessories that I find very irresistible. The decorative hardware toughens up any outfit and you don't have to be a biker or punk to rock out this look with confidence. This is a bold look so, as is the case with many trends, the trick to effortlessly incorporating it into your style is to do it in moderation.

One celebrity devotee of this look is Rihanna who is often seen wearing numerous stylish articles such as the studded bag, skirt and bracelets in the photos below.


photos courtesy ultimate-rihanna.com and justjared.buzznet.com


A few of my favourite (and currently unattainable) studded items are these Christian Louboutin 'Ariella' boots, Burberry 'Warrior' bag and Carrie's belt from the Sex and the City movie.


photos courtesy elleuk.com, elitechoice.org and patriciafield.com


Below are some fab and very affordable studded items that may interest you.




Gold Stud Triangle Top and Gold Stud Bottom (sold separately)
Price: US$19.50 each
Top: http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=12480
Bottom: http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=12481






Danbistyle Studded Vest
Price: US$48.00
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/Product.aspx?pid=1011093747




42 comments:

Lil Midget said...

Mmmm studs! One of my favs :)

Farren said...

I am a BIG fan of the studded look as well. I've been lusting after a pair of studded sandals for awhile. I especially love those Louboutins, which is definitely holds the unattainable status. =/ I really liked Carrie's belt as well.

Page said...

Yay I added ya..that was too easy!

Barbados would be more than FABULOUS!!!!!!

And I definitely credit the SATC flick for bringing back the studs!!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi danz-a great post, hitting on studs-one of my fave looks!! I really like the t bar sandals and I got a lovely cream studded belt thrifting yesterday-I will wear it soon!

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

I love this post!! Great shopping guide
I am a long time fan of studs, as Heidi Klum said "if it were up to me I would bedazzle anything!"
I am on stud rehab right now, I ahve everything.
BUUUUUT is that skirt on Rihanna really studded? isn't it polka dots?

Jill Sherman said...

love this stud post! going to link to it in my weekend reads on friday :))

Ida said...

Danz, darling, I'd totally go for any of your picks even if I hadn't seen them - I just love your taste! Keep it coming.

Times of Glory said...

Studded clothing is really fierce. I personally prefer to see more studs in winter than in very very hot weather. However, that is the trend that will never get out of the fashion completely - there is something about studs xxxx

we wear things said...

studded belts and shoes are totally hot.

CULTURE CREATORS said...

Great post. I LOVE STUDS!




xCC

Siljesfashion said...

Love studs! The Patricia Field belt is fantastic.

Toni Alexis said...

i so so loove studs and have been eyeing thoses asos gloves. those aviators are cute also!

great post girly!

xoxo

Anjeanette said...

Love the dress! And p.s. the moroccan hair oil is effective with African-American hair as well!

Savvy Gal said...

like studs in theory but don't know if i am going to love it next season. maybe a pair of shoes or a belt to accessorize an outfit.

Chelsea Rae said...

Part of me absolutely hates studs (the part that gets death stares from the studded Hot Topic workers...blah), but studs really can look so chic and can add a bit of edge to most outfits.

Imelda Matt said...

i love studs and if I could I wear them on everything...that's how hard I am!

ps I filed you in a special caribbean cat all for you.

AsianCajuns said...

Yep, I think Carrie's belt really brought studs back.

Thanks for including some affordable options!

enc said...

Rihanna rarely gets it wrong. I wonder if she makes her own choices, or if a stylist tells her what to wear? I like to think she's doing all her own choosing.

Psyche said...

Love the studs! I especially like that vest.

emily said...

i love studs and gosh, i want those louboutins. i just don't think i'm fierce enough to pull studs off. D:

lara said...

I love studs, especially on shoes!

yiqin; said...

I feel that too much studs might be sending the wrong impression on others! But I love the studded sandals, belts & headbands! I need to buy some studs & do some DIY-ing!

CoutureCarrie said...

Looooove this post, D! And I'm hangin in there, thanks for asking. How are you feeling?

I think I will be much happier once I have those asos fingerless gloves - they are so hot!

xoxox,
CC

Diana said...

I love studs. I saw Rihanna recently at Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, that picture where she's wearing the white top I saw her that day. Her style is cool.

Arielle said...

the belt sarah jessica parker wore is gorgeous
the headband looks really cool and i like the t strap sandals you picked out

Sugar Pop said...

studs are great! I think they really go hand in hand when achieving a girly-grunge look.

Anchibride said...

I love the studded look too, but I think I'd only go for it in accessories. I don't think I have quite the "rocker" personality to be able to carry off studs on my clothes lol! And I looooove that Spiegel bag!

Laurel said...

Danz! How the heck are you?! How is everything on your side of the world? I miss you like crazy.

I love, love, love the stud trend. I really like pieces like that bracelet, very subtle but different! I'll take the CL booties, too! ;)

Gah, I adore RiRi! She's so beautiful and chic. Just like you, lovelylover!

Hope you're well, have a wonderful day bb!
xo

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

no way...i had no clue charlotte russe had such amazing clothes! that dress is not only adorable, but really affordable. thanks for the inspiration!

fashion herald said...

love the headband and the stretch bracelet! And I love how the studded belt is practically a classic now - not just for punks anymore!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I love the Colin Stuarts, Danz. They are beautiful and oh so affordable. Both bags, the headband, and the vest are great buys as well. Thanks for this post.

Studs kind of have to grow on me, I guess because I associate them with less than savory fashion statements...:.) but these finds are very chic.

Thanks for dropping by, my sweetie. Hope your day went well.

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Kira Fashion said...

I love this tendencie, this headband and belt from Carrie are my must have!

a kiss!!!!

LML said...

studs really are great!
rhianna is my current girl crush hehe!

WendyB said...

The studded skirt is awesome -- I got it! And need to return it. Sadly it is too short for "mature" me. But it was really nicely made.

Miby said...

Lovely post! You always seem to find quite a lot of treasures! I love the tiered stud dress and Sarah J. Parker's belt as well! Just beautiful! :)

Nemerae said...

Hii!!
Actually the photos I've posted are from google, not mine... I'll come back home in 2 days and then I'll ost some of my photos in london :) and also all the things I've bought haha! =P
Nice dress that Tiered Stud Black one! love it!! *.*
Btw, I've tried a pair of Louboutin shoes (the peep toe in red and black ones) in Harrods haha
Have a nice day!!
xxx

thesil said...

I love the belt which Carrie is wearing!But I don´t find any similar!

atelier said...

I love that black and white Rihanna's combo!

The Seeker said...

I think SATC called my attention to studs.
Now I'm loving most of the pieces.

Great Post, thanks for your kind and sweet words.

xoxo

LuLu124 said...

absolutely gorgeous picks!!! i totally love studded shoes (especially that louboutin boot :D) and studded bags definitely look very glam as well :))) xoxo, lulu

Hunters Glory said...

love the boots!