Studded to Perfection: Tips on How to Rock This 80s-Inspired Embellishment

Posted Tuesday May 22, 2012 8:19 AM GMT

We all know that certain fashions repeat themselves – styles inspired by the 20s throughout the 80s have made major comebacks within the past few seasons and we love it!

However, there is a fine line between rocking a vintage look and looking like you’re wardrobe is stuck in a time warp. One of the hottest looks making a stylish return this season is studded apparel and accessories and we’re going to give you the 411 on how to don them to perfection.

What was once a look for punk rockers and other 80s have-beens, studded items have become hot commodities in the fashion realm. It’s a trendy embellishment that can add a whole lot of attitude to any ensemble. However, when sporting studs you need to know how to create a harmonious balance while styling your getup – or else you could like you’re stuck in the 80s.

Many designers have begun studding brightly colored articles of clothing and accessories, which adds a great modern flare to this edgy accent. Don’t get us wrong, we like black studded pieces, however the bolder hued ones possess a more fashionably evolved feel to them. When selecting your studded gear, only go for one. Wear either a studded jacket, shorts or a top – not all of them together – the goal is to make the embellished one the statement piece.

Another surefire way to nail this trend is by offsetting its intense disposition with more feminine pieces. Lacy shirt dresses with studded collars and denim cutoffs boasting this embellishment paired with a silk floral top are both great examples of ways to pair studs with softer pieces – the contrast makes for a fabulous fashion balance.

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