One trend that I have been following religiously this season is the mix between feminine and masculine pieces. I noticed a very popular way to turn an extremely girly outfit into an edgier ensemble by incorporating spikes and studs.
Before studs were used with feminine pieces, I feel we all had an unsure view of the impression they gave off. In the past, the gothic trend made studs known. However, for those who shy away from harsh trends such as this, studs were never on the majority of our minds.
In spite of this, they have come into the public eye again, but in a totally different view. All fashionistas are lusting over studded shoes, shirts and shorts to mix with their floral tops and sequined dresses.
The only problem is that this look comes with a massive price tag. As soon as studs are added to a simple garment, it seems the price almost doubles. For a college student like me, I had to figure out a more affordable way to stay on trend this season.
After deciding to get crafty, I ordered some studs from eBay for less than $2. The selection was immense and all were extremely affordable. Majority of the studs offered on eBay come with four pointy prongs on the back (this is crucial to the project).
These prongs poke easily through all different types of fabric, even denim and leather! Once you poke the prongs through, flatten them with pliers or a butter knife. Then, VOILÀ! This is a simple way to spice up your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
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