The Deal: Studded Shoes and Bags from Steve Madden
The Lowdown: Well, we’re sure Steve Madden is very manly — but the kind of studs we have our hearts set on are the ones that punctuate our wardrobe with a little sexy edge. While you could go ahead and dive in to a studded leather jacket, we’re fairly sure, at least for us, it wouldn’t get the kind of wear that would justify the cost (though we’d feel super rock star. Darn it.) Our consolation choice? Some amazing studded shoes or handbags, which give us the chance to indulge in a little hardcore hardware without looking like we got separated from our Harley.
Our favorite part is the fact that you’ll find studs on a wide range of styles — from the expected boots to the slightly less expected embellished flats (Sweet and sexy at the same time? Don’t mind if we do …), and on handbags big and small. It’s a kind of trend democracy, but in case you need a little nudge, we picked a few pieces we like.