Women armed themselves with spikes and studs during much of the fall/winter 2012 season. Not for protection, but for fashion. (But be careful if you get too close to the tip of a spiked shoe...)
The glamorous world of fashion has been taking some cues from the 1980s punk-rock styles worn by many a face-pierced, mohawk-wearing East Village, NYC punk rocker back in the day.
Spiked and studded accessories have been seen on the streets of cities and small towns across the country. While you might not resonate with some of the less restrained, armor-like pieces, (the "don't hug me I'm wearing a spiked bra" type) studded embellishment is a trend that's here to stay. Translating it into spring/summer, the trend can become prettier and more sophisticated depending on how you wear it.
Read the full post and see the key trends I think will drive fashion in 2013 at Huffington Post Style.
Thanks as usual to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the Huffington Post people. It’s just one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.