Now that I've completed my role in the democratic process by casting my vote, my mind is free to wander over other things, like some of my favorite trends spotted while in Europe. The trend that seemed to pop the most--in store windows and on stylish street mavens--was the stud trend. As more of a frilly girly girl, I don't regularly get into such "tough" trends, but more and more the rocker inspired feel, infused into simple, every day pieces is appealing to me. They're showing up in understated ways on classic wardrobe pieces which makes them infinitely more wearable.
The classic denim shirt gets an update with studded shoulders and back panel. It’s super easy to wear with a casual outfit, but gives it a bit of a pop. $70 at Urban Outfitters
It’s easy to get in on the collar trend when a basic tee is dressed up with this studded version at Asos. $27 at Asos.com
It doesn’t get much more hardcore than this military inspired camo top with cone stud accents. But it will quickly soften up when paired with skinny jeans, a fab pair of booties and a loose carefree top knot. $116 at Topshop
Tori Burch leather driving gloves get just the right amount of punch with 3 simple logo studs. $167 at ToryBurch.com
An evening bag goes glam with the gold stud and chain accents on this Michael Kors quilted clutch. $278 at MichaelKors.com
Sparkly studs give this vintage style biker boot girly flare. $150 at Nordstrom