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Would You Wear… a Studded Bracelet?


Studded cuffs
Annalynne McCord, Leighton Meester, and Rumi from Fashion Toast wearing studded cuffs.

Studs are a huge trend in fashion right now, adding a rocker touch to everything from handbags and footwear to belts and jackets. It’s a nod to classic punk styles of the past and a great One of the most popular ways to wear studs lately has been in the form of a studded bracelet, old school Hot Topic style.

Celebrities like Annalynne McCord and Leighton Meester have been spotted wearing studded cuffs with pretty dresses on the red carpet, officially bringing this trend to the mainstream. It’s definitely a fun look that’s a little unexpected… but is it wearable in real life?

Now I have to admit, I owned one of these studded cuffs during a rebellious phase in high school, way before they were “fashionable”, so it’s definitely weird to see them on the wrists of celebrities and fashion people alike right now. That said, I like that studs are back and think the studded cuff is a great way to add a little bit of a rocker edge to an otherwise demure outfit.

So what do you think? Would you wear a studded cuff? Have you been rocking studs this season? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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43 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Studded Bracelet?”

  1. 1
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I think that this is an awesome look! Its not too over the top but it adds a tinge of rocker feel to any outfit and that is (almost) always good :) and rumi pulls this trend off SO WELL!

  2. 2
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Just another dominatrix detail to add to today’s fashion – count me in. All the better to poke you with, my dear.

  3. 3
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I love it!

  4. 4
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this look to come back! I love studs because you can DIY really easily, I just made a great pair of studded cut-offs. It’s a neat way to combine roughness to an otherwise girly outfit.

    so a yes from me!

  5. 5
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I definitely would! I have a white one of my mother’s from the eighties and I love it! Of course Leighton looks adorable, definitely not too tough.

  6. 6
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I like this punk-ish look :)
    But I prefer studded shoes <3

  7. 7
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I was all over this when it was not popular back when I was in highschool. So the cool part is that I don’t even have to buy one =P

    It’s a cool style.

  8. 8
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    i recently wore this with a really sparkley dress.
    i wish i would have taken a picture of my studded bracelt. =]

  9. 9
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I would definitely wear a studded bracelet. I really like the one Leighton’s got on.

  10. 10
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    ..only when when i’m not bringing my pepper spray along with me

  11. 11
    July 22nd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Any reccomendations for affordable and cute options?
    I’m a terrible DIY-er and since its one of those trend i bet will be gone before you know it, I wouldn’t want to drop a lot of money.

  12. 12
    July 22nd, 2009 at 4:09 am

    I have 3 of these from when I use to wear in middle and high school. I love these. They add a rock-ish vibe to any cute outfit, like a simple little black dress.

  13. 13
    July 22nd, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I think I prefer studs on shoes and handbags (especially shoes). I’d to be to scared I’d poke myself in the eye when I went to brush my hair back!

  14. 14
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:38 am

    OOoh, Interesting!

  15. 15
    July 22nd, 2009 at 6:18 am

    I think the studded bracelets look good with simple outfits, as Leighton Meester and Annalynne McCord have prooved but i think if you wear it with other bangles, and a more casual outfit you are in danger of looking like a rockstar teenage wannabe ;P

    – x H

  16. 16
    July 22nd, 2009 at 9:13 am

    It amuses me how this is in style now. I used to wear bracelets like this all the time in high school when I went through a skater/punk/Hot Topic phase. It was terrible.

    I wouldn’t wear one like Rumi’s because that is too reminiscent of what I wore in high school. However, I would definitely wear ones like Annalynne McCord and Leighton Meester!

  17. 17
    July 22nd, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Sure, why not!? I’m with you…it adds an edgy vibe to an outfit. Fun stuff.

  18. 18
    July 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I really like the one that Leighton’s wearing, so I think I would wear that–it’s cute and would go with a lot! The other two are a bit too chunky for my taste, though.

  19. 19
    July 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I’m in love with studs right now, but I’m lacking them in my wardrobe. studded bracelets can be cute, but some of them are a little too much. I want to try a diy where you put studs onto the back of denim cutoffs, somewhere around the pockets.

  20. 20
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t really like the studded bracelets look personally, but Annalynne McCord’s look is gorgeous. I like the rocker edge it adds also.

  21. 21
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Like you said Zepher, this just reminds me of high school. I’ve still got a plastic hottopic one stashed away somewhere in my junk drawer. lol

    This is not a trend I’ll try to bring back, no matter how expensive the material, it still looks hot toppic-ish.

  22. 22
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I totally love it, but I wouldn’t wear a typical studded bracelet. I like the one in the first picture, but not really the one in the 3rd picture.
    I’m thinking about wearing one (as well as some Louboutin inspired sandals) with my black strapless dress to a wedding next month!

  23. 23
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I love studs, I have this Guess studded purse that I lovee. I don’t know about Rumi’s bracelet, it kinda too hardcore for me, but I love Annalynne’s bracelet.

  24. 24
    July 22nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I remember people wanting to be rebellious and wearing these studded bracelets in high school too. I’m not sure that I would wear these bracelets, but maybe if the studs were a little more subtle.

  25. 25
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Love it, and will totally rock them on weekends and when out partying!!! Regret throwing out all my studs, dog collar, chain and other gear from high school!

  26. 26
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    i LOVE this trend! i have a watch from forever 21 that looks similar to the far right picture that you posted, and i think it adds a little edge to a girly outfit, and i also think it is a great part of the rocker-chic trend that has yet to go out of style! i feel totally invincible strutting around in my zip-up jessica simpson heels and my studded cuff!

  27. 27
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    OH! and my favorite DIY project:
    i have yet to do this, but i want to rip off the back pocket og a pair of jeans (just the top corner so its hanging off) and cover the inside with studs!

    heres a picture, its AMAZINGG!

  28. 28
    July 22nd, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I used to do the studded bracelet thing to when I was a punky preteen, but I think it could be a nice, rocker-ish touch to a more glamourous outfit. I like it, and yes, I would wear it.

  29. 29
    July 23rd, 2009 at 1:54 am

    i would totally wear these!
    perfect when you wanna feel badass.

  30. 30
    July 23rd, 2009 at 9:50 am

    That’s not a bad look, I would think it may be more suitable for males.

  31. 31
    July 23rd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Looks fun! I love Leighton’s! ^^

  32. 32
    July 23rd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I really love the studs trend! My style is far from punk, but I’ve always wanted something to add a touch of edge to outfit when I feel particularly daring, and studded bracelets fit the bill perfectly!

    I think something like this bracelet would be ideal: two rows of studs is all you need to make a statement without going overboard (read: “scaring people”). It’s all about balance and subtlety!

  33. 33
    July 23rd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    No way. Reminds me of highschool too much.

  34. 34
    July 24th, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Who wasn’t crazy abt this when Avril Lavigne came out :))

  35. 35
    July 25th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    ugh. No bad*** metal for ladylike me. Even celebs can’t make this look classy

  36. 36
    July 25th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I think it’s perfect! (:
    It adds that edginess essential to any outfit. :]


  37. 37
    July 28th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I would wear a studded bracelet, maybe not the super chunky ones. has some that look really classy and not so much like armor. I like the softer version of them.

  38. 38
    July 28th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Studs are one of my favorite current trends. I have been wearing them this season; but mostly on tops, jeans, and shorts. I haven’t worn a studded bracelet yet, but I definitely would wear one!

  39. 39
    July 29th, 2009 at 6:37 am

    YES! I would absolutely wear it. I looove the one in the first picture.

  40. 40
    August 3rd, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I would! I have a couple of ‘em!

  41. 41
    August 16th, 2009 at 8:06 am

    i personally think its cheesey
    but its all your call

  42. 42
    August 20th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Maybe one like in the first pictures. The other ones look too “I’m 15 and spend all my allowance at Hot Topic” for my taste…

  43. 43
    September 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I honestly don’t see why someone wouldn’t. TOTALLY INTO IT

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