This season’s it-embellishment is the stud.  We are not talking sharp, pointy or over-the-top studs that bring back the days of snagged sweaters from overly sharp handbag studs or those that remind you of the goth teens loitering at the local coffee shop.  No, we are talking a touch of elegant edginess.

For this look, I found a cute little Bar III boucle blazer with a touch of sophisticated stud detail along the open front.  And the raw edges? I love this detail!  They make this ladylike jacket an easy layering piece with a contemporary vibe.

I paired the blazer with a scoop-neck high-low tee, jeans and Anne Klein colorblocked heels.  Topped off with funky jewelry, this outfit is perfect for a day of shopping, running the kids to lessons and a quick coffee date with your best friend!


Adding studded fashion into your wardrobe is easier than you think! If you are feeling a bit shy about working this trend into your wardrobe, go the no-fail route! Use accessories! They are less expensive than clothing and are generally more versatile!  Here are some pieces, available at Macy’s, with a grown-up look and great style!

  • A handbag with studs is always an excellent choice!  Make it red to make a statement!
  • A leather bracelet with pyramid studs is easily worked into a casual or work wardrobe.  This bracelet will look great at the office!
  • A classic hoop earring gets a makeover with the added touch of a stud.
  • Heels look seriously sexy with the addition of studs, no more how classic or funky the style!

With the new year just around the corner, I encourage you to try something different. If you haven’t worn studs before, now is a great time to begin!

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.

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  1. That jacket is perfect on you! Awesome find. Hope you’re gearing up for a great holiday, Tammy. 🙂