Summer Trends: Studs and Straps and Spikes, Oh My!

 

I took a bit of a break with the Summer Trends but I’m back with the edgy, bondage, goth chic that we’ve seen on EVERYONE. 

Whether this look was ushered in with Rihanna’s Good Girl, Gone Bad aesthetic…

Rihanna

 or came with the increased popularity of Gareth Pugh and Balmain… 

Gareth Pugh Dpring 2009

Gareth Pugh Spring 2009

Balmain Spring 2009

Balmain Spring 2009

who knows, but designers like the aforementioned Pugh and Balmain along with others such as Rodarte,

Rodarte Soring 2009

Rodarte Spring 2009

shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood…

Nicholas Kirkwood

and Jil Sanders have made goth oh-so-chic. 

Jil Sander Spring 2009

Jil Sander Spring 2009

Once the realm of Marilyn Manson studs, spikes and straps have moved into the mainstream – and that’s a good thing!

Whether you decide to wear some goth inspired accessories or go full on rocker here are a few options to get you started.

Jil Sander asymmetric satin sandals. On sale at Net-A-Porter. Ws $880, Now $440.

Jil Sander asymmetric satin sandals. On sale at Net-A-Porter. Ws $880, Now $440.

Forever 21 double latch elastic waist belt $10.80CAD

Forever 21 double latch elastic waist belt $10.80CADUrban Outfitters Members Only skulls cami $48USD

Forever 21 lace & mesh corset $23.80CAD

Forever 21 lace & mesh corset $23.80CAD

Rapscalion By Samantha Pleet Ziptik dress $68USD at Urban Outfitters

Rapscallion By Samantha Pleet Ziptik dress $68USD at Urban Outfitters

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Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine, TheKit.ca, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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