Spikes aren't just for punk rockers anymore. This year, edgy accessories featuring these details showed up everywhere from fine jewelers' pieces to handbags and heels. In fact, Lucky Magazine editor Olivia Johnson recently named this trend one of her current favorites. After putting spikes at the top of her "bauble wishlist," she explained that these pieces are completely different than the outrageous chokers of yesterday. More understated than ever, it's indeed possible to sport spikes with anything from white jeans to an LBD at the cocktail hour. Celebrities in music and movies alike have been embracing this look in daily life and all over the red carpet, showing how easy it is to embrace your inner rocker.
Alba appeared at the Champion for Children ceremony in Greenwich, Connecticut, with a pair of spiked faux-jade Shopbevel earrings that are surprisingly affordable. These studs managed to be both tough and delicate at the same time, with soft green stones and three gold spikes jutting from underneath. They offset her high-necked black Fendi dress, and People magazine estimated that they cost about 70 times less! She recently told the magazine that being a mother has made her a more "fearless" actress.
"I'm ready to take on heavier roles, where before I was nitpicky and afraid of so many things," she told them. "I don't have that filter anymore."
These earrings certainly show that she's not afraid to try new things.
At the Lone Ranger premiere, Ritter wore a spiked Coomi silver ring, which was an unexpected choice against her lady-like sleeveless dress with a sunny peplum. She left her makeup and other jewelry to a minimum, which made the citrine pave and rose cut diamond ring stand out, especially against her bright orange Jimmy Choo patent clutch. The actress recently announced that she will reprise her role of Gia Goodman in the feature film version of the popular TV series Veronica Mars.
To make this look your own, pair any sparkly spike ring with a dainty floral frock and keep the rest simple.
"Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards wore an Anita Ko 14-karat Gold Diamond Spike Bracelet to Nylon Magazine 12th Anniversary Issue Party with the "Sucker Punch" cast. The bracelet paired perfectly with a sleek updo, black blouse and dark bootcut denim. A rose gold version of the bracelet has been seen on both Lauren Conrad and Kristin Stewart in multiple photoshoots and appearances.
Regardless of your personal style, you can incorporate spikes on your ears, wrist or around your fingers to stay looking sharp.