Photo: Mark Iantosca
Hardware embellishment on jewelry, accessories and fashion is pulling some serious sartorial rank. While some may contend that spikes and studs cross the line of assertiveness and move straight over into aggressive territory, we believe hardware detailing is our modern-day answer to power dressing. Just as the ‘80s ushered in shoulder pad-enhanced suit jackets, giving women a more masculine silhouette and posture, spiked and studded pieces are quickly becoming just one of the tools today’s career woman is turning to—as she swiftly continues to obliterate that glass ceiling. Plus, there’s no denying how unbelievably cool they look paired with all the season’s florals and lace.