So What’s Up with Studded Jeans?

Jane Birkin - Studded Denim
Jane Birkin in Studded Denim Jacket in Don Juan, 1973

Studs and denim go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is a combination that we have seen many times over the years, from Jane Birkin to BTS have all worn styles. Though, all usually given a ‘punk’ look to push an edgy attitude to their distressed and painted pieces.

The time has now changed.

With a huge major shift in trends, those synonymous studs pyramid studs that we have known to associate with our beloved distressed jeans have been put at the back burner. While more muted and ‘softer’ takes on this trend have started to make their mark. From Wild West inspired pieces to ones that are for those that just love a little extra, check out the styles that are sure to freshen up what you already have in your closets.

Style Guide – When to Wear Studded Jeans

The Denim Jacket

One of the easiest studded pieces to try out is a denim jacket. This one here by FRAME is as minimal as it gets with a Wild West inspired piece gives vintage Roncelli vibes. The studs almost feel as beading, making it easy to style with because it feels soft and feminine.

This jacket is a lengthy straight cut in a medium light wash that is still flattering and fun with the addition of rounded metal studs.

FRAME Le Studded Motif Jacket in Jenning
FRAME Le Studded Motif Jacket in Jenning, $350

To help tone down the studs, FRAME chose to keep this jacket in a straight cut and medium light wash to compliment the brushed metal of the studs opposed to having a huge contrast between the fabric and metals.

Romee Strijd in FRAME
Romee Strijd in FRAME
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GUCCI Spring 2017
Dakota Johnson in GUCCI
Dakota Johnson in GUCCI

Frame Le Studded Motif Jacket, $350

Studded Jeans

Another fun way to don this trend is of course in the form of a pair of jeans. This studded take that MOTHER did for one of their signature cuts keeps true to their fun approach to denim.

The cropped straight cut of of the Insider Crop Strep Fray leads a Whether you choose to keep it casual with some high top sneakers or carry on the edge factor a bit further with a leather moto jacket, the studs will give a new life to those looks.

MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray in Rough Stud
MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray in Rough Stud, $308

A new take on their popular ‘Racer’ stripes, the Insider Crop Step Fray in Rough Stud has the label replacing the side stripes with some studs. Even down to the widths of the stripes was taken into consideration with the size of the studs and placement of them. The style is made of the same cut that you love about those, a mid-rise with a straight leg with an angular frayed hem, and made of soft fabric that is comfortable and stretchy without losing shape.

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Marie von Behrens in RE/DONE
Bella Hadid MOTHER
Bella Hadid MOTHER

MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray in Rough Stud, $308

Think Denim Skirt

If you are in LA, a denim skirt would probably be one of the studded denim that you would be interested in testing out. Keeping in theme to how they envisioned studs, FRAME has a skirt that is not just the average.

The Le Mini Skirt Embellished Studs in Silver Nitrate is one of that is dressier, contrary to what may think. It comes in a washed black wash that is complimented by the studs and muted. This makes them easy to pair with a simple white t shirt and an oversized blazer to give even more polish to them. Or pair them with a distressed t shirt and some high tops for a casual day out.

FRAME Le Mini Skirt Embellished Studs in Silver Nitrate
FRAME Le Mini Skirt Embellished Studs in Silver Nitrate, $245

This style is a non-stretch washed black denim that features an undone hem and embellished with rounded studs to add a soft edge to the overall look.

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley in ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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Aimee Song in TOPSHOP

FRAME Le Mini Skirt in Silver Nitrate

Rhinestone Studded Jeans

Rhinestone embellished is not for the faint of heart.

These by AO.LA (Alice + Olivia) are just that. They are exuberant personalities that’s just not afraid and careless of other’s opinions.

These jeans are made for the wearer to standout. Completely unapologetic, as one with expect from a pair that mimics the look of a chandelier. They are embellished with crystals all over the front and at the back pockets to give a full 360 experience.

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AO.LA Amazing Embellished High Rise Jeans

Made of a stretch fabric, these jeans have added comfort and with the extra embellishment, it’s something that the wearer would look for. Though with such loud embellishments, these jeans do have a toned down wash that is vintage inspired that helps bring the 1920s design of the embellishing.

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ISABEL MARANT Fall/Winter 2017
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ISABEL MARANT Fall/Winter 2017

AO.LA Amazing Crystal High Rise Jeans, $795

Pearl Studded Jeans

Try Tu Es Mon Tresor

When talking about pearl studded jeans Tu Es Mon Tresor cannot go unmentioned. They came into popularity with the help of Rihanna wearing multiple styles from the label which are fun and give a delicate touch to the roughness of denim.

These are a vintage inspired cut with the adornment of pearls to added to give a feminine dainty touch.

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TU ES MON TRESOR Big Pearl Jeans

Keeping true to the vintage inspiration that built the brand, these jeans are created in a Japanese denim with a vintage wash and cut. Made to be worn easy, these do not have stretch yet still have an appeal to them that still makes them feel coveted.

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Jourdan Dunn in TU ES MON TRESOR
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Anja Rubik in SUNSET & SPRING

TU ES MON TRESOR Big Pearl Jeans, $450

Celebs in Studded Jeans

As Seen on…our favorite celebs in Studded Jeans

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Kate Moss in RONCELLI

Keeping to her signature ‘rock chic’ look, Kate Moss effortless incorporates the trend into her look with a jacket

L’AGENCE Celine Studded Denim Jacket, $262 (similar)

Aimee Song, Balmain, Studded Skirt, jeans, denim skirt
Aimee Song in BALMAIN

Aimee Song shows the best way to rock a studded skirt is with a white t shirt, as she is showing here with one by Balmain

RAILS Wynonna Denim Skirt, $65 (similar)

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Leandra Medine, aka Man Repeller, shows that crystal rhinestones can be toned down with a double denim look

TU ES MON TRESOR Pearl Scallop Jeans, $473 (similar)

Wrapping Up

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