It was more than 20 years ago when Sting warned listeners “Don't Stand So Close to Me.” Now, one of this season’s biggest trends is essentially saying the same thing. The current crop of studded and spiked clothing and accessories resembles medieval weapons of torture. Perhaps Gaga’s dangerous dressing has finally permeated popular culture, or the “Rock of Ages” sentiment of every rose having thorns has taken hold. These heavy metal — and metal-heavy — looks are showing up at all price points and manner of clothing, so feel free to pick up one of these little numbers. Just remember to leave them in the closet on date nights.
Clash Chain Links necklace
Cross a Disney princess with Joan Jett, and you’d wind up with something similar to this multi-strand necklace. It has a devil-may-care disheveled quality that says, “Yes, I know these chains clash, you wanna make something of it?”
$54 at baublebar.com.
Lady Max shoe by Christian Louboutin
Could a shoe ever be classified as a deadly weapon? There’s a very good chance that these Louboutins could be used in lieu of pepper spray for self-defense. $1,495 at www.barneys.com and www.neimanmarcus.com.
Miriam Haskell crystal and pot black linear earrings
These earrings may look like dainty danglers from a distance, but look closer, and they are more like miniaturized weapons from “Game of Thrones.” $300 at Patch NYC, 46 Waltham St., Boston, 917-292-2640.
Gold studded iPhone case
Need a way to avoid accidentally sitting on your iPhone? With this studded case you’ll feel the phone (we hope) before your full weight descends and you hear the dreaded crack of smartphone murder. $47 at www.ananasa.com.
Rebecca Minkoff studded wallet on a chain
A perfect study in contrasts: Hello Kitty pink meets biker chic. In a word: Meow. $225 at www.shopbop.com.
Rock & Republic high heels
If the 5-inch heel and healthy platform don’t warn of danger, the studs will certainly let onlookers know that you are elegantly tough. They’re currently on sale at Kohl’s for $54.99.
Anita Ko XL Spike Diamond Pyramid bracelet
Rose gold, diamonds, and spikes. Perfect for the lady with sophistication, style, and a bit of a bad attitude. If anyone tries to get to those pave diamonds, he’ll have to get past the spikes first. $6,380 at www.net-a-porter.com.
Chuck Taylor Studded Flag
These unisex high tops are a taste of punk-rock patriotism. $110 at www.converse.com.
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