What a Stud: DIY this Trend

stud-kitStudded clothing is so ubiquitous these days that you can't swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting something shiny. Socks with studs, dresses with studs, blouses with studs -- you name it, it's got a punk attitude. That's why it may finally be a good idea to invest in a stud kit. What's that? It's simply a tool to apply studs to any article of clothing you already own (or would like to buy).

This kit from UK store Spikes and Studs is basic, easy-to-use, and comes with 200 studs to get you on your merry way. This $550 Pierre Balmain studded denim shirt can be yours at a fraction of the price with a quick trip to Forever 21, and this handy dandy tool ($46).

Or perhaps go to town on an old pair of Converse, or add new life to some pieces in your closet that you've grown tired of. The possibilities are endless!