Get your punk on: the tough accessories to snap up right now

Picture an evening gown with plunging neckline and floor-sweeping hem. Now add some tough accessories: an upper-ear cuff, a spiked tiara, a studded clutch, a sharp talon ring… any of these things can change the mood of the look instantly and completely.

And yet, they maintain a luxuriousness, adding an edge rather than necessarily taking over. This is punk as fashion statement, not as subculture. In a haze of smokey eyeliner and a click of high heels, you’re entering the room as the effortlessly cool girl with bucket-loads of sex appeal and just a hint of danger.

Taking a bit of inspiration from the punk theme of this year’s Met Gala, here are some studded and spiked pieces – from Cara Delevingne’s Dominic Jones earrings to some studded headbands a la Sienna Miller – that will give an outfit an instant bit of attitude. View them all after the break.

punk studded accessories

1. Earrings and ear cuffs.

punk gold earrings

From left:
1. Maria Francesca Pepe spike ear cuff, $49.88 at
2. Dominic Jones Pegasus gold-plated earrings (as worn by Cara Delevingne) $290 at
3. Maria Black ‘Ri’ Earring, $165.84 at
4. Tom Binns Safety Pin Earrings, $250 at

2. Spiked headbands.

spiked headbands

1. ASOS Super Stone Spike Headband, $12.47 at
2. Blush Spike Aliceband, $25 at
3. Emanuele Bicocchi Pierced headband, $1,095 at

3. Buckled leather boots.

punk boots

1. Bertie Prang studded biker boots, $119.70 at
2. Michael Michael Kors stud embellished ankle boot, 417.93 at
3. Laurence Dacade open-toe knee high boots, $1,420 at

4. Tough rings.

punk rings

1. Punk Multipack Mismatch Rings, $11.64 at
2. Maria Francesca Pepe gold spike ring, $72.60 at
3. DJ by Dominic Jones gold-plated enamel claw ring, $107.25 at at
4. Dominic Jones Leviathan ring, $430 at

5. Studded clutches.

studded clutch bags

1. ASOS Clutch Bag with Studded Strap, $20.78 at
2. Elaine Turner Bella studded envelope clutch, $225 at
3. Alexander McQueen Long Knuckle studded leather box clutch, $2,325 at

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.