Summer I’m Coming For You, With Spikes And Whistles.

The first official day of summer is June 20th 2012 and the past few days in New York City with temperatures over 80 degrees there will be no transition time just…. just nothing.  I’m decided to start my Will Smith’s “Summertime” dance remix now.  I’m doing it with small doses of pastels and neons, avoiding head-to-toe floral prints like it was the plague, overloading on the bangles so they feel like weights,  rocking short like the boys, maxi skirts dragging like I’m walking the red carpet, and spikes to keep the bad ones three feet away.  Those are just a few of my favorite things. Cue the music!

This one I couldn’t wait for so let the poking begin with some spikes all around.  This fashion detail is still going strong, and I’m all for it on flats, sneakers, bangles, rings you name it.  It toughens up a look and is the coolest way to make an outfit pop-out literally.

Lot78 Edie spiked patent-leather jacket $738 // UNIF Spiked Moto Jacket $218

1: ASOS Multipack Adjustable Spike Band Rings $14

2: ASOS Spike Drop Earrings $10.44

3: TOPSHOP Multi Spike Drop Earrings $28

4: House of Harlow 1960 Spike & Cone Ring $59

5: TOPSHOP Rhinestone Spike Tunnel Earrings $18

6: Fallon Gold Lab Ring $66

7: TOPSHOP Spike Enamel Ring Stack $20

8: House of Harlow 1960 Two Tone Horn Stack Ring $65

From left to right: Jeffrey Campbell The Edea Spike Sneaker  $206 // Sam Edelman Adena Flats $150 // Steve Madden Studlyy Flats $100

ASOS Spike Stretch Bracelet in teal $14

ASOS Spike Stretch Bracelet in gunmetal $14.00

ASOS Rubber Spike Bracelet in white $14.00

Forever 21 Women’s Spiked Stretchy Bracelet $8.00

Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Rhodium Large Spiked Cuff $245

MiMi by Sorrelli Gold-Tone Edgy Cuff Bracelet $110

Sam Edelman Lorissa Heels in Spanish Rose and Aqua $190

Jeffrey Campbell Perfect Spike in White Sliver & Orange Nubuck $175

From left to right: All Saints Shakti Necklace $175 // Kenneth Jay Lane Spike Necklace in Turquoise & Black $70

Style Tip:  If wearing spikes for the summer, keep it focused on one part of the body, be it with your shoes, or your jewelry, or your clothes, not all at once.  There is an overload of jewelry, then there is an overload of spikes. The latter is one you should avoid unless you’re going to the grunge look. 

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