The Squirrel Machine featured new red carpet trends from the MTV Movie Awards, which featured stars flaunting mini-dresses that were embellished with anything from studs to mirrors to safety pins. Most of us, though, have trouble wearing these extreme fashions in the real (non-celeb) world. Well, clothing retailers have taken notice and have begun making apparel that tones down some of the hottest trends, like embellishment.
The sequin trend has hit mainstream stores like Urban Outfitters, and not just with attire (the retailer makes a sequin pillow for $32). The hipster haven also boasts studded tops, bags and sandals. Even traditionally conservative clothing suppliers like The Gap have taken the trend in stride. The Gap’s online store has a nude sequin jacket (and it’s now on sale, so grab it up quick!). Ann Taylor, known for keeping to conservative styles, has a shimmery sequin tank (but at $118, you might want to go with the more affordable shimmery sequin mini skirt, on sale for $79.99).
Discount fast-fashion clothing stores Forever 21 and H&M also feature a host of embellished merchandise, perfect for a fashionista on a budget. Remember, though, when you’re wearing embellished items, don’t overdo it! Less is more when it comes to studs and sequins. Unless, of course, you’re strutting your stuff on the red carpet.