When the Kate Bosworth X Matisse collection was released months ago, I fawned over the fawn colored Charlotte boot (number 2 below). With a price tag over $400, and scattered star-studded detail (which, although incredibly cool, could potentially lower the wearability and increase the CPW), they were definitely out of the question and completely out of my budget.
As the months went on, the trend expanded and I found myself stalking every shopping website and Pinterest board in an attempt to find an affordable pair. After striking out in stores and online, a beautiful confluence of events gave me the perfect DIY idea.
While running an errand at a trim store in the Garment District, I was scrolling through my instagram feed when an image of WWW X Modern Vice booties (number 5) caught my eye. The shape is incredibly similar to a pair of boots I’ve had for a while and was thinking of getting rid of. As I was paying for an unrelated purchase at the register, I noticed a drawer of star studs* behind the cashier. Fortunately for me, I still have said booties and decided to give them the perfect update!
1. Choies Black Star Studs Ankle Boots / 2. Kate Bosworth X Matisse Charlotte Boot / 3. Jimmy Choo Maida Star-Studded Leather Ankle Boots / 4. Saint Laurent Studded Star-Patterned Leather Lace-Up Boots / 5. WWW X Modern Vice Galaxy Bootie / 6. Red Valentino Black Star Studded Leather Sandals
* Studding leather requires a tool which I do not have, so I decided to test out the look with hot glue before I invest. Stay tuned for updates.