The Next Trend In Piercings Isn't What You'd Expect

The next big trend in piercings isn't a tragus, a rook, or even a forward helix — in fact, it has nothing to do with your body and involves no needles whatsoever. Instead, various clothing and accessories are starting to get blinged-out with jewelry-like ball studs and metallic hoops you're used to seeing on the ear and septum.

It's a trend we spotted last Fashion Month on the runways of everyone from Public School to Dion Lee, but when J.W. Anderson's Pierce bags officially hit today, we knew this signaled the beginning of this piercing trend officially hitting the big leagues. We're already spotting unexpected wardrobe items with these little badass touches and we only expect it to ramp up through fall. Click on for 10 fashion items you didn't know you could pierce — until today.
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The aforementioned J.W. Anderson bags give a ladylike silhouette an angsty twist with an oversized ball hoop.

J.W. Anderson Pierce Medium Leather Shoulder Bag, $1,265, available at
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No need to pierce your actual nipples when you have this tee.

LPD Pierced Nipple Tee, $60, available at LPD.
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Pierce your brim for an unexpected touch that requires a double take.

LPD Pierced Wide Brim Crosby Hat, $150, available at LPD.
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A flat mule packs a punch with some contrasting hardware.

Salondeju Retro Bloafer, $218, available at W Concept.
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Make a typical black hoodie feel more like a statement with some unexpected hoops on the hood.

R13 Black Pierced Hoodie, $395, available at SSENSE.
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A little heavy metal for an otherwise minimal clutch.

& Other Stories Pierced Pouch, $57, available at & Other Stories.
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Balenciaga takes the piercing trend to a cool, wear-everyday derby shoe.

Balenciaga Studded Leather Derby Flat, $795, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Even the Kendall + Kylie line has taken notice of this new way to embellish.

Kendall + Kylie Pierced Crop Top, $128, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Definitely not your average black blazer.

Discount Universe Heavy Metal Tailored Jacket, $699, available at Discount Universe.
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It's like a gauge for your sweater.

Alyx Pierced Tunic, $815, available at Opening Ceremony.

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