I believe that leggings are not, and never should, be worn as pants. I like to pretend like I know what's going on in the fashion world, just like a million other 20 something girls.
I am all about some studs this summer. They add a great "bad ass" touch to any outfit. The most amazing outfits mix delicate dresses or skirts, and a studded shoe or bag. Now let's not over-stud though. One studded item per outfit is my personal rule.