Brooches and Pins for the Win!

 

Got me a new piece to add to my collection.  I found this brooch on sale on one of my favorite sites, www.SSense.com. This will go perfect with my Opyum pumps!I remember growing up watching my mom and aunt dress for work. Brooches were an essential part of their work attire. Shopping for jewelry included searching for a brooch or pin to place on the lapel of a blazer, on a blouse or sweater, or even to clasp/drape a scarf.

A brooch or pin can spice up any outfit from classic to contemporary. Get yourself a good collection and you’ll  be ready for any occasion. If you don’t already own any brooches, it’s never too late to start collecting . Every woman should have a few brooches to go with different looks or at least one for the formal dress and another for casual wear.  Put it on a dress, jeans, jacket, hat, or even shoes.

Make a statement with a brooch or pin. The perfect addition to Fall style . If you are not in the mood for a lot of jewelry or if you just want to make that top pop; a brooch may be just what you need. They are perfect for pulling together a more polished look and also show a glimpse of your personal style. Here are a few of my favorite looks and some examples of how to wear a brooch or pin in modern ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing says chic and classy like Chanels iconic signature brooch.  This is a classic accessory that will elevate any outfit.

Add some glam to your jean jacket.  Don’t be afraid to improvise. A jacket full of brooches and pins is not just for the military. Create your own cluster of pins that express your personality and style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toss one on your winter coat to add some sparkle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress up your collar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glamorize your hat or winter beanie

 

Lastly, you can dress up long sleeve shirts by wearing a small pair of pins as cuff links to add a little pizazz to your swag.

Add originality to a new look or revive an old one. The possibilities are endless.  Brooches and pins are often an overlooked accessory but can be the most unexpected personal touch that will take your outfit to the next level. I love a designer brooch, but I have also found some hidden gems in second hand stores, estate sales and on sites like www.vestiairecollective.com.