We tend to hold on to what we know and love, and our favorite pieces of clothing are no exception to this habit. Even though we’ve worn them 12 too many times, it’s still okay to have eight selfies on Instagram with the same beanie or blazer on. We all know how difficult it is to uphold the celebrity standard of wearing something once and then never using it again. Instead of throwing a garment out or banishing it to the part of our closet’s that never see the light of day, or light period, accessorizing is the route to take.
Experiment with serious, playful, elegant, militial, or themed brooches and pins. They can transform any old garment into something sparkly and new, or even grungy, depending on what look you’re going for.
Take an old denim jacket and give it an alternative, edgy, biker chick feel and channel your inner Joan Jett. Brooches can really alter an article of clothing to its newer and better 2.0 phase.
For a more polished look, add a classic Chanel style brooch to an old blazer. This is sure to jazz up any outfit and if done properly, can pull an entire look together.
The magic of the pin:
The pin takes the eyes off the article in it’s entirety and brings all eyes to itself. People will be saying, “awesome pin, where’d you get that,” instead of, “I can so tell that’s your favorite jacket.”
There are so many styles and ways to accessorize with brooches. From geometric shapes, to bicycle gears, this is an endless way to spice up your wardrobe. Don’t forget to be a risk-taker and a trendsetter.
The Best Brooches: All photos courtesy of Esty accounts: ObjesctsofO, CircaAD, BlingblingStunning