For many women, brooches and pins are synonymous with grandma’s jewelry box. But these lovely little baubles don’t need to be mothball’ed in the past. Brooches can be worn in a modern way to add the perfect hint of sparkle and fun to any work outfit. Here are five ways to style pins and brooches.
Wearing a brooch on your sleeve is like wearing a bracelet. It brings a lot of shine and color to your wrist. For the most pop, go with something substantial like the hummingbird or bee pin above. For a subtle look, choose something smaller like this red, enamel poppy brooch (great on Veteran’s Day).
I absolutely adore this thin bar brooch as a pocket accent. The skinny, delicate brooches are my favorite. In addition to the three in the photo, this antique amethyst and pearl brooch from Etsy is perfect. For something affordable, I love this rose leaf stick pin.
On Your Shoulder. MeliMe Cartoon Brooches (assorted styles $11-$13)
This was one I never would have thought of until I saw it on Pinterest! These little cartoon brooches from Amazon are perfectly on trend and simply adorable. For something a bit more sophisticated, try this brooch duo from Baublebar.
I thought this Emma crown brooch would look great on the waistband of a navy dress, like this Reiss Indus Dress. I also love the crystal Orsini sparkler that looks like a firework. This filigree and sapphire brooch would look chic centered on a wide band skirt.
Want to dress up last year’s winter coat? A shiny bauble is a good place to start. This enormous Joan Rivers cluster brooch is phenomenal. For something rhinestone free, this stone cluster brooch is really modern. Or if you really want to dive into the deep end, try a vintage Chanel brooch.