Cool Ways to Wear a Brooch

Brooches may have been hip in your grandmother’s time, but that doesn’t mean they’ve gone out of style. These fabulous, striking pins can add a jazzy dash to just any outfit, whether you’re going formal or casual, and they can even work with a boyfriend sweater and your favorite jeans!

On buttons or closures. A brooch can make an eye-catching statement on a boyfriend sweater or your favorite cardigan if you put it where a top button would normally be. The jewelry also works where other closures normally sit, such as your jeans’ waistband, your dress’s back clasp or a shirt’s button on your wrist.


As a conglomeration. If your outfit lacks pizzazz, you can jazz it up instantly by wearing a cool collection of brooches! The only caveat is to make sure you situate them in an area that has ample room to show them off, such as the chest area right above your heart. Heck, if one brooch is good, just imagine how great a whole collection of them can be.

As a hairpiece. Instead of reaching for that ho-hum barrette, grab a bobby pin and a bit of wire to accessorize your hair with a brooch. A brooch can look especially fab with an up-sweep and instantly cool with a side part and fastened piece of hair. You can also clip a brooch on a fabric headband or ponytail holder for extra oomph.

As a hoker. Forget scouring the flea markets for a dazzling choker pendant. If you have a brooch, you may already have one. Fasten your brooch to a velvet ribbon that you connect under the pin around your neck. Voila! Instant chic.

Along a hemline. A cute short skirt or dress becomes a killer short skirt or dress if you add an amazing brooch along the hemline. Practice the placement to make sure you don’t put it where it may uncomfortably hit your leg, and sashay out the door with a creative twist!

One of the best ways to sizzle with a brooch is to wear it where it’s unexpected. Because many brooches are fabulously showy and bold, they can add a unique touch to even the blandest outfits or add one more layer of dazzle to an outfit that already rocks.


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