Fashion
You need to add some noticeable pizzazz to your wardrobe but still want to keep things elegant and sophisticated? Start shopping for brooches. By pinning decorative jewelry to the folded lapel of your blazer or collar of your blouse, you can instantly turn something plain into a full-on sartorial masterpiece.

How to Style Them


There are no rules when it comes to pinning your brooches--they look great just about anywhere. Want to spruce up a plain blouse? See how it looks on the edge of the collar, or place it directly in the center of the collar, the way you would a necklace. You can also use brooches to accentuate accessories, like handbags, clutches, jackets and hats. And if you happen to have a dress or top that’s too big, gather the extra fabric and cinch it behind the brooch.

A Tip to Protect Your Clothing


When looking for brooches on Polyvore, keep in mind that they can be heavy, so if you are fastening it to something delicate you may want to select a piece that’s light. Otherwise, you can protect the garment by affixing a piece of foam or sponge-like material to the back clasp. This will help absorb some of the weight of the brooch without yanking on your clothing.
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Small Owl Brooch
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Small Owl Brooch
    Innovative, gifted and imaginative. Made in United States
  • Nina 'Taylor' Vintage-Inspired Brooch
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    Nina 'Taylor' Vintage-Inspired Brooch
    The Nina Bridal "Taylor" brooch provides vintage appeal that can be worn in a multitude of ways--pinned to a dress, handbag, jacket, or scarf. Imported
  • Napier "In Bloom" Green Clover Brooches and Pins
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    Napier "In Bloom" Green Clover Brooches and Pins
    Made in China
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal, Black Line Bow Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal, Black Line Bow Pin
    Innovative, gifted and imaginative. Made in United States
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal, Crystal, Argent Bow Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal, Crystal, Argent Bow Pin
    Innovative, gifted and imaginative. Made in United States
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal, Crystal, Argent Snake Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal, Crystal, Argent Snake Pin
    This Kenneth Jay Lane brooch successfully combines the earthy with the glamorous in this unexpected serpent design. Pin stem with safety clasp Made in United States
  • Napier "Giftable" Gold-Tone Multi-Leaf Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Gold-Tone Multi-Leaf Pin
    Made in Vietnam
  • Napier "Giftable" Gold Tone and Red Apple Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Gold Tone and Red Apple Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable Box" Gold Tone and Green Palm Tree Pin
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    Napier "Giftable Box" Gold Tone and Green Palm Tree Pin
    Imported
  • CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Trend Collection" 45 cttw Trillion Dragon Brooch
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    CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Trend Collection" 45 cttw Trillion Dragon Brooch
    Imported
  • Napier "Giftable" Gold-Tone and Multi-Wreath Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Gold-Tone and Multi-Wreath Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable Box" Gold-Tone Multi Jewel Tone Cluster Pin
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    Napier "Giftable Box" Gold-Tone Multi Jewel Tone Cluster Pin
    Imported
  • Napier "Giftable" Hematite Tone Spider Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Hematite Tone Spider Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Jet Swirl Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Jet Swirl Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone, Crystal and Jet Spray Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone, Crystal and Jet Spray Pin
    Imported
  • Nina Janice Pearl and Pave Crystal Swirl Brooch
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    Nina Janice Pearl and Pave Crystal Swirl Brooch
    Made in China
  • Nina Jadira Antique Starburst Brooch
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    Nina Jadira Antique Starburst Brooch
    Made in China
  • Nina Jaela Multi-Pearl Brooch
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    Nina Jaela Multi-Pearl Brooch
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Rose Ribbon Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Rose Ribbon Pin
    Made in China
  • Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Silver-Tone and Multi-Purple Stone Pin
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    Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Silver-Tone and Multi-Purple Stone Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Multi-Colored Butterfly Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Multi-Colored Butterfly Pin
    Made in China
  • Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Green Cross Pin
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    Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Green Cross Pin
    Made in China
  • Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Silver-Tone Multi-Blue Gem Stone Pin
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    Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Silver-Tone Multi-Blue Gem Stone Pin
    Made in China
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Enamel Lipstick Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Enamel Lipstick Pin
    Innovative, gifted and imaginative. Made in United States
  • Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Red Multi-Wreath Pin
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    Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Red Multi-Wreath Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable" Gold-Tone Purple Flower Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Gold-Tone Purple Flower Pin
    Made in China
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium and Crystal Black Deco Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium and Crystal Black Deco Pin
    With its dazzling crystals in various cuts and sizes, hard black lines, and intricate silhouette, this Kenneth Jay Lane brooch evokes glamorous Art Deco style. Domestic
  • Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Purple Stone Boxed Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Purple Stone Boxed Pin
    Imported
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium, Crystal, and Black Line Deco Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium, Crystal, and Black Line Deco Pin
    With its dazzling crystals in various cuts and sizes, hard black lines, and intricate silhouette, this Kenneth Jay Lane brooch evokes glamorous Art Deco style. Domestic
  • Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Tortoise Cluster Pin
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    Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Tortoise Cluster Pin
    Made in China
  • Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Crystal Swirl Pin
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    Napier "Giftable" Silver-Tone and Crystal Swirl Pin
    Made in China
  • CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Deco" 40cttw Multi-Cubic-Zirconia Octagon Wheel Deco Pin
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    CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Deco" 40cttw Multi-Cubic-Zirconia Octagon Wheel Deco Pin
    Sharp lines, intricate layers, and flawless Cubic Zirconia come together to create this breathtaking pin from cubic zirconia by Kenneth Jay Lane. Pin stem with safety clasp Cubic Zirconia is an affordable diamond alternative that reveals brilliant shine and a meticulous cut. Imported
  • Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Burgundy Ribbon Pin
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    Anne Klein "Holiday Pins" Gold-Tone and Burgundy Ribbon Pin
    Made in China
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Black and White Zebra Pin
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    Kenneth Jay Lane Black and White Zebra Pin
    Innovative, gifted and imaginative. Made in United States
  • CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Floral Collection" 12 cttw Pave Orchid Brooch
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    CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Floral Collection" 12 cttw Pave Orchid Brooch
    Imported
  • CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Trend Collection" Pave Cubic Zirconia Salamander Brooch (12 cttw)
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    CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Trend Collection" Pave Cubic Zirconia Salamander Brooch (12 cttw)
    This CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane brooch successfully combines the earthy with the glamorous in this unexpected salamander design. Pin stem with safety clasp Imported
  • Nina 'Treasure' Vintage-Inspired Floral Brooch
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    Nina 'Treasure' Vintage-Inspired Floral Brooch
    This crystal-encrusted Nina Bridal brooch provides vintage appeal that can be worn in a multitude of ways--pinned to a dress, handbag, jacket, or scarf. Imported
  • CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Floral Cubic Zirconia" Black Rhodium-Plated Silver Floral Spray Brooch
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    CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane "Floral Cubic Zirconia" Black Rhodium-Plated Silver Floral Spray Brooch
    Meticulously hand-cut Cubic Zirconia stones sparkle with perfection on this cubic zirconia by Kenneth Jay Lane brooch, whose versatile beauty can be enjoyed in various forms--pinned to a sweater, jacket, bag, or scarf. Pin stem with safety clasp Imported
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