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.
  • Alexis Bittar Vert d'Eau Small Lucite Flower Pin, Taupe
    bergdorfgoodman.com
    Alexis Bittar Vert d'Eau Small Lucite Flower Pin, Taupe
    Alexis Bittar flower pin, from the "Vert d'Eau" Collection. Hand-carved, hand-painted Lucite® and golden metal. Swarovski® crystals. Pin closure. Approx. 2"W. Made in USA.
  • Oscar de la Renta Delicate Tulip Golden Brooch
    bergdorfgoodman.com
    Oscar de la Renta Delicate Tulip Golden Brooch
    Oscar de la Renta tulip-shaped brooch. 24-karat gold plated metal. Approx. 6"L. Pin closure. Made in USA.
  • Alexis Bittar Lucite Movable Petal Large Flower Pin, Aqua
    bergdorfgoodman.com
    Alexis Bittar Lucite Movable Petal Large Flower Pin, Aqua
    Alexis Bittar large flower pin with movable petals. Hand-painted, hand-carved Lucite®. Golden metal encrusted with Swarovski® crystals. Approx. 4.75" diameter. Pin closure at back. Made in USA.
  • Alexis Bittar Feathered Starling Brooch
    bergdorfgoodman.com
    Alexis Bittar Feathered Starling Brooch
    Starling bird brooch by Alexis Bittar. 18-karat gold-tone plate and with ruthenium tone plate. Light iolite-colored glass/labradorite doublets and Swarovski® crystals. Blue/multicolor Gallus gallus domesticus rooster feathers (China). Fine bar pin back minimizes hole in fabric. Approx. 4 3/4" at longest. Imported.
The End