How to Wear Brooches
Do you want to wear all those brooches you’ve purchased over the years but don’t know how? Have you inherited pins, but you are not sure what outfit to wear them with? Have you always wanted to try enhancing your ensemble with brooches but aren’t sure which ones to start with? If you thought yes to any of these then we’re here to help! Below are eight ways that you can get started or improve your brooch wearing game -- read on if you want to be inspired.
One: 𝒮𝑒𝒶𝓈𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓁 𝒫𝒾𝓃
Are you not sure which brooch out of your collection to wear? The easiest deciding factor is to look at what season it is. Is it spring? Try a dragonfly. Is it Autumn? Go for a pumpkin. Is it near Christmas or the Holidays? Pick up your reindeer pin or your snowman.
Do you need a little inspo for what those kinds of styles could look like? Check these out!
Two: 𝐹𝒶𝓃𝒸𝓎 𝓅𝒶𝓇𝓉𝓎? 𝒞𝒽𝑜𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝒶 𝓅𝒾𝓃
Do you have a fancy party you need to plan an outfit for? Sometimes finding the dress is easy where accessorizing it can be hard. Instead of choosing your go to necklace, wear some simple earring studs and reach for your finest brooch. Make sure that the finish of your earrings is the same as your brooch and you’re good to go.
Here are two elegant examples of items you could wear to a formal event.
Three: 𝐻𝑜𝓃𝑜𝓇 𝒶𝓃 𝒜𝓌𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈 𝑀𝑜𝓃𝓉𝒽
Do you have a campaign or research fund that is close to your heart? There are many associations that one can be a part of and want to represent, so why not buy a brooch that represents them? One association that is near to our heart is the National Breast Cancer Foundation and we absolutely love this pin below because along with symbolizing something important it is also gorgeous and classy.
Four: 𝒞𝒽𝑜𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝐹𝒶𝓋𝑜𝓇𝒾𝓉𝑒 𝒜𝓃𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓁
If you’re in doubt of what kind of brooch to purchase, then choose one of your favorite little creatures. There are many different choices of animals you can choose from -- starting with something as simple as cats and dogs or as niche as bees or elephants. There are funky versions of animals with wacky colors or designs all the way to simplistic and traditional styles. Something for everyone!
Check out some of our favorite animals below:
Five: 𝒦𝑒𝑒𝓅 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝑜𝓊𝓉𝒻𝒾𝓉 𝓈𝒾𝓂𝓅𝓁𝑒
If you know which brooch you’d like to wear, but you’re not sure what to wear with it, this is the paragraph for you. The easiest way to make sure that your new brooch does not clash with your outfit is to choose clothes that are plain, such as black or other solid colors. This way your pin becomes the focal point of your ensemble. Also, with a simple outfit like that, you can go for more intrinsic or creative brooch styles.
Here are some of our favorite examples of both styles!
Six: 𝐻𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝒻𝓊𝓃 --𝒯𝓇𝓎 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓌𝒽𝒾𝓂𝓈𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁
Brooches can be as simple as something geometric or floral but some of our favorite pin styles are the whimsical ones! You can really let your imagination fly with choosing your brooch designs. There are so many fun styles out there that can range from fairies to mythical creatures to abstract pattern to anything you can visualize.
Below are some designs that are both cutesy and whimsical:
Seven: 𝒮𝓉𝒶𝓇𝓉 𝓈𝓂𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝑔𝑜 𝒷𝒾𝑔
Another really great way to get started with wearing brooches is to start small and slowly build up to making a larger statement. We are obsessed with this small hummingbird pin because it is delicate, colorful and fun. It is a great starter piece that you can build up your collection with. Once you get accustomed to wearing pins you can move up to something as funky and fun as our Fury Doll pin.
Some examples of big and small pins are found here:
Eight: 𝒥𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝓉𝓇𝓎 𝒾𝓉! 𝐵𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊😊
When in doubt, just be you! If you are not sure if you are doing it right but you love it, then hands down you are rocking it perfectly. Following the rules isn’t for everyone so if you are happy with it then go for it. Do you love funky styles? Do it. Are your drawn to delicate whimsy? Wear it. Is color always your go to? Rock it. When you wear a brooch, you can truly show off the best parts of your personality!
We’ve collected some of our favorites below: