When it comes to the subject of accessories, it’s uncommon these days to consider adding a brooch to your list of jewellery, bags, scarfs, hats and sunglasses. Accessories are pieces that beautifully compliment your main clothing and add the finishing touch to an outfit. While brooches may be seen as the underdog of adornments or an old-school trend, they are surprisingly versatile and offer you a list of ways to wear and style them. From leaves to logos & animals to amazing stones, there are many brooch style options for you to have fun with.
WEAR A BROOCH AS A BADGE OF STYLE
Brooches are great to wear in their simplest form near the neck of a blazer, as seen in how to style a blazer casually, a coat, like this chic rainy day outfit, a cardigan, jumper or shirt. Just like jewellery for your clothes, brooches add a touch of glam to your look.
USE YOUR BROOCH AS A CLOTHES FASTENER
As well as looking pretty, brooches can serve a practical purpose as a clothes fastener. If that one shirt button in the middle of your shirt refuses to stay closed or the front of your dress is cut just a little too low, consider using a beautiful brooch to bridge the gap.
WEAR A BROOCH ON YOUR BAG
Brooches are an effortless way to dress up your bags and add an elegant not matched by hanging bag charms. This idea is a great way to add some character and colour to any outfit. Whether you place it front and centre as seen in how to wear a sequin blazer or on the zipper as a pretty pull, you can dress your bag up effortlessly.
SUBJECT YOUR BELT TO A BROOCH BUCKLE
Why not level up your belt game by adding a brooch to the mix. Simply get a slim strip of fabric or a belt with a non-fastening removable belt buckle. Then simply pin the brooch in the front of the fabric/belt and tie it around your waist. This is a great money-saving style hack and offers you versatility when customising your outfits.
WEAR A BROOCH WITH A TIE & OTHER NECK ACCESSORIES
Lastly, on the subject of accessories, don’t be afraid to wear a brooch pinned on other accessories. Because brooches come in many different styles and designs, a brooch pinned on a bow is a stylish alternative for a tie as seen in styling a yellow dress for summer. Additionally, brooches are a great way to dress up a scarf or neckpiece as a pendant.