Whether you’re wondering if you should recycle your slightly tired black blazer, dig out the brooch and its cooler cousin- the pin, then yes might just be the answer you’re after. Brooches and pins have made a comeback! Not only do they add newness to your go-to pieces, but they also look chic and have the ability to add a touch of eccentricity or old time glamour to your look.
Here’s why broaches should be embraced:
- They make your outfit stand out
A brooch or a pin is a very effective way to further personalise your look.
- They pep up a black outfit
Because we still naturally gravitate towards 50 shades of black for evening, a brooch will give added value to your look. Try adding a collection of pins or a statement brooch to the pocket of a shirt or the front of a dress, instead of dangly earrings or a weighty necklace. It will have the same effect and will minimize the need for bright colours.
- They’re versatile’
Wear a brooch on everything from an evening dress or a tuxedo jacket, to a T-shirt or knitted jumper and it’s an accessory that easily bridges the divide between day-to-night wear. What’s more, brooches may well have been considered the preserve of the 50+ age bracket but they actually look fabulous on all ages.
- Maximum impact for minimum effort
A brooch immediately gives you the edge you are looking for and can transform simple office wear to after 8 wear.
- If they’re good enough for the royals…
The Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie Countess of Wessex are three different generations who are great wearers of the broach and they always look super chic. Broaches offer an opportunity to add creative flair to the tailored suits and mid-length dresses sported by the royals. Where shoulder-grazing earrings or a chunky necklace might not be suitable for every occasion, a brooch is always just the right way to go.