Brooches are a big trend this season
When I saw the trends on the runways for this upcoming season, I was very pleased to see that brooches again have a moment. They are a great accessory that can turn a good classic look to ageless style. They can turn the vibe of a classic LBD from work to evening to casual. They are your secret weapon to up your style, alter your look in no time. A brooch is also a great closure for a buttonless cardigan.
If I could add only one trend to my wardrobe this season, I would invest in a brooch. #fashiontrends Click To Tweet
Costume or real, brooches are a must-have
In the up-coming season, bold, huge brooches are a Must-have. It doesn’t matter when they are costume jewelry. You just don’t blurb about it. Indeed, the really great costume brooches with Swarovski crystals are often more pricey than a silver brooch with lab-created gems. When your style is glamorous, or Bohemian, or Romantic, you have the chance to add great statement pieces to your collection this season.
Brooches are a great trend for women in midlife
A great thing about this trend is that women in midlife typically have already a great collection of brooches. I really loved this one that I got as a toddler. However, I have no idea what happened to it.
When you are on a budget, look at the pieces you already own. Wear the ones again that don’t look dated. Update dated ones or have them updated.Make sure to style your old vintage brooches in a modern way. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet
How to get the trend on the cheap?
Be resource full. Do you remember when we made our brooches ourselves in High School and college? Making your own brooches is a nice recreational craft project. See the collage of photos above that shows a couple of my DIY brooches.
Thrift and consignment stores, garage sales as well as flea markets are great places to find awesome costume brooches. When you are into the real thing, check out estate or antique stores. Another great source to 5 star shopping is eBay.
How to style the multiple pin trend
Of course, you can style the trend the safe classic way: one piece at a time. It’s ageless style no matter what. However, this upcoming season calls for more than one. When you have several animal brooches in a similar color or style, wear them together like Noah’s arch or in a zoo. Several flower inspired brooches? Wear them together around the half-way point/line between your shoulder and your breasts inside turning point on one side of your sheath/dress (see photo with striped dress, photos with burgundy sheath dress) or the collar of your blazer or coat. This styling works great for women with small breats or pear shape body.
eShakti color block fit-and-flare dress with own pin worn at the cleavage (all own)
Banana Republic asymmetric sheath dress with GNW luxe sweater, Steven pumps, DIY brooch, and tight c/o No Nonsense
When you are daring, wear them on your waist instead of a belt (see photos below and featured photo). This style works when you have an hour glass shape or wear a fitted dress that pretends/gives you a waist. This style doesn’t work for apple and pear-shaped bodies.
Pantyhose, Fendi boots, graphic brooches from my late Granny Hannah, Judy Goom rabbit brooch, baroque and mixed size pearl necklaces (all own), Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., layering top c/o Halftee, and Samantha Brown faux wrap dress c/o HSN
Work outfit with Carhartt gingham shirt under eShakti jumper accessorized with Hermes collier de chien bangle, charm bracelet, brooch worn instead of a belt, Liz Claiborne open toe pumps (all own), and wooden watch c/o Jord
Ageless looks to wear the trend are on a beret, or hat. On vacation, a cheap, fake piece pinned on your fabric beach tote ups the style. Do you still have the straw beach bag with the pom poms from last summer? Why not exchange the pom poms with pins to update the bag? Knot a scarf and add brooches onto the knot like in the example below.
Brooches I am currently craving
Here are some brooches that I love and that have ageless style, i.e. they have a timeless look.
Will you jump the bandwagon on the brooches trends? Which of the upcoming season’s trends are you excited about? Which trend of the upcoming season are you struggling with? Let me know, so I can help you (and others) solve the problem.
Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos if not stated otherwise: N. Mölders
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