Can you believe we’re in the last week of September? It seems as if we blinked and Summer somehow became a distant memory. Not complaining, mind you. I love the Fall – by far my favorite season. But, it seems to go by so quickly and then leaves us under Winter’s dark shadow – my least favorite season – which always feels as if it drags on and on. But, let’s not borrow trouble from tomorrow! Let’s just glory in the beauty of the Autumn – the crisp air, the turning of the leaves and the golden hues they take on as the sun shines through the branches…. And boots, and cardigans, and layering and all the wonderful things that come with our Fall wardrobes!
Last week we began talking about trends for the coming seasons – particularly, we looked at the animal print trend and layering animal prints together. Another great trend that made its way into InStyle’s “holy grail” pages, and pleased me to no end, was the resurgence of brooches!
I have long been a big fan of the brooch (or pin if you prefer the simpler term), especially vintage pieces. But, quite frankly, if it’s pretty and catches my eye, I don’t care if it came from the Dollar Store! Sadly, it’s been a long neglected piece, with many of the younger set considering it an “older generation” item. Thus, it thrilled me immensely to see it making a runway comeback – and with really no distinctive change to its tried and true beauty.
In honor of the return of this beloved accessory, I’ve compiled 5 Ways to Wear Your Brooch, for those who’ve been out of the brooch loop for a while, or anyone just looking for a new way to show their pin off!
5 Ways to Wear Your Brooch This Season
- As “Bag Bling”
- Add Sparkle to You Chapeau
- Create a Unique Necklace
5. Stabilize a Scarf
As you can see, brooches aren’t just for lapels anymore. If you can imagine it, you can do it!
One of the tried and true lessons of trending is not to try and do too many trends at once – you’ll just end up looking like a fashion train-wreck! Pick one or two things that really appeal to you and add those in small doses. Brooches are a GREAT…and easy…way to add something “on trend” to your wardrobe this season. Not only are they tasteful and easy to wear, but they’re also very inexpensive. If you’ve ever scouted the jewelry displays at Christmas time (it’ll be here before you know it!) you know that you can find boxed pins there for as little as $5 – $10. But, if you’re willing to thrift, you can find brooches much less expensively than even those prices. Last weekend I hit a local shop on a 75% off day. I purchased 3 brooches. Two had the 75% tag. One came to $.25 and the other was $1. But, even my full price pin was only $3.49!
I hope this has picqued at least some of your interests in adding brooches to jewelry box. See what unique ways you can come up with to wear one!
Until We Meet Again!