If there is one thing my accessories collection could stand more of, it would be brooches.
They are so totally versatile. Like totally. For sure.
I have a couple of my grandmother's old ones that can be worn both as a pin or as a pendant on a necklace. Then there are the brooches with the optional pin or hair clip. What's even better is to wear more than one together in a collage of sorts. See where I'm going with the whole "versatile" idea?
I think my favorite aspect about brooches is their uniqueness. I have yet to see a prevalence of "cookie cutter" brooches....as one does with other types of jewelry, or clothing in general for that matter. To me, that makes it all the more fun to incorporate into a wardrobe because of their ability to add interest and individuality.
|shirt (similar): BR, skirt (similar): thrifted, shoes (similar): JustFab, brooch (similar): CAbi|
I also really enjoy wearing a brooch at the collar, as in the below (albeit slightly blown out...feel free to shade your eyes) picture. Placing a brooch there dresses up an outfit a few notches, and can sometimes be an unexpected way to accessorize.
So the next time you find yourself in a thrift or vintage shop, maybe head on over to the antique brooches and see what gems can be found. Or if you're not into that, I find it refreshing that stores are carrying plenty of "pinning" options these days.
Here are a few I've seen around lately...I especially love no. 5!