Brooches are a timeless accessory. Some consider them to be antiquated and stale items that collect dust in the heavy oak jewelry boxes under Grandma’s bed. But nothing could be farther from the truth. If worn properly, brooches add flair & sophistication to an outfit. Style icons like Elizabeth Taylor and
Serena van der Woodsen Blake Lively show us all how a brooch can instantly add glamour and uniqueness to any look.
Recycling and repurposing vintage jewelry is just fun, especially if it adds a certain je ne sais quoi to an otherwise normal outfit. To pull off that look, consider following in the steps of these beauts:
1. Break up a monochromatic outfit
Blake Lively adds some flair to her glamorous all-white ensemble. This actress looks like a first lady, maybe even a queen.
2. Placement: anything goes
Elizabeth Taylor, arguably the queen of fine jewelry, wore brooches in different dynamic ways. Place your brooch on your shoulder, on one side of your blouse, or in the center of a strapless dress.
3. Only wear one brooch at a time
NOT. This brooch & pin cluster looks awesome, and she looks like she’s having a rad time.
4. Stick it on your head
That’s right. Remember when we said anything goes when it comes to placement? Yeah. We meant it. Stick that bad boy on a messy bun and BOOM. Flawless.
5. Add some edge to a simple outfit
Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger proves that a minimalist look can still have some sparkle. Her simple blouse, black skinny jeans, sunnies, and gemstone brooch reek of sophistication.
6. Make it flirty
Don’t fight it– just let it happen, like Gwyny here does in this shoulderless satin gown.