Posted on June 04, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments
To keep the look modern, avoid matching the color of your brooch to the color of your outfit—and don’t be afraid to take risks! Pair a sweet, feminine brooch with an edgy pair of boots or wear a cluster of brooches together. There’s no harm in experimenting.
Tip: To make sure you don't loose your brooch while you're wearing it, create a DIY safety catch using a rubber earring back or a small piece of pencil eraser.
Here are 5 fun ways to wear a brooch:1. As an accent to a dress. Any sheath in a solid color can be dressed up with a strategically placed brooch.
Elizabeth Taylor's brooch worn off to the side brings glamour to an otherwise simple dress.2. In your hair. If you’re attending a formal event and planning to style your hair in an updo, why not add a bit of glimmer with a brooch? Using bobby pins, secure the brooch to your head near your bun or chignon. Keep the look organic by placing the brooch off-center.
4. Hold the ends of a scarf together. For a classic look, loosely drape a silk scarf around your neck and secure with a brooch. For a creative look, wrap the scarf around your head and secure with a brooch (and bobby pins).
5. Over strands of pearls. Channel your inner Lady Luxe by securing multiple strands of pearls together with a brooch worn off to the side, under your collarbone. (If you’re ever looking to dress as Coco Chanel, pair this style with a tweed jacket, and you’re good to go!)
With a little searching, you're likely to find a brooch that's just right for your style and personality.
You can shock and delight with this Gold Antique Spider Brooch...
...or turn up the cute factor with this Vintage Koala Bear Brooch.
Wear a reclaimed sterling silver Willow Brooch for a classy, modern look.
Scintillating crystal brooch for day or night.
Get your coffee fix with this Coffee or Tea Cup Brooch.
If you're not a fan of classic gold and diamonds, try a creative brooch like this Portrait of Penelope Brooch, made with shrinkable plastic!
Looking for more inspiration? Diamonds in the Library features an impressive array of brooch styles, including two of my favorites: Antique Diamond and Pearl Bow Brooches and Art Deco Puppy Brooches from the Early 20th Century.
Shop our collection of brooches here.
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