Pin it on you: 16 brooches, badges and stick pins to add instant personality to outfits
By Ingrid Schmidt
Sep 10, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Dust off those vintage brooches and lapel pins. Whether a flea market find, a family heirloom or a new treasure from the likes of Chanel or Louis Vuitton, decorative pins are back as the accessory of the moment for both ladies and gentlemen. They come in numerous shapes and forms: badges, brooches and stick pins in classic bows and crests, modern florals, animal silhouettes, arty graphics and symbols. For a simple styling trick, pins add instant personality to an outfit, particularly neutral basics, coats and suiting.
And more is more. Wearing them in multiple looks fresh, as does unexpected placement — in the hair (as at Prada's presentation for fall), on a handbag (as at Dolce & Gabbana) or on both jacket lapels (as on the Dior Homme runway). Beyond ornamentation, brooches function as pretty fasteners on pieces such as the season's cool new capes.
Dolce & Gabbana leather clutch with brooch trim, $3,995 at Dolce & Gabbana in Beverly Hills, (310) 888-8701, www.dolcegabbana.it
Louis Vuitton brass and plexiglass Solaris Brooch, $875 at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills, (310) 859-0457