Brooch Basics

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Pins may be thought of as traditional, but their unexpected versatility has made them a modern accessory. Once relegated to the front of a jacket or sweater only, pins and brooches can be worn in a myriad of styles.

Thanks to the pin and clasp attached, this piece of jewelry can add a personal touch to any of the following:

  • Hair ties, headbands, and hair clips
  • Shoes of any type
  • Belts
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Handbags

Some rules to keep in mind

  • Only attach a pin to a material that can hold up to its weight. Pins can cause damage to clothing or other items that are too thin or delicate.
  • Pins can be paired with one another. Varying sizes tend to work well together. Look to find balance with your overall look, whether wearing just one or multiple pins.
  • Because pins lay directly on clothing and other accessories, you?ll want them to complement one another. The pin should pop against the background, not get lost.