Brooches are the bench players in the jewellery box that don’t get enough time on the field. They are versatile and easy to wear, yet they tend to be forgotten about. Relegated to under-stated lapels and the odd cardigan. They want out people! They want out and fabulous!
Today I’m liberating the brooch and showing you a few cool ways to wear them.
Use earrings as a neck brooch
Amp up the cool factor on a buttoned-up shirt with a large chandelier earring. You can just put it through the top button hole. If you are looking for other ways to wear a white shirt, I have eight.
Use earrings and a chain as a collar chain
Another cute way to add a bit of sass to a buttoned-up look. The earrings will have a blunt pin, which can damage the material of the collar. To avoid this, make a hole first with a sharp pin, and then push the earring through, attaching it to the chain. The hole will be much smaller if you do it this way.
Use a brooch to add to a necklace
My son made this too-cute necklace for me for mothers day. The addition of a little butterfly brooch is a bit fun. (Although my son prefers me to wear it the way he made it). For a dressier look, a statement diamanté brooch with a cluster of pearl necklaces looks fabulous.
Add a brooch to your scarf
Add a little sparkle to your scarf by pinning on a brooch.
Wear a brooch on a piece of ribbon as a statement necklace
This is an easy and casual cool take on a statement necklace.
Wear your brooch in your hair, on a ribbon
Make a cute headband by adding a brooch to some ribbon and wearing in your hair.
Use brooches to add colour where you need it
I love these mushroomy grey colours, but they don’t suit my complexion. I have to add something to make it work. Brooches in white bring some light back where I need it. You can make these brooches here.