Revamp Your Outfit With Brooches

Sunday, September 24, 2017





Blazer - The Fifth Label (BNKR Online)
 Dress - Big W
Flats - Kmart
 Brooches - H&M (assorted)

I’ve always loved a little bit of bling. The obsession I think comes from the women around me –whether it’s my mother’s obsession with rings, my grandma’s extensive jewellery collection or my aunt’s impressive selection of brooches. The latter especially was someone whose fashion sense I always admired but often was unable to emulate. You see, while her intricate brooches looked beautiful paired with her elegant saris, it was an accessory I always thought limited to those over 40. That is, until Alexander McQueen proved me wrong.

If you shatter the English dame vision that can often come attached with brooches, you’re left with a very versatile piece of jewellery. And one that caters to the minimalists and maximalists both. Let me give you some examples to illustrate my point.

Say you’re wearing a print-on-print pant suit that’s really a whole lot to take on, a delicate brooche can be the perfect subtle accessory. Or, say you’re required to be quite glammed up but you can only find outfits that are quite minimalist, add a cluster of brooches of different shapes and sizes and you’re now that much more dressed up. You get the point.

As someone who prefers lighter fabrics and flowing cuts, I generally veer away from purchasing anything that is too military inspired despite finding them uber stylish. By adding these assortments of brooches to my simple, well-cut black coat, I got to try my hand at a military style look without having to invest in the whole shoulder-padded, star studded shebang. A $15 pack of brooches and I’m set. I guess this is the reason I am loving the resurgence of age-old jewellery, be it arm cuffs, chokers or now brooches. After all, they were popular for a reason right?






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27 comments

  1. I love your look dear and the brooches look amazing <3 xx

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  2. I always though broches are kind of boring but you just [proved me wrong!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  3. Looking so beautifully majestic, your brooches make such a bewitching statement and you rock them so divinely! I love the starry vibes and the rich burgundy colour, so perfect for the Autumnal seasons up ahead. Your lipstick matches the hue perfectly and I'm crushing so hard on your beautiful self! You're 100% right, they're popular for good reason and it's brilliant to add pieces like this to make a statement whilst keeping it simple. All the babin' feels when it comes to brooches <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  4. I used to think brooches were for older ladies as well, but I really love how you incorporated yours into the outfit!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  5. Super cute idea! I don't actually own any brooches, but they are totally coming back! A lot of designers are making them more. I love this idea because it's a cost effective way of styling something older in your wardrobe that maybe you've out-worn. Cute!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  6. You look gorgeous, my dear! I love the brooches and I love that you drew inspiration from the ladies in your life (mom and grandma). Such a sweet story.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  7. I need to pick up a few this holiday season. I have one that I've been rocking for years, but I need a refresh.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  8. I love this idea, and this outfit is perfect! Now I feel like I need to buy some brooches. They clearly look great on coats!

    amberelb.com

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  9. Brooches seem to be getting more and more popular don't they? I love the wear you've used yours on a black outfit x

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  10. It is so good to see brooches making a come back. I have such fond memories of my gran wearing them :) I love seeing how you arranged these brooches on an all black outfit giving it some street style edge.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  11. Your look is so adorable and I love a good bling too.
    Have a fantastic week.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/en/cozy-sunday/

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  12. These brooches literally completely refresh this jacket - I'll definitely be giving this a go sometime soon to one of my older coats! Fabulous styling tip :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  13. Such a great idea! I love how you've added the brooches to this coat, its made it so edgy and unique. You look gorgeous

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  14. Loved how you jazzed up your jacket, it looks gorgeous hunny xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  15. I love how your brooches and how you wore them are so "now". Looking at your outfit, I wouldn't really think they were brooches, they're so much a part of your outfit that it's perfect!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  16. You're so pretty! I love those brooches, wish I could get my hands on more vintage ones!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  17. I love how you used brooches to glam up this look!
    http://doreensstylediary.com

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  18. I've recently started using brooches and they do make an outfit stand out.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  19. Ahhh I love this idea of using brooches! I used to do it when I was school, glad to see the trend coming back! You have styled it perfectly :)
    I am following your blog now, would really appreciate if you give my blog a look and follow if you like :)

    xx
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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  20. Just beautiful <3
    Bisous from Peru

    http://gallech.blogspot.com

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  21. Your style is too pretty! Great post!
    Xx Caroline
    www.foreverdolledup.net

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  22. so chic. i need me a couple of nice ones.
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎
    www.mahryska.com

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  23. I love brooches, they are so classy!! *-*
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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  24. Whaaat, the coat is so pretty! I love it :)

    www.sophiaston.de

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  25. I'm currently on a search for brooches - I really want to add some to my check coat to refresh it a bit!
    Your brooches are super lovely!

    xx
    Renia
    www.venswifestyle.com

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  26. Classically black, beautiful!

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