14 Modern Ways to Wear a Brooch—And Make It Look Seriously Cool

Cristina Velocci
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14 Modern Ways to Wear a Brooch—And Make It Look Seriously Cool
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It’s unfortunate that brooches have gotten such a stodgy reputation, considering they’re one of the most versatile and underutilized accessories out there. While most other jewelry is worn only in the way it’s intended, the styling possibilities for brooches are pretty much up to your personal style.

There’s also no better time to dust off any ill-conceived notions you may have of these decorative pins and give them a stab for yourself: Brooches were all over the Fall 2015 runways, most notably found riding the lapels at Prada, piercing heavy tweeds at Balenciaga, scattered around collars at Dolce & Gabbana, adorning berets at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and clipped onto heels at Céline.

Clearly, certain members of the fashion set have gotten the memo that brooches are back, as they’ve taken to sporting them in uniquely modern ways. Click through the gallery above for styling inspiration and to shop our picks along the way.

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Oscar de la Renta Fern Brooch, $195; at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Ben-Amun Crystal Leaf Brooch, $319; at Ben-Amun

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Rosantica Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Brooch, $160; at Net-A-Porter

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Sonia Rykiel Brooch, $190; at The Corner

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Marni Brooch Set, three for $366; at Yoox

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Shop Prima Donna Florian Jewel Brooch Clear/Silver, $12.99; at Shop Prima Donna

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