How to style a brooch.

Love brooches but unsure how to wear one? Don't worry; we've got plenty of inspiration for how you can bring our dreamiest accessory into your everyday style.

It's a shame that brooches have been forgotten for decades and are often thought of as outdated. Whilst most other jewellery is worn only in the way it's intended, the styling possibilities for brooches are endless! More playful than a necklace, more sophisticated than an oversized pair of earrings - there are tons of creative ways to wear these pretty little things!

Brooches can be placed anywhere on your outfit to give it a little bit more personality or to help tell a story. The versatility of these accessories means there are few rules; as long as the material you are attaching it to can carry the weight of the brooch, you're good to go!

Here, we share our favourite ways to style a brooch.

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Tell a story by combining similarly themed brooches in a cluster.

Top Tip: When clustering, always wear an odd number of brooches. Odd numbers are more attractive to the eye!

Did you know that brooches didn’t start out as jewels? They were designed originally as a functional item used to hold together a piece of cloth such as a cloak, wearing a brooch nestled between your collar gives this same effect in a modern and chic way.

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Create focal points from functional pockets by adding brooches.

Double up your accessories and match your brooch to your bow or beret!

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Add interest to a lapel.

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