Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Latest Fall Fashion Trend - BROOCHES

Well I have to start by saying I am a HUGE fan of brooches, and even though I am a guy, I hav quite a collection. I think brooches add that sparkle or flare to any outfit, handbag or hat! Brooches are the Sparkle that makes your whole outfit POP!

All the big stores (Neiman Marcus, Nordstom, Macy's etc) are showing off their sparkly pins in their ads and catalogs and their on line shops!

Brooch pins are the oldest type of jewelry out there. Since man had worn his first garment (the loin cloth) he needed something to hold it all together: a thorn. Brooches are the most functional piece of jewelry (serving as fasteners for clothing).
This useful ornament become popular in the 19th century. First worn on high necklines, women started placing this decorative detail on other areas of their dresses, coats, and shawls. Made out of metal, silver, gold, and other materials, brooches are designed to be an expressive piece. With intricate wire work, colored enamels, and fancy stones, the brooch can be found in a variety of different vintage and modern styles.

Wear It On Blazers/Outerwear: Take a look in your closet. Find all your basic garments that could use an extra touch of bling (i.e. black blazers, cardigans, shawls, etc.). Place brooch pin on lapels, your front chest, or anywhere around neckline. Don’t be afraid to add multiple brooches for more glitz.







Wear It In Your Hair: As we attend holiday parties, we experiment with different hairstyles and looks. Try putting your hair up or half down, and use bobby pins to fasten your locks. After pinning hair, take a brooch and pin it over the bobby pins, creating support and holding the brooch in an upright position.



Make a pair of Old Jeans Sparkle: add to the pocket area of a old pair of jeans for a little kick!


 BEDAZZLE that old handbag or pocket book: just add one two three or more brooches to your old purse/pocketbook and bring it back to life!



These gorgeous works of art have been all the rage for years and have now made a come back so don't miss out on this great style!


Stop by my shop for a huge selection of vintage brooches to add that Fall Fashion Flare to your wardrobe today!! PAGANCELLARJEWELRY



15 comments:

  1. I love brooches too, though I never seem to wear the ones I have. I love the idea of wearing them in your hair! I'll have to take some of mine out and try them that way :)

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  2. I love brooches too, but I don't have many. I guess I feel like I should wear them to fancy places and I don't go to many of those. Maybe I'll start wearing them more often anyway :) You've given some great examples.

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  3. I must join the crowd in my adoration of brooches and I have quite a collection myself. Unfortunately, there are always so many more out there that serve as terrible temptations - and far too many find their way into my collection. But, I must say, they never fail to be noticed and gain complements. No wonder they are the current fashion trend! Great post!

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  4. So pretty I love brooches Jewelry and this shows you how to wear it

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  5. Great article and fabulous photos! I wear brooches on my hats, purses and whereever else I can find! :-) Brooches are so versatile and can really add to an outfit - even just for a fun statement!

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  6. Thank you for sharing with us the history of the brooches. Pretty shop!

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  7. Fantastic article! Fabulous ideas!! Love it!

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  8. Brooches ARE fabulous! I have a couple of antiques from my mom and aunt that are my faves!

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  9. great post! I have some old brooches from my Grandma I'll have to dig out again.

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  10. p.s. Love love love the idea of wearing them on a headband!!

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  11. I, too, love brooches, but find them difficult to wear. They are easy to wear with a jacket, but inspiration for dresses is challenging. Thank you for giving me the ideas I needed!

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  12. You are SO right, Bill! I love brooches, too. And I love that they're now on-trend. I have several on my purse (vintage ones, of course), and I love to see them on hats, scarves, and coats as well as dresses. That "little black [or any solid color] dress" really pops when a large brooch is placed at the center of the neckline or at the cleavage!

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