How to style a brooch in 10 different ways

10 ways to wear a brooch. Chanel brooches.

Military green utility jacket with a Chanel brooch and Chanel chevron mini rectangular bag. Chanel brooches on a denim shirt.

I’ve shared my love for the Chanel brooch with you earlier and in this post, I’ll show you how to style a brooch in 10 different ways. The sky is the limit if you are a little creative. There are so many ways you can wear a brooch to lift an outfit, and that is why I love this kind of accessory.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be worn the classic way on a jacket, dress or a top, even though I wear it like that quite often. I love to give my old (or new) piece of clothing a little facelift with a brooch or two. But if you think outside the box, the options are many. You can pin it on a hat or a beanie, on a silk scarf to hold it together, in the middle of a shirt collar, on your belt loops, or even in your hair. You can also glam up your handbag with a brooch, but preferably if it’s made of canvas as it may leave visible holes if it’s made of leather.

So don’t worry if you’re feeling a little stuck on how to wear a brooch, I got you covered. Here are 10 different ways I wear a brooch, and you can do it too. And just for the record, all pictures below are of me but a few of them are taken a while back and has also been posted on Instagram (hence the many “no face” pictures).

So, let’s get to it:

Wearing a vintage brooch in wedding hair.

1. In my hair. On my wedding day, I wore a vintage brooch as a hairpin. I bought it in a vintage boutique and it was baby blue, so this brooch served both as my “something old” and “something blue”.

 

Chanel brooch and baby blue lace blouse.Wearing a Chanel brooch with a blue lace shirt and camel coat.

2. I often wear a brooch in the middle of a collar on a shirt or a blouse as a “necklace”. Here shown with and without a winter coat.

 

Wearing a Chanel brooch on a white shirt with ripped jeans and a black Balenciaga Small City bag.

3. On a crisp white shirt with ripped jeans and a Balenciaga Small City bag (I was actually shopping at Balenciaga here, buying my beloved cut out boots!)

 

Wearing a Chanel brooch on a belt loop.

4. If you’re tired of wearing it the classic way, why not wear it on your belt loop? Not my usual way of styling it, but I think it works.

 

Wearing an oversized denim jacket with a Chanel brooch and red Chanel Boy bag.

5. One of my favorite looks is pinning one or two brooches on an oversized denim jacket.

 

Wearing a Chanel brooch on a demin shirt with Hermes clic bracelets.

6. Also, love to wear it on a denim shirt. A classic.

 

Chanel brooch and Gucci Marmont belt with a chunky white knit sweater.

7. Tired of long winters and wearing warm clothes? I am! So here I’ve spiced up a white chunky knit with a CC brooch and a Gucci belt.

 

Baby blue dress with a Chanel brooch and dainty gold pendant necklace.

8. On warmer days, I often wear it on summer dresses. Here on a baby blue dress with a dainty gold necklace.

 

Wearing a black and white polkadot dress with a Chanel brooch.

9. On a black and white polka dot dress.

 

Wearing a military green utility jacket, black and white polkadot top, a Chanel brooch and Chanel 226 Reissue flap bag.  Pregnant style. Military green utility jacket with a Chanel brooch and Chanel chevron mini rectangle bag.

10. Last but not least, the utility jacket. Let it get a feminine touch with a brooch. (PS. didn’t just had a big dinner in the last picture, I was 7 months preggo as well!)

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There you have my 10 different ways to style a brooch. And there are many more if you’re feeling a little creative. Hopefully, this may inspire you to wear a brooch more often or maybe you don’t wear them at all and would like to try?

In addition, I will add a little dream of mine. One day I would love to own a Chanel jacket and I would definitely wear it with a CC brooch! I took this picture of a mannequin in a Chanel boutique I visited a couple of years ago. Love the way they styled her! A girl can dream.

Chanel brooches on a Chanel jacket in a Chanel boutique.


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How to style a brooch in 10 ways. Chanel brooches and Chanel boxes.
How to style a brooch in 10 ways. Chanel brooches and Chanel boxes.
How to style a brooch in 10 ways. Chanel brooches and Chanel boxes.

 

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3 comments

  1. I’m not a big brooch person, but these style ideas are awesome! I never would have thought to pin a brooch in my hair!!!

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