At Hope Design Ltd., we design, create, and sell a lot of modern and vintage brooches, but we sometimes get the question, “how do you wear your brooch?” So, we came up with a list of six ways to use your brooches to add a little sparkle and shine to your wardrobe this winter.
#1 - Dress up your wardrobe basics and add interest to a solid color dress, sweater, or cardigan by adding a brooch.
#2 - Add sparkle and flair to your fall and winter outerwear. You can layer multiple brooches and lapel pins of different sizes on your jean jacket for a modern twist or add a little shine to your classic winter black coat by wearing your brooch on your lapel.
#3 - Heading to a formal or cocktail dress event? Create a new silhouette by adding interest to the waist or add sparkle to the neckline of your formal or semi-formal dress.
#4 - Use your brooches to update your winter headbands and hats, or pin one directly into your updo as a sparkly hair accessory.
#5 - Pin a brooch on your scarf to show off your military pride and be stylish this winter. Who says functional can’t also be beautiful?
#6 - Turn a tried and true bag or purse into a statement piece by adding a brooch.
This post is also a testament to the true and lasting friendships that we develop as military spouses. I really wanted to write this blog post, but I wanted you to have some photo inspiration to go along with it, so I talked my wonderful friend and fellow Army wife, Nichole Fisher, into serving as both a model and photographer for this post. Hope Design Ltd. is truly a small business so sometimes we need a little help from our friends. Thanks, Nichole for all the help! In true Army wife fashion, we took the pictures at my house on post and I paid her in coffee. :)
We hope you find some inspiration for wearing your brooches this winter.