There was a time when brooches pinned to a hat, dress or lapel were de rigueur, but for years (or more like decades) they’ve felt a bit stuffy and outdated; a piece of jewelry relegated to your grandmother’s generation. Lately though, brooches have been enjoying a runway revival. Seen in the Fall 2015 collections of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Balenciaga, and more, the fashion world seems to appreciate the versatility of this instant adornment. And why not? What other piece of jewelry can be worn in so many different ways? Clustered on a coat or sweater, pinned to a wool cap, strung on a chain and worn as a necklace or even fastened to your hair for a formal event, the possibilities of the statement accessory are totally endless.
Kerry Washington wearing a Beladora diamond double clip brooch in ELLE magazine
And after seasons of minimalism, it feels right to put away some of our more delicate personal pieces and in turn, opt for pieces of luxe jewelry that give great sparkle and an unexpected twist to an ensemble. A statement brooch styled in a clever way is the perfect decorative piece for the fall and holiday season.
Here are some dazzling options that though vintage, still manage to make a fall wardrobe feel modern.