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How to Style a Brooch With Bounkit's Unique Handcrafted Brooches

Brooches are making a major comeback, with Bounkit leading the revival! What excites us most about brooches is their endless versatility in styling. Gone are the days when brooches were confined to lapels – now, you can sport your favorite brooch in any setting, matching it perfectly with your personal style. 

Our collection boasts high-quality metals and genuine, semi-precious stones, demonstrating our commitment to creativity in each new design. Drawing inspiration from current fashion trends and colors, we're confident there's a distinctive brooch in our range just for you. Continue reading our blog post to dive deeper into the world of brooches, exploring their rich history and discovering various styling tips for how to wear a brooch.

History of Brooches

This accessory's rich history dates back to the Viking era, where both men and women used long, ornate pins as cloak fasteners. In the 18th and 19th centuries, mourning brooches became highly popular. These were designed to commemorate deceased loved ones, often incorporating their locks of hair and engraved with names and dates.

Progressing into the 19th and 20th centuries, aigrette brooches, known for their detailed feather shapes and embellishments with garnets or diamonds, became fashionable, sometimes even worn in the hair. Concurrently, in France, en tremblant brooches gained popularity for their unique diamonds that shimmered in candlelight, predating electric lighting. 

Other notable styles over the years include Grand tour brooches, cameo brooches, sweetheart brooches, and dress clips. Even the most renowned high jewelry brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co. have crafted various brooch designs to cater to diverse preferences.

How to Wear a Brooch

Wondering how to style a brooch? The possibilities are endless, and you're only limited by your imagination. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Elevate Your Scarf Game

Adding a brooch to a scarf transforms a simple accessory into a statement piece. Pin it where the scarf crosses for an elegant touch or on the side for an asymmetrical flair. This not only adds a dash of personality but also can help keep your scarf in place on breezy days.

Refresh Your Coat

A brooch can inject new life into any coat, from your everyday peacoat to a formal overcoat. Position it on the lapel for a classic look or near the collar for a touch of sophistication. It's an easy way to personalize outerwear and stand out in a sea of sameness.

Reinvent Your Tops

Secure a brooch on the collar of your blouse or the chest of your favorite knit top to elevate your everyday attire. It's a subtle way to add elegance to casual outfits or enhance the formality of business wear.

Layer Brooches for Impact

Don't shy away from wearing multiple brooches at once. Cluster them on a jacket's lapel or scatter them across a sweater for a curated, artistic vibe. This approach lets you mix textures, colors, and styles for a truly personalized look.

Accentuate a Turtleneck

A brooch placed at the neck of a turtleneck adds an unexpected touch of glamour. It draws the eye upward and can serve as a sparkling focal point, breaking up solid colors and adding interest to minimalistic looks.

Adorn Your Headwear

Pin a brooch to the side of a cloth headband for an instant upgrade. This small addition can turn a simple hair accessory into an eye-catching statement, perfect for both casual and formal occasions.

Personalize Your Purse

Attach a brooch to a cloth purse to instantly elevate its appearance. Whether it's a vintage pin on a modern bag or a colorful brooch on a neutral tote, this touch adds a unique charm to your accessory.

Dress Up Your Dress

A brooch can redefine the silhouette of a tie-waist dress when placed at the knot. It adds a focal point and a touch of elegance, transforming a simple tie feature into a deliberate, stylish accent.

Each of these ideas showcases the versatility and transformative power of brooches, proving they're more than just an accessory for the lapel. With a little creativity, a brooch can become a centerpiece of your outfit, reflecting your personal style and adding flair to everyday items.

Starting Your Own Collection

If you're hoping to start your own brooch collection, the prospect might seem daunting at first. However, beginning with a timeless piece can set a strong foundation for your assortment. A floral brooch stands out as an enduring classic, embodying both elegance and versatility. Its appeal doesn't wane with changing seasons, making it a splendid choice year-round.

Floral brooches from Bounkit come in a variety of designs, materials, and sizes, ensuring there's a piece out there to match your personal style. These brooches can complement any outfit, from adding a touch of grace to a formal dress to bringing a pop of color to a casual blazer or denim jacket. Moreover, don't limit yourself to wearing a floral brooch solely during the spring. While they naturally resonate with the season's blooming essence, their beauty and charm are equally impactful in autumn's earthy tones, winter's crisp whites, and summer's vibrant hues. A floral brooch can serve as a reminder of the enduring beauty of nature, making it a meaningful and stylish addition to your collection at any time of the year.

In building your brooch collection, consider exploring different designs to represent various meanings or occasions.Over time, your collection will grow not only in size but in sentimental value, reflecting personal memories and milestones. Start with one, and let your collection build organically from there, choosing pieces that speak to you and enhance your unique style. Shop all our brooch styles here.


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