When you hear the word brooch, do you think “great grandmother?” You’re not alone—it’s a stuffy word. But it’s decidedly not a stuffy concept. Adding a little bit of flare to your outfit is not at all old-fashioned, and really, they’re versatile. You can punch up any look with a pin easily and remove it when you’re done—our idea of true cost-effectiveness. While we love (love!) rooting out vintage pins at our local thrift store, there are plenty of great, brand-spanking-new brooches out there ripe for the picking. Our favorites harken back to the past while also being totally modern (think jewels and vintage-look, but updated with cool colors or inventive construction). Click through for 10 amazing pins.
A nice chunk of change, yes, but we are seriously feeling this Marni pin.
$270 at SSENSE.
We hear celestial is in right now (though when isn't it?).
$42.19 at ASOS.
We love the look of this cool geometric collage.
$30 at Topshop.
Another really rad brooch, this little guy is totally modern.
$20 at Topshop.
Spell it Out
There aren't many letters left so jump now to get a piece of Markus Lupfer for cheap.
$20 at Net-A-Porter.
Vintage-looking but not quite old, this would look sweet pinned to a fuzzy cardigan.
$11.99 at ModCloth.
Give Us a Hand
This Pamela Love pin is super cool.
$175 at Shopbop.
Think of this pin as upgraded vintage.
$25.31 at ASOS.
This is one of our favorite pins ever and really it's super versatile—use it to close an open sweater or even to decorate a prim bun/braided crown.
$20 at La Garçonne.
Creep everyone out with this insect fake-out.
$95 at Bona Drag.