As purveyors of all things layered, we never need an excuse to add another accoutrement to our outfits. Still, sometimes, our ears, necks and wrists get tired of holding down the statement-jewelry fort. The perfect antidote? A lapel pin, naturally.
Brooches not only polish up an outfit in an instant, but they add some unexpected sparkle in an often-neglected area. And with all the wearable options — substitute it for a statement necklace at your collar, pin a couple on your fave crossbody bag, or, if you’re feeling really creative, string a few of your favorite styles along some string and wear it as a necklace — brooches are a definite no-brainer.
But, because seriously cool pins aren’t as easy to find as, say, a shiny new piece of arm candy, we did the scouring for you. Click through for eight brooches that scream glamour (and not granny).