Safety pins are the ultimate symbol of fashion and function. Who can't remember using them to either make something or to skirt a major wardrobe malfunction. Whatever their use, safety pins are on the fashion come-up. The spring 2010 Vena Cava show presented a full on safety-pin vest, while Christopher Kane used the slick pins to add subtle shine to the Versus collection. Style bloggers-turned-DIYers Denise Lai and Pelayo Diaz took a recession-friendly approach and added the household adornments to basics (Pelayo will make one for you!). And if crafting stuff isn't your specialty, you can throw on a necklace or pair of earrings courtesy of Marc Jacobs or Giles & Brother.
Above, from left: Vena Cava's spring 2010 show, photo via Style.com; a DIY safety pin necklace made by style blogger SuperWowOMG.
Above, from left: Style blogger Pelayo Diaz in a safety pin tee of his own creation; Versus by Versace spring 2010 show, photo via Style.com.