After making quite the comeback on the fall 2015 runways, from Prada to Dolce & Gabbana, the brooch trend is here to stay. The once stale and overlooked accessory has become cool again. However, the newest designs are much more modern than the heirlooms you may find in your grandmother’s jewelry box. Seen in every material from plastic, to crystal, to feathered in the form of animals, three-dimensional florals, and super-modern graphic shapes and lettering, the modern brooch is quirky and interesting—even when taking nod to its antique roots.
Pin them to the lapel of your coat, the neckline of your sweater, the end of your scarf, or hell, even in your ponytail to instantly make your look more interesting.
Peruse through the gallery to see the 12 must-haves to start your brooch collection now.
Nana Firenze, Limit.ed Dragon Shaped Feather Pin, $176, available at Luisaviaroma.
Topshop, Glitter Eye Brooch, $12, available at Topshop.
ASOS, 70s Jewelled Brooch, $21, available at ASOS.
Gerard Yosca, Faux Pearl-Accented Charmed Safety Pin Brooch, $118, available at Lord & Taylor.
I Still Love You NYC, Bubblegum Splat Brooch, $52, available at The Nylon Shop.
& Other Stories, Feather Brooch, $60, available at & Other Stories.
Anthropologie, Fringed Crescent Brooch, $48, available at Anthropologie.
Saint Laurent, Serpent Monogram Brooch, $275, available at MatchesFashion.
Kenneth Jay Lane, White Owl Brooch, $150, available at Kenneth Jay Lane.
Allison Reed, “Bella” Cluster Pin, $48, available at Allison Reed.
Forest of Chintz, Pin, $295, available at Ikram.
Proenza Schouler, Alphabet Enameled Brooches, $75, available at Net-a-Porter.