A melon-hued blazer and white poplin shirt look so fresh this summer, but we’re not stopping there. Turn up your wardrobe basics with an old-school brooch. Fix it to the lapel of your coat, blazer breast pocket, or the tippy top of a collared shirt. Or drape a square scarf around your neck, and secure the ends with a pin for a classic-turned-ultra-chic look. Gentlemen, we expect to see you sporting this style, too.
You certainly can find freshly made works of art in department stores, like this sweet brooch at Neiman Marcus, but we also recommend searching thrift and antique stores for one-of-kind pieces, like this tassel brooch from Tacoma seller Glenna’s Jewelry.
Josie Acorn Brooch, Mignonne Gavigan, $195
1940s Silver Filigree Tassel Brooch, Glenna’s Jewelry on Etsy, $76
Brooch photos courtesy their manufacturers