The Broach :: The Forgotten Accessory

Add a broach to a cardigan, blazer, or shirt for some extra flair. Images courtesy of Forever 21.

Chunky necklaces and bracelets have always been my never-failing approach to adding some pizazz to any outfit. You can never underestimate the power of five bucks and a trip to
Forever 21 for some praise-worthy flair that pops. However, I would like to also shed some light on an age-old trend that has been resurfacing: the broach. Although this trend was thought to be a sure goner after the 1980's, the broach has definitely resisted complete extinction from the fashion-forward. Yet, they are no longer for the top of your button-up’s collar. Broaches can be worn to adorn cardigans, skirts, jackets, and even purses. And for the crafty, you can add a bobby pin to the back or attach it to a headband for some hair flair. You can even stick it to a large bow if you are in real need of some dynamic snazziness. This vibrant little trend often comes to us incognito. I bet that most people already own broaches that are attached to many pieces they have bought and haven’t realized the little bauble’s potential in other facets of their wardrobe. Either that or they simply need to make a little trip to their mother’s or grandmother’s jewelry box. So, go broach it up!

Danielle Ciappara
BARE Reporter

1 comment:

  1. Broaches are a really fun accessory, I agree! I used a fun diamondy broach from my mom's random jewelry boxes the other day to reconstruct a big plaid lumber jack jacket. I know that sounds kooky, but it worked. Definitely down with the broach suggestion, they spice up an outfit easily!