Monday, October 14, 2013

Pretty Sweater Pins

Do you ever wear pins or brooches? I don't think they're too much in vogue these days, but I've always liked keeping a pretty pin on the collar of my dressy winter coats. My mom always had one on her nice coats and it really is a fun way to add some extra style to your look. It feels feminine and elegant and vintage, to me. 

Well, it's not quite time for winter coats yet, but I was looking through some of my pins and thought they would look darling on a big comfy fall sweater. So I pulled out three pins and grabbed a basic grey cardigan (this look works best on a loose, open cardigan that isn't too thick or heavy).

The top and bottom pins are both antiques and were very special gifts from family and friends. The middle one is actually a stud earring--a recent Anthropologie find--but it worked much the same way as the pins. Here are the looks I came up with!

By pinning my jewels in different spots, I was able to achieve three totally unique looks. I love it! My beautiful pins really transformed this basic grey knit sweater into something a bit more special, don't you think? 

Would you try this? If you don't own any pins, check your local thrift shops!


  1. I have always loved wearing pins on the lapel of jackets and blazers, but have never thought of using them as clasp for sweaters... I absolutely love this idea!

  2. I LOVE the first pin with the blue! It pops so much. :) Accessories are so much fun!

  3. Oh I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who wears pins on my lapel! :)

  4. Thanks Tina! I like it too. It's just a little different and fun :)

  5. I love how you always pick out the feminine, classic details. So lovely on you!

  6. Thank you Hannah! That's such a nice compliment!

  7. I did love them! So happy you sent photos--I'm going to keep my eye out for them in antique shops.


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