Which Pocket is the Best Placement for your Brooches?
Quote of the day: “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” – John Lubbock
Do you struggle with where to place your brooches when you finally remember to wear them? I feel like a pocket is one of those obvious choices to pin any brooch or even a couple of them! But could any pocket work? Keep reading to find out!
I decided to experiment with the different pockets in our closets. Tell me if you’d wear your brooch on any of these pockets!! And it may be obvious to everyone else, but I learned that it’s much easier to put the brooches on before I put on the jacket! Unless, someone is doing it for you!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: For my pocket placement of my brooches, I chose the top pockets. I’m not always a big fan of pockets near the girls, since I really don’t need any help in looking bigger there. But for this example, I was hoping that the focal point would be the brooches themselves, and not the girls!
One of the only pieces I found in my closet with pockets at the top, was my denim vest. I’ve been wearing it more lately since I discovered the idea of wearing a jacket under the vest!
The heart pin which is made of zippers, is a souvenir that my mom brought back from Russia! Mom loved it so much that she made the same type of pin for Nancy, which coincidentally she’s wearing in the photos below! On the other pocket I wanted to see if I could recycle a solo earring. The 3 circle “pin” is actually an earring that has lost it’s mate. I keep thinking I should get rid of all of these solo earrings, but then I wonder if I can use them.
I thought the print boots might be too much with the dotted jacket, but my second opinion (my husband) thought they looked great!
Jeans: Simply Vera-thrifted (similar here)~~Vest: Maurices (similar here)~~Jacket: Rag & Bone (similar here only in L or here in a fleece)~~Turtleneck: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Boots: Dolce Vita-thrifted (similar here in expensive polka dots and here in animal print)~~Brooches: (similar here, here in an I or U, here out of lucite, here as a pineapple, & here as a floral pin )
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s brooches got styled on her lower, vertical pocket (we just used one side), of her corduroy jacket!
Here’s that zipper pin that my mom made for Nancy. We used it and one of her angel pins that used to be part of her aunt’s collection.
We didn’t add in a necklace since there was bling on the pocket. However, I figured some colorful earrings would be fun! I realize that these earrings don’t “match” anything in the outfit, but they do give a nice pop of purple!
The older generation of women, may not think about white jeans in the winter, but I’m a huge fan!! I think it lightens the look so much! And then the darker boots help to ground the outfit, don’t you think? Of course, since the jeans are regular length, you can’t see the entire ankle boots. That’s the whole reason we tried the ankle pants in Nancy’s outfit from the last post!
Jeans: Chicos (similar here great deal!)~~Jacket: Woolrich (similar here as a quilted bomber for under $20)~~Turtleneck: Chicos (similar here)~~Boots: White Mountain (similar here another great deal)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here in lucite and here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom got chosen to place her brooches on the lower horizontal pockets. I decorated both sides for mom because she has more than enough pins to choose from!
This monochromatic look is my mom’s favorite way to dress. I did try to slip in some color by adding a pink shirt under the blazer, but you certainly don’t see it much in these pictures!
For the one pocket, I grabbed an owl brooch, a sheep dog pin & another generic one. Mom has the sheep dog pin because she & my dad had one of these dogs when I was a wee one. The other pocket got decorated with butterflies & buttons. I tried to pick lighter color pins so they’d show up better against the dark blazer.
Not that I’m trying to be a tattle tale, but mom didn’t think this idea was very functional. She kept thinking that the brooches would get in the way if they were at this level. I could see how she’d think this, but would it be much different than a belt?
Pants: Chaps (similar here in a corduroy)~~Blazer: Giorgio SantAngelo (similar here as a glen plaid)~~Boots: Madeline Stuart (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here in 2 pieces, here, here, here & here in gold or here in silver)
The pockets are an easy detail to cover with brooches, but did you find a favorite of these three? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!
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