How to Wear a Brooch Without Looking Outdated

Brooches are commonly associated with vintage fashion. But while this sophisticated pin is often used as an accessory with vintage clothes, the modern fashionistas of today have already incorporated it in their wardrobe. We spotted actress Ginnifer Goodwin sporting a lovely brooch with her pink-and-black Marni ensemble at the season 4 premiere of Once Upon a Time, and our eyes were instantly drawn to her sparkly art-deco-styled pin.

Ginnifer Goodwin Brooch5Ginnifer Goodwin at the season 4 premiere of ABC’s Once Upon a Time held at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on September 21, 2014

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Another fan of the brooch is the Duchess of Cambridge herself. Kate Middleton, along with other fashionable royalty, often finishes her prim and proper ensembles with a contrasting or matching pin placed on the left or right side of her coat. At one of the royal events, Princess Kate wore a gray ensemble topped with a pearl cluster brooch that matched her pearl drop earrings. If you want to go with a sophisticated look, pearl brooches are a great way to add a touch of elegance to your outfit.

Kate Middleton BroochKate Middleton with Prince William at the Trooping of the Colour Celebration at the Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 14, 2014

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Stylist and fashion blogger Olga Oliwye Soukupova showed us how to mix this vintage accessory with a modern wardrobe. Dressed in head-to-toe black and carrying a Chanel purse, Olga added a silver-toned bird brooch and pinned it on an edgy military jacket.

Brooch Olga OliwyeOlga Oliwye Soukupova of Everyday Runway

These brooches, however small they may be, are a great fashion statement. They can be pinned on blazers and jackets, or if you want to be more creative, you can also place it on a bag or a scarf. Choose from the lovely brooches and pins below, and start rocking this sophisticated statement jewelry.

St. John Collection Enamel Pyramid BroochSt. John Collection Enamel Pyramid Brooch, $65

Nina 'Jaela' Faux Pearl & Crystal BroochNina “Jaela” Faux Pearl & Crystal Brooch, $48

Kenneth Jay Lane Spotted Leopard PinKenneth Jay Lane Spotted Leopard Pin, $132

Hook + Albert Velvet Flower Lapel PinHook + Albert Velvet Flower Lapel Pin, $40

Cara Faux Pearl Brooch2Cara Faux Pearl Brooch, $38

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