From simple to sophisticated, who could deny that brooches can add some personality to a corporate outfit, and do it smartly too. More than just elegant and very appropriate for power-dressing, its designs range from flora to fauna, and the beautiful, carefully placed stones add to the glitz and glamour of a smart brooch.
Did you know that a woman wearing a brooch with a smart suit commands respect and exerts confidence in the room when she walks in? Because most people create first impressions based on your appearance, it is important to show that you are a professional and can represent your firm or company in an important event, and that you know how to groom yourself.
There are many types of brooches which are appropriate for all sorts of occasions, and like many accessories out there, there’s no need to shell out big bucks just to purchase a detail of an outfit. Although it helps, it is smarter to invest in an affordable brooch with a firm pin that is not too heavy when worn. Of course, whatever brooches you receive as gifts can always be worn and this shows appreciation by displaying it on your nape.
Here are some of our picks which might give ideas and inspiration of what to look for when out shopping for a brooch.
For the dog lover, this lovable poodle can send of some sparkle and shine when set against a corporate suit of grey or navy blue, and it will look sharper in black too.
Remember Grace Kelly’s Cartier Poodle pin? You can have a similar, signature detail without the cost (Photo from pricescope.com)
Celtic brooches have a distinct design of their own. Intricate knots, trinities and Celtic mythical symbols and creatures like dragons and fairies are set on beautiful enamel finish. Draw in the beauty and symmetry of Celtic-inspired brooches.
Add the charm of a fairy tale world through these beautiful and elegant Celtic-inspired pieces (Photos from broochesstore.com)
One of the classic and ultra-feminine styles of brooches is flowers. These go with almost anything and never go out of style. If you have an heirloom that is well-taken care of or you have a new find that is at a bargain price, it deserves to be worn with pride just the same.
Try something new and fun with florals and feathers and let your friends do the inquiries (Photo from fabulousbrooch.com)
You could always show off your curious, whimsical and even eccentric side, at least not in the clothes you wear to an important meeting, but the brooch pinned to your clothes can reveal a lot, and may spark friendly questions to break the ice.
The teardrop crystal with hanging from this eye brooch can spark curiosity and conversation when you are with people (Photo from butlerandwilson.co.uk)
With so many choices and designs in shops all around, your challenge will be to decide which one to take home. Make an impression. Add this corporate detail and make a statement.
Do you like wearing brooches? What are your favorites?