Time to Meet The Most Versatile Thing in My Wardrobe

Brooches, as seen on the S/S 18 runways of Marc Jacobs, Céline and Miu Miu, are far more versatile than you'd imagine. Olivia Palermo wears two matching ones to jazz up her jumper collars. Many street stylers add crystal pins to denim jackets to make them feel more luxe. We've witnessed Chinese fashion guru Leaf Greener fasten a wrap dress over trousers with one and Taylor Tomasi Hill keep her winter scarf in place with a greater flourish than you'd imagine. Basically, they're the one-piece-does-all jewellery buy that's often overlooked, and I'm here to persuade you to revisit the idea. Go through the gallery for a total lowdown on how to wear a brooch now, and then shop some of my favourites here.

Bettina Looney's cute headband looks all the more exciting for a crystal pin to scrunch it together at the front. Creativity score: 10/10.

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Up the ante of every shirt or blouse you own by fastening the collar with a statement brooch.

Add to a slash pocket opening to make a simple sweater or shirt seem more interesting.

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Jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez proves that you can wear more than one statement accessory around your face—especially when your hair is up.

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Taylor Tomasi Hill keeps her collegiate scarf in place by pinning it together with a sparkly brooch.

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Everyone loves a classic SJP-style corsage. Add to crew-neck tees to give them extra oomph like Desert Mannequin's Anum Bashir.

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Leaf Greener's approach is ingenious—keep that tricky wrap dress in place by pinning it at the waist. 

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It's one of Olivia Palermo's best fashion hacks—and she has many—to fasten two matching brooches to the collar of her sweater. Elegant.

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When it doubt wear denim and Chanel—it works a charm every time.

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Alexa Chung's going strong on the hair-clip front at the moment, but you can easily do this trend with a brooch and bobby pins.

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Loewe's Meccano-style brooches have been adorning many a plain jumper on the fashion week circuit—it's the minimalist's approach, for sure.