The Cost-Effective Accessory That Upgrades All Outfits

While chokers have become so omnipresent it's weird when outfits don't feature at least one (layering them is now key), and corsages have been staging a decorative comeback thanks to Gucci's popularity, there has been another piece of statement jewellery stepping into the fashion scene: the brooch.

Yes, they're beloved of the Queen and most likely your nan (well, granny is an inspiration this season), but they're also worn on repeat by Alexa Chung and have been adopted by Rihanna, who wore a handful dotted into her red carpet hairdo just this weekend. Lately, we've been hooked on the Instagram account of jewellery collector and designer Emilee Anne, who found 101 ingenious ways to reuse your favourite pins.

So click away to discover the free outfit updates you can do now—so long as you have a brooch or two on hand. But if you don't, simply shop from our favourites in the gallery below.

1. Embellish Lace-Up Shoes

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2. Pop Mini Brooches in Your Hair Like Rihanna

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3. Decorate a Plain Black Dress

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4. Pin in Unexpected Places

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5. Fasten Onto Party Boots

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6. Add a Single Brooch to Your Biker Jacket

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7. Keep a Fur Stole in Place

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8. Go All-Out With a Giant Corsage

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9. Make Coat Cuffs a Statement

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10. Give a Black Choker Another Dimension

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Make your workwear tailoring less corporate with a brooch.

Fasten a button-down with this for preppy vibes.

What's better than one mushroom brooch? Three!

This looks like an antique, don't you think?

This is the perfect partner to a cashmere sweater.

Looking for more savvy updates? Then check out the S/S 17 fashion trends to know now.