Last week I was thrilled to be a part of In Bloom, a fun week of cool style post organized by the very sassy Â My Girl Thursday and Little Tree Vintage! I had such a blast….I wanted to share my Guest Post with you here as well. My topic? Styling vintage pins!
As you all know, I have a major vintage obsession. I especially love the colors and shapes, soooo I thought it would be fun to take a look at one of my favorite colorful accessories: the vintage pin. Small but mighty, vintage pins can really pack a punch and show off your personality beautifully!
Look how pretty these pins are! I love sparkly rhinestone onesâ€”especially those in whimsical shapes like starbursts and butterflies.
I have to say my heart belongs to those quirky enamel flower pins from the 60s. Theyâ€™re so playful and fun.
The classic way to wear a pin or brooch is on a cardigan. I love them this way! Iâ€™m a maximalistâ€”so one is never enough. Donâ€™t be afraid to pile them on.
While you can definitely wear pins on cardigans and dresses, I wanted to show you some other ways to rock the vintage pin. Itâ€™s the perfect way to add a little punch to any outfit. First upâ€”cuff â€˜em!
This is a sweet and unexpected way to add a little personality to yer jeans. I had never seen this before and was just inspired one day to add a little something fun to my outfit. I love how it looks!
Youâ€™ve tackled your cuff, why not add a fun pin to your hatband for head-to-toe cuteness? It works on any kind of hat (a floppy sunhat! a cozy ski cap!) but I love the incongruous look of a masculine fedora with a sweet flower.
Did you know that these flower pins were often giveaways? Its’ true! My awesome friend Karen (of 97 Things to do Before I turn 97) gave me a lovely daisy pin still in the packageâ€”it’s so cool. According to the label it was hanging around a bottle of Rose’s Â Hand Lotion. So cool! Alas, I forgot to snap a photo. I’ll do it soon, I promise!
Scarves can be a little slippery. A sweet pin guarantees your scarf stays in place. Itâ€™s also a fun alternative to a necklace. Iâ€™m using flower pins in this story, but a rhinestone pin would be just as cute.
I bought this simple cloth tote at Old Navy. It was cute but it looked a little plain, soooooo I added some a handful of my favorite pins!
If youâ€™re not in the mood to wear a bright accessory on your outfit, think about adding a little touch on the collar of your coat.
TIP: If you have longer hair, avoid putting pointy pins (like the spiky daisy I put on the hat) on your collar or cardigan. Your hair will catch on it like crazy! Trust meâ€¦
So there you have it. Cheerful, sweet and super easy peasy to style! Whatâ€™s not to love? You can easily find them online at Etsy or eBay!