Pins and brooches are part of a larger trend within the Indie culture in particular, and it is one that can be totally versatile, so as to best suit the style of the wearer. Clothing pins can be quirky, silly, beautiful, expensive, cheap – anything; so even if you haven’t given much thought at all to the trend, you won’t be able to deny that any style can be catered to here. Whether you’re already on board this trend and looking for new fave pieces or just exploring a new fashionable option to spice up your style, here is a list of 15 amazing pins and brooches we love, and know you will too.
You will find traces of this trend back to the Civil War era, when pins were used for more practical purposes, as different symbols attached to oneself would indicate an affiliation with a specific group. Today, enamel pins for clothing more commonly take on a trivial role, in the best way possible. You can find some of the most popular memes of today as popular pins, or some sparkle, on the other end of the spectrum. But something better than the diversity of styles is the versatility of the overall idea of pins. Any gender can wear clothing pins, and better yet, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect size; at a commonly low cost, you can have a one-size-fits-all trendy pin to accessorize your favorite outfits.
1. Whatever Forever Enamel Pin
Classic and sassy, this is a pin that has a more vintage feel, with the recognizable and age-old “whatever” line ready to take you back to your preteen years. You can find this pin online at Nasty Gal.
2. Cute Cactus Pin
Who would have predicted receiving such solid advice from such a cute cactus? “Don’t be a prick”: it’s that easy. Let everyone you meet stare on this little info tidbit, via this fun little pin from ASOS.
3. Baublebar Charm Pin
Baublebar is a great place to look for your accessorizing needs, and its pins are sure to add some glitz to your look. You’re bound to find a sparkly brooch to suit your style, and you’ll be more than happy with the results. Buy this charm pin here!
4. Peach Booty Pin
You’ll find some of the best funny pins from Nasty Gal, and here is another one of our favorites. You can’t go wrong when a piece is such a great conversation starter. Between its smooth construction and humor, this pin won’t be the pits. Buy it here!
5. Ladies Heart Pin
Without context, this Nasty Gal pin can take on a multitude of meanings. Take it as a nod of simple support, or if you have a more personal meaning in mind, you can carry it close to heart and share as you deem fit.
6. Cartoon Donut Pin
The appeal of this pin is in its crumby design. Drawn to look like a rougher, cartoon sketch, it becomes even cuter. Plus, you have the additional perk of wearing a donut on your apparel! Everything about this ASOS pin is a total win. Buy it here!
7. David Bowie Pin
The news of Bowie’s death was heartbreaking for fans around the world, and this pin from Etsy might be the perfect way to commemorate the life of the iconic glam rock singer. With this pin, you can keep his memory close, in a fashionable way.
8. Pizza Love Pin
This is a riff off of a common couple emoji, but depicts it in a much more realistic way. Pizza is an integral part of love, so this pin from Nasty Gal shows the truth behind any successful relationship.
9. Ice Cream Cone Pin
If donuts don’t satisfy your sweet tooth, perhaps this Etsy ice cream pin will do the job! Showing creamy, animated soft serve ice cream, the dessert is starting to sound better and better.
10. Groovy Rainbow Pin
Another more retro pin from Nasty Gal is this groovy little pin; even the rainbow is styled as a vintage depiction. We think this piece would look especially groovy on denim – maybe a jacket? Buy it here!
11. Pink Bow Pin
Why settle for a flimsy bow when you can have an even cuter, cartoon-styled pin like this one from Etsy? A classic, pink bow makes for the perfect, slightly quirky edition to anyone’s pin collection. Stay cute!
12. Majestic Unicorn Pin
Not for the subdued individual, this pin from Etsy is truly “majestic AF”! But why wouldn’t it be labeled as such, with its powerful unicorn with a rainbow mane? You’ll definitely be making a strong statement when donning this pin. Buy it here!
13. California Burger Pin
This Nasty Gal pin will have your heads in the clouds, with the “California dreamin'” line printed between two yellow “buns” – styled just as the recognizable Burger King logo. This pin is just asking you to have it your way. Get it here!
14. Silly Goose Pin
Again from Nasty Gal comes a goose with a twisted neck, ready to be placed onto your favorite jackets and bags; it will make the perfect, silly addition to brighten your days and bring smiles to everyone who sees it. Shop it here!
15. Good Advice Pin
This pin set from Etsy makes it hard to pick just one saying; all of the pins feature a great life lesson, including “bake pies,” “eat more fruit,” and “read more,” among others. All are very valid sayings to incorporate into your daily life, so purchase them here as a reminder to view during the day.
Photos courtesy of Fashionisers.com
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