Denim + Details: Brooching the Subject

By Ann of Holier than Now

Fact: I sort of hate a dressy jacket.  I could live in my cargo jacket and/or my jean jacket, and I basically do.  Throwing on these casual basics over an evening outfit always makes me feel that much more comfortable and down-to-earth.  But at the same time, it’s fun to get creative and dress up your denim (bonus – this arguably looks even better with a white tee and shorts than it does over a cocktail dress).

Here are three quick tips for decorate your favorite denim jackets:

1. Shoe clips: Yes, shoe clips.  These vintage gems are perfect for bejeweling collars and cuffs!  Find them at your local flea.

2. Clip on earrings: It’s true.  Cuff your sleeve, then clip them through the button hole.

3. Brooches: An obvious choice, but I particularly love finding brass pins that blend in with the color of your jean jacket buttons.  Also on my wish list is a vintage Chanel pin … they’re fairly easy to find, and how can you not feel dressed up with one on your personage?

And voila … one of a kind!

If you’re in the market for a new denim jacket, my favorite is this neither-blue-nor-white number from Club Monaco!

Images: Holier than Now



  1. Larissa
    April 23, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Hi, great post. Where is the pink brooche from? Looks amazing.

  2. April 23, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    Thanks! The pink ones are vintage shoe clips from etsy!

  3. September 21, 2012 / 5:25 am

    Hi! What a great way to add a bit of zing to your denim jackets. Great idea. I like the way you can use brooches to vary decoration whilst always creating interest. Thanks.

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