Adam: "More is more in this season of brilliantly conspicuous jewelry, so dig into your archives (or Mom's) and pile on the pins. Worn in multiples, they look fresh and modern even if you're using vintage pieces. Think of these instant outfit updaters in groups (organized according to theme, color, mood, or material) and unusual placements. A single brooch on a lapel might just be too senior."
Pin down a turtleneck or cowl-neck to bring color and shine closer to the face.
Jeweled flower, Alex and Ani. Logo brooch, Chanel. Green flower, Rachel Leigh. Sweater, Adam.
With busy patterns, wear one important, oversize piece (then go crazy with bracelets).
Brooch, Miriam Haskell. Bracelets, M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza. Jacket, Thakoon.
Nature-based designs have their roots in Art Nouveau—stunning against this dark green dress.
Brooches, Fabrice. Dress, Marni
Romance a cami or wrap up a cardigan with sparkly antique-style pieces.
Brooches, from top: Blue Tree; Kenneth Jay Lane; Erickson Beamon; Robert Rose. Necklace, Gerard Yosca. Sweater, J.Crew. Camisole, Josie Natori.