Forget everything you know about brooches (ie: old-fashioned cameo pins and gaudy pearl-and-rhinestone creations from your grandmother’s jewelry box). Alex and Chloe is bringing them back into the limelight after being way underrated and misunderstood for so long in the grand scheme of jewelry pieces. After all, considering all these revisited jewelry trends like oversized cocktail rings, bib necklaces, and costume pearls, it was only a matter of time before the brooch got a modern makeover! In the edgy accessory brand’s Shadow and Light collection, the design duo reinvents brooches as quirky statement pieces that add an instant dose of personality to any outfit. In other words, these pins are no antique store rejects! Plus, they’re unisex and universally cool — who wouldn’t want to rock an acrylic octopus on their collar? In all seriousness, aside from the funky animal silhouettes, I’m loving the mirrored “Alex and Chloe” mixtape and oversized diamond for a slightly campy, cheeky look. And for all you supermodel worshippers, make sure to check out the Kate Moss inspiration!
- Alex Gambardella