The Runway Trend You Can Totally DIY

Jacket Pins & Brooches: A Runway Trend You Can DIY

MarcJacobs-SS16-blazerPhoto: @lauralaurasefue

In September, Marc Jacobs wowed with his Spring 2016 runway show at the legendary Ziegfeld Theater in Midtown New York City.

By paying homage to the venue with fun details like popcorn, candy and playbills alongside his collection, he proved his ability to merge fashion and context.

One of the standout pieces from the 1950s themed collection were Jacobs’ pin, brooch, badge and button embellished jacket and blazers. Although other designers like Prada and Chanel showed lapel pins in recent collections, the Marc Jacobs Collection enhanced already beloved denim jackets, varsity jackets and blazers to down to earth, trophy pieces that were at once both nostalgic and decadent.


MarcJacobs-SS16-varsityjacketPhoto: @buro247ru

MarcJacobs-SS16-denimjacketPhoto: @thefan_3

With inspiration in mind we’ve set out to show you how to adorn these key jacket styles with an array of playful and pretty pins to DIY this runway trend. Whether you do just a few buttons at the lapel or emblazon the entire front, let your favorite jacket be your blank slate to create a covetable combination.

To get you started click through our picks of pins and jacket combinations for the perfect style hack to the runway brooch trend.


The Striped Blazer

Jucca-Striped-BlazerJucca Blazer, $96

A red and black striped blazer is the bold choice, however classic navy or black style jackets will work just as well. Splurge a little and adorn the lapel of the patterned blazer with luxe brooches and a touch of kitsche with a cat badge to avoid looking too buttoned up.

MarcJacobs-DIY-Fashion-Pins&Brooches-2 Top: Vintage brooch, $65,; Ben-Amun pin, $120,; Handmade button, $3, Bottom: Lydell NYC pin, $38,; Carolee pin, $70,; Acqua pin, $22,

The Varsity Bomber

Lulus-VarsityJacketLulu’s jacket, $66,

This high school throw back made of tough wool with leather sleeves is perfect for pins. The wool will hold up to adornment big and small so dial it up a notch with your flair for this one.

MarcJacobs-DIY-Fashion-Pins&Brooches-1Top: Monet pin, $24,; Macon & Lesquoy pin, $30,; Ben-Amun brooch, $210, ben-amun.comBottom: Pintrill pin, $12,; Prize pin, $15,; Bling Jewelry pin, $68,

The Denim Classic

Levis-denimtrucker-jacketLevi’s jacket, $70,

Give your denim a complete makeover by going for broke with as many buttons as you can stand. Mix in a little military flare with stars and banners. Keep it romantic with feminine hearts and pearls.

MarcJacobs-DIY-Fashion-Pins&Brooches-3Top: Military pins, $1-3 each,; Alilang brooch, $13,; OKA Jewelry brooch, $8, Bottom: Designsix brooch, $18,; Journee Collection pin, $35,; Modcloth pin, $20,

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