Five unique ways to style with pins

Looking for a way to make your outfit stylish and unique? Here are five ways to accessorize it with a lapel pin.

If you’re looking to add a unique touch to your wardrobe, lapel pins are the perfect way to go lapel pins have become a popular accessory in recent years, and with custom options available, you can make them truly your own.

Whether you’re looking to express your style or commemorate a special event, custom lapel pins are the perfect way to do it. Read on to learn 6 unique ways to style lapel pins to make a compelling fashion statement. 

1) On a hat

One of the most popular items to style with lapel pins is hats. Whether you’re looking for a subtle pop of color or an eye-catching statement piece, there’s a perfect pin for every type of hat.

Consider adding a lapel pin to hats such as:

  • Baseball caps
  • Fedoras
  • Berets
  • Trucker hats

Get as creative as you’d like in adding a pin to your hat by mixing colors, patterns, and sizes. No matter which type of hat you choose, you’ll be sure to turn heads wherever you go.

2) On a jacket

Adding a lapel pin to your jacket is a simple way to make a bold statement. Whether you prefer a classic blazer, a denim jacket, or a moto jacket, there are so many ways to style your lapel pin. For denim jackets, add multiple pins to create a unique and fashionable look. Create an asymmetrical design or alternate between small and large pins.

If you’re looking for something more traditional, adding a lapel pin to a classic blazer is the perfect way to dress up your look. Choose one large lapel pin that will be the focus of the blazer, or mix and match smaller pins to make a statement. If your style is a bit edgier, try adding a lapel pin to a moto jacket. A pin with a vintage feel, such as a classic pin-up girl image, will add the perfect touch of style and attitude to your look. 

3) On a scarf

Scarves are a classic, timeless way to style custom lapel pins. Whether you’re going for a simple, elegant look or something more daring and edgy, there are plenty of ways to rock your favorite pins on a scarf. 

Style your pins on a scarf by attaching them to the ends of the fabric to create an eye-catching statement piece. Choose pins with colors that complement each other, or go for a more eclectic mix to create a unique look. Mix in different textures, such as leather or cloth patches, to stand out.

If you’d rather not pin directly onto your scarf, you can also try using a small safety pin. Choose a pin that’s slightly larger than the pin you want to attach and slide it onto the edge of the scarf. This gives you more freedom to style and move the pins around without fear of them slipping off.  

4) On a shirt

Lapel pins can be worn on just about any kind of shirt such as dress shirts, casual shirts, t-shirts, and blouses. A lapel pin can add a touch of personality and interest to an outfit without being overly flashy.

For dress shirts, it’s best to place the pin near the center of the collar. On a casual pocket shirt, you can opt for either side of the pocket. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also attach a pin to the lapel of a dress shirt.

Depending on the type of shirt you’re wearing and the look you’re going for, mix and match different types of lapel pins. For example, if you’re wearing a casual shirt with a denim jacket, consider using a combination of enamel pins and buttons to create a unique look.

5) On a bag

If styling a lapel on an item of clothing isn’t for you, consider adding one to a bag. Whether it’s a handbag, a purse, or a backpack, this is a fantastic way to add a touch of personality to your look. For a fun, casual look, consider placing your pins on a canvas bag. Or for a more sophisticated look, opt for a luxe leather bag and add the pin to the strap to avoid piercing the material.

When styling your pins on a bag, it’s important to consider the size and shape of your bag and the size and shape of your pins. Try to limit your pins to no more than 3-4 pins so that they don’t overwhelm the look. You can also mix and match different sizes and shapes of pins, or simply create a subtle statement with just one pin.

How will you style your lapel pin?

There’s no right or wrong way to style your lapel pins. Get creative and have fun experimenting with different looks until you find one that perfectly reflects your personal style.

Photo by Luis Cortés