I love accessories—especially the smaller ones like hair clips, bangles and rings. They may be small in size, but they make a big (yet subtle) impact on my final look.
Which brings me to my accessory of choice this wedding season: the brooch!
How many of us have brooches? (I didn’t, until a short while ago). How many of us have brooches and wear them often? (I’m waiting for the wedding cocktail tonight to wear mine).
How to wear a brooch (some fun ideas!):
- If you are wearing a kurta-churidar-dupatta, let your dupatta hang on one side and use the brooch to keep it in place.
- Run a hair pin through it and use it as a hair decoration.
- Wearing a long jacket? Pin it right in the middle!
- Use it to keep your sari pleats in place (to draw attention to your envious waist).
Where to buy a brooch:
- If you don’t have a brooch yet, fret not! Your friendly neighbourhood store (where you buy scrunchies, hair clips and other goodies) might have some.
- Head to the multi-designer stores like Ensemble, Re or Amara—they stock accessories from clutches to sandals to art jewellery, and you might find brooches there.
- Several Indian bridal wear designers also have brooches.
- Hunt online! There are plenty of fashion sale websites that offer great deals. I bought the Tarun Tahiliani brooch I from a website recently, and it cost me approximately Rs 1500.