Stick It To Ya: Lapel Pins For Every Occasion

Oft deemed a relic of the realm of collectors and fanatics, lapel pins are making a huge resurgence. The medium has been used as a means to announce your sports affiliations, memberships or just that you love your grandma. But you don’t have to be a diehard to anything to wear the latest lapel treats. Enamel pins are the perfect teensy canvas for independent artists and cheeky retailers alike. Luckily, an infinite amount of meme-worthy catch phrases and images are readily available for your pinning pleasure. And for those of you who want something with a bit more backstory, secondhand pins are easily acquired. I’ve been known to scour a thrift store tray or garage sale grab bag for the perfect lil’ flash to add to a jacket or tee. Freshly spotted on the Spring ‘16 shows, pin flair is back with a vengeance.


This enamel pin starter kit has me wanting to cover all my outerwear in lil’ clever pins! I’m quite enthused by affixing a little trio of pins to the collars of my jackets! I’m curious; how do you like to stick it to ya?

Lydia Okello is a feminist, body positive, queer personal style blogger. On her website Style is Style, she showcases her panache for bright colors and power clashing. When she isn't pawing over Samantha Pleet collections on Tumblr, she's dreaming about havin' a kitten of her own one day. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and on her personal blog.

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11 Comments

  1. I LOVE/WANT THEM ALL. I have a stabby little knife pin from Verameat, and my femme pal makes enamel pins that are pretty epic, too — there’s a UFO over some woods with “I BELIEVE” for X-Files fans, and some Smiths/Morrissey cuties, too. I think she’s got some super femme pins in the works as well!

    What goes well with vintage gold horse pins and knives?!

  2. Every day I’m reminded of my dream of buying a sweetass denim jacket and covering it with buttons and pins and ascending to punk goddess-hood.

    Also, am I naive for being disappointed that the 99¢ pin was fifteen dollars? Probably.

  3. Oh man there was this old socialite down here that known for among many things her “#1 Bitch” broach pin. She interred wearing the damn thing with a hat gloves and probably her purse.
    I want to say the pin was real diamonds but I don’t know for sure.

    But yes lapel and broach pins should never die because they are indeed fly.

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