The reality of “fall” is starting to sink in with me. The weather has cooled off significantly, you can’t take five steps without being offered something that tastes like pumpkin spice, and we’re four weeks into the football season already. I won’t say I’m the biggest fan of cooler weather or earlier sunsets, but one thing I can get behind is “sweater weather”. You know, that’s the narrow temperature range where you can be comfy in just a sweater or a light jacket. And it’s nice pulling out clothes you haven’t worn in six months, but at the same time it’s fun to update your fall wardrobe. I think you know where I’m going with this: trendy pins.
It’s really cool to see how in fun little lapel pins have become in 2016. Whether it’s high fashion, runway ready, or ready to wear collections, lapel pins are literally everywhere. And if you’re looking to update your style without buying a whole new wardrobe, then cute, sassy, colorful pins are the best way to stand out without blowing out your budget.
Another thing to consider is that pins aren’t permanent. Fashion evolves, seasons change, and pins allow you to redefine yourself by switching up what you pin to your staple jean jacket or cap. In October you may want to represent breast cancer awareness, or go creepy with something dark and dangerous for Halloween. Then come November and December you may want to get festive with something for Christmas or Hanukah. With pins you never need to lock in your style: pin and unpin to your heart’s content.
Personally, I’ve been festooning my ancient (but beloved!) jean jacket with pins, patches and other colorful charms for literally decades. Band logos, political statements, awareness causes and all sorts of random goofy stuff I come across. And every year when I pull out this jacket it’s like a trip down memory lane to see what was put on last year, or last decade. What’s survived my many moods and what hasn’t. And because I can swap pins out, it means I never have to worry about running out of room to express myself.
So don’t despair colder weather: get pinning and show off what makes you uniquely you with staple warm-weather gear and personalized pins to make every season, and every day. They’re perfectly stylish and more importantly, perfectly YOU.