Although they've long been though of as more punk than princess, designers are giving safety pins a serious attitude adjustment.
Safety pin accessories are popping up all over, this time with a sophisticated, ladylike bent. Wearing these are a great way to give your outfit some downtown edge without looking like a depressed 15-year old.
The oversize Mulberry brooch (above) would up the cool factor of a simple sweater and the 18K gold safety pin earrings are equal parts masochist and 5th Avenue ladies-who-lunch. An unusual but sexy combo.
Here are some of RT's favorite pieces:
Top left: Black Large Safety Pin Scarf by McQ Alexander McQueen, $255; Women's AE Charm School Brooch, $13, ae.com
; Safety pin pendant, $1,718, brownsfashion.com
; Moschino Safety pin-embellished crepe dress, $1695, net-a-porter.com
; White gold safety pin ring, $1,907, brownsfashion.com
; 18ct Gold Safety Pin Earrings, $345; Large Safety Pin Brooch, $65, mulberry.com
Images via polyvore.