Friday, June 24, 2011

Trend-Spotting: Safety Pins

As a little girl, I was obsessed with kilts. The short silhouette, the plaid, and especially the oversized safety pin that held them together fascinated me -- and, as a result, I had no less than 5 in my closet before I turned 10. I guess you could say my fascination with safety pins has never really gone away ... and thank goodness, because there's been a resurgence of them as of late! Safety pins are popping up on T-shirts, shoes, jewelry, bags ... you name it, there's a safety pin covering it. (The Tom Binns Swarovski Crystal Safety Pin Earrings, $189 at, above may be some indication.) Check out some of my favorites after the jump.

BEN-AMUN Mixed Coins On Pin
Antique bronze, silver and gold coins hang from a large safety pin that looks perfect on any black blazer.
$52 at

Tom Binns Punk Pave Safety Pin Necklace
A studded safety pin hangs from a delicate silver chain. Seriously, Tom Binns, can you do no wrong?
$121 at

Moschino Cheap and Chic Slogan Cotton-Blend Jersey Top
From the cutesy saying to the gold safety pin motif, this is one top I need in my closet.
$270 at

Sissi Rossi Shopping Tote
Nappa lambskin leather, a sleek silhouette, an oversized safety pin detail ... what more does a girl need?
$615 at

Disney Couture Tinker Belle Charm Bracelet
Delicate ladybugs and butterflies meet tough safety pins in this unique take on the trend.
$90 at

Loeffler Randall Alice Safety Pin Flat
Rows of safety pins toughen up an otherwise demure silhouette.
$197 at

Evil Twin Pins & Needles Acid Wash Asymmetric T-Shirt
I'm totally waiting on pins and needles to get this tee.
$51.72 at

Maison Martin Margiela Pearl Pin Pendant Necklace & Brooch
A safety pin necklace that actually doubles as a pin? Now that's ingenious.
$235 at

Sauce Safety T
A slouchy silhouette, deep hem vents, a safety pin detail ... what's not to love?
$59 at

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