Coperni Fall 2023. Courtesy of Imaxtree

Things are still way too expensive. While the impending change of season is usually greeted with jubilation on the fashion front, the cost of updating a wardrobe these days is significant. There are secret weapons, however, in the fight for autumn outfit supremacy. We're talking about brooches.

Long associated with older ladies who lunch decked out in Chanel, brooches beg to be let out of such narrow confines. They've actually been a runway favorite of late. In those cases, the quirkier, the better. Coperni, for example, affixed a silver OK hand signal to a crewneck sweater creating instant ruching.

Thinking outside the box is definitely in order. Feel free to attach your brooch of choice anywhere on your ensemble. From the chest to the sleeve and even on a pair of jeans.

Logo pins are another way to approach the trend. They allow you to convert a $10 shirt into a designer masterpiece for a fraction of the price. True, the fashion house ones cost more than other options, but they're still better bets than shelling out for a new designer dress or blazer.

Scroll down to see the best brooches that'll instantly update any autumn-related item in your closet.

Other Stories Bold Sculptural Brooch
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Bold Sculptural Brooch, $59 at & Other Stories

Loewe Anagram Brooch

Loewe Anagram Brooch, $390 at Mytheresa

Moschino Gold Mirror Brooch

Moschino Gold Mirror Brooch, $171 at SSENSE

Mango Metal Scissors Brooch

Mango Metal Scissors Brooch, $19.99 at Mango

Dries Van Noten Prehnite Stone Brooch
Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Prehnite Stone Brooch, $385 at Luisa Via Roma

Balenciaga Logo-Plaque Sword Brooch

Balenciaga Logo-Plaque Sword Brooch, $395 at Farfetch

Jil Sander Wrinkled Brooch
Jil Sander

Jil Sander Wrinkled Brooch, $700 at Luisa Via Roma

Christian Dior Petit CD Brooch
Christian Dior

Christian Dior Petit CD Brooch, $460 at Christian Dior

Maison Margiela Gold Graphic Brooch
Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela Gold Graphic Brooch, $205 at SSENSE

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL Monogram Brooch
Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL Monogram Brooch, $550 at Matches Fashion

Fendi O’Lock Brooch

Fendi O'Lock Brooch, $490 at Fendi

Tory Burch Serpent Brooch
Tory Burch

Tory Burch Serpent Brooch, $169 at Tory Burch

Pucci Pesci Brooch

Pucci Pesci Brooch, $173 at Luisa Via Roma

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