The Ultimate Guide: How To Wear Enamel Pins

The Ultimate Guide: How To Wear Enamel Pins

Enamel pins have taken the fashion world by storm in recent years, becoming much more than just a collector's item. These small, decorative accessories are a fantastic way to express your personality, interests, and style. Whether you're new to the world of enamel pins or a seasoned collector, this ultimate guide will help you make a statement with your pin game. From placement and pairing to maintenance and display, we'll cover it all.

  1. Choosing the Right Pin for You:

    Before diving into the various ways to wear your enamel pins, be sure to collect pin badges that you love! Whether that's pins you can relate to, or ones thar suit your aesthetic - this makes it WAY more fun and addictive (you've been warned!). Enamel pins come in a wide range of designs -Whether you're into pop culture, activism, or minimalism, there's a pin out there for you. Not sure where to start? Take a look at the Enamel Pins we provide here (all designed by us).

  2. Placement Matters:

    Where you place your enamel pins can significantly impact your overall look. Here are some popular placement options:

    • Collar/Jacket: This is the classic placement for enamel pins. Attach them to your jacket, shirt collar, or pocket for a timeless and sophisticated look.

    • Backpack or Bag: Pinning your favorite designs on your backpack or tote bag adds a touch of personalization and can be a great conversation starter - you can even get enamel pin backpacks specifically for storing pins!

    • Hat: Jazz up your baseball cap or beanie with a well-placed pin. It's a casual and fun way to showcase your style.

    • Denim Jacket: A denim jacket covered in enamel pins is a fashion statement in itself. Experiment with layouts to create a unique look.

    • Scarf: If you're into scarves, attaching a pin can instantly elevate your accessory game.

    • Accessories: Don't limit yourself to clothing; pins can adorn your accessories, such as belts, lanyards, and bag.

    • how to wear enamel pin badgesJust some of the Enamel Pins from Quinn's Pins

  3. Pairing and Layering:

    Mixing and matching your enamel pins is where the fun truly begins. Here are some ideas for pairing and layering your pins:

    • Theme-based: Group pins with similar themes, like all your favorite animal pins or pins from a specific artist, for a cohesive look.

    • Size Variation: Experiment with different pin sizes to create depth and visual interest. Larger pins can serve as focal points, while smaller ones fill in the gaps.

    • Color Coordination: Choose pins with complementary colors to create a harmonious ensemble. Or colour code your pins!

    • Contrast: Pair pins with contrasting designs or colors to make each one pop.

  4. Maintenance and Care:

    To keep your enamel pins looking their best, follow these care tips:

    • Avoid Water Exposure: Enamel pins are not waterproof. Try to ensure they don't get wet in heavy rain to prevent damage.

    • Clean with Care: If your pins get dirty, gently wipe them with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using abrasive materials or chemicals that may damage the enamel.

    • Secure Backings: Ensure that the backings are securely fastened to prevent pins from falling off and getting lost. It's always handy to have spare backings in case.

  5. Display Your Collection:

    Displaying your enamel pin collection can be a work of art in itself. Consider options like pin boards, shadow boxes, or even custom frames to showcase your pins in a way that reflects your personality.

Enamel pins are a fantastic way to express your style, interests, and passions. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced collector, the possibilities for wearing and displaying your enamel pins are endless. By choosing the right pins, experimenting with placement and pairing, and taking good care of your collection, you can make a unique and stylish statement with these tiny works of art. So, start pinning and let your personality shine through your fashion choices!


Looking to start a new enamel pin collection? Maybe you're searching for a gift? Come and take a look at our enamel pins - all designed by us! Shop Here.

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