How do you wear a pocket square with a lapel pin?

- Aug 27, 2020
How do you wear a pocket square with a lapel pin?

Lapel pins have incorporated themselves into the fashion world in a serious way. And while lapel pins are traditionally thought of as collectible items that are more for informal gatherings and celebrations, they can be part of a nice tuxedo or suit for formal occasions. But, with pocket squares being the staple of a formal getup, it can be hard to know just how to get your new accessory and old accessory to become a unit. Here’s a few tips on how to wear your pocket square with a lapel pin.


For starters, make sure that your pocket square and lapel pin are on the same side of your jacket. Usually, these garments will be on the left side of your suit from the suit wearer’s viewpoint. Keeping them on the same side is customary and makes the suit look much better put together! 


Don’t cause bundles. If your lapel pin is too large and is touching your pocket square at any point, then you are doing something wrong. If it feels cramped when you put them on or looks crowded in the mirror, then most likely it will look like that to others as well. Avoid the disjoint look by checking out your jacket before going out.


Watch your colors. An obvious clash can make your jacket look like a terrible decision. Be conservative with your colors, and make sure your tie matches as well. There’s nothing worse than a confusing color combination directly in the middle of your suit. It will draw attention away from your suit and towards your calamity of decisions. Not a good idea.


At the end of the day, it’s important that you rock your own style! Wear your pocket square and lapel pin however you want, in any combination you want. Lapel Pin Superstore can be your home for finding and creating the perfect lapel pins for your next event!