Searching through your local vintage shop, or perhaps perusing online, you come across a pretty piece of jewelry that at first, appears to be some sort of necklace, or earring set. Upon closer inspection, you see that it is two pin-like ornate buttons, attached by a short chain. What on earth could this be for? Why it’s a sweater clip, of course!
Vintage sweater clips (or “sweater chains” OR “sweater guards” ) are one of the most underestimated accessories. Originally they were meant as an accessory for draping your sweater over your shoulders. The clip fastened onto the sweater
, preventing it from falling off, and providing a more elegant look (rather than knotting the arms)
Even if you aren’t a retro fashion enthusiast, you can still fit this extremely versatile object into your daily wardrobe.
Snap onto your shoe, for a funky, fantastical, or bohemian look.
If you don’t want the sweater chain bouncing around when you walk, wear it clipped onto tall boots, or you can even twist it into your shoelaces.