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Twenty-three pieces of flair for every outfit (and attitude)

Flair is back in a big way. Stores all over the city are selling ‘80s-style pins and patches, ideal for jazzing up distressed denim, V-neck sweaters and even lonely suit lapels. Our favourite options make a definitive statement—even if it’s just a major passion for pizza. Here, 23 ultra-affordable conversation starters.

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For the ultra-insouciant (and/or Ice Cube fans). $8. Philistinetoronto.com.

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Warning: sporting this pin may inspire dorky 6 God impressions. $12. Octobersveryown.com.

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The perfect way to rep Hayley Elsaesser (without causing seizures). $15. Hayleyelsaesser.com.

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Millennials may want to sew this patch onto their Vespa packs. $7. Soopsoop.ca.

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A real-life emoji for eternal optimists. $8. Drakegeneralstore.ca.

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Here’s a low-key way to embrace the pizza-as-fashion trend (much subtler than this). $16. Etsy.ca.

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For those who adhere to a strict beverage schedule. $11. Valleycruisepress.com.

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Beer lovers, unite. $11. Shoplostfound.com.

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Sriracha lovers, unite. $12. Philistinetoronto.com.

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For unabashed pessimists. $7. Soopsoop.ca.

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This pin combo is is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good. $20. Shoplostfound.com.

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To the untrained eye, it’s an innocent peach pin. To the internet, it’s something else. $8. Rosehoundapparel.com.

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Because one outfit can never have too much Drizzy. $35. Octobersveryown.com.

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Thanks to a certain floppy-haired Star Wars fan, flaunting Canadian pride has never been cooler. $9. Drakegeneralstore.ca.

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A subtle way to ward off time sucks. $8. Philistinetoronto.com.

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For understated rebels. $11. Shoplostfound.com.

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Because the best Leo is dreamy ‘90s Leo. $8. Rosehoundapparel.com.

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Fool friends into thinking you’ve finally passed Aqua Quest 8. $6. Drakegeneralstore.ca.

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Here’s a Twin Peaks reference (or just a badge of honour for caffeine addicts). $8. Rosehoundapparel.com.

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Finally, a way to identify oncoming cat owners. $8. Rosehoundapparel.com.

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For the bitter technophobe (or any Instagram husband). $11. Valleycruisepress.com.

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Here’s a way to communicate Riri levels of badassery. $6. Drakegeneralstore.ca.

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It’s the modern day BFF necklace. $11. Valleycruisepress.com.

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