Embroidered patches are all the rage right now. Street style stars are taking fashion risks by applying their own and brands are taking note of the covetable baby blues seen on the runway. Fall 2016 is all about denim and what goes better with your favorite ’90s trend, but iron-on patches and embellishments! Don’t fret. If you can’t afford to purchase the coveted patch looks by top designers like Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, dust off your Levi’s and get crafty or check out a few of our favorite patched looks below.
The ’90s Baby
Channel your inner Gigi Hagid and go all-in with a pair of STS Blue “Tomboy Skinny” Patched Jeans from Nordstrom. Cool and colorful, the embroidered patches add retro-cool edge to shredded, light denim jeans that aren’t skinny or mom-like, but a wonderful in between.
The Boss Lady
Yes, you can sport this trend without going all out. We love this COACH Varsity Patch Rogue Bag in Pebble Leather because of its versatility. The handbag version of a mullet, it truly says business up front and party in the back. Playful, but classic at the same time, this could be a year-round staple and a fun way to try out thee trend without having to feel too throwback.
The Bohemian Babe
Maybe you love Stevie Nicks, maybe you’re a little scared of giant smileys and unicorns making their way into your closet. Either way, these After Party By Nasty Gal Rose Above It Jeans are pretty darn cute. Made with love in Downtown Los Angeles, this pair is sustainably sourced using reworked vintage or deadstock fabrics. Distressed, detailed, embroidered, and finished with a high rise fit, they work best with heels or moto boots.
The Arty Hipster
Our favorite online UK retailer, ASOS, offers the perfect patched button up has a boyfriend fit but is still very feminine and unique. The perfect addition to an A-line mini skirt, jeans, high waist trousers, or vintage Levi shorts, this Reclaimed Vintage Bee Collar Patch Boyfriend Shirt would work at any age and could be work from your 9-to-5 to any art gallery opening.
It’s no secret that Zara has the coolest pieces for the every trend throughout the year. They could’ve stopped with just a Leather Biker Jacket but no, they had to add studs, patches, sequins, and a belted hem. Personally, I adore it. Pair it with bare makeup, a bright lip, torn denim, and a white tee and you can play rockstar for a day.
Image 1 courtesy of The Blonde Salad. Image 2 courtesy of The Jean Blog – Gigi Hagid in Tommy Hilfiger Denim. Image 3 courtesy of COACH. Image 4 courtesy of Nasty Gal. Image 5 courtesy of Zara.