Patchwork Denim: A Batch of Patches

Patchwork Denim

The strongest denim trend of the moment isn’t about fit or flare (though a good bell bottom is certainly in thanks to the ‘70s revival); it’s about patchwork! Yes, designers from Hedi Slimane to Marc Jacobs are embracing the boho style, and this has already even trickled down to more affordable retailers like Nasty Gal if want to try DIYing it up with some colorful patches of your own (or with Anna Hindmarch stickers!).

Nasty Gal Denim Piece and Love Boyfriend:icon The one thing you want to avoid is a baggy silhouette, lest you end up looking like a bag lady drowning in strips of denim. On Nasty Gal for $75.60 (from $108).

Marc by Marc Jacobs Patchwork Boyfriend Jeans:icon Marc interprets “patchwork” a little more unusually, eschewing small patches for a single large one the size of the front of a capri. On for $378.

Madewell Patched Slim Boyfriend Jeans: Madewell keeps their patches on the front, leaving the back smooth for a curve-hugging fit. On Shopbop for $138.

Saint Laurent Patchwork Low-Rise Skinny Jeans:icon In typical Hedi fashion, these feel more ‘80s than ‘70s, while the skinny, low-rise fit is 100% modern. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,090.

True Religion Audrey Slim Boyfriend Jeans:icon If patches alone don’t excite you, True Religion also offers fading and perfectly-patterned scuff marks. At Nordstrom for $223.50 (from $298).

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