Patch It Up


Has anyone else noticed that embroidered patches are coming back in a big way? While haphazardly patched up jeans and jackets were once the realm of punk and alternative fashion, this no longer seems to be the case. The look these days is decidedly more preppy with current season collections from local favourites like Gorman, Salasai, and House of Cards all featuring garments with patched details. If you're feeling crafty, you could just grab a plain piece of clothing and DIY your own design. You don't have to look particularly hard to find cute and quirky patches either - just look at the ones I've found here! If iron on patches seem like too permanent an option, don't forget you can also find temporary alternatives in lapel pins and brooches.

Clockwise-ish, from top left:
Patch It Up Top from Gorman
Swan Patch by Rosehound Apparel
Love Patch by Coucou Suzette
Sportmax Embellished Skater Dress
Iron on Patch Set from Gorman
Zara Denim Jacket (seemingly sold out but you can find similar jackets here, here, and here)
Puberty Blues Cap by House of Cards
Sad Songs Patch by Stay Home Club
Unicorn Patch by Rosie Wonders
Pizza Patch by Kitiya Palaskas

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