Make Patchwork Denim Work For You


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How to make the rough-and-tumble patchwork shirt feel office-appropriate? Easy, just add a boyfriend blazer and a pencil skirt — voila. Suits are sort of magical like that.


Forget last fall’s varsity jacket: The new place to show your school spirit is on a distressed-denim skirt. A moto jacket and silver spikes complete a date-night look that’s just the right amount of dangerous.


How good is this Elvis-inspired denim jacket with the broken-heart applique on the sleeve? So good, we’re throwing it over our best Angela Chase floral frock and oxblood booties to rock it all fall long.


Phillip Lim’s skinny cargo jean proves patches can be sleek — and that a slinky silk top and gold nailhead-studded pumps sure don’t hurt, either.

Check out Trend Tracker for more genius ways to wear our favorite fall trends.

Illustrated by Katelyn Kappel.

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