Make Patchwork Denim Work For You

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9-5How 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.
date-nightForget 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.
weekend-warriorHow 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.
after-hoursPhillip 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.
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Illustrated by Katelyn Kappel.

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