Yesterday I noticed my friend Olivia waxing lyrical about patchwork denim, and then on my wandering about London yesterday between meetings I spotted loads of similar pieces in stores. As you know, I live in my ASOS boyfriend jeans (which have just dropped to £15 again, FYI) so I'm thinking of going down the full-blue route and getting an oversize shirt to go with them... Below are my favourite picks of the look...
This whole trend started with that Celine shirt. Everyone wore it and got street style snapped in it at fashion week a few seasons ago and it's surprising how long it's taken for it to all take off on the high street. Topshop have an absolute dead ringer to this one (here) and they've gone all out and created a matching pair of jeans and a tote bag in case you really wanted to go to an extreme (saying that, I saw it on a mannequin and it looked awesome). For a slightly softer version, Uniqlo have a great one for £29.
Topshop Patchwork Shirt, £50 / Topshop Patchwork Jeans, £55 / Topshop Patchwork Bag, £10 / Uniqlo Patchwork Shirt, £29 / Jonathan Simkhai, £180 / Band of Outsiders, £350
On the more expensive route (but more lustrous fabric) new name Jonathan Simkhai has made a gorgeous style at Net A Porter for £180 who actually have some really good pieces inspired by the trend including this denim and lace (sounds awful combo, isn't) from Sacai and these Junya jeans. Finally this Band of Outsiders patchwork dress is perfect for anyone looking for a way to dress the trend up for summer... There are tonnes of pieces like these, but in my humble opinion these are the best quality... What do you think of the look?