One of the best things about a denim jacket is that the fabric’s hardiness lends well to customization. Its strength and endurance makes it the perfect piece in your closet to keep for years as it gather’s scuffs and patches, reminders of where you’ve been with it and who you were when you wore it. This spring patches are a big trend on the runway and street style blogs. You can always purchase cheap patches to remove once the trend is over, but we think it’s far more worth your while to invest in a one of a kind patch that you’ll love in the longterm. If you have nimble hands make one yourself! If you’re a bit lacking in skill or time there are plenty of artists online making patches that work for any budget. The most vibrant patches we have found yet are created by UK based artist Sophie known better by her store name King Sophie’s World.
The patches are hand embroidered with vivid metallic sequins. Sophie thinks of the patches as a mix between fine art and a fashion collection and there tends to be a different theme for each batch. In the past the patches have been inspired by emojis, aliens, heartbreak and horror movies. We were particularly smitten with the short run of patches focusing on carnivorous aliens with a taste for the human race.
The patches range in price from $40 to up to $300 for the large intricate pieces (depending on the conversion rate). Custom commissions are available as well starting at about $55. It’s easy to see why these patches are beloved by stylists and celebrities allover the world.
All photos credited to King Sophie’s World unless otherwise noted.
—Emily B. McIntosh
Tags: custom, customization, DENIM, hand-made, jacket, patch, patches, style, trend
The best thing about fall fashion? Layering! You can rock your favorite pieces from summer with key items like tailored blazer jackets in autumnal hues (think jewel tones, plaids, and even pumpkin orange). Hats, dark leather belts, and ankle boots help set the fall mood when you’re wearing cut-off shorts into October. Check out some of these street style shots below for inspiration on putting five different twists on the denim shorts x tailored blazer jacket trend.
Images from left to right: Mess Around; Out Of A Book; Connecting To Fashion; Aloh A Tun; Walk In Wonderland
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blazer, blogger style, cut off shorts, denim shorts, fall styling tips, fall trend, jacket, Street Style