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This Is How You Should Be Wearing Patchwork This Year

Here are the best ways to pull off patchwork.
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Patchwork was touted as one of the biggest trends late last year, and it looks like it's still going strong this year. The trend didn't simply pop up out of nowhere. It's been the default design element of several Japanese designers for years. But, brands such as Bode, Martine Rose, and Sacai have made it a movement. From quilted jackets to literal patches, here are the best ways to pull off patchwork right now.


Make It a Statement Piece

Patchwork can be quite a lot. If you're new to the style, it's easy to just pair the print with a simpler piece in either black, navy or olive green. That way, you can make it the focal point of your look. And, it definitely works better as a statement piece, too.


Mix Different Prints Together

On the other hand, you can take on patchwork head on by mixing different prints and colors together. It takes a bit of expertise to do so, and you can start by reading our guide on wearing prints together below.

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More: Mixing Prints Isn't That Hard. Here's How to Get Into It


Go Sartorial

Looking a bit disheveled is almost unavoidable while wearing patchwork. It looks sloppy yet effortless. If you're not all about that, go the sartorialist route and wear it in a dressier way. Pair it with suede loafers, clean pants, and a crisp shirt to match.

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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