Patchwork jeans seem to crop up here and there throughout random seasons over the years, but I have noticed a bit of an increase in their sightings and styles lately! We spotted Gwen Stefani back in June 2011, sporting a pair from RARE, then we saw Hilary Duff last year in a pair by Surface To Air and more recently we have been getting sightings of Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore and even Jennifer Lawrence rocking Current/Elliott’s Slouchy Stiletto in Old Glory Destroy.
I used to envision patchwork jeans as children’s jeans as I’m sure I remember myself wearing them when I was younger, but they have really come a long way and look much more sophisticated when they are done right. I love that pair on the left by Current/Elliott as I think the cluster of patches on the left thigh in different colours really works well against the blue of the denim, but at the same time, they don’t look awkward like some pairs can.
One thing I do love about the trend is the fact it’s very reminiscent of the olden days, when workers would patch up their denim work wear when holes and breakages occurred, so I like the vintage feel that they have to them, without the dirt and bagginess you would get from really old jeans.
I was contemplating doing some DIY and making my own patchwork jeans on a pair of my older jeans, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do so yet. When I do though, I will definitely be making a post on my process. I’m thinking I will just use some shades of denim on a lighter or dark blue pair, but I also like the idea of light blue with some floral patchwork here and there. I will have to see when the time comes. I would love to know your thoughts on the patchwork jeans trend! Do you own any?