Patchwork started on the runway with Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2010 and slowly made it’s way into the mass market. Celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie and Kristin Cavallari have all been seen wearing the trend, in a variety of different ways. One of the great things about it is that you can find a pair of jeans with all over patches and a bohemian vibe, or a few subtle patches for a more vintage look.
Textile Elizabeth and James Stevie Jean. The wider leg and contrast pockets and patches make for a trendy and bohemian jean. Celebrities like Kate Hudson and Kristin Cavallari are fans. They’re available for purchase at Bloomingdales.com for $98.00.
Jet Jeans Drip ‘N Patch Skinny jeans and Patchwork Skinny jeans ( both seen on Nicole Richie) both offer a more subtle take on the patchwork trend, the Drip ‘N Patch style only has one patch and the Patchwork Skinny has multiple same-tone patches. You can buy these jeans at Singer22.com and Boutiquetoyou.com.
Dalin Chase Spencer Shorts: These are definitely for those who are wholeheartedly embracing this trend! Perfect for spring with the multicolored patches. Available for purchase at Shopbop for $98.00.
See By Chloe high-rise skinny jeans. With the high rise and two lighter toned patches across the legs, these jeans are certainly for the fashion risk taker. They’re available for purchase for $300 at Net-a-porter.com.
Marc by Marc Jacobs contrast denim legging. If you’re looking for a more comfortable take on the trend, look no further than Marc Jacobs denim legging, with lighter contrast side-panels. Available for purchase from Net-a-porter.com for $170.
Charley 5.0 Leather Patch Skinny Jean. Leather is very popular this season and these skinny jeans from Charley 5.0 combine both trends. The leather patches around the knees make this style more rocker than bohemian. Available for purchase from Shopbop.com for $118.00.
Forever 21 Cropped Boyfriend Jeans. If you’re on a budget but still want to look trendy, check out Forever 21′s line Love 21. The line also comes in extended sizes and the price of $24.00, you can’t be beat! Available at Forever21.com.
If you want to try this trend without the cost, you can always check out some DIY-Videos. All you need is sewing supplies and some old jeans!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and got lots of denim! I didn’t get chance to do a review last week due to the holidays but this weeks review is on a pair of leggings I have had for a while, Charley 5.0 skinny mini leggings in light grey.
Even though I have had these for a long time, this is actually the first time I have worn them. I always find Charley 5.0′s leggings to be more of a Summer pair, the reason being, they are really thin and they don’t keep you very warm. The fabric is kind of like paper so they cling a lot to your body and hug every inch of you. The one thing that suprises me so much about Charley 5.0 is the amount of stretch in the leggings, when I first got them, like my others, they look incredibly small and almost like you would have no chance of getting into them, but after a while of tugging and pulling you do manage to get them on.
They have no back pockets, just a seam that runs down the back of the legs so I would definitely wear them with a longer top. They will show all of your assets otherwise because of how thin they are. The wash is a really light grey as you can see, it’s definitely different to the normal grey tones of denim.
I have to say though, like I said before, for the price tag I would expect these leggings to be made in the US. They are all made in China which I find odd when paying a premium price point for denim. I expect a premium denim brand with expensive jeans that comes from the US to have the items made in the US like most of the other brands. If you do love leggings though then Charley 5.0 is a good brand to go to. I find I don’t wear their leggings often though because they are just that bit too clingy for me, it feels funny on my legs when fabric clings that much to me. Buy Charley 5.0 at Singer22.
Jeans courtesy of Charley 5.0.
I love Ashlee Simpson’s new hair cut. She debuted it a few weeks ago but I think it’s really striking on her features! Ashlee and son Brox were spotted running errands in LA. Although there have been some rumors recently about Ashlee joining the band Black Cards, it looks she’s choosing some downtime to spend with her son.
Ashlee opted for an all black outfit, with a camel sweater. She wore Charley 5.0 denim leggings in black. Charley 5.o leggings are so wearable and versatile, I can see why so many celebrities love them. Plus, you can get Ashlee’s leggings for a steal of $85.99 on Bluefly.com. Don’t forget to enter our Charley 5.0 giveaway.
Charley 5.0 is giving 3 lucky DenimBlog readers the chance to win a pair of their black zipper leggings! I own these leggings and they are really unique and cute! The zippers open in different directions and they really add character and flare to an already sexy style.
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The contest will be open for 2 weeks and will end on the 15th November 2010. Unfortunately it is restricted to US residents only. You can re-tweet as much as you like to increase your chances of winning. The winners will be selected by Charley 5.0 when the contest has ended. The winners will only be selected from those of you who are following DenimBlog and Charley 5.0 on Twitter and have tweeted the contest. Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you to Charley 5.0 for holding this giveaway with us!