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!
To mark the 10th anniversary of Pink Pony, Polo Ralph Lauren is holding its First Pink Pony Online Auction in partnership with luxury charity auction site, charitybuzz, to benefit cancer research. With one-of-a-kind denim worn and signed by Tom Cruise, a patchwork American flag handcrafted from recycled vintage denim, jeans signed by Ralph Lauren himself and many more Ralph Lauren denim looks up for auction. 100% of net proceeds will be benefiting The Pink Pony Fund for cancer research. The auctions run until 21st October 2010. I think the best auction is definitely Tom Cruise’s jeans he wore on Knight and Day! Check out all of the auctions by clicking here.
Cargos have been gaining popularity this summer and will continue to be a trend through this fall. It started with the J Brand Houlihan cargo but almost ever designer is releasing their own take on it. With so many different options you can be sure to find a pair that is flattering to your figure. For tips on how to wear them, check out Lorna’s post on how to wear them or read the Wiki on some of the best styles.
2. Denim leggings
Denim leggings started gaining popularity last fall and are still a trend that’s going strong. This will still be a popular trend for upcoming fall and winter. Denim leggings are great because you can wear them in a variety of different ways, tucking them into boots or wearing them with tunics and flats. Plus, they’re typically made from stretchy material and are super soft. Check out the Wiki for some popular options.
3. Printed Denim
Brands like MiH and J Brand have collaborated with designers to release special edition printed collections. Prints range from tribal inspired, to abstract or to the really daring, leopard print, like those from Sass & Bide. If you’re on the more daring side, these are certainly a fun addition to your wardrobe.
4. Waxed Denim
Waxed denim is quickly finding popularity with celebrities. Like the cargo pant, almost every brand has debuted this sleek look. Waxed denim is a great alternative to another popular trend this season, leather pants. It’s great because it is less expensive and also more breathable. Plus, options even come in a variety of different styles, like skinny or even cargo! Check out Jonathan’s blog on Waxed denim.
5. Wide Leg Denim
It’s time to give your skinnies a break! Wide leg denim is starting to make a come back and tons of celebrities have been spotted out wearing it. One of the perks of this trend is that it is universally flattering. Wide leg jeans look great with heels or flats or can be dressed up with a fun 70s style that is popular right now.
6. Studded Denim
Studs are everywhere! From shorts to vests to jeans. Studs have been a popular addition to jeans for a couple of seasons. This trend is still a popular one and will continue to be one for fall. Studs are great because they add some toughness to your everyday look. Brands like Current/Elliott make a variety of different studded styles or if you’re feeling really adventurous, try Robin’s jeans.
7. Patchwork Denim
Patchwork denim was a popular trend on the runway (Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2010) and has made its way down to the mass market. Brands like Jet Jeans and Elizabeth and James each have extremely wearable patchwork styles. They look great contrasted with heels or a nice shirt.
You can always count on Tom Cruise to be loyal to his Ralph Lauren jeans. Why wouldn’t he though? They are a great fit on him. Another thing that I think Tom seems to be loyal too are his stilts. Yes, the shoes that he wore to add height during the Knight and Day promotional tour.
Tom was seen out and about in the Czech Republic looking for possible shooting locations for a new film. I wonder what movie he has coming up next. I’m sure it will be an action and putting Tom Cruise in a foreign land together usually means that.