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How you can flaunt the patch and add that kitschy edge to your look

Be it Shilpa Shetty’s cool patchy denim look or Ria Sen’s cream jacket with a solo cactus fern patch, take some inspo from our Bollywood brigade and flaunt it!

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 02, 2017 07:43 IST
Etti Bali
Patches go well with denims and other styles as well, and lend a kitsch factor to even the simplest of looks.
Patches go well with denims and other styles as well, and lend a kitsch factor to even the simplest of looks.(Yogen Shah)

There is something about vintage fashion that makes it a hit with fashionistas. One such style element is the patch used on jackets and jeans, and these quirky fashion statements just never go out of style. Quite the rage in the 90’s, these patches made a comeback sometime later last year, and continue to be the hottest style even this year. They not only add an element of pizzazz to your look, but also lend a personality to your wardrobe. Here is some style inspo from Bollywood on how you can flaunt the patch and add that kitschy edge to your look:

A duet of denim-on-denim

This look is ideal for an evening out and you can create a contrast by adding a statement neckpiece or bracelet. (Yogen Shah)

If you are down with the “Too many patches, too little space” syndrome, take cue from actor Shilpa Shetty.

She is not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve and flaunts a denim-on-denim look effortlessly.

The jacket is ripped at the arms, and paired with ripped jeans, lends her a carefree look.

This is an ideal look for an evening out and you can create a contrast by adding a statement neckpiece or bracelet. Tie the hair up in a bun for a neater look.

Dressing up your denims

This re-imagined jacket has an embroidered design (Yogen Shah)

Actor Kriti Sanon pairs a denim jacket with a T-shirt dress and a chunky bracelet.

Rather than patches, the re-imagined jacket has an embroidered design.

Head to your local go-to tailor or boutique to add some embroidery.

For a more adventurous look, try to DIY!

Of old school stories

This style of patchwork never goes out of fashion and is easy to carry while travelling. (Yogen Shah)

Actor Rohit Roy chose to play it old school in this brown jacket, styled with a jersey patch and some sporty motifs thrown in for good measure.

This type of patchwork never goes out of fashion and is easy to carry while travelling.

So, for your next long-haul flight, pair a patch-encrusted jacket with comfortable jeans, and you’ll be good to go.

A solid solo statement

The jacket’s highlight is the solo fern and cactus patch. (Yogen Shah)

Take a solid tee or jacket and give it a makeover with a statement patch à la Riya Sen.

She chose to go minimal in this cream jacket. Cinched at the waist, the jacket’s highlight is the solo fern and cactus patch.

Rejig an old jacket by using an iron-on patch available across flea markets.

Treading on the trendwagon

A statement piece can help you revamp even a casual look (Yogen Shah)

Actor Sanjay Kapoor may have been away from the limelight for a while now, but he sure knows what’s trending. Keeping it light and simple is the way to go, especially when you are travelling.

If you are heading for a vacation, such a statement piece can help you revamp even a casual look.