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How to Add Street Style Edge to Your Look

How to Add Street Style Edge to Your look

Street-style is so haute.

Spring 2018 is all about adding that street-style edginess to your look.  It’s about balancing the whimsy and femininity of the season with a gritty street-style vibe.  A Yin with a Yang.

Think denim, bold color and of course patches paired with girly dresses in lace, floral prints and tropical motifs.

Patched denim jackets, dresses, shirts, heels, booties and bags are hotter than ever this season.   From Cub Scout-esc merit badges at DSQUARED2 to disco musical note patched suits at Gucci designers sewed one (or two or three) on for the season!

You’ll find pieces patched up across the board for SS18 from designer to fast fashion and everything in between. The great thing about this trend is that its super DIY friendly!

The patch trend adds fuel to and  further emphasizes fashion’s current love affair with personalization.  Incorporating a few vintage patches onto a basic shirt or bag can not only transform it into something super chic and designer-esc, it also lets you infuse your personality into your clothing.

You can find “lots” of vintage patches on Ebay and on Amazon for pretty cheap- usually you can buy a dozen “surprise” pack for like $5.  Retailers such as TOPSHOP and Nasty Gal also sell some pretty amazing POP culture patches on their sites- they are a bit more pricey but totally worth it to get the perfect patch (around $14 for 3 or 4 patches).

Stylist’s DIY TIP: If you are going to DIY a piece with some patches, I suggest you lay out all of your patches and pin them before you start sewing.  This makes it easy to move them around until you find a combination you like.  Make sure to place a few on the back as well- it will give you that true designer touch.  Keep in mind that some patches say they are iron on but I never trust that they will hold so I always stitch them on- you can do this by hand or by machine.

How to add street style edge to your look

How to add street style edge to your look

How to add street style edge to your look

How to add street style edge to your look with patches

How to add street style edge to your look with patches

How to add street style edge to your look with patches

What I’m Wearing: H&M Creped Dress | Saks Fifth Avenue RED Denim Jacket | Moncler Sunglasses | TOPSHOP Camo Backpack (I added the patches) | INC Bootie |

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How to Add a Streetstyle edge to your look with Patches.

Why I Love Denim Jackets

I have been LIVING in denim jackets.  They are fully incorporated into my Spring rotation on repeat.

Classic and timeless they are one of those staple items that will NEVER go out of style.

One of the reasons denim jackets are so awesome is because you can wear them with literally anything.

They lend a casual easy vibe to a look, work like a boss as a lightweight layering piece without covering up the rest of your outfit and are my go-to when a look feels a bit too stuffy and needs a little edge.

Sometimes we need just one piece to change up our look and pull together a whole new outfit from our tried and true pieces. A denim jacket is one of those classic pieces you may already own from previous seasons, or just the piece you need to add for fresh styling ideas.

On it’s own this ETRO midi dress is a bit too “ladies lunching” but the denim jacket adds an edgy street-style vibe to complete the look.

Out of all the jackets I have in my closet, I find myself almost always reaching for one of my denim jackets to style my outfits with.

Seasonless, timeless and just plain cool they are a classic staple and you need one. Period. Whether its a dark wash, aged or embellished with patches, harware or embroidery a denim jacket is a must for this season and the seasons ahead.

Stylists Tip: Sometimes when stacking/layering necklaces you’ll find that one needs to be just a tad bit shorter to make the perfect stack.  Stylist’s use a nifty little trick to achieve the perfect length on necklaces.  Gather the back of the necklace to the desired length then take a produce twist-tie (which you can stock up on for free in any grocery store) and twist it around the chain to secure it.  Bam.  Perfect length.

What I’m Wearing: Saks Fifth Avenue Long Sleeve Denim Jacket | ETRO Printed Midi Dress (similar found here)| Chloe Pebbled Leather Wedge Sandal | Donald J Pliner Bucket Bag | Alex and Ani Calavera Expandable Necklace | TOPSHOP Freedom Necklace |

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