Patchwork is one of those trends that comes back every season in new variations, but if not styled properly, it can look a little forced. You could make like a true Martha Stewart devotee and create your own DIY project out of sewing mismatched fabrics, or save yourself the time and scroll down for 13 polished patchwork pieces to reinvigorate your wardrobe.
Suede ‘70s-inspired skirts are still trending, so if you want to get onboard for under $50, go for this A Common Space skirt.
A Common Space Skirt, $48 at A Common Space
Looking for something other than denim? J.Crew marries patchwork with the comfy cargo pant. Add a pair of pointed-toe pumps to dress them up for date night.
J.Crew Pants, $168 at Net-a-Porter
If you’re as big a fan of patchwork as Henry Holland is, you’ll appreciate this fun take on the trend. Pull it over a bodysuit or a turtleneck to wear it now.
Henry Holland Dress, $391 at Matches Fashion
For a more subtle interpretation of the patchwork trend, these limited-edition Topshop boots use textiles instead of colors to create a unique alternative to the everyday boot.
Topshop Boots, $210
Much like the quintessential leather jacket, denim jackets are equally necessary. Contrasting wash panels on this Mango one also make it easier to coordinate with skirts or pants of any denim wash.
Mango Jacket, $89 at Mango
You’ll be happy you bought this cheerful wool Carven sweater during the months of daylight savings ahead.
Carven Sweater, $354 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Loft’s version of patchwork denim is one of the most affordable out there. And you can skip the trip to the tailor: Choose between petite, tall, or regular fits for a length that flatters you.
Loft Jeans, $89 at Loft
Take MGSM’s creative spin on the traditional overcoat, add a T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers — and voilà: You look ten times cooler than you normally would.
MSGM Coat, $1,070
This Zara sweater is just as interesting as an ugly holiday sweater, sans the ugly. Wear it with black culottes and knee-high boots.
Zara Sweater, $69 at Zara
These Current/Elliott pants use patchwork as a more geometric pattern, but can still work with just about any top you’d normally pair with solid wash jeans.
Current/Elliott Jeans, $172 at Shopbop
Gianvito Rossi’s quirky take on the trend comes in this beautiful berry, blush, and black pattern — perfect for adding color to an all-black outfit.
Gianvito Rossi Boots, $1,160 at Net-a-Porter
Ulla Johnson’s jeans have a trendier wide leg and a relaxed fit, and they look great with a chunky sweater and ankle boots.
Ulla Johnson Jeans, $390 at Barneys New York
When the snow misery really settles in, A.W.A.K.E.’s faux-fur coat will make you feel as soft as a teddy bear.
A.W.A.K.E. Coat, $1,449 at Matches Fashion