I am always overly cautious when considering whether to invest in a trend or not. My rule of thumb is: Would I have bought this two years ago before it was ‘in’ fashion? Would I wear it in two years’ time after it’s dropped off the social media radar? This is a thought process I went through when considering this season’s patchwork denim trend, a look that, incidentally, features prominently in Whistles’ latest Limited Edition collection, which launched this week.
The edit features a number of cool patchwork pieces, but it was one particular co-ord which immediately set my pulse racing. The boxy shacket and jeans can either be worn together as a statement co-ord, or separately as an easy way to liven-up your wardrobe basics. Both come with tonal denim patches that manage to feel distinctive without falling into the ‘hippy chic’ aesthetic that can sometimes be associated with patchwork.