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 that 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.