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Street Style Trend to Watch: Patchwork Jeans

Get out your sewing kit; it’s DIY time.
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While the streets outside of fashion shows offer more runway than "real life" style inspiration, there is still the occasional crossover trend that can be spotted.

Case in point: The patchwork jean. From New York to Paris, a patched up, worn-in pair of jeans could be found on many a showgoer. And while we spotted a few DIYs and a pair of S/S 2014 DKNYs (which are featured in the label’s current ads), it was Junya Watanabe’s creations that received the most lens time.

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Spotted on Vogue editor Virginia Smith, former Moda Operandi Creative Director Taylor Tomasi Hill and several others, it seems that patching up those hole-y boyfriend jeans (or even a perfectly fine pair) is the thing to do this season. For extra street style bait, you could even wear them with your white sneakers.

We suggest styling your pair with a structured blazer and t-shirt to give the look a more polished edge (whereas a bomber jacket will take you back to high school). A pair of brogues or single sole stilettos will also help elevate the look into fashionista territory.

Click on for more styling inspiration.