My inner child – the one who wore bell bottoms and was addicted to her mom’s records – is seriously loving this patch trend. The playful, boho vibe is great for summer and I’d love to see it on the perfect pair of distressed, not-too-tight cutoff denim shorts.
Take, for example, the Rails Logan Patch Denim Shorts.
OH JK THEY ARE LIKE $200.
Lucky for me I have a whole box of old funky patches from craft stores, garage sales, and Girl Scouts sitting in my sewing box. Time to get to work!
The directions here are simple: find shorts, pick patches, and attach! For bonus points, grab your embroidery needle and stitch on some simple additions like dots or hearts. Many of my embellishments were iron-on or press-on patches, but if you really want them to stick remember to stitch them in place.
I can offer a few tips. First, some patches look cuter layered over one another. It adds a little more dimension and keeps the shorts as denim with patches and not just patches with a side of denim. Also, be very aware of the placement, especially in your curve areas. For example, on the back I kept all large patches toward the outside so the peak of booty (the middle) wouldn’t have thick embellishments sticking out in weird ways.
See what I mean? Much better this way. Scroll down to see what these embellished shorts look like on.
Currently wearing… Shorts c/o hazel2blue and embellished by me | Tee, American Apparel | Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip Crossbody, Nordstrom Rack | Shoes c/o Naturalizer | Sunglasses c/o Shine Boutique
Ah yes, the perfect patch for an ass built on pizza. This is what I’ll be wearing all summer long.