All Patched Up

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Photo by Martha Moore Porter

Hot on the heels of the enamel pin trend is another – embroidered patches. As the temperature slowly starts to dip into autumn, jean jackets are being pulled out and patches being sewn and ironed on with abandon.  And after searching to the edges of the internet universe I’m back with 72 pieces of my favorite patch flair!

 

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ROW 1: Make More Detours // In the Wilderness We Trust // Too Bad So Sad
ROW 2: Explore // Strength in Numbers // Sorry, Mom
ROW 3: Bandage // Oh How Punk // Woman Inherits the Earth
ROW 4: Feminist // Try It You’ll Like It // Peace

 

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ROW 1: Girl Gang // Sunset Cactus // Make Your Fortune
ROW 2: Good Luck Rabbit // Oh Yeah // Wink Set
ROW 3: Retro Cassette // Lucky Rose Horseshoe // Bullseye
ROW 4: Anatomical Heart // Best Babes // Feather

 

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ROW 1: Crying at the Party // Turntable // The End
ROW 2: Pinky Swear // Cosmic Cat // World’s Nicest Badass
ROW 3: Cool on the Internet // Moon // CMYK
ROW 4: Genuine // Eye Roll // Filthy Animal

 

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ROW 1: Tiny Clover // The Bolt // Grapefruit
ROW 2: Boss Lady // Be Kind // Moon Phase
ROW 3: Life of Adventure // Good Hustle // Baby Cake
ROW 4: I Will Seduce You // Laurels // Face of Paradise

 

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ROW 1: Happy Heart // Coulda Woulda Shoulda // Lips
ROW 2: Not Afraid of Love // Unlucky 13 // Misery is All the Rage
ROW 3: Crying Heart // Uterus // Pineapple
ROW 4: I Love Avocado // United States Flag // Society of Awesome

 

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ROW 1: Mini Ghost // Hard Times // White Rose
ROW 2: Light Bulb // Banana // Cat
ROW 3: Real Friends // White Star // Don’t Take Away Music
ROW 4: Lucky Rabbit’s Foot // Hamburger // Red Cross

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Snapbacks Are Where It’s At

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Katin K Man Patch Snapback Hat

I’ve never been much of a hat girl, though I have plenty of aspirations. Last year I finally began to embrace cool weather loving wide brimmed hats so who knows, maybe snapbacks are next? Of course this style has been around for ages in sports, but lately I’m noticing more and more designs with a nod towards fashion.

 

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Black Snapback Hat with Wooden Brim // Blondie Brownie Embroidered Snapback Caps // Hackman Hat in Vintage Red

 

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Homegirl Black Snapback Hat // Hurley Beach Cruiser Snapback Hat // Obey Tropics Floral Snapback Hat

 

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Neff Tropik Snapback Hat // The Quiet Life Primary 5 Panel Cap // OBEY Cliffside Strapback Hat

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AH/OK

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You’ve probably heard it said that writers should stick to telling of what they know, what they’ve lived. So really it only makes sense that clothing designers should create pieces they’d want to have in their own closets, no? AH/OK does just that, designing pieces that are clean, basic, and eclectically characterized by contemporary prints.

 

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Fossil x Opening Ceremony

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A few months ago Fossil and Opening Ceremony teamed up for a capsule collection of eclectic style with a vintage twist. In other words, it’s kind of phenomenal. The limited edition line features a little something for both men and women with its statement watches, reversible bags, and other accessories. The end result of Fossil x Opening Ceremony is playful yet innovative.

 

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Lee Coren

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Urban surroundings and the need for fresh air both inspire the bags and scarves that Lee Coren creates. The pieces feature handmade screen printed fabrics and original prints from scenery captured on a camera. Lee sources and produces locally and ethically, using cruelty-free, vegan friendly materials, and when sourcing leather replacements chooses high quality, italian-made, cotton-backed microfiber polyurethane. It always feels good when love something that’s doing good for the environment.

 

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