We must say that patches are having their moment this season and quite a quirky one too. This trend has paid us a second visit since the 90s and the fashionable youth love it like anything. Embroidering or sticking on patches on clothes or accessories is a fun and quirky way to create unique pieces which set you apart from the rest of the crowd. With patches gaining popularity by the hour, shoes are the new ‘it’ items to be ‘patched’ up. Be it sneakers to high tops to bellies to espadrilles or slides, this patch-on-shoes trend is here to stay and slay! Read on to know all about this trend and how to rock it.
Sneak on in style
Shoes can be the statement piece of any outfit and what better way to do that than shoes with patches or embroidery on it. Be it a pair of white sneakers or colourful high-tops or embroidered lace-ups, your patch-flaunting footwear is definitely going to be a head-turner. Pair a simple tank top layered with a knotted plaid shirt, ripped denims and white sneakers with patches on it to sport campus style at its best. You can also go for chic embroidered lace-up shoes with a pair of denim shorts and an off-shoulder crop top for a fun weekend trip with the girls.
Ballerinas are go-to favorites for most stylish women. These are your chic, smart and loyal backup option when you don’t know what to wear. Bellies with their timeless versatility coupled with this modern day patch trend results in footwear that’s nothing less than amazingly trendy. You can choose classic velvet or suede bellies with embroidery on them to wear with a semi-formal white shirt and black fitted denims. You can also choose quirky denim ones with patches on them to go with a skater skirt and crop top combo!
Espadrilles are an option that’s both stylish as well as comfortable on the feet, and coupled with the patch trend, these are too good to be missed. Sling back espadrilles or front closed ones are both capable of sprucing up any dull outfit. This season, for a change, instead of pairing your skater dress with heels or bellies, opt for sling back espadrilles with cute patches on them. You can also go for a printed playsuit and complement it with espadrilles having rose, cactus, watermelon or other cute patches on them. Keep the rest of the outfit simple for the shoes to stand out and do all the talking!
Slides may have been termed as the ‘ugly shoes’ at one point of time but this season it’s one of those that’s ruling the charts. These shoes, that were once popular in the middle-schools, are now back with a high-end designer take on them. Collaborating with the patch-trend has elevated the look of this kind of footwear, with fashionistas going gaga over them. You can opt for slides adorned with quirky stuff like badges or buttons if you want a break from iron-on patches and wear pair them with t-shirt dresses or you can even sport the patched ones with slip dresses and backpacks.
Patches are, thus, undeniably the perfect way to add you’re a trendy touch to any item, including shoes. And the best part is you can also DIY patches on to your old shoes to make them look new and in vogue! So this patch season, update your shoe wardrobe with these must-haves and put your best foot forward wherever you go!