Trend Watch: Patch You In

Now here’s a trend I’m surprised to see again. Embroidered denim, previously reserved for puppy motifs on the back of your mom’s fave denim jacket circa 1991, have come back into style. While I’ve honed in on some pant options below, I’ve spotted embroidered denim jackets, skirts, shorts and more – even for guys. The look can quickly go girly / distract / little kiddish, so keep things polished up top. Opt for a simple slouchy tee or dress it up with a polished white blouse. Let the pants speak for themselves!


From L to R

STS Blue Tomboy Skinny Patched Jeans – $68 USD @ Nordstrom: Distressed + patches + embroidery = an over the top pair of pants that are sure to turn heads. All you need is a simple tee up top and a bright smile to pull these off.

New Look Embroidered Patch Skinny Jeans – $59 @ ASOSEmbroidery doesn’t have to be insane. These subtle skinnies have a well-placed detail at each hip. Just make sure you wear it with a top that won’t cover it up!

Rainbow With Me Jeans – $69.99 @ ModclothThese retro-flavoured beauties have a disco flare, high waist, and rainbow embroidery. Picture ’em with a cute cropped or tucked in tee and your favourite roller skates.

Shower Me With Flowers Jeans – $220 @ Free PeopleFaux boho brand Free People has tons of embroidery in their lineup, including these light wash jeans. The raw hem makes them extra easy breezy.

BDG Embroidered Mom Jean – $82 @ Urban OutfittersThe embroidery on these guys is pretty subtle, but the retro cut of the jean’ll still make them pop. Look out for a lightning bolt, heart, and cute message around the hip area.

These are just a fraction of the embroidered jeans I spotted when writing this post. What do you think of them? Leave me a comment below about embroidered jeans / whether you like any of these pairs to enter a BONUS ENTRY into my Sweetgrass Rain giveaway!

31 Responses to “Trend Watch: Patch You In”
  1. aketch says:

    The first pair is really fun. My daughter wears something similar. I would prefer the second pair, which is a bit more subtle.

  2. aclily19 says:

    The only ones I would wear are the New Look Embroidered Patch Skinny Jeans – $59 @ ASOS.

  3. Kim K says:

    The first pair looks fun for a night on the town!

  4. Chanel O says:

    I love the patched pair! And the price is surprisingly reasonable for the brand name!

  5. Karen says:

    Love all the more subtle pairs.

  6. Katie says:

    I don’t actually like denim!

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    I like these

  8. katydidit21 says:

    I think a little goes a long way. I like the more subtle pairs.

  9. Nicole Aben says:

    I don’t care for them immediately, but I didn’t like skinny jeans at first either and now I love them! So I will keep an open mind.

  10. Joan G. says:

    Not a fan – I like my jeans without embroidery,

  11. Aimee says:

    I think I’m too old for this trend. I am a subscriber

  12. Tom says:

    Shower me with flower jeans looks nice.

  13. mcmc says:

    prefer the second pair, more my taste.

  14. cookie3 says:

    I like the Rainbow jeans.

  15. Lindsey says:

    I like the New Look Embroidered Patch Skinny Jeans. Subtle.

  16. Jessica eapen says:

    I adore the Rainbow With Me Jeans from Modcloth.

  17. Donnas says:

    I remember my mom buying me a pair of embroidered jeans when I was in high school. She made me wear them even though no one else in the school had a pair. I didn’t like them and I still don’t.

  18. I love that Rainbow with me pair. SO cute!

  19. krysta d says:

    I love the flower patches – so cute!

  20. Jared heatherington says:

    Not for me

  21. intensev5 says:

    I like the second and third pairs. The rainbow ones are so retro!

  22. Susan says:

    I am not a fan of patched jeans.

  23. Alison K says:

    BONUS Sweetgrass Rain ENTRY: I think it’s nice to have some excitement in one’s jeans, kinda like a tattoo 🙂 I like the 3rd ones “Shower Me With Flowers Jeans”

  24. Anne-Marie Tvete says:

    Honestly, I don’t care for them.

  25. Victoria Ess says:

    These are cute — not my style, but cute!

  26. Anne Derkat says:

    Not for me but I guess if ripped up jeans are selling, I’m sure these will too.

  27. Lisa S says:

    The Rainbow With Me jeans are just freaking awesome!

  28. AliKira says:

    Embroidered jeans sound like fun, but as I rarely wear jeans I doubt I’d buy them.

  29. Lori says:

    The BDG Embroidered Mom Jean with the subtle embroidery is totally me!

  30. Christine Holliday says:

    well….I don’t think much of this look…hehe

  31. Tainan Lu says:

    They are not my style.

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