If only patches had been cool when my mum patched up my ripped jeans when I was at school! I think I am to traumatised by that to ever like patches, elbow patches on the other had I rather love! http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/
I like that she allows the jeans to be the only rough element in her otherwise polished ensemble. I'm not sure if I would love them on someone else, but on her and with these clothes they look amazing.
I don't like patches where patches aren't needed. It lacks authenticity. When your jeans get a hole, patch them. That looks cool and it's thrifty. Otherwise, buying jeans with patches all over them is just affected. I love the rest of her outfit, though!
Love the top half of this girls outfit, very hippy chic! Patchwork denim is not something I am a fan of. For some reason I love her denim bag, I normally don't go for denim accessories but somehow this works! Love her hair :)
The contrast btwn the cool tailored jacket and shaggy jeans is terrific – dialogue not matching – very hard to get right. Also there is something very tactile about the patching that's incrrredidibly sexy.
I love the wonderful look of that girl. The jeans are splendid, her backside is very nice. I am not a smoker, but the cigarette is the finishing touch. Really cool, the cigarette in her hand. Yes she has a nice hippie look!!
woe everything does come back in the late 60's early 70's we wore patches because we were broke,and it became well fashionable ,the beast patch was a red bandana sewed on the inside of your jeans to hide dare I say ass
I don't find any of her look interesting, except her hair, which is beautiful.
Does the cut of those jeans look undeniably vintage? Looking at the cut of the backside and hips and the length makes me think she might have found these resale. Which is cool. Vintage patched up Levis are all over eBay.
I disagree that this look would improved with a pair of skinny jeans. There would be little contrast in her outfit. The cut of the jeans and her boots are what make this so interesting. I think the only critique I have is that I would have rather seen these same jeans worn in, but before the point of needing to be patched up.
I saw this young woman myself on saturday, she sat down next to me and the first thing I noticed was the jeans, she reminded me of a Jane Birkin from the early 70's. I liked her look then and in photo.
the comments on here astound me sometimes. she obviously isn't going for "ugly is better," she's simply being herself via fashion. jeez. don't try to assign so much analytical meaning to fashion. while it DOES mean everything and nothing all at once, let it be what it is. people as gifted as she at constructing unique ensembles hardly need the opinion of someone who doesn't "get" it.
As someone who owns perhaps 30 pairs of jeans in all different types of styles and fabrications, I must say that I love these. However, I would have worn a plain, Henley t-shirt so that the jeans are center stage.
LOve the jeans! Not just the patches, but the amazing fit. I like how they go to her waist, and I love that they are bell bottoms but she wears them with no heels. LOVE. Her top is just ok, and the jacket is nice, but its the jeans and hair that make it all good.