Jul 07, 2016

The fashion industry is currently head over heels in love with the 70s. A huge part of this trend is patchwork, which has its roots in the bohemian style movement of the 70s. The resurgence of the groovy trends of that decade is going strong at the moment. Don’t let the hippie or negative connotations of patchwork throw you off; from street style, designer runways, and even to celebrity OOTDs, chic patchwork style inspiration is everywhere.

The easiest way to incorporate a trend into your wardrobe is through accessorizing your existing staple or classic wardrobe pieces. Carrying a purse with patchwork detail is an amazing way to draw attention to your fashion forward style sensibility. If you’re a bag lover, a patchwork purse is also a great addition to your purse collection since it has textural interest as well as one-of-a-kind detailing.

Patchwork is usually done with a mix of heavier fabrications. Designers like Coach, however, are reimagining the patchwork trend and making it more modern. The Crosby Purse from Coach upgrades 70s patchwork and makes it more sleek and sophisticated. Combining different textures and colors, the Crosby purse is the perfect marriage of style and practicality. This bag features soft-to-the-touch pebbled leather and hardware feet to protect your bag. It also has a crossbody strap to increase your style options when wearing it. The Crosby is a perfect bag to wear from day to night, work to socializing.

For a more traditional take on patchwork, tote the Coach Mercer satchel around for the day. Different prints and fabrics come together in this classic, polished satchel shape. The Mercer satchel is great to wear during the daytime, especially when styled with breezy sundresses. If you want a match made in heaven, pair the Coach Mercer satchel with denim.

Another traditional yet decidedly more youthful and playful take on patchwork can be seen in the Coach Multicolor Saddle Bag. Combinations of vibrant colors are prominent on the beautiful leather of this crossbody saddlebag. This bag is made to be worn with your denim cutoffs in the summer. So cute and chic!