How to Work Patchwork Into Your Look

Rule Number One: There's no such thing as too many patterns.

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Go All In

Patchwork Skirt, $797, coach.com; Patchwork Jacket, $1,248, coach.com; Bummer T-shirt, $68, carleen.us; Miro Flat Sandals, $275, toryburch.com; Black and White Studs, $80, ericaweiner.com.
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If you're wearing patchwork, you're already committed to piling, like, 10 colors and patterns on at once. What's a few more? Pick two pieces with similar-sized patches and shades that complement each other.

Try Denim on Denim

Asymmetric Denim Tank, $210, ohlin-d.com; Patchwork Boyfriend Denim Pant, $325, ohlin-d.com; Veto 100 Sandals, $875, us.jimmychoo.com; Huntress Earrings, $65, ericaweiner.com.
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Ease your way into the patchwork trend with blue-on-blue. Denim-centric line Ohlin/D has put together the perfect laid-back party look with this shoulder-baring crop top and matching patchwork jeans. Throw some metallic sandals and simple silver earrings in there for extra sparkle.

Streamline It

Dress by Daniel Silverstain; Grace Embellished Slide Sandals by Furla, $285, bloomingdales.com; Teepee Earrings, $60, ericaweiner.com; Floating Double-Finger Ring, $68, jessicaelliot.com; Blue Candy Metropolis Mini Crossbody Bag by Furla, price upon reque

If a dress only has two patches, does it count as patchwork? Yes. Yes, it does. Daniel Silverstain's minimalist take on the look erases any quilt connotations. Silver piping on the pockets makes silver slides and matching jewelry a no-brainer.

Go '70s

Selena Dress, $395, toryburch.com; Patchwork Bag by Coach, price upon request; Delfine Espadrilles by Jimmy Choo, $475, farfetch.com; Lover's Knot Ring, $80, ericaweiner.com; Silver Sleeper Earrings, $80, ericaweiner.com; Gold Ring and Bangle Bracelet by

Or, more specifically, go 1976 meets 2016. Tory Burch's shift dress pairs hand-stitched charm with a sleek silhouette, while teensy florals feel modern on Coach's chain-strap patchwork bag. Finish the whole thing off with flat-form espadrilles.

Modeling by Eva Klimkova for The Society. Styling by Shea Daspin. Hair and makeup by Andi Metro. Shot on location at Candy Studio in New York City. Special thanks to Hazel Kiesewetter and Ella the dog.

From: Seventeen
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