With the rise of festivals and prints, the ’70s have made it back into the hottest fashion trends. We have all embraced the patterned pants, off the shoulder tops, big bold prints and maybe even flared jeans. But as some would say, those trends are so last season. So what is next? Well the answer is denim with big bold patches. Gone are the days of only being able to wear clean looking denim. Patches are back and better than ever!

Think only your laptop can have unique stickers that reveal your personality? Think again! Your denim can now be accessorized with big bold patches that add personality to a basic pair of jeans or shorts. Such patches can really add a bit of attitude to a basic denim look. This trend has been all over the runway from Yves Saint Laurent to Gucci to Dolce&Gabbana to even Tommy Hilfiger. Now, this trend has started to trickle its way into main stream fashion. But patched denim is not only seen in just bottoms, your clean cut denim jacket is now being transformed into a statement piece.

But one of the best parts of this trend is you do not have to go out to the store and buy a whole new pair of jeans if you do not want to. Feeling creative? Then, you can make your own pair of patched denim. All you need is to find patches at a local flea market or craft store and grab a little fabric glue in order to attach the patches to a pair of jeans. This is a simple way to transform a boring pair of jeans. In the end you will have a unique pair of jeans that no one else will have.

So how does one wear this trend? Check out this Fashionista’s look for inspiration! A simple white t-shirt is all you need to complement your bold pair of denim. Your denim should be the center of attention in your outfit and thus you should tone down your top. A classic monotone striped pattern will add a little flare to your outfit without totally overpowering your patched denim. This Fashionista’s striped leather sandals pay homage to the ’70s vibe of her shorts. Her shoes as well as her statement bracelets perfectly complete her look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My advice would be to not overpower the patched denim. Your denim should be the star of your outfit and because of that you should tone down the rest of your look so you don’t overdue it.”