Translating the Trends for Fall 2017: Get Your Raggedy Ann on, Because PATCHWORK is Hot

Posted on September 20, 2017

Acne Studios | Alexander McQueen | Antonio Marras | Christian Dior Couture |Dolce&Gabbana Dries Van Noten | Erdem | Fyodor Golan | Gucci | Junya Watanabe
Lacoste | Loewe | Missoni | Pringle of Scotland | Piblic School
Sonia Rykiel | Ulla Johnson | Valentino | Viktor & Rolf Couture | Vivienne Westwood



Hey there, Holly Hobbie! You’re back on trend, girl.

As you can see from the above collage, the fall 2017 runways were loaded to the rafters with that ol’ Boho standby: PATCHWORK. Part folksy, part folk costume, and part hippy chick, the patching together of mismatched prints and fabrics has always been a thing. It’s just that this season, it’s a bigger thing again. It’s a great jumping off point for putting together cozy, be-sweater’d autumnal looks for cooler days, or flowy Boho looks for those shorter, sun-dappled days of fall. With those images in mind, Lorenzo grabbed a virtual cart and started loading it up with stylish suggestions for the gal in need of some wardrobe-freshening this season.

We thought about breaking it up into micro-categories, like “Patchwork Skirts,” “Patchwork Bags,” and such, but if you’re anything like Lorenzo, you’d rather graze than shop for specific items. His philosophy is to shop for a mood or a feeling more than going off a grocery list of style items. So once again, we kept it simple to give you maximum grazing effect. And remember: We’re operating at an extremely wide price point range, so if you click on something you’d rather die than spend that much money on, just know that there are plenty of mid-range and discounted items at reasonable prices all throughout the list.

ANYWAY…with all that said, let’s hit the first of only two spots on our style tour:





From Funky to Crunchy Granola with several style stops in between. Whether you’re wine-and-cheese-ing it or hitting the party or just staying in and curling up with something or someone, there’s a whole lot of cute, fun looks here that run the gamut from elegant to rocker-cazh. Flowy tops and dresses, structured skirts or chunky sweaters, the patchwork aesthetic is more versatile than you might think.

But if you only want touches of patchiness in your look, then by all means, take a skip over to check out Lo’s picks for:





More sassy little patchwork booties (and flats and sneakers) than you can shake a stick at, plus some cute-chic bags to just plain cutesy ones, as well as a collection of chic and stylish little scarves that’ll go with practically any item you own. Lo hooked any potential Raggedy Anns out there up.

So kittens, feel like getting a little folksy/boho this season? What looks good here?


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