How To Wear Patches, According To Local Celebs

Have you tried this '70s-inspired trend yet?
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Ever since Alessandro Michele sent his models down the runway for Gucci’s Resort 2016 collection, we knew right then and there that patches were officially back. The ’70s trend managed to slip through the 21st century cracks with Hollywood celebs and fashion bloggers sporting quirky, colorful badges in their OOTDs.

Whether yours is a product of DIY or something bought off-the-rack, below are some tips to help you get into the trend—with style notes featuring your favorite local celebrities!


Donning outerwear with cute little badges is the easiest way to join the bandwagon. You can up the style game of your standard jacket by stitching a patch or two onto it. Plus, it can be your go-to item whenever you want to instantly look cool.


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Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo brought character to her look with a half-up top knot and oversized denim patch jacket.

For one of her #LondonLife OOTDs, Julie Anne San Jose opted for an olive green denim jacket decked with military-inspired patches for a rugged yet laid-back look.


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If you feel you’re already easing into the trend, then it’s time for you to invest in a statement piece that you can wear on its own. The trick to pulling this off is to go minimal on the rest of your outfit and allow it to take center stage.

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Pia Guanio-Mago wore a striped frock from Dolce & Gabbana SS16 collection, which she effortlessly paired with spotless white Adidas kicks.


If you dare to go bolder, how about going matchy-matchy with two separates both decked with pretty patches? Wear it with the right attitude and you’re good to go!

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Jolina Magdangal-Escueta showed us how it’s done in her striped tee and pencil skirt co-ords adorned with girly patches that add an interesting touch.

Double the denim, double the patches, double the fun! Kim Chiu went all out with her ‘70s-inspired look and finished it off with a neck scarf.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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