The Patch Coat & How to Wear It

November 17, 2016

patch-coat-detail-fashion-blogThere is a little bit of childhood whimsy in patchwork. As a child, you might have seen television commercials of kids bedazzling their jean jackets and creating clothes that were fun and cool. I remember clearly wanting one of those gadgets. That kind of crafty activity had always seemed like a fun activity to partake in, but if I ever got my hands on one of those, my mom would’ve probably hidden all of the coats and jackets knowing I’d get carried away and cover everything in pink sparkles and blue jewels.

pop-art-coatpatch-coat-trend-fashion-blogpatch-coat-bloggerpatch-coat-style-bloggerpatch-coat-fashion-bloggerpatch-coat-style-blogThe patchwork trend is completely creative and whimsical. It instantly transforms a classic piece into something light-hearted and exciting.  Some days, you just need a to take things more lightly and have a little bit more fun.

How to Wear A Patch Coat

There are so many ways to wear this coat. I’ve listed only a few below for some inspiration.

  • Full Athletic Apparel: My favourite way to wear this coat is with sportswear. Growing up as a jock, sports and activities feel second nature to me and this coat just seems so well paired with everything from my drawer full of sports bras and dri fit pants.
  • Athleisure, Combining a Turtleneck with Relaxed Wide leg Athletic Pant: Especially with a stripe along the side (like a pair of Adidas) works so perfectly with this coat. Finish it off with a pair of over-the-knee boots, or ankle boots.
  • Sweater or Knit & Skinny Jeans: like the ones from, or a fun sweater like this animal sweater or scenic one from Gucci and jeans with over the knee or ankle boots, works really well with this coat.
  •  Shirt with Mom Jeans: I love this cat one from Make Me Chic. Pair them with some great mom jeans and finish off with ankle boots, great cross body bag.  Accessorize with a simple chocker.
  • Casual Classic: Keep it simple with a well-fitting cotton shirt and jeans, and let the coat do all the work. The pop or color and patches on the back be the pieces that stand out. Add a great backpack or crossbody bag. Finish off with a pair of sneakers or boots.

The patchwork adds some unexpected surprise to the back. Don’t you love a back moment? I have been stopped by multiple people complimenting me on this coat. Time and time again, people tell me how fun it looks and how beautiful the color is, so I know it’s a winner.

Have you added patchwork to your closet? If so, let me know what you have! I’d love to hear. If you enjoyed this post, please leave me a comment below.

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Xo,

Miki

Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ.

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94 Comments

  • Reply emily November 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    This patchwork coat is seriously amazing! I love all your style ideas too, can’t wait to get some patchwork pieces into my wardrobe!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks so much! If you do, I’d love to see which pieces you end up with!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Tamara November 17, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Such a unique coat! I adore the patches and the color! A very bold statement piece!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Tamara!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Trishna November 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Love Love Love this coat, its so unique and amazing. I love how vibrant the patches are! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks! Aren’t they fun!? Have a great week Trishna!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Elizabeth November 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    u wear the coat so well! Don’t know if I could pull it off.. hahah. It also makes for a really good conversation piece:)

    http://www.wunderbliss.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth. 🙂 Definitely does make for good conversation.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply jasna November 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I love patch work especially coats and you have styled this perfectly hun and I remember bedazzling 😉 xx

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Haha. Those were fun machines! Thanks Jasna!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jessi Malay November 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Loooove this entire look babe…so different!! Patchwork is hard to style..but love all these tips 🙂 I also would wear this type of piece with sportswear or all black and sneakers! Thanks for sharing!! <3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/how-to-style-your-joggers-to-look-more-feminine/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks Jessi! If I could find my wide leg athletic pants, I would’ve worth them with heels. haha. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Linh Dao November 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Oh dear! This coat is great! I can never pull of this look! You look amazing in it. Totally rocking this look! Thank you for the great tips! The patch work is great.

    Linh
    http://www.xcapewithlinh.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Linh! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply rachel November 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    oh the patching on this coat is so nice. love it
    xoxo, Rachel

    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Rachel. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Samantha Mariko November 17, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I really want a coat thats POP like this! you wear it so well, and the pastel-colored bag def matches!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Samatha! I can totally see this on you! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sugar November 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I am so gonna go with “full athletic” on this one! You styled this perfectly! xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugar
    Sugary Fancies, Life and Style Blog| Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Facebook

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks Sugar! Full athletic is so much more chill. I love it! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jo November 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I love the patchwork trend! It totally brings me back to my childhood. Your coat is stunning, from the color to those awesome patches 🙂

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Me too! Thanks Jo!
      Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Carrie November 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    wow, that coat is so damn great, i love i
    http://carrieslifestyle.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      So fun, right?! Thanks Carrie! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Christine Kong November 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    This is such a fun coat. I have to admit that I don’t own anything patchwork but I definitely admire and appreciate the fun and childlike appeal to it. It makes me happy just looking at it. I love how you styled it and definitely would also go with a more casual look with this coat and denim of course. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks girl. Definitely less serious, and more fun! The casual look is always such a great way to go. 🙂 Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply kanchan November 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Such a nice post, love ur coat, and great tips !!
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    xo, kanchan

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Kanchan! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sharon Wu November 17, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Ahhh you are so adorable babe! I definitely need to add more patchwork into my wardrobe especially now that it’s finally cooling down enough to wear coats in the evening here in LA. Thanks for the inspo! Loving your bag btw 🙂 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/holiday-shopping-shoprunner/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks Sharon! I can’t wait for the temperatures to drop!!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply francesca November 18, 2016 at 12:04 am

    great styling tips!! love the coat boo
    francesca
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks Francesca! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply malu November 18, 2016 at 12:39 am

    That is a fabulous look on you!
    xx

    BLES Magazine: the online magazine about Beauty Life Entertainment & Style!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Malu!
      Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Noma November 18, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Great tips and I love your fun coat. I’m definitely loving that patchwork is having a moment again.

    XoXo Noma

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Noma! It’s so much fun, right? Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Josie November 18, 2016 at 4:32 am

    this coat is so rad and different… i love it … a stand out piece for sure! Love the style tips you’re giving darling.

    Bisous, Josie

    http://www.petiteandbold.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Josie! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Fe Samaia November 18, 2016 at 6:03 am

    You look so cute babe! I love the patch trend that is going on…need to buy some and add it to my wardrobe for sure 🙂

    xoxo
    Fe
    http://www.fesamaia.com/the-perfect-jumpsuit-for-a-sophisticated-french-look/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Fe! Definitely a fun trend. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply The Fashion Folks November 18, 2016 at 6:27 am

    First of all, I love the jacket!! And I love all the styling ideas you shared. Everything from doing this with a turtleneck and skinny jeans, to working it with athleisure clothes! How stylish?! Can wait to see how you’ll style the coat in the future, such a chic one and a great statement!

    Have a lovely weekend! Xx
    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      I’d probably start wearing it with a turtleneck, skinny jeans and boots. I love that everyday casual look. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Stephanie November 18, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I love a good statement coat or jacket. My pin/patch moto jacket that I posted earlier on this month was a huge hit because of the fun, bright additions to a typically plain piece. Just like with this coat! I love that this coat is also a really fun color. You did a fantastic job styling it, of course, and I love your tips!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      I agree. I love the bright additions. It’s unexpected on a long coat, but it’s great for the season. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply amely rose November 18, 2016 at 7:23 am

    what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    thecoat is SOcool,reallyeyecatchy
    simply love it!

    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks!Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply dora November 18, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I adore the coat and i simply love how you styled it. The pink purse is such a lovely accent
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks Dora! The pink bag is really a perfect size for me. I highly recommend it. 🙂 Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Camila November 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

    This is such a chic outfit that looks wonderful on you, I love how you styled it and the bag is perfect!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Camila! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Kusum November 18, 2016 at 8:55 am

    What a cute idea! I have never really added any kind of patchwork to my jackets but you have done a great job, the contrast of the details on the blue jacket looks perfect.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      I love the bright blue color. Thanks Kusum! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Vanessa November 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    OMG! I am obsessed with this coat, Miki! It’s so rad and SO unique! You look fab, babe!

    Have a great weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Vanessa! It’s definitely not one you see on the streets often. 🙂 Have a beautiful week Vanessa!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Deddeh Howard November 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I can’t believe I don’t have a patch coat. I need to get me one.it look so amazing on you.

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Deddeh! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Aliona November 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      That’s so sweet! Thanks Aliona! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jo November 18, 2016 at 11:28 am

    This is a very fun coat, bold color with unique patches. Wish I could pull it off as good as you do! I really love your style girl!

    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Jo! Definitely a statement piece. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Bernice November 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! The patchwork coat is so fun and adventurous! I like how you’ve styled it with the jeans!

    http://bunnybernice.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Bernice! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE November 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I love the patch trend! This is such a great coat – and your styling tips are great 😉

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Michelle November 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    These patches are just too cool! I’m not sure I could pull it off but I really liked your tips!

    Michelle || http://www.byquinn.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Michelle! I’m sure you’d look great in it, but some people prefer to go with a patched bag. I understand this is quite a larger coat and big statement. lol Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Virna November 19, 2016 at 1:06 am

    What a fun coat! I live your tips And that blush bag too!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Virna! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Aldora November 19, 2016 at 8:48 am

    What an adorable looking patch coat that is! And awesome styling tips too 🙂 Have a great weekend hun xx

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Aldora! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Yasmin November 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    It’s such a great way to add a pop of color or a bit of youthful fun to your style. Love the coat you chose.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Yasmin!! The coat itself is a gorgeous color, but the patches on the back are a really nice pop of color, as you said. 🙂 I thought it was quite fun! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Ollyvia Laura November 20, 2016 at 6:26 am

    whoaaah super love this T.T i want the jacket so bad

    // MY BEAUTY & TRAVEL BLOG : NEW POSTS EVERY WEEK //

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Ollyvia! Definitely a fun piece. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Gigi November 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    This coat is so gorgeous on you! I’m not sure if I can pull it off, but you’ve definitely inspired me!! xx

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Gigi! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Maria Garcia November 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Love blue long jacket and you know how you should use patchy style.
    Perfect outfit.

    Maria
    http://skincareof.com/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Maria! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you November 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Ahhh LOVE your coat so much!!! I also love patches and I also love to style it the way you did! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks so much Suzanne! I decided to get really casual for this one… right before the gym. 🙂 Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Atsuna Matsui November 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    These patches on this coat add such cute details to this simple blue coat.

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Atsuna! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Marcy November 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Love How you style it babe! Such a statement piece! Definately need one for my closet and this season!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Definitely a fun piece to add to the closet! Thanks Marcy! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply bianca November 23, 2016 at 2:12 am

    wow this coat is simply stunning! in love with this bright blue!

    xx
    bianca
    http://www.worryaboutitlater.com

  • Reply Iuliia November 23, 2016 at 5:59 am

    This coat is amazing!
    Very useful list with clothes for combination. Thank you!

    Iuliia,
    http://lookonblog.com/

  • Reply Naomi Trevino November 23, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Love this coat. The patch details are amazing 🙂

  • Reply Lily November 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Gah I need that coat in my life! So freaking stylish!!!

  • Reply Erica November 24, 2016 at 12:44 am

    I really want a coat like this, is so much fun! I love how you style it!
    Thanks so much for the tips!
    Have a great week!
    XO Erica
    http://www.ericavoyage.com

  • Reply Yuena November 24, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Love the coat! It looks so warm 😀

    Happy thanksgiving hun!!

    With love,
    Yuena
    http://simplyyue.wordpress.com

  • Reply Jasmin November 24, 2016 at 7:32 am

    love the coat so much! and your pictures are so nice, what camera do you use?

    xo,
    Jasmin
    http://www.macaronsandmascaraonline.com

  • Reply Margaret November 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Love things with patch! They are so fun and we can DIY our own also! How customized it can be! I love to keep it casual so that my patch item can stand out! Nice outer!

    xx Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com

  • Reply Jordan November 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I really love this post!! Your jacket is so cute and I think that Wake Up patch is a visual rep of my alarm in the morning!! 🙂
    Jordan xx
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

  • Reply Shai Chung November 30, 2016 at 11:56 am

    So cute! I love this “patch” post, the second picture down is so so good!

    Xoxo

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