Patchwork is in right now. Think cottagecore meets old-school Americana meets the seventies; these are the ones we love.

The cottagecore interiors trend of 2021 has made its way into our wardrobe this spring. Quilting has officially migrated from our beds to our outerwear and onto the Americana mix-and-match print patchwork aesthetic featuring on dresses and blouses everywhere right now. Patchwork leathers and denims also a trend for the new season; including contrasting washes on wide-leg seventies jeans and luxe tonal leathers, as seen at Chloe. If you’re looking to invest in the trend for your spring wardrobe, we have a patchwork of a dozen high-street and high-end buys to get the look.


Patchwork Denim Jacket, £49.99

A great trend-led update to a denim jacket staple – perfect over dresses or paired with khaki trousers and a tee for spring weekends. Buy it.

River Island

Blue Patchwork Denim Dress, £50

A nostalgic, vintage-feel sun dress that needs little styling. Pair with gold accessories and trainers for a modern take. Buy it.


Gingham Patchwork Midi Dress, £120

Patchwork doesn’t have to mean clashing floral prints. For a graphic take on the look, Albaray’s mix of different scaled monochrome checks and stripes is made consciously from 100 per cent deadstock cotton. Buy it.

House of Hackney x Barbour

Florfield Patchwork Dress, £109

A collaboration piece between interiors brand, House of Hackney and British stalwart, Barbour, the patchwork design includes a myriad of the studio’s signature prints, with a dramatic pussy-bow neckline and flattering bias cut. Buy it.


Marshmallow Patchwork Sandals, £158

Patchwork has made it head-to-toe this season, as demonstrated by these denim criss-cross sandals from made-on-demand ethical footwear brand, Alohas. A great alternative to classic leather slides this summer. Buy them.


Paloma Patchwork Floral Print Dress, £375

If you’re not a fan of full-on print, this investment piece from US brand, Sea NY, features a simple tiered midi dress, embellished with Americana patchwork flowers in a modern, minimal design. Buy it.

Isabel Marant

Hafileal Patchwork printed quilted jacket, £395

A true fashion piece that’s less of a subtle nod to the patchwork trend and more of an emphatic YES. The cropped body balances the dramatic puff shoulders perfectly. You’ll need little more than a pair of black jeans and a cami to make it a show-stopping outfit.Buy it.

& Other Stories

Patchwork Denim Tote Bag, £55

If you’re looking to dip your toe into the patchwork trend, this denim number from & Other Stories is a great summer day bag to keep you on trend. Buy it.


Patchwork Denim Midi Skirt, £99

A flattering A-line shape with a real 70s feel, this contrast denim patchwork skirt by Arket is perfect for summer with a simple white tank and gladiator sandals. Buy it.

Seventy Mochi

Bailey Patchwork Jeans, £105

Ethical denim brand Seventy Mochi has created one-off patchwork jeans in its bestselling straight-leg Bailey style. Buy them.


Norah Patchwork Shoulder Bag, £185

The subtle contrasting leathers and suedes in Whistles’ Norah bag are spot-on the patchwork trend, yet will be in style for seasons to come. Buy it.

Magpie Vintage

Patchwork Bucket Hat, £150

The 90s bucket hat silhouette is back, this summer in a mix of ditsy floral prints from Magpie Vintage. Buy it.

By Lydia Mansi
April 2022

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Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.