WhatIWore: I’m not sure if it was during my days as a brownie scout or later in life, but somewhere along the way I’ve become a patch collector! Most of mine are from state parks or breweries, but I have others that I’ve picked up just because they were cool or have been given to me by friends or family.
For the longest time, they were just piling up in my bedside drawer until I noticed how the cool girls were sewing them onto jackets. I was hesitant to do the same, but I finally decided mine would look good on my olive green army style jacket (I have another one I like that will stay plain!)
When I think of a patched military jacket, my mind usually goes towards the counter culture vibes of the late 1960s and protesting the war and then to the 1980s and the punk scene. I can’t claim to be a hippie or a punk (I mean, I do have my elementary school Presidential Physical Fitness patch on there after all!) but I do think my end result is undeniably cool! I’ll show you in an outfit post this week!
My favorite part of this look is how it’s so customizable. Maybe you have a patch collection or maybe you want to start one with patches that inspire or describe you. There are hundreds of places to buy patches online - these are from amazon and etsy, but be warned - once you get looking, you’ll fall down the rabbit hole!