Elbow Patches — Love Them or Leave Them?

I like to dress up; I’m sure that comes as no surprise.  But, what you might not know is that I like to dress up with anything that also has elbow patches.

Elbow patches, though an old trend, are absolutely on their way back into the fashion forefront in 2013.  J.Crew, Zara, ASOS, and most other major retailers are carrying tons of items with elbow patches for the winter and upcoming spring season.

Here are a few of my favorite threads with elbow patches to help you dive right into the trend this season:

asos elbow patches sweater

With light, cotton-rich fabric, this ASOS Colored Cardigan with Elbow Patches ($26) is perfect for layering.  Try it out with a pair of corduroys, a white tee, and a chunky knit scarf.


elbow patch sweater dress by ralph laurenLooking to spice up the elbow patch trend?  Give this Ralph Lauren Elbow Patch Dress ($121) a shot.  With elbow patches that extend to the wrist, this boat neck dress takes a fun spin on the returning trend.


elbow patches on asos sweaterWhat better way to warm up in the winter than with a cozy sweater with awesome patent elbow patches?  Try out this ASOS Sweater in Mohair ($66) this winter season!


elbow patches blazer at zaraA checked blazer from Zara is fabulous enough, but a checked blazer with elbow patches and contrasting sleeves ($69)?  I’m in love already.


elbow patches jacket j. crewBecause one blazer with elbow patches isn’t enough, think about picking up this Elbow-patch Schoolboy Blazer in Houndstooth ($159) from J.Crew.  Pair it with a chambray shirt and dark denim for a laid-back look.


Will you be sporting the elbow patch trend in 2013?