The Highly Specific Summer Trend I See Everywhere and Am Oddly Obsessed With

You know when you see a piece that gets your attention—whether it's part of a trend or something more specific such as a buzzy new Zara top—and then suddenly feel like you're seeing it everywhere? Well, whether you can relate or not, let's just say that's precisely what I'm currently experiencing with patchwork jackets, which, as a result, are the topic of today's post. After I saw one in an actual store window last month and started thinking that I really should add one to my wardrobe, it quickly became apparent that they're not so hard to come by, as they happen to be quite trendy right now along with all things patchwork.

What I love about the light layer (besides the fact that, according to the runways, it's also poised to continue trending for fall/winter 2021) is that it can really work for any style. Whether you're a vintage lover, are into all things new and luxe, or are on a never-ending quest to emulate the newly popularized Gen Z aesthetic, somehow, there's a patchwork jacket that will work for you. To see and shop 21 options I'm loving and, of course, get a little styling inspo along the way, just keep scrolling. 

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Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.