Patch Things Up

Update your spring work wardrobe with pieces that blend different patterns and textures

A shirt jacket—think of it as a heavier button-up—works in place of a blazer at casual offices.
A shirt jacket—think of it as a heavier button-up—works in place of a blazer at casual offices.

From left: Wallace & Barnes chore coat, $218; Paul Smith crewneck, $240; Theory Zaine pant, $195

Valentino silk blazer, $2,290; Warby Parker Haskell glasses, $95; Turnbull & Asser shirt, $425; Burberry London lapis tie, $165; A.P.C. raw new standard jeans, $185; Jack Erwin Archie loafer, $195

The stripe goes across the front, too.
The stripe goes across the front, too.

From left: Michael Bastian Southwest chest stripe shirt, $475; J.Crew tapered trouser, $95; Givenchy silver chronograph watch, $1,100.

The Generic Man academy shoes, $350; Boss virgin wool pants, $325

Because you wear a raincoat less often, go bold with the color.
Because you wear a raincoat less often, go bold with the color.

From left: Band of Outsiders pocket patch anorak, $1,900; Paul Smith London shirt, $290; Incotex trousers, $205 

Junya Watanabe denim patchwork jacket, $1,045; Kiton pants, $1,411 

It’s a pocket, but better not to use it. Always tuck in the shirt, though.
It’s a pocket, but better not to use it. Always tuck in the shirt, though.

From left: Miu Miu skirt, $1,760, and belt, $305; Rodebjer Centauress shirt, $265; Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, $225

Marc by Marc Jacobs patch shirt, $238; J.Crew shiny leather pants, $895; Jennifer Fisher small bar earrings, $210; Arme De L’Amour bracelets, $300 for set

Most denim makers currently offer patchy styles like this—they flatter in both skinny and wider “boyfriend” cuts.
Most denim makers currently offer patchy styles like this—they flatter in both skinny and wider “boyfriend” cuts.

From left: J.Crew floral short, $198; Tod’s denim blazer, $1,345; Equipment silk blouse, $218; Michael Kors watch, $250

Baldwin patchwork jeans, $286; Belstaff Maxem long trench, $1,450; Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps, $675

Wear an ankle-skimming dress with block heels for a professional take on the maxi.
Wear an ankle-skimming dress with block heels for a professional take on the maxi.

From left: Dries Van Noten Damara Des B dress, $1,580; Cartier light pink handbag, $2,530; Paul Smith shoes, $980; Nixon small Kensington watch, $175

Paul Andrew x Tanya Taylor block heels, $895 

 
Market Editor: Shibon Kennedy; Photographer: Adam Kremer for Bloomberg Businessweek; Hair and Makeup: Rebecca Garcia
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