What to wear this weekend

What to wear this weekend

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best patchwork patterned jackets

  • Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice on choosing the best patchwork jackets
  • British style editor says although she’s a fan of minimalism she LOVES patchwork
  • Here, Dinah selects a collection of vibrant and eco-conscious jackets

PUNCHY PATCHWORK

I’m a huge fan of understated minimalism. I mean, show me a fashion editor who isn’t! But then something like patchwork jackets come along and my personal style, pared back over three decades to a selection of white T-shirts and black trousers, goes out the window. 

FOLKSY STYLE

They’re eye-catching, fussy and twee with too many colours, clashing prints and quilting. All the things I hate … and yet I love them.

Ulla Johnson’s folksy quilted cotton jacket is top of my wish list. I’d wear it with high-waisted stonewashed jeans or pull it over my favourite summer dress (a predictably dull black midi, of course), but the £565 price tag means it’s simply out of reach. 

Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice on choosing the best patchwork jackets.  Jacket, £129, albaray.co.uk; tank, £119, whistles.com; jeans, £175, meandem.com

FLATTERING FIT

At £416, Doen’s patchwork is also pricey, but I couldn’t resist including it because it’s a work of art. At the slightly more affordable end of the spectrum, Monsoon has a flattering longline offering which beautifully conceals your bottom. Then there’s French Connection’s hooded jacket, at £160, and Next’s beautiful blue design, only £44.

ECO-CONSCIOUS

The one I’m wearing here is a gorgeous organic cotton design from Albaray, an exciting new label launched this time last year by a trio of talented women, who make conscious clothing at an affordable price point. If you’re not familiar with their designs, they are well worth checking out.

NOW SHOP THE TREND… 

next.co.uk 

monsoon.co.uk 

net-a-porter.com 

frenchconnection.com 

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