Gather ’round my loves and let me tell you a little tale about the best item of clothing in my whole dang wardrobe.
It all began several years ago when I bought a really ugly denim jacket for $8 at Value Village. It was meant for a costume that never really worked out. It was too big, it had gaping wide sleeves and it was boxy as all hell. Not a good look. That jacket sat in my closet for two years. Then, one fateful day, in a fit of DIYing adventure and fury, I cut the sleeves right off of that jacket and it transformed from Terrible Jacket™ to Magical Vest™ and my life has never been the same.
Season to season this vest has been my constant companion. And as I have worn it more and more, it has earned flecks of what some may call “pieces of flair.”
I have added pins that my mother gave me, ones that I have bought, patches that I haven’t actually added yet but are sitting on my desk, patiently waiting for me to stop being so lazy and sew them on.
I now recommend everyone on the planet have a denim vest because it is the coolest thing you will ever own and it lends itself nicely to doubly cool lapel pins and patches.
If you are not inclined to a denim vest, here are some other places you can apply cool lapel pins and patches:
- On a leather jacket
- On a vest that is not denim
- On a jacket that is not leather
- On a crisp, white button-down shirt that is in the market for some jazzing up
- On a backpack
- On a fanny pack
- On a Snack Pack
- On your purse
- On a cork board
- On a headboard
- On your jeans
- On other pants
- THE LIST IS ENDLESS.
Click through to see my favourite places to find pins and patches for Magical Vest and get at me with your faves. Sharing is caring, my friends.
Stay At Home Club Full of Grace Patch ($7)
This Canadian brand has tapped into our collective love for never leaving the house. They make products that match your feels exactly, like this Full of Grace patch, which has been me on many different occasions.