It is not truly fall or winter until elbow patches are worn. They are a must that should be in every preppy wardrobe. I love the detailing that they bring to sweaters, cardigans, and blazers. I prefer the classic suede elbow patch, however, they can be found in a variety of fabrics and patterns.
I paired a plaid sweater with sueded elbow patches and even a suede shoulder patch with a pair of olive colored denim. The sweater is warm and cozy in wool while the colored denim in dark olive is perfect for the season. I finished the look off with a pair of simple, brown loafers. This outfit is great for running around campus, the weekend, or even a casual Friday at the office.
Are elbow patches a fall essential for you?