Recognised for the beauty it can add to understated garments, embroidery can make your outfit really come to life. Designers have added motifs to denim jackets, jeans, leather skirts and little black dresses. Accessories haven’t escaped the trend either. Look for handbags, shoes and belts that have embroidered embellishments to add interest to your outfit. Partnered with other season staples, your embroidered jacket, coat or skirt will have you turning heads this season.
How To Wear The Embroidered Trend This Season
Gucci has attached embroidery to bags and placed it on denim jackets. Motifs track down the legs of slim jeans, embellish the shoulders of cotton shirts and add a statement to satin bombers. So just how should you wear the trend and personalise your look? We have some suggestions that will position you right on trend.
- Choose a cotton poplin shirt with floral embroidery across the front. Wear it loose over a plain white tee and a pair of skinnies.
- On cooler days, pair an oversized sweater with a pair of jeans with floral motifs.
- Alternatively, try wearing an oversized hoody beneath an embroidered denim jacket. Complete the outfit by adding suede over-the-knee boots.
- Choose a simple black mini dress in velvet with a floral embroidered front. Team this with a pair of black block heeled booties or suede over-the-knee boots.
- For a classic combination with a twist, marry a crisp white shirt with a pair of embroidered high-waisted jeans.
- Look for embroidered sleeve details that reference this season’s military jacket.
- Wear a dark satin bomber jacket with embroidered back motif over a pair of cropped jeans and loafers. Add a small neck scarf to add a chic element to your outfit.
- Play around with the monochrome trend and go with one shade for top, coat and pants. Add embroidery elements to make the outfit pop.
Play With Textures To Add Interest To Your Embroidered Look
Playing around with the textures available this season will give your outfit extra texture and interest. Look at combining wool, cotton, leather, satin, velvet and denim to give your look a more individualised style. Whether you add texture for accents or as a focal point, your embroidery trend will be fresh and trendy this season.
- Add a faded denim jacket with embroidered flowers and butterflies over a feminine white cotton dress. Finish the look with a pair of black detailed ankle boots.
- Wear a woollen blazer, simple cotton tee with a mini leather skirt with embroidered flowers ready for the office.
- Choose a tailored black silk shirt to wear with an A-Line black velvet mini with a floral embroidered front.
- For a casual yet chic look, pair a light blue poplin shirt with floral motifs under a loose suede shirt and leather pants.
- Wear a satin bomber with embellished fish or flowers. Team with a pair of cut of jeans and a white tee.
The embroidery trend has tons of options available and we have selected some ideas to inspire you. How will you embrace the embroidery trend this season? We would love to hear how you adopt the look for your lifestyle. Whether you are off to work, a movie, gallery opening or Sunday brunches, there is a way to incorporate embroidery into your look. Work with the textures that are available to you to make a look that will see you at the front of the pack this season.
To add extra warmth for colder days and nights, look at the myriad of coat styles that are available this season. Choose well and this will help enhance your embroidered outfit, keep you on trend, and have the added advantage of keeping you warm!
Featured Image: Olivia Palermo has blended casual with a sophisticated edge that heroes her poplin embroidered shirt. Her cropped leather flares, brocade booties and suede overshirt, give this look a distinct edge to this season’s trends.
Cropped Leather Flares: Palermo x Chelsea 28, Floral embroidered poplin shirt: Zara, suede shirt: Tibi, Crystal heel booties: Sophia Webster, Pierce bag: J.W. Anderson.
These gorgeous embroidered white jeans are a striking way to inject some colour into a two-toned outfit. Heather wears these with a denim jacket to create an awesome spring style.
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Nada Adelle’s black embroidered top looks totally chic paired with leather leggings and black and white pattern-strapped shoes. We love the simplicity of this floral design.
Outfit: Miss Pap.
Jacqueline Mikuta wears a pair of embroidered denims with chili and rose motifs down each leg. She wears an oversized grey sweater and keeps the look casual with a pair of white sneakers. The look is accessorized with an over-the-shoulder black bag that completes this super urban look, ready in time for Sunday Brunch.
Jeans: GRLFRND Denim via Revolve, Sweater: H&M, Shoes: Isabel Marant Etoile, Bag: Ganni.
Kayla Seah combines embroidered detail on this satin bomber jacket with a pair of rolled-up jeans and stunning flats in Bordeaux. She pulls her outfit together with a scarlet striped top, a pair of aviators and small neck scarf that takes this look from simply cool to uber-chic.
Bomber: Tularosa, Bodysuit: Flaire, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Flats: Alexandre Birman, Bag: Gucci, Scarf: Tommy X Gigi.
Amiee Song combines some of this season’s hot-ticket items – leather, the mini and embroidered motifs – to present this cool and cultured look. An oversized blazer is paired with a grey tee, worn over this sassy leather mini with embroidered red roses. She completes the look with a pair of velvet Prada flats and the ultimate in style, a brown Birkin Bag!
Embroidered Leather Skirt: LPA, Blazer: (similar) Rag & Bone, Tee: Ragdoll, Birkin Bag: Hermes, Flats: Prada
Cheralee Lyle wears the classic combo of a crisp, white shirt and jeans, adorned with an embroidered floral motif that will keep you right on trend this season. The strappy heels add both a sexy and sophisticated edge to the overall look. She completes the outfit with a pair of aviators and a white chained bag.
Embroidered Mom Jeans: Topshop, White Shirt: DL1961, Heels: Steve Madden, Metropolis Bag: Furla.
Christine Andrews wears an uber-cool denim jacket with fabulous embroidered details on its back, sleeves and front. She layers the look with a white lace dress that is delicate and feminine and contrasts well with the grunginess of the jacket. She finishes the look with those glamorous must-have Gucci boots, black handbag and sunglasses.
Embroidered Denim Jacket: Gucci, White Lace Dress: Self Portrait, Embellished Boots: Gucci, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bag: M2Malletier
Alexandra Guerain shows how to be chic, and on trend, during pregnancy. She wears an embroidered denim jacket with roses and butterflies across the sleeves and the shoulders. This is paired with an oversized black pull dress with its extra-long sleeves, a pair of simple over-the-knee boots and a croc skin purse to complete a comfortable, yet sophisticated look.
Black pull dress, Thigh High Boots and Denim Jacket – all by New Look.
Annabelle Fleur makes the most of the embroidered trend with the richly coloured flowers and butterflies across her Gucci Dionysus bag. Extra embroidered details are also found on the cuffs of her military-style jacket. The slim line jeans, scarlet shirt, trench coat and strappy heels all help to add a classy edge to the overall look.
Milford Navy Suits Jacket: Etoile Isabel Marant, Cropped Slim-Leg Jeans and Blouse: Frame, Tango Pump: Valentino, Oakland B Trench Coat: Theory, Dionysus Embroidered GG Canvas Shoulder Bag: Gucci, Set of 5 Rings: Rachel Zoe.
Lisa RVD wears a BoHo chic jacket with embroidered flowers on the sleeves and gold coin and flower motifs on the front. She keeps the rest of this look simple with a black knit and olive asymmetric mini, helping to emphasise the jacket. A great pair of Balenciaga boots give the outfit an overall girly grunge flavour.
Jacket: Desigual, Knit: Reserved, Skirt: Storets, Boots: Balenciaga, Sun Glasses: Céline, Jewellery: Ariane Ernst.
This little black dress has been given an extra dose of femininity with its all-over embroidered floral motifs. Brittany Xavier finished off this look with a pair of black ankle boots, burgundy croc patterned hand back and the Aviator glasses add an element of cool to the overall style. On cooler days add tights, a simple oversized scarf and maxi coat or suede leather jacket to keep the look feminine and fresh.
Isabel Sellés transports the embroidered high-waisted jeans into this season with this pair of mid-denims and their floral motifs, a basic men’s white tee and two-toned pumps. When the weather turns cold, simply add a stylish boyfriend cardigan, or camel maxi coat, and an oversized scarf for extra warmth.
Embroidery Mom Jeans: TopShop, Shoes: Loeil (last season), T-Shirt: Primark Men.
Nika Huk creates a fun, sexy take on the embroidery trend with this uber-cool satin bomber. She pairs denim cut-offs, a simple logo Tee and sexy black strappy sandals to finish the look. During the winter months, add a pair of ripped skinnies and heeled ankle boots to hero the jacket and keep warm.
Satin bomber: Shein, Tee: ASOS, Denim Cut-offs: Zara, Shoes: CMG, Watch: Marc Bale.
Pam Hetlinger rocks this outfit adding a simple cream jacket and ribbed top to a pair of colourful embroidered denims. She finishes the look with camel braided sandals, Chloé handbag and loosely tossed hair, keeping this look chic and fashion forward.
Jeans: French Connection, Top, Jacket & Sandals: Ann Taylor, Bag: Chloé, Watch: Chanel, Ring: Mejuri.