I know, I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Patchwork, really? Are we living on the prairie? Is there not enough of one fabric to make a dress?” And you do make a valid point, but the designers who have come out with the new patchwork trend have updated it past Little House on the Prairie and into the realm of mod, sexy, and unexpectedly classy. Many of the designers are treating the patchwork as just another way of color-blocking and some are mixing and matching different fabrics into their patchwork. To counteract the busy fabric, keep your accessories simple and elegant. The patchwork is your key piece; your shoes, necklaces, and handbags are meant to accent it. As long as you’re careful not to overdo this trend, you’ll be catching eyes and turning heads left and right with admirers.