Looking to make your clothes your own? Look no further than embracing the badged fashion trend! Yes folks, this is certainly a kitch throwback to the 80’s and reminds me so much of an old school back pack I once had, which was plastered with badges! But you know what, as everything that comes back in fashion the trend this time around is more refined, more personalized and way cooler.

I like that it’s not an all-or-nothing trend, and how even a few badges here and there make a cute statement on your clothes. You can purchase iron on badges (MRP have some really cute ones) and start modifying your worn to death denim jacket to give it a fresh new take, or buy it ready made.

Here’s a quick round up of a couple of items donning this trend which caught my eye recenty…

shop-badged-fashion-trends-south-africa-fashion-blogger From top Left:

  1. Pack of three iron on fabric badges from MRP  (R39.99) – buy them online here
  2. Cartoon Inspired Denim Jacket from Zara – R1029
  3. Olive Green Boiler Suit from MRP (R279.99) – buy it online here
  4. Cargo Style Badge Detailed Shacket from TopShop
  5. Denim Rider Jacket from MRP (R269.99) – buy it online here
  6. Pack of three iron on fabric badges from MRP (R39.99) – buy them online here

What do you gals think?

PS: You can also take your personalization skills further by doing the old 80’s groupie trend of pinning cute badges and brooches on your denim and utility style pieces, and the good news is, your options are not limited to rock bands and Harley Davidson groups only.

Again MRP has you covered, check out these cute options…


  1. Hearts, Love and Kisses (R39.95) buy them online here
  2. Lips and Speech Bubbles (R39.95) buy them online here

Love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit, it’s a fun way to make your clothes stand out.


Dimi Ingle

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  1. August 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I LOVE this trend, my fave for the upcoming months. I have a pair of jeans with a stain on them so I am going to spruce them up and cover stain at the same time – SCORE!

    – Jane Wonder –

  2. August 12, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Superb post! I have seen this denim jacket before but it is beautiful. Love the way to describe fashion trend. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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