When it comes to my fall and winter wardrobe, I’m forever drawn to anything with an elbow patch. Whether it’s a sweater or a jacket, there’s something so perfectly preppy about the unexpected detail when you turn around. I love the look on men and women alike so it’s no surprise I couldn’t resist adding this navy elbow patch turtleneck sweater to my closet immediately. You guys, this sweater is so soft. When it comes to classic wardrobe basics, no one does it better than this guy.

elbow patch sweater white jeans

ralph lauren cable elbow patch sweater

navy elbow patch sweater

kate spade darota ankle boots

ralph lauren elbow patch turtleneck

sweater  //  jeans  //  sunglasses  //  bag c/o  //  ankle boots c/o (also available here)

If you’re looking to add a few more suede patches to your closet this season, I also love this gorgeous neutral sweater, this quilted jacket, this tweed jacket, and this sweater dress. And there are lots more elbow and shoulder patches in the slideshow below! Who else loves elbow patches as much as I do?


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  1. Very cute outfit! I actually just bought those kate spade booties as well; they’re beautiful! I was wondering how much room you have in the back of the shoe? I’m usually in between two sizes and am regretting not ordering both to make sure the one I have isn’t too big. Do you wear any type of socks that may also contribute to sizing? Thanks for your help!

    1. I wear white peds with most of my booties and find that they reduce the extra room in the back a little bit! I’m between sizes as well and typically order the smaller size for flats and heels that I’ll wear with bare feet and the larger size for boots and booties that I’ll wear with socks. I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. I love that sweater. Turtleneck sweaters are great for the cooler weather and that looks so soft and warm. I usually tend to think that elbow patches look a little awkward bc they are often a not so great/cheap fabric just sewn on to say that the item has elbow patches, but obviously Ralph Lauren would and has got this style down!! Great outfit! -Monica


  3. This sweater looks so cozy! And I’m a huge fan of any and all elbow patches in the fall. I particularly like ones with fun texture (like suede or sequins) or ones with fun shapes (like hearts). And your boots are an amazing color. You always look so put together, Mackenzie! Love this look.