When I shop for new clothes, I don’t like to think just one season in advance—this year’s buys need to work for next year’s OOTDs! A wardrobe I don’t have to constantly turn over matters to me as a fashion editor, so thinking about the top 2022 fashion trends in advance is key to making sure I’m shopping smart. And lucky you, I’m always willing to share my findings with the class!
After trendless 2020, 2021 saw the resurgence of maximalism. And while many a joke was made about the Roaring ’20s making a comeback, it was a groovy ’70s aesthetic that really took hold, as seen via trippy technicolor prints, flared pants and an overall more eclectic approach to styling.
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As we look to 2022, we’re keeping the same energy in terms of making a statement, but going about it in a way that’s slightly more subdued. We’re still saying yes to bright colors , but solid neon hues are winning out over eyesore prints. And of course, we’re leaning into comfortable fabrics and forgiving silhouettes in lieu of totally moving on from our time spent working from home in sweats. Bring on the quilting—but think less horse girl, more cozy bedding.
If you’re looking to sparkle, you’re in luck: Sequins are another huge trend popping up on all the runways. And you don’t have to hit the town to wear ’em! Everyday glitz will definitely be the norm, from sparkling skirts to sequined bodysuits and more.
Below, read on for more details on the trends worth watching. Don’t be shy to start shopping them early!
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