With another season in the year comes another round of new styles to try. The temperature is starting to shift, so it’s time to bring out your long coats, boots, and neutral shades, ready to layer. From groovy and retro-inspired elements to updated twists on classic garments, fashion has never looked so exciting. Re-introduce the Y2K aesthetic and say hello to some new styling tricks as we unpack the 12 fashion trends we loved from Spring Summer 2022 Fashion Weeks.
1- Beaded Embellishments
Elevate your everyday outfit to something spectacular with beads galore. This dainty and delicate embellishment is perfect for those who want to explore feelings of regality without commitment. Pair an encrusted mini dress with stockings and chunky boots for a ’70s punk vibe, or keep it casual with an oversized puffer coat. Add the decorations on a jacket, your favorite jeans, or a blouse, and mix it up with different layers for a year-round look.
2-Jackets with Fringing Detail
Fringe has its moments in the spotlight every few years, and it’s coming back this season in a big way. This fun trend is an excellent way to add movement to your outfit. Originally used to prevent unraveling of hems, today it’s a huge fashion statement. Typically, you can find this fabric on the edge of denim, but we love it on blazers, wool coats, and capes. Mix and match different layers with this look, such as a long skirt, minimal accessories, chunky boots, or flared trousers – popular shades include neutrals such as brown, camel, cream, and khaki.
Whoever said you couldn’t wear clashing patterns never knew you could do it like this. For 2021, it’s all about mixing and matching different patterns that you may not have originally paired together. From snakeskin and ’70s swirls in greens and creams to a pair of multicolor Prada knee-high printed boots and a mustard geometric turtleneck. It’s all on the table with this trend. Break it up with a solid color in between, such as a navy blue suit, or a black vest, or a trench coat if the temperature drops.
The iconic ruched dress has been turned on its head this season. This flattering and versatile outfit option makes a great choice for any occasion and is easily dressed up or down. Try a mini dress with exaggerated gathering – this is a fun alternative to the traditional silhouette and is perfect for the transitional time. Added elements to the outfit, like an asymmetrical shoulder, fringe, or mixed textures, will add depth to the ensemble. Add a few classic accessories, namely gold jewelry or leather gloves. The best footwear options include anything from knee boots or sneakers or strappy sandals.
5-Long Leather and PU Coats
As the warm weather departs, the need for coats increases. This season it’s all about the Y2K aesthetic, this time taking a leaf out of The Matrix with long leather coats. An updated adaptation of the trend, you can try two-tone designs in neutral tones, dark brown, classic black, or animal print. Let the length of the outerwear cascade off your shoulders, with a sleeveless shirt and skirt or trousers for the ultimate cool-girl look. Alternatively, you can buckle it up and protect yourself from the elements in coordinating hues – this will add depth to the ensemble in an effortless way.
Keep hot girl summer all season long by adding a catsuit to your wardrobe. This body-skimming outfit is extremely sexy but also versatile enough to wear almost anywhere. Whether you’re adding an oversized coat for juxtaposition – à la Kim Kardashian – or you’re showcasing every inch of your silhouette, you can rock it in any season. Stick to solid, dark, or neutral shades if you want to pair them with a myriad of jackets or accessories, or you could step outside the box with a bold print, such as Prada or Pucci-inspired patterns. For maximum results, ensure that the rest of your outfit fits into the color palette or shares a similar theme.
7-Oversized Suits in Natural Tones
We’ve seen oversized suits on and off the runway for a hot minute, but this season we’re keeping it natural. This flattering and multifaceted ensemble choice can look amazing anywhere, making it an excellent choice for the office, a brunch date, or a trip to the market. Sometimes simple is best – a basic T-shirt with sneakers or slides are all you need for a subtle and stylish outfit. On the opposite end, a slinky turtleneck and stilettos are a perfect match in the colder months. But when the weather warms up, show a little skin with a camisole or crop top underneath – add a sexy twist by going natural underneath.
8-Stone Color Coats & Trouser Sets
Neutrals are all the rage this season, and one trend we’re spotlighting is the stone suit so-ord. Effortlessly transition from summer to fall with a pair of light trousers and a matching coat – add a crisp white shirt or turtleneck for monochrome and clean silhouette. The beauty behind this palette is the range of coordinating shades you incorporate. Forget browns, grays, and black – try your hand at yellow, orange, and blue for a splash of color. Make sure you steer clear from messy food when rocking this look.
9-Bra as a Crop Top
As we move from one season to another, the need to work layering into your outfits is paramount. Playing with different items of clothing make for interesting silhouettes and can totally change up your look. This season, we’re coveting the bra as a crop top. The delicate fabrics look fantastic paired with high-waisted trousers, skirts, and everything in between – it nips the waist inward to create an effortless hourglass illusion. You can use these bralettes to break up clashing patterns or monochrome looks – try a pair of flared or wide-leg pants and a long jacket for an updated take on a retro outfit.
Mes chéris, it’s time to say bonjour to berets! This French-infused trend has taken over the streets of Fashion Week, and we’re channeling them for fall this year. These hats can immediately elevate your outfit, thanks to their chic appeal. There are plenty of ways you can wear them – place it on your head at a slight slant to one side for the iconic look, or you could secure it to the crown or wear it over the entire head. It’s a good idea to try them ahead of time to see what works best for you. Take a page out of Blair Waldorf’s book and make them a staple this chilly season.
11-Over the Knee Boots
The over the knee trend has evolved beyond what was cool a few years ago. From skin-tight designs to loose and slouchy silhouettes, there are so many ways to rock this footwear. Juxtapose the flesh-covering boots with a mini skirt, blazer dress, or flirty shorts and dresses – this will create the illusion of elongated legs and looks great with movement. If you want to make a statement, try a pair in a standout shade or texture, such as cherry red, animal print, sparkly Lurex, or covered in Swarovski crystals. If choosing bold shoes, keep your other accessories in the same vein as your ensemble or as minimal as possible.