Seasons get more complicated (what’s up with 65+ degree winter days?) The start of the new year feels uneasy. COVID variants keep coming out, making it feel ominous. Although it is disheartening to go back to 24/7 sweatpants, it’s probably the only dress you will be wearing right now since offices have shut down and we are working from home again. It’s not all bad news for the rest of 2019. Soft clothes are a key piece of 2022’s style puzzle. But they are not the only thing on the table.
Nostalgia is the name for the game
This year’s reemergence wave will be filled with fun trends, as Y2K fashion is at an all-time high. The spotlight-stealing outfits are characterized by a joyful mood. They include bright colors and prints, bold silhouettes such as bubble dresses, volume tops and cutouts. Accessory are also a part of the fun. Think chunky platforms with rainbow-bright colors, bright bags and more-is-more jewelry that combines beads, pearls and rhinestone-adorned baubles. Oh, and if your New Year’s resolution is to adopt a new signature color, you better make it purple – it’s the 2022 hue in all tints, from Pantone’s Very Peri color of the year to saturated violet and lavender shades.
Here’s a deeper look at the fashion trends that we predict will be hot in 2022. You can also shop the edit.
2022 Fashion Trend: Sweats 2.0
We don’t care if you prefer a large, fleece-lined jogger or a more relaxed style, such as a knitted flare or culotte, leisurely bottoms are a likely trend for 2022, thanks to Omicron’s unexpected emergence.
2022 Fashion Trend: Voluminous Silhouettes
Tops and dresses will retain their volume in 2022, whether they are oversized or ballooned. The latter will actually spice up the soft bottoms you’ll likely still be wearing.
2022 Fashion Trend: Platform Shoes
Flatform silhouettes and sky-high heels are all possible with loafers, ankle strap heels, boots, and even clogs. You can give your micro-heels a rest, 2022 is all about chunky soles.
2022 Fashion Trend Low-Rise Pants
Dipping way below the belly button, the low-slung pant and micro-mini skirt are back in full force. If you’re not the snug ‘n’ stretchy thong-revealing style type, embrace the look via low-slung denim, leather pants, or cargos a la Jennifer Aniston in the ’90s.
2022 Fashion Trend: The Color Purple
Pantone’s Very Peri, a calm tone, to more intense tones that have a royal air, purple pieces will soon be in fashion.
2022 Fashion Trend: Regencycore. Continued.
In 2022, corsets, pearls and lady cardigans as well as prim florals are not expected to slow down. This style is perfect for formal occasions such as work or parties. Or, flirt with the trend with a single frilled piece combined with leggings and sneakers.
2022 Fashion Trend: Cutouts
There’s no shame in the cutout game. It will be clear that 2022 will prove that skin is still in fashion. Cutouts placed on tops and dresses will continue to be a part of the Aughts 2.0 fashion trend.
2022 Fashion Trend: Bra tops
You want real shirts? The bra is now a “real top”, whether you’re looking for comfort at home or going bold on the town, Layer yours under a shacket or oversize blazer for balance.
2022 Fashion Trend: Color pop bags
You can get rainbow-bright bags in many colors, including orange, yellow, green and bright blue. You don’t need to choose one color to complement an outfit. Instead, you can go for a two tone design or one that swirls in multiple shades.
2022 Fashion Trend: Mod Print
Designers drew inspiration from the ’60s runways, adding a touch of Y2K nostalgia and A-line miniskirts to dizzying motifs. You can mix bold and bolder prints by being a print mixer. We’re thinking of a jacquard knit sweater with swervy skirt as a good place to start.