We think it’s safe to say that we’re all ready for a change as we slowly but surely go past the era of Zoom meetings and staying in sweats all day. It’s exciting to finally have job, school, and everyday interactions in person, so 2022 is all about shifting, trying new things, and being daring – especially in terms of dress. Whether you’re rushing from the workplace to dinner in an oversized blazer or strutting down the street in fringe, the styles in 2022 will be whimsical, fun, and practical (via StyleCaster).
All of this being said, figuring out how to incorporate clothes directly off the New York Fashion Week runway into your wardrobe might be daunting. However, you might be shocked to learn that many of these pieces are already in your closet. So, without further ado, here are the trends that will fully dominate the year 2022.
Puffer coats will keep you warm while also making you seem stylish.
Thanks to this style, you may appear cute while being toasty throughout winter. Puffer coats are still popular today, even though they date back to the 1930s. The puffer coat’s endurance can be linked to the “very sluggish cycle of outerwear fashion,” according to Vox, as well as the fact that puffer jackets do a great job of doing what a coat is intended to do: keep you warm!
Although puffer coats are nothing new, there are a plethora of jackets on the market with a variety of entertaining new twists. When you want to feel especially snug on a chilly day, there are enormous quilted corduroy coats in light pastel patterns, or you may be bold and try a bright colour in a ski puffer jacket style (via Mood Sewciety).
Puffer coats were also a great favourite on the runway for the Fall/Winter 2021 season, according to L’Officiel, so don’t worry: They’re not going away anytime soon.
From work meetings to a night out, wear an oversized blazer or suit.
Who says professional dress has to be dull? According to Harper’s Bazaar, huge blazers were designed for Spring/Summer 2022 collections by some of the biggest names in fashion, including Chanel and Prada.
You can wear your blazer with the typical option (pants), or you can spice it up and wear it with shorts, a dress, or even a skirt. Miniskirt suits made a significant effect on the runways this past September, according to Vogue, with designers like Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Versace, and many more introducing cute matching pairs.
Get a suit in a bright hue like fashion writer, stylist, and author Caroline Vazzana does to amp up the boldness of a blazer. If you enjoy the style of a blazer but can’t afford one from a designer, Princess Polly, Zara, and other outlets have you covered.
Pants with wide legs and flares: the bigger, the better.
We hate to break it to you, but it’s time to retire your slim jeans. Wide-leg trousers and flared pants will be all the rage in 2022. Not only are they more comfortable, but they also come in a variety of fun styles.
Wide-leg trousers and flared pants were first introduced in the 1960s with the debut of bell-bottom pants, and they signified “disco culture” while also expressing “freedom within fashion during the late 1900s,” according to L’Officiel. These pants are still widely available today. At his gigs, Harry Styles is virtually always dressed in high-waisted, wide-leg jeans. Lindsay Peoples Wagner, editor-in-chief of The Cut, was seen wearing brightly coloured wide-leg pants throughout New York Fashion Week, and Emma Chamberlain knows the importance of a flared yoga pant.
There’s a pair of these pants for every occasion, from comfortable knit flared pants for a night in to stylish trousers for a meal with friends, and you need at least one pair in your closet for 2022.
Fringe adds movement to your ensemble.
We know you were bored during all of those Zoom meetings in 2021, so what better way to spice up your outfit in 2022 than with some fringe? According to Who What Wear, labels like Burberry and Balmain used fringe to create “car wash-esque straps,” “multicoloured threads that sprang from maxi and minidresses,” and “suiting composed entirely of wide belts that draped onto the floor” in their Spring/Summer 2022 collections.
With this trend, there’s a lot of potential for creativity, so don’t be afraid to branch out and add some fringe to your wardrobe. According to L’Officiel, your clothes should accentuate “natural movement,” so what better style to flaunt down the street?
Don’t worry if you think this trend is only a passing craze. Fringe has been around since 3000 B.C. in Mesopotamia, so you may rest assured that it will never go out of style (via Fashion Gone Rogue).