Get Ready for Spring 2022 Fashion Trends
We may still be fully immersed in wintery weather, but it’s never too early to take a peek at what’s ahead. What will the most fashionable be wearing once spring comes along? Here are the top trend predictions:
For women, short suits will be all the rage. The outfit’s name literally describes what it is: a suit, but with shorts instead of pants. They’re a really fun, cute way to stay cool but still look really sharp. Shorts in general will be more visible this spring and summer, as opposed to skirts. Shorts are a bit more practical for running around, so stock up.
If you despise strappy, flimsy sandals that are all looks and no function, you’ll be happy to know those sporty sandals are now cool. These sturdy shoes, often with athletic bottoms ready for long walks, are built to last and look good at the same time.
Men all over have to up on their collar game. No more of the soft and slouchy neck frames characteristic of plaid shirts. Spring will see a return to the businesslike collars. The strong collar, which hugs the neckline and has concealed seams and sharp points, will be all the rage. Size matters too. You want that collar to be prominent and not blend with the rest of the garment. It should be a style element in itself. So look for slim-fit styles with a noticeable collar on your next shopping trip. Some homegrown labels like the Good Man Brand carry a line of casual and button-down shirts that can work for different occasions.
It may seem shocking that tie-dye is making a comeback, but fashion superstars like Stella McCartney are featuring the retro look more and more. It may be because our political environment is sparking rebellious tendencies or simply because we could all use more color in our lives, but expect to see tie-dye on everything from jackets to shirts to dresses. It’s not all too outrageous, however; you’ll get your pick from more subtle shades, too.
Sequins and fringes
Fringe was in this past fall, and it looks like the trend will continue. Jackets, skirts, and bags will all enjoy their fair share of swishiness. Sequins will also steal the spotlight in many forms, like on garden party-ready dresses or outfits begging to be worn to a nightclub.
While not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, the sheer fabric will most likely adorn many a fashionable person this spring. It’s a sexy and (literally) cool option for hot weather, and if you don’t want to show off that much skin, you can add a layer underneath.
This bright, cheerful yellow will be a welcome sight after the dull neutrals of winter skies. Marigold has been making a big appearance on runways, especially in dresses. Amal Clooney even wore the color (complete with matching hat) to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this past year, so there’s a precedent.
A combination of an oval and a square, this slightly-rounded nail shape is elegant but also very wearable. On the runways, models wearing Kate Spade and Anna Sui designs wore glittery, shiny nails in this shape. If you aren’t a fan of glitter, neutral and solid colors also work really well with squoval.
If you don’t want to go all out with 3D art on your nails, but you want something more interesting than a single color, try out two tones. On the runway, many models wore their nails tipped with another shade, like black. You can use your imagination with color combinations and incorporate other trends, like a neutral for the base and neon for the tips. If you don’t have the right colors to match, you can find some easily online on sites like Cote.
When the sun starts beaming down, what shades will people be wearing? On the runways for Spring collections, aviators were not really represented, which symbolizes a shift. Cat-eye and triangular-shaped glasses, however, were out in force, as well as red and patterned frames. Other lens colors like yellow and all-black may also be popular this year.
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