After Covid-19, who even knows what fashion is anymore? With so much time spent indoors over the past few years, many of us have neglected style in favour of yoga pants and comfy socks.
However, all of that is about to change. Despite new variants emerging, the world is starting to open up again which means more events, more going out and more style in 2022. But what should you wear? Here are some of the biggest fashion trends you can latch onto for 2022 to stay stylish and comfortable throughout the year.
You heard right, – platforms, stiletto heels, and chunk boots are making a solid comeback in 2022. Men and women alike are opting for shoes for height over kitten heels and flat soles.
Pair your platforms with skirts, cropped pants or jeans or maxi dresses to add height to your overall look. Slimmer leg pants add great contrast to chunkier soles.
Flares and corduroy are back with a vengeance in 2022 and it’s time to get on the trend. What better way to stay trendy and comfortable at the same time than with a pair of high-waisted, fleece-lined joggers?
Pair them with matching sweatshirts (because sets are in, too) or wear them along with cute and tight crop tops for a more flattering shape.
If Vogue says stripes are in, stripes are in. This year, we’re doing big and bold with lots of colours. Think thick, vertical stripes (to add height once again) in bright colours in your accessories.
Striped blazers, skirts and even bags are a great way to throw a little trend into your usual day-to-day.
This is a touchy subject, but low-rise jeans and low-rise bottoms, in general, have made their way back onto the scene. While some people are taking a firm stand against this, many are rejoicing at the return of this iconic 90s piece.
Whether or not this is a trend that will last, opt for your most comfortable fit when it comes to your denim. The days of clout above comfort are long gone. If Mom jeans are still your jam, you can rest assured that they’re not going out of fashion just yet.
Big, bold structured pieces are a big trend in 2022. Peplum tops and dresses are a good example of this trend, along with big, structured sleeves.
Adding something interesting to your silhouette is the logic behind this trend, and the dramatic effect that this look creates will look great on your Instagram. Thank us later.
The 90s isn’t the only era that’s rearing its head in terms of fashion trends this year. Regency period florals, cardigans, pearls and puffy-sleeved dresses are another look to be on the lookout for.
This cottagecore look will make you feel like you stepped straight out of a historical drama in the best way possible, but since the corsets aren’t a requirement, you can be comfortable too.
Fun geometric shapes cut out of shirts, dresses and even leggings are a subtle way to show a little skin and add some flare to your 2022 wardrobe. Cleverly designed and placed slits and cutouts can take your average LBD and turn it into something brand new.
Be as subtle or as daring as you please with your cut-outs – the number one rule of fashion is moulding it to fit what suits you.
Real shirts have gone out the window this season and extra-cropped crop tops are the spring and summer pick of 2022. Think sports bra or bralette style – you can go for a feminine or sporty look.
Get confident, show some skin and pair these cropped tops with an oversized shacket, blazer or even a long, soft cardigan according to your tastes to compensate.
We all know that the 90s are back in town, but let’s not forget the ever-nostalgic prints of the 60s and 70s. Funky, psychedelic prints on dresses, shirts, skirts and bags are bringing some bold flavours to the scene this year.
Going back to what we know isn’t necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, but it can’t be denied that this trend is fun and exciting.
While these are some of the biggest fashion trends we’ll be seeing in 2022, try to balance them out with your own personal style. Submitting completely to what’s hot right now will overshadow your own tastes and dilute your personality – which is what you want to shine through when you’re picking outfits.