A new season breathes new life into us all – but none will do more so than Spring 2022!! The need for stability in our lives and comfort in our clothing is moving aside for something all the more exciting! The winter’s warm neutrals leisurewear is making way for a more colourful, textural and playful Spring/Summer 2022. There’s is an optimism in the air that is sure to come out in our outfits.
We still want the practicality and comfort seen in recent years’ trends but in more certain times fashion is liberated and we’ll see an ‘anything goes’ attitude!
Cut-outs, sheer fabrics, straps and ultra-revealing may be on the cards for some whilst minimalist, feminine or colourful may appeal to others. I’m by no means a slave to the trends but I like to know what’s out there so I can feel fresh and elevate my style. This season, I’m looking for colour combinations I might not have considered, putting different textures together and styling my existing clothes in new ways.
I’ve picked out some key wearable (for me, anyway!) trends and suggesting ways to style the pieces that lots of us already have to feel up to date. There’s no need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe – I bet you have most of the items listed below – so go through your wardrobe first to see what will be working for you already!!
Ultra feminine/Hyper feminine
After the androgony & athleisure of the last few years, there’s a movement towards a much more “feminine” feel. Ruffles, puff-ball shapes, sheer fabrics as well as draping and ruching to create flow and movement.
Trends in your wardrobe? Skirts of all lengths, especially the pleats! Just as long as they are flowy, they will be on-trend. Pair with any kind of silk or drapey fabric blouses, ruffles, lace, you name it!
Colour Blocking / Monochromatic
Columns of colour – the brighter the better! Match the colour of your bottoms to your tops. This gives a visually elongating effect as well as looking ‘put-to-together’.
You don’t have to have the exact same hue but if you own a co-ord from previous seasons then you are set. They are a good capsule starter too with pieces able to worn separately as well as together.
There are so many bright colours about in this ‘head to toe’ trend – green, purple and pink being the most common.
Trends in your wardrobe: a white t-shirt and white jeans, a black top and skirt, a green suit with green… you get the idea!!
Trend: Y2K and The Nineties
The noughties are cool, again. I remember them having ‘interesting’ fashion the first time round – sparkly crop-top, low-rise-bum-hugging jeans! Whilst today’s crop tops are less sparkly, I’m not sure I want to go back there, no matter how ‘on-trend’!
Trends in your wardrobe: Bootcut or more relaxed jeans, low/rise/low-slung jeans and a biker jacket. Yes, bootcut jeans are finally making a come-back (mini fist pump). At last! They’re super flattering and can give the illusion of longer legs, especially when worn with platforms or wedges. Add a cropped cardi and a big bag for extra style points.
Even if over-sized isn’t your thing (it’s not for me!), blazers are not going anywhere! Blazers are always a good buy regardless of the style you choose – they are a classic wardrobe staple. If you don’t have one already, they can definitely be found in charity shops and vintage stores.
This seasons blazer trend also exudes their sexier side! Bralettes, cut-out tops, or nothing underneath! If you don’t fancy baring all, how about a lace trimmed vest top or a sheer fabric top for interest with a cami underneath for modesty? Style with wide-leg trousers for a super chic silhouette.
Maxis skirts and dresses are back for the summer. Layer leggings underneath for those colder Spring days! Combine your maxi with a floaty top for the ultra-feminine look or a band-tee and chunky soles for the early noughties vibe.
Best of the rest!
Stripes in all shapes, sizes and colours! – hurrah, I love a stripe and have lots in my wardrobe.
Day sparkles – Sparkles are not just for Christmas so get more wear out of them and don’t save them for best! Dress down that skirt with a plain t-shirt and trainers or that sparkly top with jeans or denim cut-offs and sandals.
Mini-skirts! – perhaps a controversial one here but they are everywhere! I have a couple that I’ll wear with black tights in the Spring.
Let me know what you are going for this season. I’ll be pulling out my bootcut jeans and blazers and chunky shoes for sure! I’ll also be making a cami top with some leftover fabric to match some patterned wide-leg trousers that I love and, finally, dipping my toes in the ‘ultra-feminine’ trend by wearing my preloved blouses and dresses more. Roll on the warmer weather!!