It’s never too early to start adding spring styles to your cart. Actually, with the astronomical spring less than two weeks away from us, it’s about time to start getting our wardrobes ready for the new season. But, what’s trending for Spring/Summer 2022? If you’ve been following SS22 runways, you know that the overall mood was incredibly positive. After nearly two years of casual dressing, designers are finally bringing the joyful silhouettes back. Here I am talking about everything from ultra-mini skirts to sky-high platform heels. If you are looking to freshen up your wardrobe ahead of the spring and the new season, here’s a closer look at some of the biggest fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2022.
1. Mini Skirts
Spotted all over the SS22 runways, mini skirts are ready to take over our wardrobes this spring. However, this season they are more micro than mini. It looks like designers have taken inspiration from the popular micro bags and decided to transfer the tiny proportions to clothes! But, all jokes aside, the micro miniskirt trend is the one that’s inspired by Y2K fashion, which, by the way, is currently having a major resurgence. So, it only feels right to pair the micro miniskirt with other trends from the era. Complete your look with a matching tiny shirt for the ultimate Y2K vibe.
2. Biker Jackets & Everything Sexy
Spring/Summer 2022 marks the return of biker jackets and everything sexy. To be honest, this comes at no surprise, considering that we’ve been locked up indoors for nearly two years. It’s time to remember how it feels to show some skin! This season’s hottest look is a sheer number with underwear peaking through, as spotted on SS22 catwalks of Khaite, Kim Shui and Staud. And don’t forget about the fan-favorite biker jacket making an appearance everywhere from Acne Studios to Prada. This spring, pair yours with an ultra-mini skirt for an edgy after-dark look.
3. White head-to-toe
Even if you’re not planning to say “I do” this summer, it’s worth considering adding a couple of all-white outfits to your wardrobe. SS22 runways were filled with all-white looks, from crisp white maxi dresses at Saint Laurent and Issey Miyake to all-white trouser suits at Fendi and Alexander McQueen. Forget everything you’ve heard about “no white after the Labor Day” and etc, white is a color to rock all year long and designers agree! This summer, swap your little black dress for a floaty white number, or pair a simple white tee with white wide-leg pants for a chic monochrome look.
4. Oversized Bags
I am sorry to disappoint all my micro bag lovers out there, but the micro bag trend may be on its way out. Sure, micro bags had their moment during the pandemic, but now as our lives are finally getting back to normal, we really need bags that can carry around a bit more than just a bank card. Oversized bags were spotted on multiple SS22 runways, signaling that the fashion world is ready to embrace the big bag energy again. From colorful oversized totes at Versace to slouchy hobo’s at Chanel, this season’s trendiest bags are the practical ones.
5. Platform Pumps
Start training your ankles already because this Spring/Summer season is going to be rough on them. Remember the mega-platforms from the 90s? Well, this season they are back and this time around they are higher than they’ve ever been. First spotted on Versace’s Spring/Summer 2022 runway, then at other brands, incl. Valentino and Saint Laurent, platform pumps are the hottest shoe of the season. And let’s be honest with ourselves. We haven’t stopped thinking about Versace’s Medusa Aevitas Ankle Strap Platform Pumps ever since we’ve first spotted those on the runway!