Everyone in our office seems to be feeling the same sentiment right now: This has felt like the longest winter in recent memory. Freezing days turned into just plain cold ones, and the sun has shown its face about as much as Taylor Swift shows hers at award shows (read: extremely rarely). But alas, the light at the end of the tunnel is there (even if it’s still a little dim), and we have 2022’s summer trends to look forward to.
Color, crochet, gorgeous dresses—after a long, hard winter, summer clothes truly feel like the reward. And 2022’s consensus? Fun clothes are here to stay. Ready to have your hot girl summer and kick neutrals to the curb? So are we. Summer 2022’s trends are making their debut, and we’re far from disappointed. These are the ones that are going to dominate the season.
From bathing suits to tops to dresses, cut-out details are making summer basics a bit sexier this year. Whether you want to give a tiny peek of torso or go bold with larger side cut-outs, there’s a way for anyone to get excited to be showing a bit more skin this summer.
In 2022, neutrals are taking a backseat to bright, bold hues. No matter what you opt for—pink, green, orange, you name it—the more colorful, the better. After the past two years we’ve had, we’re rejoicing at the thought of fashion being fun again. And what’s more fun than hot pink? We rest our case.
The nitty gritty on shoes this year? Ugly-cute is in.
Dad sneakers, chunky sandals—styles your mom will turn her nose up to are all the rage, especially when you add in a bold platform sole. No matter what you pair them with, the height will draw the eye and give you a little pep in your step compared to a completely flat shoe. The result is an effortless coolness that’s worthy of being paired with any and all of your summer looks.
If we’re being technical, itty-bitty micro skirts are the hottest thing to wear on your bottom half this summer. But if you don’t want to spend your days fearing a sudden breeze, more wearable mini skirts are your best bet. Put your shorts on hold and embrace the femininity that a mini skirt will bring to any top it’s paired with.
Whether you want it or not, Y2K is back, and it’s back in a big way. Butterflies, belly chains, low-rise pants—they’re here, and we say that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
While we got a peek of the beauty of crocheted styles last summer, they’re here again this year, but they’re bolder and better than ever. From crocheted maxi dresses to halter-style tanks that are bound to induce some heavy nostalgia, we’re all-in on crochet—and it’s not hard to see why.
After years of the midi dress reigning supreme, dresses are back in longer lengths for summer 2022. Floor-length maxis are making statements and showing that sometimes, more is more. The best part? They do all the talking on their own.