While we were perfectly okay rocking our PJs and comfort-wear for the past two years, it’s time to hit the fashion scene once again. That’s right; we’ll soon be hitting the spring season in 2022, and thank God, what a load of fresh fashion we got to see on the runway. But let’s face it; runway fashion isn’t always for us regular folks as most of those clothes won’t cut it IRL. However, despite the oh-so-complexity of the fashion world, we’ve managed to sneak away from a few important spring trends straight from the runways that will definitely set you on the right fashion path. Our following list of runway-ready spring 2022 trends will be a great addition to your upcoming wardrobe for the season.
1. Make way for the minis:
While we love our fair share of midis and maxis, spring 2022 will be all about the minis. The wardrobes are shrinking in the upcoming season and not just for the skirts because we are going all the way. We are talking about the likes of Chanel hitting the runway scene with short-short skirts paired with matching blazers which we can safely call a miniskirt suit. Not just on the runway, but celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo are already making mini skirt suits as their go-to punk looks. We’ve also seen many variations with thigh-skimming leather, denim, and knit for casual wear. At the same time, a classic combination of knee-high boots and a coordinated top remained an audience favorite.
2. Dress in pants:
It’s a hard consensus that minis don’t do much for plus-size women. That’s why we bring you the dress with the pants trend, which will make up for the daringly short spring wardrobe. Throwing over your favorite bohemian-feeling, floaty tunic over a plus size wide leg cropped jeans will up your spring 2022 fashion game by miles. The best thing about this trend is that it is open to interpretation. There are no rules, and you can simply pair any style and accessories to achieve this look. Runway royalties like Louis Vuitton, Cynthia Rowley, Molly Goddard, and more were seen rocking dress over pants in their spring shows.
3. It’s all about the crazy cutouts:
If you thought styles with missing limbs and over-the-top cutouts were too much, then you surely need to check out designs from Saint Laurent and David Koma. Putting a halt to hole-punched clothing, spring 2022 trends are moving towards subtler yet sexy cutouts. Though sometimes they may not be subtle, people who love to show skin and be dramatic with their outfits can see the silver lining in missing large pieces of fabric. Whether it’s a beautifully cut knitwear or a lace dress, we are all in for crazy cutouts.
4. Playing with the prints:
Everyone knows that floral prints are signature spring fashion, but they aren’t exactly groundbreaking. Therefore, the runways took a different direction and played with stripes, gingham, and even color-blocking. Prints have been prominent in the past year, and they are also making it to the trend in the coming one. We are especially loving fluffs and oversized with gingham, especially when they are complemented with winter sequin fabric. The likes Carolina Herrera and Brandon Maxwell got sporty with gingham. Tiger print, geometric, plaid, argyle, and chevron have been incredibly heavy on the runway.
5. Bralettes are still in:
Want to achieve a not-so-naked look without hiding all that gorgeous skin? Then start wearing bras as tops! That’s right, fashion giants like Fendi and Jonathan Simkhai took the runway with their bras styled as tops, paired with coordinated printed blazers and wide-leg pants. Bralettes have been rocking the fashion scene for a while now, and they’ve officially entered spring 2022 with their relaxed vibe, whether you are going strapless or sporty. There are countless choices you can go for, from ruffled floral bralettes to knit strapless bra tops. Since the coming seasons are all about less is more, rock your favorite bralette with your go-to flared jeans, miniskirts, pleated skirts, and more.
6. The vibrant spring palette:
One of the fashion trends that we are glad made its way into spring 2022 is the pop of color palette. Shades like orange and neon were a public favorite in the chilly weather, and we know that neutral tones aren’t going to trend anytime soon. So, we are going for a refreshing color palette and choosing one of the most popular hues on the runway – saffron. This rich shade of red will give your wardrobe that brightness and spice you must be craving for the spring season. Whether you incorporate the color in your footwear, dress, or accessories, it is going to look absolutely exquisite from head to toe.
7. Sheer layers are raging:
Sheer or naked dresses have always been a celebrity favorite for red carpet looks. High-profile celebrities like Rihanna or models like Kendal Jenner frequently love to rock a completely sheer dress. However, designers took this inspiration in a new direction and used sheer clothes as layering pieces. Sheer dresses are daring and make a bold fashion statement, but they can be too much for streetwear. Floaty, translucent overlays add a subtle sexiness that fulfills the minimalist fashion trend, especially in the warmer seasons. Names like Nina Ricci and Dior get the memo completely by highlighting unique pieces like sheer trench and transparent trousers.
8. Drapes are everywhere:
With a quirky take on draping, the trend has returned to the runway with its Grecian-inspired silhouettes and skin-hugging dresses. With Zendaya’s latest ‘wet’ dress look, drapes were bound to make a comeback but with a more rebellious touch, as seen in designs by Rick Owens and Loewe. The curve-hugging midi dresses, crazy cutout maxis, and even sheer dresses have turned heads on the runway and will for you too if you embrace the trend with a personal touch. Spring is a flattering and romantic season which means Greek Goddess-styled dresses, especially Saudade and draped tops, should be your go-to outfits.
The fashion industry is so dynamic that it’s almost impossible to keep up. While runway fashion is exquisite, luxurious, and over-the-top, it’s not always feasible to incorporate all the trends into your routine. That’s why we’ve brought you a complete list of the hottest trends that will hit the fashion scene in spring 2022, which people like us can also rock. So, are you ready to let your spring wardrobe get a taste of the runway scene? Take inspiration from our list and start styling!
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