2022 Spring Fashion Trends That Are in, According to Stylists
- Stylists shared which fashion trends are taking over runways and social-media feeds this spring.
- Chunky platform shoes, monochromatic two-piece sets, and tie-dye are still hot this season.
- Despite how popular midi-length skirts and dresses have been, shorter hemlines are in.
Fashion is a cycle, and a new season always brings fresh styles and trends to runways and social-media feeds.
So Insider spoke to professional stylists about the top trends we’ll be seeing everywhere in spring 2022, from shorter hemlines to the return of some retro classics.
Pearls are a trending accessory this spring
Stylist Kimberly Mayhew, the US managing director at style consultancy House of Colour, told Insider that pearls will be a major trend this spring.
“Pearls are gaining popularity with both men and women,” Mayhew said. “You can expect to see pearls on accessories like handbags, hair clips, and even gym shoes.”
Mayhew added that colored varieties, especially black pearls, can have a more masculine feel than traditional white ones.
Platform shoes are in this season
Chunky platform shoes have been trending for several years and aren’t fading anytime soon, according to Mayhew.
“Platform shoes remain hot on the spring 2022 runway,” Mayhew said. “They lengthen the legs and add height, especially for a nighttime look.”
Pair your platforms with long, wide-leg pants for a retro look or show them off with a shorter style.
Vibrant colors are dominating runways
Stylist Monica Barnett, the founder of Blueprint for Style, told Insider that designers are flooding runways with bright, vibrant colors this spring.
“Color palettes were subdued last spring, but this year, everything has a color that pops,” Barnett said. “We’re especially seeing a lot of deep oranges.”
Embrace bold colors with a neon bathing suit or accessories in eye-catching hues.
Monochromatic sets are still in
Monochrome outfits aren’t going anywhere this spring. Mayhew said donning a single color from head to toe will be one of this season’s leading looks.
Mayhew said monochromatic co-ords, two-piece sets made from the same fabric, will be especially trendy.
“Done right, this minimalistic trend can look luxurious,” she said.
Mayhew added that the key to making this style work for everyday looks is to keep the silhouette simple or opt for timeless staples that match.
Get ready for gingham and checks
Personal stylist Jackie Condura told Insider that trendsetters are gravitating toward plaid, gingham, and check patterns.
“These are timeless, classic patterns that are riding off the major popularity of the checkerboard trend,” Condura said.
For a fresh and youthful look, Condura suggested donning a gingham garment in light, spring colors.
Print mixing has been given a style green light
Mixing prints has often been considered a style faux pas, but Barnett told Insider that spring 2022 will be all about layering fun patterns.
“The solid, conservative, toned-down colors of last year will be supplanted by bold, mixed prints this season,” Barnett said. “The old rules for wearing prints are gone — it’s almost a free-for-all.”
If you’re not ready to pile on the prints, try pairing a vibrant, patterned top with a boldly textured bottom.
It’s time for shorter dresses and skirts to have a moment
Though midi-length skirts and dresses have been dominating the runways for several years, shorter hemlines are now trending.
“The fashion world is now seeing a shift to shorter mini-lengths on skirts and dresses,” Barnett said. “Runway shows are showing more skin than in previous years.”
Barnett called out miniskirts and shorter pom-pom and skater dresses as fashion favorites this season.
Crochet is being revamped for the spring
With its boho and vintage vibes, crochet is a spring and summer staple. This season, designers are giving the traditional style a vibrant twist.
“Designers have reimagined crochet for spring by infusing it with fun colors and patterns,” Condura said.
Expect elaborate crochet edging and pieces in vibrant, almost-neon colors.
Pedal pushers are coming back into style
Pedal pushers are mid-length pants that were popular during the 1950s and 1960s. They’re slightly shorter than capris, usually landing at the mid or upper calf.
“Yes, pedal pushers are back,” Condura said. “They’re getting an upgrade with a more relaxed and comfortable fit this time around.”
Unlike their retro predecessors, this year’s pedal pushers can be found in less fitted, wide-leg silhouettes.
The tie-dye trend is still going strong
Fashion has been in a nostalgic mood for the past few seasons, and tie-dye isn’t going anywhere.
“The modern take on tie-dye this season will feature ombre, saturated colors, and psychedelic designs,” Condura said.
Bathing suits and sundresses are the perfect vehicles for tie-dye, though you can expect to see it everywhere, from sportswear to blazers.
Halter necklines will be popular this spring
Condura told Insider that this season will bring halter necklines on jumpsuits, dresses, and more.
“This neckline is great for showing off your shoulders and arms,” she said. “It also draws the eye upward and helps to create balance and proportion.”
Halter-neck tops and dresses typically leave the shoulder blades uncovered, so this style is also perfect for highlighting your back.
Expect to see lots of Veri Peri
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 is Veri Peri, a blue hue with hints of violet and periwinkle.
“We’ll be seeing a lot of this color,” Condura said. “It’s going to be incorporated into all of the trends for the season, so adding it to your wardrobe is a must.”
Add a dash of Veri Peri to your closet with hair accessories or scarves, or go all-in with tops and dresses. You can even dye your hair the cool tone.