Spring is a season of renewal. From flower buds breaking through newly thawed soil, to the time-honored tradition of spring cleaning. Now is the moment for your wardrobe to turn over a new leaf as well. Say goodbye to your snow pants and winter coats, and hello to women’s spring 2022 fashion. Keep reading for our trend forecast to help your closet blossom anew.
Fashion Colors to Sweeten Your Wardrobe
One of fashion’s greatest inspirations is nature. So it’s no surprise that when the outdoors are replete with bright colorsand pastels, so is the fashion. This year is no exception. You’re sure to see eye-popping hues of tangerine, fuchsia and lime in abundance. Are you a regular lover of all things vibrant? Dive headfirst into this spring 2022 fashion trend with a hibiscus-pink dress. When deciding what colors go well together, it’s all about balance. Style unique hues with neutrals or complementary shades. Or, if you just want a splash of playful colors, try neon yellow earrings to boost your outfit mood.
If striking shades aren’t your thing, may we suggest adding pastels to your palette instead? Turn your closet into a garden with lilacs and buttercup yellows. The saturation of these tones aren’t on high, but you’ll still make waves in a sage workout set. Cotton-candy stripes on a sweater vest look sweet paired with your favorite blue jeans. We don’t know about you, but these colors for spring 2022 fashion are making our hearts skip a beat. Speaking of hearts, it’s time to talk Valentine’s Day fashion next.
What to Wear for Valentine’s Day
We know people have strong feelings about Valentine’s Day. For some, it’s that random day in February that hikes up the prices of chocolates and flowers. For others, it’s the time for a date night planned to the nines. Our opinion? We’re here for the fashion, however you choose to spend the day.
For women’s spring fashion in 2022, we’re predicting cutouts and sheer fabrics to amp up the romance. Think a fitted top in passionate pink with an asymmetrical shoulder cut out. Mesh panels on a long-sleeve black frock add throwback vibes. You can also expect to see leather adding an edge to this day of love. Not sure what to wear for Valentine’s Day? Slip on a cabernet-red blouse. Try one with a breathtaking back cutout or romantic puffed sleeves. Partner the top with leather leggings and strappy heels for that perfect mix of sweet and sour. Want to keep this style love affair going past February 14? We’ve got you covered with our next trend to watch: French style.
Fashion: French Style, Oh Là Là
“Parlez-vous français?” No worries. You don’t have to speak the language of love to fall for this spring 2022 fashion trend. French style embodies all things feminine, romantic and chic. Remember the cottagecore craze? This is the perfect time to bring back those dramatic puffed sleeves, ruffled nap dresses and comfy clogs. But added to the dreaminess of this trend is that unmistakable Parisian-chic style of monochromatic looks and clean lines. Translation? Consider adding straightforward staples to your rotation, such as a denim shirt-dress and a chore jacket. French styleisn’t afraid to incorporate boho style points either. Reach for wide-leg denim outfits, flowy silhouettes and hand-craft details. Picture yourself strolling down the French Riviera in flared jeans with an embroidered-front shirt billowing in the Mediterranean breeze. “J’adore!”
Garden Party Attire
As 2022 continues to bloom, we’re foreseeing more social invitations filling up your mailbox. From special occasions to spring weddings, it’s time to dress up again. Enter garden party attire. For this women’s spring 2022 fashion trend, florals are key. We know what you’re about to say. In the infamous words of Miranda Priestly, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” We’re confident you won’t want to hit skip on this season’s iteration. Wondering what wedding attire to wear as a guest at a garden party soiree? Complement the bride’s bouquet with a ditsy floral frock with lace-trim hem. Or, become a perennial party hit with a neutral floral romper paired with sophisticated sandals.
Allergic to flowers? Lean into a picnic aesthetic with gingham midi dresses and skirts instead. For casual get-togethers, you can even add 90s-style nostalgia to the mix. Try a cherry-red gingham slip dress with matching square-toe wedges. Keep warm when the party transitions to night with a ribbed, fitted cardigan in preppy shades. Thanks for coming to our garden party. Make sure you’re not tardy for our next fashion trend: preppy style.
Preppy Style for the Win
Take a seat. The spring fashion 2022 semester is in session. Preppy style comes from American heritage styles, specifically collegiate-inspired looks. Though the first versions of preppy style were in menswear in the early 1900s, the look took off for women in the 1960s. At the time, plaid and pleated mini skirts, clean button-downs and dresses with feminine silhouettes characterized the look. These pieces are still cornerstones of this decade’s preppy revival, but more gender-neutral items are included, too.
Collars and contrasting stripes are essential to pull off the preppy look. Add polo shirts, slouchy sweater vests and oversized sweatshirts to your style syllabus. Want an everyday outfit that says you understood the assignment? Pop on a rugby shirt and tuck the front into patchwork boyfriend jeans. For extra credit, add retro-athletic sneakers. Class is dismissed.
How to Style a Little White Dress
If you aced little black dress 101, let us introduce you to our little white dress style seminar, too. Its status as a spring holiday and graduation go-to gives it a place on our preppy style honor roll. As one of our spring 2022 fashion trends, you can expect to see little white dresses with a myriad of details. Swoon over smocked waists, elegant sleeve elements and light fabrications such as eyelet-laden cotton.
For those attending religious events like Easter, Passover or Eid al-Fitr, opt for conservative options. We always recommend checking with the host of the event, but advise long sleeve or long-length styles. Consider celebrating in a blouson sleeve midi with white Mary Janes and matching socks. Need a complete look that’s easy to hide under your cap and gown for an upcoming graduation ceremony? A sleeveless and square-neck little white dress will complement every school color. Once you walk across the stage with your diploma in hand, you’ll still look ready for post-grad photo ops.
Staying Active in Style
With the dawn of spring comes the return of sunny (and activity-friendly) weather. During winter, athleisure and activewear were all about oversized layers and thermal details. This season, women’s spring fashion 2022 is putting the fitin fitness with figure-hugging silhouettes and skin-showing styles. Do you prefer to hit the links, go with the yoga flow or trek through the mountains? No matter your preference for court sports or outdoor exercise, we have plenty of picks. Keep reading to learn more about what to wear for golfing, yoga and hiking this season.
What to Wear to Play Golf and Tennis
When deciding what to wear to play golf, we suggest turning to court sports like tennis and pickleball for inspiration. Sleeveless cuts and high necklines will help you tap into your inner Naomi Osaka. Tee up a color-block tennis dress to make a spring 2022 fashion statement. If you don’t have golf shoes with spikes, opt for running sneakers with good grips. For chilly mornings on the green, choose a tennis skirt and a coordinating quarter-zip to keep your swing in check. If feminine styles aren’t your speed, don’t worry. Don an active polo and stretch khakis for a low-key ensemble. Talk about a hole in one for your style game.
What to Wear to Yoga Class
Was your New Year’s resolution to improve your crow pose? Then you might want to know what to wear to yoga class. For spring 2022 active fashion, the answer doesn’t stray too far from the pieces you’re used to. Leggings and sports bras are still yoga essentials. You’ll see the addition of new must-haves like performance tees with cutouts and active anoraks for brisk days. The biggest trade for spring trends comes down to seasonal colors and patterns. Seek out Pantone’s color of the year for 2022, “Very Peri,” a chic take on periwinkle. Florals on pastel backdrops are entering your yoga flow along with monochromatic tipping and marbling. We hope these trendsetting details fire up your mind-body connection.
What to Wear Hiking
Did springtime signal your favorite trails opening back up? Then it’s time to figure out what to wear hiking. Depending on your terrain of choice, all-season gear is a safe bet. Try adding zip-off hiking pants to your pack along with a sporty zip-up jacket with weather-resistance. If only warm weather is in the forecast for your day hike, consider hybrid Bermuda shorts and a moisture-wicking tee. In terms of spring 2022 fashion color palettes, earth tones are always in style for the seasoned hiker. Sage, slate and cerulean will keep you on track while still staying ahead of the fashion curve. And, of course, no hiking outfit is complete without a sturdy and comfortable pair of boots made for walking.
New Workwear for the New Year
Our last spring 2022 fashion trend takes on the different types of business attire for women. Whether you returned to the office last year, or if spring marks your first day back, start with workwear basics. Seek out those tried-and-true office-friendly pieces like trousers, blazers and smart button-downs. If workleisure isn’t the new dress code at your place of work, stick to these essentials. Change your look with imperfect dot prints or set yourself apart from the crowd with shirring and statement collars.
For fashion-forward workwear, adorn yourself with shift and shirt dresses in new neutral colors like candied ginger. Wide-leg pants are also welcome, especially when paired with a matching blouse for an edgy yet meeting-appropriate tonal look. No matter your workplace, you can always amp up any of these ensembles with an oversized tote and classic pumps.
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