Spring Styles: The Best Trends From Influencers and The Runway for Spring 2022

Maison Valentino’s “Pink Collection” at Paris’s Carreau du Temple

Maison Valentino’s “Pink Collection” at Paris’s Carreau du Temple

With the weather getting warmer and the snow starting to melt, it seems that spring has finally sprung! As you pack away your winter gear and cozy sweaters, it’s time to start getting your spring wardrobe ready. But sometimes, trying to navigate what’s in for the new season can be overwhelming. Don't worry; I've got you covered! I've put together a list of some of my favourite trends seen both on AND off the runway and why I love them. Here are the best trends from the runway and influencers to help you figure out what to wear for spring 2022. 

 

Crochet

Chanel SS 22 Runway Photo: Alessandro Lucioni Sydney Sweeney via Instagram @sydney_sweeney Anna Sui SS22 Runway Photo: Alessandro Viero

Chanel SS 22 Runway Photo: Alessandro Lucioni
Sydney Sweeney via Instagram @sydney_sweeney
Anna Sui SS22 Runway Photo: Alessandro Viero

When you think of crochet, you might be picturing one of those big blankets everyone’s grandmas seem to love making, but crochet clothing has been making big waves across social media for the last few years. What started as a popular lockdown hobby has become a high fashion staple of the 2022 runway. Many designers, including Anna Sui, Chloe and Chanel, seem to be just as obsessed as Instagram and TikTok, sporting everything from headwear and accessories to gowns and jackets. A crocheted element is a great way to add texture and vintage flair to any look this spring.

 

Cut-Out Dresses 

Alberta Ferretti SS22 Photo: Daniele Oberrauch Zendaya via Instagram @Zendaya Monse SS22 Photo: Tiffany Nicholson

Alberta Ferretti SS22 Photo: Daniele Oberrauch
Zendaya via Instagram @Zendaya
Monse SS22 Photo: Tiffany Nicholson

Nothing says spring quite like throwing those thermal tights to the wind and pulling out that cute little dress you've been waiting for months to finally wear. The cut-out dress has become popular among influencers over the last few years, quickly becoming a spring and summer essential. Designers like Valentino, Monse, and more have showcased these wardrobe staples on the catwalk this season. Adding a cutout dress to your spring rotation is a great way to add structure, interest, and flattering shapes.

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Skirt Sets

 Moschino SS22 Photo: Filippo Fior Lana Condor via Instagram @lanacondor Alexander McQueen Spring 2022 Runway

Moschino SS22 Photo: Filippo Fior
Lana Condor via Instagram @lanacondor
Alexander McQueen Spring 2022 Runway

Skirt sets have been iconic over the last several decades, from the working woman's tailored skirt suit to the ultra-sporty tennis set. There’s something so effortlessly chic about a matching set, and with warmer weather on the way, everyone is eager to hop on the skirt set train. From the classic tweed suits seen on Chanel’s runway during fashion month to the more playful skirt sets from Moschino’s 2022 spring runway, it’s clear matching sets will continue to be a big trend for this year. A skirt set is a low-effort way to put together a perfectly coordinated look.

 

Y2K

Blumarine SS22 Photo: Alessandro Lucioni Doja Cat via Instagram @dojacat Victor Glemaud SS22 Runway

Blumarine SS22 Photo: Alessandro Lucioni
Doja Cat via Instagram @dojacat
Victor Glemaud SS22 Runway

The throwback looks of the Y2K era have been making waves in the fashion scene for the last few years, and 2022 is no exception. With the rise in popularity of shows like Euphoria, the big names in fashion are taking us back to the early 2000s with baby tees, low-rise skirts, flared pants and midriff-bearing micro tops. If you love nostalgia, the Y2K trend is a great excuse to try something new and fun.

 

Bold Prints and Patterns

Prabal Gurung SS22 Photo: Filippo Fior Megan Fox Via Instagram @meganfox Gucci Spring 2022 Runway

Prabal Gurung SS22 Photo: Filippo Fior
Megan Fox Via Instagram @meganfox
Gucci Spring 2022 Runway

After a long cold winter, our favourite designers and celebrities are eager to bring big prints and patterns out of hibernation. Stella McCartney, Gucci, Robert Cavalli, and more have featured wild fabrics across the runway this season. With the cool hues of winter behind us, celebrities and fashion fans are opting for eye-catching pieces. A bold print or pattern is perfect for elevating a look when you’re feeling brave.

  

Trench Coats

Burberry Spring 2022 Collection Lina Zhang Via Instagram @linazhanglina Miu Miu Paris SS22 Runway photo: Filippo Fior

Burberry Spring 2022 Collection
Lina Zhang Via Instagram @linazhanglina
Miu Miu Paris SS22 Runway photo: Filippo Fior

A Spring jacket is a wardrobe essential, and nothing is more classic than the tried and true trench coat. Of course, the classic Burberry trench is a guaranteed sighting at both the spring 2022 runway season and fashion month, but designers like Rick Owens, Givenchy and a slew of others have featured their fair share of the historic coat. A trench is perfect for those rainy days or layered over a sweater for those chillier spring evenings. If you’re in need of a new jacket this spring, a trenchcoat might be the way to go!

  

Neon

Alexander McQueen Spring 2022 Runway Dua Lipa Via Instagram @dualipa Valentino Spring 2022 Runway Photo: Alessandro Lucioni

Alexander McQueen Spring 2022 Runway
Dua Lipa Via Instagram @dualipa
Valentino Spring 2022 Runway Photo: Alessandro Lucioni

Reminiscent of the contrasty colours of the 80s, neon seems to be making a huge comeback for 2022. Vibrant shades of pink, yellow and especially green have been trendy for the last few seasons and sported heavily down the spring and fall runways of big names, including Marques’ Almeida and Jacquemus. So if your winter wardrobe has been feeling a bit toned down, highlighter colours are a great way to brighten up your looks for the warmer weather.

 

Oversized Accessories

Balenciaga Spring 2022 Collection Megan Thee Stallion Via Instagram @telfarglobal Amiri Spring 2022 Collection

Balenciaga Spring 2022 Collection
Megan Thee Stallion Via Instagram @telfarglobal
Amiri Spring 2022 Collection

Although the last few years have seen the rise of the tiny baguette bag and micro sunglasses, it might be time to move on to bigger things; Bigger accessories, that is. The 2022 runway seasons have rocked comically large bags, shades, hats, scarves and platform shoes from many designers, including powerhouses like Off-White and Balenciaga. Maybe it’s an overcorrection, but everyone seems eager to finally have purses that can actually carry things and sunglasses that block the sun again.

 

What are you wearing this spring?

What are the spring trends you’re most excited about? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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