As we enter the New Year and watch what trends come and go in the constant state of everything changing, we’re headed into a big year for arts, culture, and fashion. Namely, the fashion that we’re bound to see all over Instagram this year. From big jackets to shiny, sparkly women’s dresses, here are the eight Instagram fashion trends to know in 2022.
Channel your inner mermaid and wear clothes that are inspired by the big blue sea. Ocean-inspired looks are making a splash all over your Insta feed in 2022. To dress in that dream ocean blue from head to toe, try a denim bucket hat with a blue blouse, blue trousers, and even blue shoes. You’ll also want breathable and sustainable materials in honor of our beloved ocean. What better way to look and feel tranquil than in clothing made from recycled materials and water-saving dyeing and finishing techniques?
If you like oversized shirts, you may also be interested in other oversized items like blazers or dresses. In this case, the bigger, the better. Embrace your inner bohemian and be as carefree as you want to be in a flowy button-down or women’s oxford shirt. You can wear your oversized shirt with equally oversized pants. For the button-down, don’t wear it all buttoned up. Instead, simply have one or two buttons buttoned in the middle like the fashionistas on Instagram do.
As you probably guessed from the oversized shirts trend, it turns out that big jackets are making a big appearance on Instagram in 2022. These boxy jackets are best worn in all black. Big tan jackets or big white jackets will pop when you wear them with denim or matching monochromatic pants. Interestingly enough, while big jackets and oversized shirts will be featured on your Insta feed, you’ll also see micro blazers becoming increasingly popular. If big jackets aren’t your thing, or you’re afraid the oversized shirt and big jacket combo will swallow you up, opt for a blazer with a more tailored silhouette. With both big jackets and micro blazers, you can wear these with skirts or slim pants.
Shine bright in bold neon colors, and you’ll look like you’re headed to a rave party. Bold neon colors are all about that raver aesthetic, so hone into your visual expression with bright pinks and loud blues. Think bold green and neon yellow to add some fun to your everyday look. Have fun meet fundamental by wearing any of our women’s Supima cotton sweaters in vibrant colors. All you need now is some EDM. Go on, dance in your living room because this life is your party. Glow sticks are not included.
There’s no better statement than a bag you love to wear. Handbags in tan, brown, or black are so 2021. Embroidery had a strong presence in the early 2010s when we saw embroidered designs everywhere. From jean jackets to ankle boots, it looks like embroidered statement bags are back in fashion, too. In 2022, we’re wearing bags in every color of the rainbow. Get a pretty pink clutch. Wear that red tote bag or get a personalized canvas tote bag. Try a purple leather shoulder bag. Don’t forget about bags that incorporate other fashionable details like chain embellishments, which brings us to our next 2022 Instagram fashion trend.
It’s time to sparkle and shine. Think sequins and glittery gold and silver dresses. As you sparkle and shine with every step you take, you don’t just have to stop at dresses. Wear those sequined wide-leg pants. Step into a jumpsuit made out of silvery chainmail. Get that sequin-embellished blouse. Look like you’re a disco ball in a lamé maxi dress.
That’s right, kids: chain belts are back in 2022. This popular trend from the ’90s and early aughts is coming back in full force. Wear your chain belt with a knit dress. The chain belt can hang just above your navel. Try embellished chain belts or ones with hanging coins to look like you came straight off the runway.
With chain belts and low-rise pants coming back into fashion, it comes as no surprise that pop culture is giving the nod to the good ol’ Y2K. While we love the comfort that high-rise pants have on our tummies, it’s time to dip into low-rise pants with confidence. These pants, whether jeans or trousers, sit casually at your hips. You may see the appearance of a logo or just a bit of your midriff. As for the color and style of the low-rise pants themselves, you’ll see them come in psychedelic prints as everyone on your Insta feed pairs these pants with tiny backpacks and platform heels. They’ll essentially look like those early aughts dolls coming to life. If you love the low-rise jeans, look, be sure to check out our straight-leg jeans.
Although trends do come and go, they’re also cyclical. If any of the fashion trends on this list seem familiar to you, that’s because they are. Fashion trends are like waves, and they make comebacks, so really, anything you’re getting in 2022 is actually an investment when it’s going to be retro chic again in 10 years. Here’s to the future!