Trend Watch: What’s Hot for Summer 2022?

Trend Watch: What’s Hot for Summer 2022?

As the temperature outside continues to creep up, you may find you need to switch up your wardrobe. Besides your summer wardrobe staples like your comfiest summer dress, what can you wear to stay looking and feeling cool this summer? We’ve compiled a list of the hottest summer trends of 2022 so that you can stay comfy and cool while also current and fashionable.

Puffy Sleeves and Babydoll Dresses

Oversized puffy sleeves are all the rage, and we are here for it. This style has an undeniable romantic yet refined look. Find these poofy sleeves on both short and long-sleeve tops this summer. Wear this charming top with your favorite shorts and a pair of sneakers for a look that is simultaneously high-fashion and casual.

Puffy sleeves on babydoll dresses are a variation of this trend that has become incredibly popular this year, and for a good reason. Don’t let yourself get thrown off by the name: babydoll dresses are most certainly for grown-ups. These dreamy dresses are typically cut short and have extra-large sleeves, allowing for plenty of airflow, making them a perfect choice for summer. Elevate your babydoll dress with a pair of heels, or wear it as a casual everyday look by pairing it with your comfiest sneakers.

Bright, Bright Colors

Clothing trends tend to be style-specific, as certain cuts and patterns wax and wane in popularity. This summer, however, neon colors are their own hot trend. Brighter colors are always on-trend in the summer months, but this year, we are paying special tribute to hot pink and fuchsia. These seem to be the go-to colors of the season.

Flaunt this super fun bright color trend on a single article of clothing, such as a pencil skirt statement piece, or jump on the monochromatic trend and dedicate your whole look to fuchsia or hot pink.

Bandeaus and Tube Tops

As with many trends recently, we are seeing a resurgence of styles inspired by the early 2000s. Bandeaus and tube tops as outerwear are back this summer. A comfy cotton bandeau paired with a breezy midi skirt is the perfect summer picnic or brunch outfit.

If you think bandeau tops are strictly casual weekend wear, think again. Tube tops and bandeaus can be surprisingly versatile. The right bandeau and skirt combination can make for a lovely and romantic summer beach wedding outfit. Bandeaus are also great for summer layering. Wear your tube top or bandeau under a blazer for a night out. Pair your bandeau with a sheer or mesh top for chic and fashionable coverage.

Statement Bags

Canvas tote bags are always in, but this season we are seeing large statement bags experiencing particular popularity. We love this summer trend because large statement bags are simultaneously chic and practical. Whether you are running errands, heading to the office for the day, or need the perfect-sized carry-on for your flight, a canvas tote is a choice for you this summer.

Platforms and Wedges

These shoes are made for walking. No shoe style says summer is better than a platform sandal. These shoes are perfect for when you want the height of a high heel but the all-day wearable comfort flat sandals. Wedges have also made a resurgence recently, and luckily for all of us, these styles are both cute and comfy. It is a perfect way to (literally) elevate your maxi dress for nearly every summer occasion.

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

This sunglasses style is a classic for a reason. Cat-eye frames are flattering on every face. On-trend this summer is a vintage-inspired, dramatic and pointy cat-eye shape. Worried about investing in a trendy look that will fade with the season?

Fret not. This sophisticated and classic style may be experiencing a special time in the limelight this summer, but this trend has looked good for the better part of the century, and we don’t see this look going out of style any time soon. Pair with a shift dress or shirt dress and fashion scarf for an ultra-chic vintage style.

Cut-Out Patterns and Strappy Swimsuits

Cut-out styles are still on trend this year, and we are seeing this, especially in swimsuit styles. Asymmetrical looks and one-shoulder styles are having a moment, and we love it. These looks are so chic that you could even wear your swimsuit as a crop top or bodysuit with your favorite pants for a night out.

All That Glitters

Your glitteriest pieces aren’t just for New Year’s Eve anymore. This metallic Y2K trend is in full swing this summer. Use as an accent: Wear your glittery and shiny pieces with a few solid neutrals and basics, such as a pair of solid-colored high-waisted shorts. A statement piece is a way to go with this trend. Pair a super-shiny metallic statement bag with a neutral-colored outfit, or try wearing a fun silvery top with simple, neutral bottoms.

Pick a trend or two to incorporate into your personal style and make these trends your own this summer.


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