GET THE LOOK!
Spring/Summer Trends For 2022
Text by Fiona Clarke
It’s time to pack up those gray knits and tuck away those wool trousers. Seen at runway shows from New York to Tokyo, the clothing that will carry you through the spring and summer has an upbeat, offbeat quality that embrace vibrancy and joy. At Tory Burch, bold stripes in black and white—some cut with a flash of grassy green—signaled a new quirky order. Prada and Chanel put swimsuits and short-shorts on the catwalk, proving that beachwear can be ready-to-wear, while Marine Serre and Dries Van Noten revived the popcorn tops of the ’90s to bring some fun into our closets. Here are seven trends guaranteed to get you the look!
Above, left: Tory Burch pleated color-block midi-dress. Middle: Carolina Herrera contrast panel minidress. Right: Monse stripe oversize hooded wool cardigan.
CHANGE YOUR STRIPES
Optical, black-and-white stripes from Courrèges and Tory Burch breathe new life into neutral colors. Try pairing these graphic pieces with even bolder knits and accessories, like white tights and colorful hair accessories, for a revitalizing look.
Above, left: Dries Van Noten Saturn smocked cotton skirt. Right: Marine Serre spliced mix-print popcorn knit mini dress.
Micro-textures might not seem universally flattering, but in the hands of new-guard designers like Chet Lo, bubbly knitwear is positively chic. In pastel colors and delicate patterns, these voluminous pieces work best with minimal styling…just let the texture do the talking.
Above, left: Loewe printed ribbed stretch-jersey tank. Middle: Proenza Schouler zebra jacquard cotton and silk skirt. Right: Dries Van Noten Jezebel oversized knit cardigan.
MORE IS MORE
There is no print that is too bold this season. Loewe’s blurred tie-dye and Proenza Schouler’s abstracted zebra patterns are just two ways to give your wardrobe an injection of new energy and levity. When in doubt, add another bright color or maximalist print to your look.
Above, left: Versace pin-detailed leather mini skirt. Right: Loewe asymmetric sequined stretch-knit mini skirt.
The miniskirt is here to stay. By now you know the khaki Miu Miu mini that has ruled the season, but have you considered the Prada satin style with a five-foot train? Or the Saint Laurent tweedy number with a faux-fur hem? What about Versace’s slinky lime one with a sexy slit? There is no shortage of options in stores; just trust that you will find the magical right mini for you.
Above, left: Prada guipure lace dress. Middle: Ganni embellished mini skirt. Right: Ashish fuzzy flower embroidered-organza dress.
FLORALS THAT GROW
Why wear floral prints when you can wear three-dimensional blossoms that drip off collars, hems, and hip bones? Rodarte does it best with textural blooms that bring the wild beauty of nature to life in fashion.
Above, left: Loewe bomber jacket in silk and polyester. Right: Sacai color-block short-sleeve jacket.
Leather jackets, dark blazers, and denim chore coats will never go out of style—so why don’t you experiment with a color-block track jacket or bomber this spring? In shades of cobalt from Loewe or Valentino’s hot pink, the style has an arty new look.
Above, left: Rick Owens distressed open-knit cashmere and wool-blend sweater. Middle: Dion Lee crochet-knit turtleneck maxi dress. Right: Raf Simons color-blocked open-knit mohair-blend sweater.
Latticed knitwear offers the best of both worlds: It’s warm enough for springtime breezes but still allows for optimal sun exposure. Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and more are purposefully punching out their sweaters to show a little skin. Wear yours with a maxi skirt and sleek sandals for a long, lean look.