• I’ve worked as a celebrity stylist for over 10 years, so I’ve seen plenty of trends come and go.
  • In 2022, you should look out for lots of textures, including quilted, fuzzy, and sequined clothing. 
  • We’re seeing a big return of Y2K fashion, and square-toe shoes will be comfy chic. 

It’s the end of the year, which means it’s time to embrace some new trends and learn how to incorporate the next “it” items into your closet.

As a stylist who’s spent over a decade dressing people for TV, red carpets, and everyday life, here are some trends I’m loving for 2022:

Oversized quilted layers are coming in hot

When you think of quilted wardrobe pieces, you may associate them with hunting essentials. But quilted jackets can give you an oversized look while adding an edge to your style.

Plus, you can style the look in so many ways.

On a date, I’d add a pair of jeans, over-the-knee boots, and a fun top. For accessories, I’d suggest fun earrings and some cute rings.

Fuzzy accessories are having a moment

sandra wearing a tan teddy material baseball hat

You can play around with textures in your accessories.

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I know the influx of fuzz can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to determine which piece to add to your closet. But something like a hat or purse in a teddy or fleecy material can work for several seasons.

Many designers have hopped on the trend and created bags with the right amount of texture. This leaves you with the opportunity to wear it in the winter with your favorite coat and boots. Or you can do a denim look in the warmer seasons and let your fuzzy purse do the talking. 

You’ll want to play around with lots of colorful resin rings

Gone are the days where gold, silver, and pearls were the go-to accessories. A colorful resin ring will give your fingers the glow you’re looking for.

Wearing rings in the winter may feel like a lot of work when you have to switch into gloves and mittens. But you can try accessorizing over gloves with one or two rings to give your hands some pizzazz. 

Sequins will shine their way into summer

sandra wearing a blue sequined top with an eye on it

You can dress sequins up or down.

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Usually, the new year passes, and suddenly we’re sick of glitter and sparkle. But you may want to think twice before you box everything up.

You can bring the sparkly look into the summer months by dressing it down with cropped white pants. Or you could even pair a sequined T-shirt with a pair of sweats for a super casual ensemble.

Mini skirts are sure to be the preferred length next year

We all loved mini skirts in the 1990s. And if you missed out on the trend then, now is the perfect time to jump back in and show off your legs.

Pair the shirt with the stocking color of your choice on chillier days, or let it shine on its own when we start shedding heavier clothing in 2022. 

Vested puffers are a timeless investment

sandra wearing a pink puffer vest over a neutral outfit

Fun vests can add a pop of color to your outfit.

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Whether you find them unfashionable or unflattering, you may want to rethink your stance on vests — this gem is going to change your fashion life and take you a long way next season. 

When it’s cold outside but you don’t want to completely overwhelm your outfit with a coat, you can get away with just wearing a denim or leather jacket if you add a vest as an added protective layer. 

I like to wear my vest with heels or jazz it up with a funky brim hat and a chunky turtleneck. 

Y2K denim on denim is making a comeback in a big way

We all remember when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake immortalized the denim-on-denim trend on the red carpet, and I’m here to tell you it’s back.

It’s conveniently made it easier to get dressed without worrying about what to pair together. Instead, your only worry is matching the shoes to the occasion

Square-toe shoes are the new wave of comfort

sandra wearing square-toe heels and pink pants

They’re both stylish and more comfortable than pointy shoes.

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You can say goodbye to pointed toes and fix your eye on a new wave of comfort: square-toe heels.

There’s an assortment of styles that you’re going to want to add to your shoe closet — including some trendy bold prints.

There are incredible ways you can wear them, too. I like to style mine casually with a pair of jeans, a mini skirt, or shorts. 

A corset is guaranteed to catch your attention in the new year

Corsets used to be undergarments, but the silhouetted top is the best purchase for next season.

A corset offers an amazing empowerment structure, and some designers are incorporating them into their pieces.

It’s versatile, and it’s a great way to jazz up your closet.

Yellow can brighten up your winter closet

sandra wearing a yellow shirt and green leather shorts

You can incorporate the color into clothing or accessories.

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Yellow will brighten up cold, dim months.

I’d start by investing in a blouse that you can wear on a brunch outing or date.

It should pair well with the existing knits in your closet — a cardigan, a leather jacket, a fun pair of printed pants — but it still adds a little bit of extra joy. 

By Amalia