The sun is out, hemlines are rising, and bright, bold colors are dominating the streets. It can mean only one thing: Spring 2022 fashion trends are finally here. Time to pack up gray knits and tuck away those wool trousers—the clothing that will carry you through the spring 2022 season has an upbeat, offbeat quality to it.
Seen at runway shows from New York to Tokyo, the trends of spring 2022 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, Vogue is breaking down the eight trends you need to know for spring 2022 and how to get the look.
Don’t 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 mesmerizing and revitalizing look.
Embrace Popcorn Texture
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—let the texture do the talking.
Trust That More is More
There is no print too bold for spring 2022. 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 a look—it will be a conversation starter at the season’s parties.
Think Short—Really Short
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.
Let Florals Grow on You
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.
Go Casual With Color-Block Jackets
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 hot pink (courtesy of Valentino), the style has an arty new look that’s more suited for a trip to the museum than the sports field.
Channel Your Holey Spirit
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 maxiskirt and sleek sandals for a long, lean look.