Is anyone else ready to pack away the raincoats and reunite with your favourite spring pieces?
If you’re anything like me, you may well have breathed a deep sigh of relief over the last couple of weeks when you realised that you were that little bit nearer to spring, the signs are out there! From spring flowers starting to bloom to the injections of new colour & print in the shops. Believe me its happening.
But while we may be experiencing some beautiful sunsets recently, the single-digit temperatures are here to stay for a little while longer, so if anyone has the button to skip forward to spring, please press it…
Top Trends to look out for this Spring/Summer 2022
High-rise jeans may have dominated our wardrobes for over a decade, but come spring 2022 things get a whole lot more ’00s as the low-slung waist makes its way back to the forefront of sartorial conscious. They’re all about bearing the midriff, so there’s no trend value in opting for a low-rise and hiding it beneath a long knit. Opt for cropped tops for full ’00s drama.
One of the most wearable trends to come out of this round of runways was the pleated skirt, and while there was a light scattering of mini incarnations reminiscent of this summer’s favourite tennis skirt, for SS22 it’s all about the pleated midi. Other than that, there really are no rules. Printed, plain, colourful, monochrome, paired with knits or paired with a bralette – as long as it’s pleated then you’re bang on the money.
Next season sees a new way to do metallic spangle without the need for sequins – which are often very damaging for the environment. Instead may we encourage you to get your shine via liquid metal sheens; a far subtler, more grown-up and contemporary take on shimmer. Predominantly – but not exclusively – found in golds and silvers, these sheeny dreams create a molten metal feel as luxurious, shimmering fabric appears to be falling around your body.
Perhaps a trend best-suited to those looking to have fun with fashion again after spending the best part of two years wearing tracksuits, super sheer fabrics will be having a real moment in the sun come spring. Of course they can be cleverly layered to protect modesty, rendering this trend one of the most flexible for SS22.
Suits may have been off the sartorial radar for quite some months as swathes of the country took to working from home in loungewear, next season sees the old staple return with a vengeance. Stark white and complete with show-stopping accents – from waist ties to contrast black hardware and bold shoulders, these are pieces that will make the prospect of returning to your commute a whole lot more bearable.
While tights are a mainstay in many winter wardrobes, when it comes to summer very few of us give even a moments thought to dressing our legs. Providing they’re covered in SPF and not overheating, we’re happy. But all that change next season, as thigh high boots with feathered trims, lace leggings and embroidered hosiery take centre stag.
Lovers of tonal beiges, look away now. Not one for the wardrobe wallflowers among us, neon yellow looks set to be one of the hottest hues next summer. The even more intense news? It’s particularly epic when worn head-to-toe.
So there you have it, some top trends to look out for this S/S22. But remember fashion comes and goes, whats important is that you buy well and really think about those key pieces that you will wear time and time again. I love learning about the trends, but the looks from the catwalks certainly don’t feature much in my wardrobe. Instead, I take elements of the trend that I like and make them work for me.
If you would like some help injecting a little fashion or colour into your wardrobe then please get in touch.
Thats all for now, Natasha x