As we slowly but surely progress past the era of Zoom meetings and staying in sweatpants all day, we think it’s safe to say that we’re all ready for a change.
Finally having work, school, and everyday interactions in person is something to celebrate, so 2022 is all about transitioning, trying new things, and being bold — especially when it comes to fashion. Whether you’re running straight from the office to dinner in an oversized blazer, or strutting down the street in some fringe, the trends that you’ll see all over the place in 2022 are playful, fun, and practical
All that being said, it can be intimidating to think about how to incorporate pieces straight off the New York Fashion Week runway into your closet. But, you might be surprised to find out that you probably already have a lot of these items in your wardrobe. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the trends that will completely take over 2022.
Puffer coats will keep you warm while looking chic
You can look cute and stay warm all winter long thanks to this trend. Although they originate all the way back to the 1930s, puffer coats are still in fashion. Vox explains that the longevity of the puffer coat’s reign can be attributed to the “relatively slow cycle of outerwear fashion,” and simply because puffer coats do a really good job of doing what a coat is supposed to do: Keep you warm!
Although puffer coats are nothing novel, there are a ton of jackets with so many fun new twists out on the market. There are oversized quilted corduroy jackets in light pastel patterns for when you want to feel extra cozy on a chilly day, or you can be bold and try a bright color in a ski puffer jacket style (via Mood Sewciety).
According to L’Officiel, puffer jackets were also a big hit on the runway for the Fall/Winter 2021 season, so like we said, don’t worry: They’re not going out of style any time soon.
Take an oversized blazer or suit from your work meetings to a night out
Who says business attire has to be boring? According to Harper’s Bazaar, some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Chanel and Prada, all designed big blazers for their Spring/Summer 2022 collections.
There’s so many ways to wear these versatile pieces — you can pair your blazer with the traditional option (pants), or you can switch it up and go with shorts, a dress, or even a skirt instead. According to Vogue, mini-skirt suits made a big impact on the runways this past September with designers like Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Versace, and so many more debuting adorable matching sets.
If you want to take the boldness of a blazer a step further, get a suit in a bright color like fashion editor, stylist, and author Caroline Vazzana. If you love the look of a blazer, but can’t afford one at a designer price, stores like Princess Polly, Zara, and so many more have got you covered.