Amidst our pandemic-induced, sweatpants-depended regular life, designers are taking an optimistic approach for the future of fashion. This year’s standout season trends are going to be a blend of elevated basics and nostalgic looks. From runway-ready to hallway-savvy, here are a few wardrobe refresh styles to make a front-seat comeback this year. Brace yourself.
Bringing on the kaleidoscopic fashion under the limelight, the bold color blocks and vibrant cheerful shades have dominated the runways of spring/ summer 2022. The new trend of dopamine dressing or simply joyful attire provides an escape from worldly reality into our closets, literally and figuratively, too! Named after the happy hormones released by our brains, this bespoke style can be the perfect booster dose after the long lockdown. It feels good to wear your heart on your sleeves! Doesn’t it?
Iridescent accents were overall the fashion runways last year, especially in the form of faux and real pearls. Apparently, the love of this gleaming gem is still young. This year, Pearlcore has emerged as the fashion lovechild of classic nostalgia and accentuated modernization. The headbands, handbags, knit pieces, booties, nail accents, wedding décor, and many other accessories are peppered with pearls. These subtle embellishments have transforming abilities. So, get ready to rock 2022 with pearls on edgy denim wear or gorgeous sheer.
Pleats are not just for Ivy League enthusiasts anymore. Our favorite folds are returning and making a big comeback this year. Instead of its classic schoolgirl vibes, the playful pleats of 2022 are taking a more grown-up look, with hi-end iterations like Dior’s feminine miniskirts or Proenza Schouler’s elegant maxis. Be it midi-length tight pleats or short pieces with wider pleats, this trendy style oozes femininity with every fold! So, this year, going girly with edgy vintage pleats is about to dominate the fashion highway trends.