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S/S Trends for 2022

The world of high end fashion is fast-paced and constantly changing. This is, of course, part of the fun. However, if you want to keep your look fresh, you need to be aware of the next season’s trends long before they hit the shops.

From the most in demand fashion brands to the latest looks for the warm weather, read and discover the top fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2022 and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe. You will find many of them are incredibly easy to do yourself.

Pleated skirts

Seen on all major catwalks across the globe, the pleated skirt is one spring/summer trend that can be rocked by anyone. An incredibly wearable look, the pleated midi skirt flatters women of all shapes and sizes and can be dressed up or paired down depending on the occasion.

While you can opt for a more understated style, if you want to emulate the world’s top models, your pleated skirt of choice should be bright and bold.

Whether you love prints or favor patterns, the more colorful the skirt, the more on-trend it will be for S/S 2022.

Sheer fabrics

If you are fed up with heavy winter clothing and are more than ready to dare a bit of skin, then this is the top designer fashion trend for you. Super sheer tops, dresses, and even trousers have taken the fashion industry by storm this season, and you don’t have to be a stick-thin supermodel to rock this look.

For those that are worried about protecting their modesty, sheer garments can be cleverly layered with strappy tops, camisoles, and even bralettes for a super stylish look that will be the envy of all your friends.

While the classic black sheer will always be popular, don’t be afraid to experiment with color and try a bolder shade of sheet such as yellow or pink.

Party bags

When it comes to designer bags, this season, it’s all about embellishments. From sequins to crystals, feather to rhinestones, the more, the better.

As larger social gatherings and parties become the norm again, fashion lovers everywhere are feeling the urge to show off their style and are seeking out handbags that demand to be noticed.

In direct contrast to larger handbags which were big in 2021, you can expect to see more compact and playful clutches hitting the scene in S/S 2022.

Ultra-short minis

If you do not like to show off your pins, then look away now because one of the top high end fashion trends for the season ahead is the super-short mini skirt. Also referred to as an ultra-mini mini, this style of skirt is not for the faint-hearted.

Cast your mind back to the girls of the 90s hitting the town with barely-there skirts that just about skimmed the upper thigh.

Plus, if this attention-seeking trend isn’t enough for you, you will be pleased to hear that not only are these skirts super skimpy, but they are also hitting the shelves in statement bright shades and fabrics.

Stark white suits

All you need to do is head to your nearest fashion boutique, and you are guaranteed to find at least one super chic white suit. As people return to the office, loungewear is cast aside, and sharp tailoring is once again taking center stage. Look out for bold accents such as waist ties and statement shoulders.

Add a statement designer clutch, and you will be the talk of the office for all the right reasons.

Extreme femininity

If you love haute couture designs, then you need to embrace the ultra-feminine this season. Spotted at Simone Rocha and Prabal Gurung, traditional feminine styles are making a big comeback in Spring/Summer 2022.

Look out for frothy fabrics, voluminous styles, and pretty pink hues. Pair with a simple belt bag and flat sandals, and you are good to go.

Biker jackets

For those that can’t get enough of leather goods, you will be pleased to hear that the 90s biker jacket is back with a vengeance.

Whether you opt for a distressed style like the one showcased by Miu Miu, an oversized fit a la Prada, or leather mixed with denim as shown by Alexander McQueen, if you only treat yourself to one new jacket for S/S 2022, make sure it’s a biker.

Highly versatile, the right biker jacket can be worn to the office, out for lunch with the girls, and over a killer little black dress for a night on the town. It will also last you for many years to come.

Platform shoes

When it comes to footwear, searches for platform shoes have doubled in the past year, with 2022 set to be the biggest year yet for these flexible shoes. With many different elevations and styles to choose from, keep your eye out for those offering extra-high, sculptural platforms. This type of style is already catching the attention of the likes of Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga.

Whether you need a new pair of flip flops or some strappy high heels, you can find the perfect platform lift to suit your style and outfit.

Back to school

The school uniform look always seems to go full circle and come back into fashion, with classic pieces and combinations that look good on all body shapes. On the runway, we saw V-neck knits, pleated skirts, socks, and loafers. Think preppy, not prim. Stylish but undeniably sexy.

Or, for those who prefer a more sporty school vibe, rugby shirts and cricket jumpers are also out in abundance.

To make this look work for everyday wear, invest in a simple, black pleated mini skirt, plain white shirt, and a pair of high-quality loafers.

Your top trends – What will you try?

And there you have it. The top Spring/Summer trends for 2022 that promise to see you through the season in style.

Your only dilemma is which one to try out first! We’d opt for the party bags or clutches – both set the tone for your entire outfit, and that is pretty impressive from something so small!

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