The new year has officially kicked off and we’re already mapping out what we’ll be wearing in 2022. From printed puffers and colorful handbags to micro mini dresses and chic sweater vests, we’ve rounded up 22 of our favorite styles that your wardrobe can’t be without. Happy renting!
Gone are the days of the outfit making the coat, in are the days of the outfit being the coat. Whether paisley, plaid, floral or animal print, there are a ton of fun options to choose from.
Cozy up with a knit that is anything but boring. An eye-catching sweater is a surefire way to amp up your everyday look while still maximizing comfort (which is a win-win in our book). Look for bright hues, bold shoulders, fringe and unexpected cut-outs.
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STATEMENT COLLARED SHIRT
Newsflash: collared shirts aren’t just for professional or formal occasions. They can be styled in a bunch of different ways to make an everyday outfit look current. Folk-inspired prints and embroidered details give this style an eclectic feel that’s definitely on trend for 2022.
Coordinating sets will be the go-to formula for getting dressed this year. This trend is an uncomplicated recipe that lends to all occasions whether it be returning to the office or a dinner with friends. You’ll see sets in romantic florals, tropical prints, and vibrant hues.
An oversized blazer is a great way to look pulled-together, even with casual clothes underneath. Whether you style it with a pair of skinny jeans and a tailored top or layer it over an elegant slip dress, you simply can’t go wrong with this wardrobe staple.
MICRO MINI DRESS
Flirty, fun and the perfect silhouette for any celebratory occasion. For a semi-formal wedding or a simple GNO, opt for a style in an abstract print or bright hue to take things up a notch.
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Functional handbag silhouettes in bright, saturated colors are replacing the once-neutral everyday tote bag. Wear it with a monochromatic outfit to make the most impact.
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FAUX SHEARLING JACKET
If a puffer jacket is too sporty and a wool wrap coat is too minimalistic, then a fuzzy shearling coat might just be the thing your outfit line-up is missing. Shearling jackets have been a consistent wardrobe staple each winter, but this season’s updates are as elevated and overstated as they come.
Wide-leg jeans are perhaps the biggest denim trend right now, and it’s easy to see why. With a trouser-like wide leg and a high rise, these jeans hug you in all the right places and create some nice dimension.
CHIC SWEATER VEST
Professional but not stuffy. Sophisticated yet trendy. Sweater vests are the ultimate layering piece regardless of your personal style. Layer a collared shirt underneath for a preppy look or wear one alone with faux leather pants and a blazer thrown over your shoulders for a sexier feel.
MODERN PEARL ACCESSORIES
Forget what you thought you knew about this classic gemstone. Pearl jewelry has transcended its preppy reputation to be more whimsical and approachable. From dramatic black pearl earrings to a nautical-inspired necklace strung with colorful beads and baroque pearls — there’s something for everyone!
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HEAD-TURNING CROP TOP
Crop tops are one of those styles that have different iterations every season. Whether it be a soft tee or spaghetti-strapped bralette, cropped pieces are perfect for easy, versatile dressing. Pro tip: a crop top doesn’t have to mean midriff. Pair it with high-waisted pants for a chic, more covered-up look.
These statement frames have been trending since the 1960s (popularized by First Lady Jackie Kennedy and fashion icon Audrey Hepurn!) and we love how they give any outfit a cool, polished feel.
FAUX LEATHER PANTS
We saw these pants really take off last year, and we can’t wait to find even more ways to style the trend in 2022. Right now, we’re loving the trouser-style silhouette that has a high-waisted fit, straight legs and tapered ankles. Not only are they super flattering and comfortable, they also transition well from day-to-night.
SLEEK KNIT DRESS
Comfortable, cozy and an overall joy to wear, knit dresses are an absolute essential for transitional weather. Plus, they make a great backdrop for statement accessories (like an edgy chain necklace…more on that below).
The perfect one-and-done outfit that is ideal for days when you don’t know what to wear. Inject some personality into your look by opting for a jumpsuit with dramatic details — like puff sleeves or a punchy print.
Whether it’s a chunky cable-knit sweater or a sweet knit with whimsical embroidery, cardigans are a fashion-girl favorite, offering endless styling possibilities.
EDGY CHAIN NECKLACE
As opposed to the delicate layers of necklaces that were big in seasons past, this year, it’s all about chunky gold-chain necklaces. Whether worn layered or alone as a statement piece, a chain necklace can toughen up any look.
SOPHISTICATED MIDI SKIRT
There’s something about a longer skirt that ups the chic-factor of any outfit. Whether a knit, leather or pleated style, you really can’t go wrong. Layer a structured shirt untucked over a flowing skirt for a look that feels both elevated and casual. Or, if you’re looking to experiment, try adding a vibrant maxi skirt underneath a lightweight knit dress for a unique look.
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The “not quite pants but not quite shorts” length of culottes are super trendy right now, but they can be tricky to style. The key to wearing culottes is to find a pair that defines your waist. Then, add a heeled shoe of some kind (to avoid having your legs look shorter than they actually are!) and you’re good to go.
3.1 Phillip Lim
SILKY EVENING GOWN
For a look that screams old Hollywood glamour, look no further than a silk evening gown. Perfect for any formal occasion, this style will be sure to turn heads. Opt for a frock with cut-outs or an asymmetrical hemline for a more modern look.
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