Last week, we discovered the beauty trends set to take over this year, but what should we expect from the fashion world?
While fashion trends tend to move fast, there are a few that you can get ahead of now before they take off. Fashion expert Melissa Garcia joined the 3rd hour of TODAY last week to share the trends you should expect to see this year, for every member of the family. From gorpcore for men to sherpa for kids, Garcia gave us the scoop on the hottest looks — and how to style them. Plus, we found some other rising trends that you should have on your radar.
Keep reading to discover the trends before everyone else and shop the looks that are easy to pull off.
Fashion trends for 2022
Maximalism fashion trend
In Instagram’s recent trend report, the social media company predicted that maximalist fashion would grow this year, with more people “using fashion as a vehicle for joy, optimism and self-expression.” These printed pants practically scream joy and optimism. Perfect for fans of the flare trend, you can dress these fun pants up with a pair of clogs or platform boots to complete the retro look.
Mango High Waist Straight Jeans
Bid adieu to basic denim. In line with the maximalist trend, searches for colored jeans are on the rise. This pair comes in two bright hues and features an of-the-moment straight-leg fit.
If you’re someone who likes to stick to a more neutral palette, you can still rock the look. This dress features a fun polka dot pattern and puffed sleeves, making it a bold and showstopping choice.
ASOS Design Petite Structured Jersey Double-Breasted Blazer
Pinterest has predicted that electric blue outfits will be on the rise this year. And this bright blazer will add some flair to your work wardrobe. Let it shine on its own and pair it with some black slacks, or go all the way with the trend and rock the blazer with a pair of work pants in the same shade.
Upgrade your WFH wardrobe with these colorful slippers from Ugg. With sheepskin material and a platform bottom, the Fluff Yeah Slides are one of the brand’s bestsellers. They come in a range of fun colors and bright patterns.
Survivalism fashion trend
Global fashion shopping platform Lyst recently shared its predictions for the top trends of 2022, and survivalism was among them. According to the company, the survivalist mood is gaining momentum, and searches for items like sherpa vests and cargo pants have been in high demand since December and are expected to continue to rise this year. This sherpa vest from Amazon can be used either as a base layer on cold days or as a stylish finishing piece for your winter outfit.
The cargo-style pants of today are way more stylish than the ones you used to wear. But don’t worry, they’re still just as functional. These utility pants have large pockets in the back and front, so you may not even need to bring a bag with you when you wear them out.
Everlane The Cinchable Chore Jacket
Right now, you can get this chore jacket from Everlane for up to 65% off. It features an internal pocket, a long length for easy layering and even has a drawstring at the waist, so you can wear it loose or cinch it for a more defined shape.
Mushroom mania fashion trend
Mushrooms are having a major moment. Some major designer brands have been experimenting with using mushroom-based materials as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional leather. But that’s not all, mushroom motifs have been popping up all over the fashion space (likely thanks to the nature-inspired goblincore trend). According to Lyst, in the past three months, searches for “mushroom” pieces have increased by 37 percent. And this tee not only features a cute mushroom detail at the chest but it’s also made from a soft, non-see-through cotton blend, so it’s sure to become a new go-to in your rotation.
Bring on the cozy vibes with this bestselling embroidered mushroom sweatshirt. They’re available in men’s sizes only, so you may want to refer to the sizing chart before placing your order.
Oversized fashion trend
Maxi styles are “are coming in hot” for next season, Lyst predicts. You can get ahead of the trend by adding oversized and maxi styles, like this dress, to your wardrobe now.
This bestselling oversized sweater is the perfect choice to carry you through the rest of the season into the next. When it comes to styling oversized sweaters, like this one, one stylist recommended pairing them with wide-leg wool trousers or throwing it on under a cozy teddy jacket or relaxed peacoat.
2022 fashion trends as seen on TODAY
Pearl fashion trend for women
These aren’t your grandmother’s pearls! Pearl embellishments are also popping up in the fashion world and this sweater is another piece that combines style and function. You can find it in black or white and pair it with everything from skirts to pants.
Gorpcore fashion trend for men
A look inspired by hikers and nature enthusiasts, the “gorp” in gorpcore stands for the term commonly used for trail mix: Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts. The look focuses on functional clothing that incorporates earth tones, quilted fabrics, beanies and hiking style boots, according to Garcia. These joggers have that outdoor-inspired feel and are all about comfort, but with the polished look of corduroy.
Puffer jackets are another winter fashion statement that happen to be a part of this trend. You can find this style in a range of colors, including navy and olive green, to incorporate into any wardrobe.
Sherpa and flannel trend for kids
The sherpa that once lined your snow boots is now a full-on fashion statement. This fuzzy hoodie is made from 30% recycled polyester for all of the cozy feels.
Leggings aren’t going anywhere in 2022. For girls, they continue to act as a versatile pair of bottoms that can be styled in ways beyond lounging or working out.
Fringe fashion trend for women
Vici Leja Faux Suede Fringe Mini Skirt
Fringe is also making a comeback this year. Incorporating it into your outfits can be as simple as a statement skirt like this one, or a jacket with fringe detailing.
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