The sun is out, hemlines are rising, and bright, bold colors are dominating the streets. It can mean only one thing: spring has sprung, and it’s time to embrace the styles of the new season. After scouring the runways for spring’s hottest trends, we’ve rounded up the best of the best – and found dupes that won’t break the bank. From all things platform and bright (hello, neon!) to micro miniskirts and crochet everything, it’s all about making a statement with your outfit.
From sky-high heels and boots to sandals and sneakers, shoes this season are amped up for a throwback-inspired lift. So, go ahead and give your micro-heels a break – 2022 is alllll about chunky soles. Pair your platforms with long, wide-leg pants for a retro look or show them off with a shorter style.
- White Platform Sandals, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse
- Purple Platform Converse, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse
- Platform Espadrilles, H&M
Wednesday’s won’t be the only day we wear pink this season. The Barbie-inspired hue has been spotted everywhere, from the runway to awards shows to celebrity street style. The cheerful color looks good on every skin tone and works for any age, and unlike other hot 2022 trends, like cut-outs or corset tops, bright pink can be made to fit any sense of style. Pop on a pair of pink sunglasses or be the fashionista of your office in a bright blazer, and you’ll fit in with the trend just as well as someone sporting head-to-toe fuchsia. However you want to wear it, hot pink is here to stay and liven up your year.
- Pink Blazer, Express Factory Outlet
- Pink Sunglasses, Francesca’s
- Tote Bag, Michael Kors Outlet
There have been a handful of early 2000s trends to resurface in recent months, like baby tees and low-rise jeans. Add miniskirts to the resurgence of aughts fashion taking over the world and your TikTok feed. Try pairing your miniskirt with a collared top under a sweatshirt, or with an oversized blazer and tall boots for a more mature and balanced look. And while you might think this item only works for hotter temps, you can carry it into fall with a pair of tights with ease.
- Tan Pleated Skirt, Hollister
- Plaid Mini Skirt, Hollister
- Denim Mini Skirt, Aeropostale
Picture it: The year is 2005. You get ready for a night with your besties by picking out your highest platform sandals and accessorize with a multitude of snap hair clips, but your look really hinges on one of your many going-out tops, and tonight you reach for your favorite halter top because you just saw Gwen Stefani wearing one. Life is good.
Halter tops may be synonymous with the late ‘90s and early aughts, but 2022 is the year of their revival. We took note of the neckline in a handful of designer collection, and many celebrities are getting on board, proving that nostalgia has made its way into our closets and it’s here to stay with the hottest trend to make a comeback: the halter.
For what seemed like forever, we gave skinny jeans and leggings our undivided attention, but the days of squeezing into skinny jeans are behind us. Say hello to your new best friend – wide leg pants. Loose fitting pants have become a street style favorite and are a comfy clothing option to help ease you out of your regular rotation of sweatpants. From baggy jeans to cargo pants, celebrities have inspired us to let loose.
Pearls are popping up everywhere, from the high-fashion runway to your TV screen while you’re binging Bridgerton. Of course, pearls have always been a focal point of fashion. The oceanic jewel has a rich history associated with icons like Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. Today, pearl jewelry has returned for a more playful and contemporary comeback. After making its mark at some of the biggest fashion events of the year, reimagined pearl accessories are the style essentials for spring and beyond.
- Pearl Earrings, Francesca’s
- Layered Pearl Choker, Claire’s
- Pearl Hoops, Francesca’s
Holey hipster – it can be Coachella every day with crochet! Whether you find yourself looking for a touch of texture for your spring wardrobe, or you simply want to stay up to date on the latest trends, crochet is the ultimate style for you. As the weather gets warmer, transitional pieces are essential, and crochet is the new ‘it’ piece. Add a touch of retro flare to your spring wardrobe with a statement-making crochet accent.
- Crochet Crisscross Top, Hollister
- Crochet Skirt, Hollister
- Willa Crochet Bag, Tory Burch Outlet
As you revel in the extra, mood-boosting vitamin D and think of all the warm weather that’s to come, why not stock up on spring 2022’s fashion essentials for a wardrobe refresh. You — and your closet — deserve to take advantage of the renewed energy by kicking off the season on a fresh note.