Pinterest, our go-to spot for curating fashion inspiration and planning our dream wardrobes, recently released data on the top trends it thinks will be taking off in 2022. The Pinterest Predicts report has tons of info on just what users are searching for and what we’ll all be searching for in a few months (or even weeks) time, including the fashion trends we’re already seeing pop up all over our Instagram and TikTok feeds. So if you want to get ahead of the masses and stock up on all of 2022’s trendiest pieces now before they sell out, here are the top five styles to add to cart ASAP.
Pinterest Predicts These Will Be the Top 5 Fashion Trends of 2022
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1. checkerboard Prints
Checkerboard Vans have been a classic sneaker choice for decades, but Pinterest is predicting the pattern will soon be everywhere, not just on our feet. Checkerboard knitwear, denim, handbags and even nail art are on the rise in every color combo imaginable. We’ve already seen hints of this trend emerging on Instagram, including multiple sightings of celebs rocking Scandinavian brand Stine Goya’s Adonis sweater. The trendiest way to wear the print is with other patterned pieces in contrasting colors, but you can just as easily rock them with classic blue-wash denim or other more subdued staples if that’s more your style. And keep an eye out for checks in other aspects of life as well, like checkerboard cakes, colorful tiles and home decor.
To be honest, pearls will never actually be out of style, but there is nuance to how to best wear them at any given time. This year is all about the unexpected pearl, in terms of shape, design, color and placement. Think pearl-adorned clothing, baroque necklace charms and mismatched pearl earrings. Pearl necklaces for men are also on the rise, largely thanks to celebs like Harry Styles, A$AP Rocky and Shawn Mendes, who have all been photographed in the classic piece in the past year. Feel free to have fun with this traditional gem, and don’t be afraid to mix your pearls with other jewelry styles, both luxe and kitschy.
Shop the trend: Madewell earrings ($34; $17); True Decadence bag ($40); Set & Stones ring ($58); Ana Louisa earrings ($75; $68); BHLDN earrings ($88); Lele Sadoughi hat ($225); Ariel Gordon Jewelry necklace ($365)
Your angsty teenage past called, and it wants another chance to perfect the goth aesthetic. Yes, the dark punk style is back (trust us, we are equally surprised), but with a decidedly more fashionable twist. Pinterest users aren’t just looking to rewear their favorite Hot Topic T-shirts, they’re searching for fun ways to make the trend feel a bit more polished. “Goth business casual”, “goth cowboy” and even “goth pajamas” are all trending, as are goth hair and beauty looks. So get ready pile on all the black clothing you can find, slip into a pair of chunky lace-up Dr. Martens and a swipe of deep burgundy lipstick.
Our love affair with loungewear is still going strong as we dive into 2022, but we’re not just recycling the same old tie-dye sweatsuits and cashmere sets from the past few years. According to Pinterest, this year is all about lounge lingerie, or loungerie for short. The trend combines the ease and comfort of lounge attire with the sex appeal and luxury feel of lingerie. Think iridescent and transparent nightgowns, silky PJ sets (for both women and men), satin bralettes with matching shorts and all sorts of fun robes. Like its predecessors, loungerie is really intended to be worn at home, but we think it’s only a matter of time before we start wearing those same luxe PJ sets out on the town too.
Shop the trend: Flora Nikrooz cami and short set ($68); Wild lovers sleep top ($45) and pants ($42); Simone Perele nightgown ($105); Intimately robe ($168); Skims nightgown ($178); LilySilk pajamas ($279; $223); Sleeper pajamas ($320)
5. dopamine Dressing
Fashion has always been a fun way to express how you’re feeling or nurture your emotions. So it should come as no surprise that bold colors and bright patterns are shaping up to be the biggest trend of all in 2022—we could all use some festive cheer by way of hot pink dresses, brilliant blue handbags or rainbow-colored outfits. Mix and match your favorite bold solids, or go ham with all sorts of multi-hued prints and patterns. If it makes you smile, you’re doing it right.