It’s almost time to ring in the a new year, and with it comes a whole slew of hot new fashion trends to mix in with our existing wardrobes. But there is one trend in particular that we predict will be by far the most popular: bold color combos. Yup, bright, vibrant, “look at me!” ensembles are ousting our go-to winter neutrals in 2022 and we’re pretty darn excited.
Mark Our Words, *This* Will Be the Top Fashion Trend of 2022
According to the global shopping platform Lyst, searches for feel-good shades like hot pink, yellow, orange and green, as well as terms like “colorful” and “rainbow” have been steadily rising as we head into the new year. But the real reason we predict that this trend, more than, say, leather pants or cut-out detailing, will be the one we see more than any other is because it’s just so easy to wear. Most influencers embracing the trend are posting outfits in head-to-toe Barbie pink or a mish-mosh of vibrant hues, but you don’t need to go all out to pull it off. A small splash of bright yellow by way of a mini handbag or a lime green sweater peeking out from beneath your beloved gray wool winter coat is equally as chic and trendy.
That said, we recognize that swapping your usual black cashmere for a bright red version can be intimidating for some. So, what’s the best way to rock the bold color trend? Start small and stick with solid hues over prints or patterns. Try a violet purple headband or bright blue pumps à la Carrie Bradshaw. For the sartorially advanced, we still suggest opting for solid hues, but have fun mixing and matching to create your own color-blocked ensemble. And don’t be afraid to mix warm tones with cool (we adore the idea of a buttery yellow paired with a deep violet). So long as you wear it with confidence, you’ll look fabulous. (Although if you are a little worried about mixing to contrasting hues, add a neutral piece in between, like black pants or blue-wash jeans, as a stylish buffer.)
Now that you’re well versed in 2022’s top fashion trend, here are 12 pieces to start playing with before the new year even starts.
2. in The Style Plus X Lorna Luxe Fitted Blazer
Wear this bright blue blazer over a black sweater dress for a more muted look, or go all out with the matching pants and an equally colorful yellow blouse.
Available in sizes 14 to 20
9. jw Pei Gabbi Bag
This bag was everywhere in 2021, but it is still a great investment in 2022, especially if you opt for a brighter hue like this Kelly green.
10. swf Plunge Dress
Another way to ease yourself into sporting bold colors from head to toe is to swap a neutral base for a pastel hue, like this lime green dress. Then pile on all the super-bright accessories (like those amazing fringe sandals) to really amp things up.
Available in sizes XS to L