The Biggest Spring/Summer Fashion Trends to Know in 2022

Your ultimate guide to EVERY spring fashion trend, plus the coolest clothing under $100 to upgrade your wardrobe.

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This post will show you the must-know fashion trends for Spring Summer 2022.

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It’s a New Year, which means new fashion trends are here to try!

It may be winter right now, but spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what our spring wardrobes are going to look like. It’s never too early to start planning outfits and curating your ideal wardrobe, after all!

Think of this as your comprehensive guide to all the must-know trends for Spring/Summer 2022, where we take inspiration from the fashion runways and adapt the trends to your everyday life, along with nail and hair trends.

Best of all, all the clothing and accessories you’ll see are under $100, so you won’t have to break the bank in order to freshen up your wardrobe for the spring.

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The fashion world is always a step (or a season) ahead, and though it may be winter right now, designers already showcased their Spring Summer 2022 collections a few months ago.

Looking to designer runway presentations is a great way to get an idea of what kind of fashion styles are going to start trending, and of course, to get serious outfit inspiration.

These are some of the top spring summer fashion trends that could be seen at multiple fashion shows this season, and what you’ll want to look for when curating your wardrobe for the upcoming season.

Colors

Keep your eye out for these key colors this spring season, which were all over the fashion runways. Wearing these bright, bold hues is going to add major trend appeal to your look!

Purple

There were so many shades of purple spotted on the spring summer runways, from light shades of lilac to bolder shades of violet. This color feels ultra dreamy, however you choose to incorporate it in your wardrobe.

Ways to Add Purple to Your Wardrobe:

How beautiful is this purple halter mini dress? Its satin fabric makes the purple hue look extra dreamy, and its tie-up halter neckline adds major flair. The back is also partially open, so you’ll look just as amazing from the back as you will from the front.

This purple satin corset top looks way more expensive than it actually is (it’s under $50!) thanks to its vivid hue and structured boning. Its square neckline is also very trendy, and it will instantly dress up a pair of jeans, especially when worn with some cute jewelry.

And don’t worry – while this top looks like a corset, it has stretch in it, plus a side zipper!

Orange

Orange you glad this mood-boosting color is trending for spring? Fashion brands like Chloé and Isabel Marant favored this shade in their SS22 collections.

Ways to Add Orange to Your Wardrobe:

One fashionable way to incorporate orange into your wardrobe is in the form of a ribbed knit two-piece top. With a tube top and matching long sleeve bolero shrug, this set is going to make a statement in the spring.

Plus, this co-ord set is made from recycled materials, and sustainability is a must in 2022.

In addition to wearing solid orange, you can also incorporate it into your wardrobe within a printed piece, like this retro floral print mini skirt. The retro print which features pops of orange combines two major trends of the season!

Bright Yellow

Bring on the sunny springtime vibes with bright yellow clothing. The color “Daffodil,” a bright yellow with a hint of orange, was part of Pantone’s Spring/Summer 2022 NYFW Color Palette, which is always a go-to source for color trends each season.

Ways to Add Yellow to Your Wardrobe:

You’ll feel like a ray of sunshine in this sleek one-shoulder top in bright that features ruching down the sides. It will brighten up your favorite pair of jeans and make you stand out in a crowd!

A trendy open-front cardigan in bright yellow is going to add the ultimate pop of color to your spring outfits, and its metallic detail adds charm. This is a perfect piece to wear over dresses and tank tops.

Street Style

So you’ve studied the runways and now you’re wondering how to wear these fashion trends yourself this spring – we’re here to help! These are the items you’ll want to add to your wardrobe this spring to upgrade your street style, taking inspiration from the designer-approved trends.

Tops

Your top is often the focal point of an outfit, and these styles are going to score you major style points this upcoming spring.

Bra Tops

No, I’m not suggesting you wear an actual bra out, but believe it or not, tops that look like bras were huge on the SS22 runways.

While it may not be practical to step out in that exact look, you can achieve a similar vibe with a crop top that has an underwire design similar to the silhouette of a bra.

This crop top has long sleeves and wired cups for a trendy look that pairs well with high-waisted pants or jeans.

Cut-Out Bodysuit

Be daring and show a hint of skin with a cut-out bodysuit. These can be worn more casually with denim, or really dressed up for a night out with a mini skirt or flared pants.

Sequin Tops

A sequin bustier top is a standout item that incorporates both the sequin trend, along with the bra-inspired tops trend. Wear an oversized blazer over this bustier crop top for a fashionable night-out look.

Bottoms

Wondering what to wear with your trendy tops? These pants and skirts are spring’s must-haves.

Low-Rise Pants

IDK about you, but it’s hard to imagine wearing anything other than high-waisted pants and jeans. However, low-rise pants, especially with a flared or straight leg fit, are going to have a total moment this spring.

This simple black low-rise pair can be dressed up or down, making them surprisingly versatile. Plus, they have stretch which makes them feel almost like you’re just wearing leggings.

Mini Skirt Set

Not only is this mini skirt and cropped blazer co-ord extremely cute, but it’s purple, which makes it that much more on-trend!

Everything about this coordinating set hits the mark, from the cropped length of the blazer to the skirt’s crossover design. You’ll also be able to wear the items individually: the blazer would look adorable with high-waisted jeans, and the skirt would look great with a blouse.

Cut-Out Pants

The cut-out trend is not just reserved for tops and dresses anymore; you can now find pants and skirts with cut-out designs too, and they’re super eye-catching.

At first glance, these wide leg pants might appear like they’re meant for an office, until you realize they feature daring cut-outs on the hips. The cut-outs give them a sexy, unique look that is sure to turn heads!

Wear these out on the town with a crop top, or pair them with some sneakers and a t-shirt for a street style vibe.

Dresses & Jumpsuits

Looking for a stylish frock or a statement-making jumpsuit? These are the pieces hitting the trend mark this upcoming season.

Sequin Dress

A sparkly dress is one of the cutest ways to wear the sequins trend this spring. While these aren’t an “everyday” item, sequin dresses are perfect for any special events you’ll be headed to, like a night out, a date party, or a birthday celebration (total “birthday girl” vibes).

This glistening mini dress is going to make you the center of attention with its off-the-shoulder design and flirty front slit.

Cut-Out Dress

Cut-out details aren’t going anywhere, so you’ll definitely need a cut-out mini dress for springtime. This one features a colorful space dye knit that gives it a retro look.

Catsuit

Another spring summer fashion trend we saw all over the S/S 2022 runways? Catsuits. And if you’re wondering how you’d ever pull off a catsuit in your daily life, it’s actually quite simple and will make getting dressed super quick!

This surprisingly versatile piece can be dressed up with an oversized blazer (as shown above), or go the casual, athleisure route with a zip-up hoodie and sneakers.

Sparkly Jumpsuit

Talk about a statement piece! If you are a fearless fashionista, a sparkly jumpsuit will be calling your name this upcoming season.

Like a catsuit, this is a full-body, one-and-done situation but with extra trendy touches like its glittery mesh material, cut-out design, and flared legs. Wear this on a special night out with some fun platform sandals, and throw a jean jacket over top if you’re a bit chilly. As a bonus, this jumpsuit has stretch in its fabric so you’ll be able to dance the night away comfortably.

Outerwear

Cover up in one of these stylish outerwear options for the spring; just be sure to opt for an oversized fit!

Oversized Blazers

Oversized blazers are a wardrobe staple, but if you want an updated look for the spring, try an oversized blazer in a vibrant color. Put away the darker hues and heavier fabrics from fall and winter, and go for a more lightweight blazer that’s going to add a pop of color to your outfits.

What better way to welcome spring than with a hot pink oversized blazer? Its woven fabric is lightweight, and the hot pink hue is on-trend for the new season. You’ll be able to style this with tons of looks; it will totally transform even the plainest t-shirt and jeans.

Padded Jacket

What do you get when you cross a puffer coat with a shacket? A padded shirt jacket. This is going to come in clutch during the early spring when it’s a bit chilly, but not cold enough for a full-on puffer coat.

Shoes & Accessories

Your shoes and accessories can totally transform even a simple outfit into a trendy ensemble. These are the statement shoes and accessories you’ll need this spring!

Brightly Colored Platforms

Take your spring outfits to new heights with a pair of sky-high platform heels in a bright, bold color like on-trend orange. These statement shoes will make even a basic LBD stand out, and have a fun retro vibe.

Sneakers

Low-top sneakers are obviously a wardrobe staple, but this spring, consider a pair with retro flair. These New Balance sneakers feature a fun, retro-inspired color scheme which will add a cool streetwear vibe to your spring outfits.

Chain Belts

Chain belts are another way to add some *bling* to your outfits, and they are going to be a hot spring summer fashion trend, considering they were all over Chanel’s S/S 2022 runway.

Get the look yourself with a draped gold chainlink belt to instantly add interest to your outfits. You can wear a chain belt with dresses, jeans, skirts, and shorts alike. It will be especially cute with dressier outfits when hitting the town.

The Extras

Go the extra mile with these trendy fabrics, prints, and textures that are the cherry on top of a fashion-focused spring look.

Faux Feather Detailing

Talk about fashion that makes you feel good! It will be nearly impossible not to feel fabulous when wearing faux feather-trimmed clothing.

This black satin crop top features feathered detailing at the cuffs for an ultra-luxe look that stands out.

This ain’t your average LBD. Faux feather trim along the neckline of this black tube dress transforms it into a fashion-forward piece.

Psychedelic Prints

It may be 2022, but we are heading back to the ’60s and ’70s with the psychedelic prints that were seen all over the runways.

Get the look for yourself with a psychedelic printed mini dress in a satin fabric that you can dress up with platform heels, or dress down with flat sandals and a denim jacket.

Another fun way to rock this trend is with a printed mesh top (mesh is another big trend for SS22, as you’ll see below).

This long sleeve mesh top features a funky print done in lilac and mint hues that will add flair to your denim or faux leather pants.

Sheer Fabrics

Sheer, floaty fabrics drifted down the S/S 2022 runways, with tops and dresses showcased in airy fabrics.

Try this spring summer fashion trend for yourself with a sheer tie-front top (with a bralette or tank top worn underneath) that will dress up your denim or other bottoms. This top also has metallic threading which adds to its dreamy look.

This dress combines both the sheer mesh fabric trend along with the color lilac (a shade of purple) for a doubly- trendy look. Its asymmetrical cut gives it a super sleek vibe, too.

Nails

Of course, your spring outfit is not complete without a cute mani! If you’re looking for manicure inspiration, these are the top spring nail trends to try out this season.

Galaxy Nails

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Try a constellation nail art design for an out-of-this-world manicure. Pinterest predicts that nail art featuring landscapes, deserts, and galaxy designs are going to be a major nail look in 2022 due to their increasing popularity in Pinterest searches.

Crystal Nail Art

Wearing clothing with sequins and sparkles doesn’t have to be the only way to rock that trend. Consider wearing 3D decals of rhinestones and other sparkly designs on your nails for an eye-catching manicured look. These crystal artificial nails with glitter and rhinestones look intricate, but are simple to glue on for an instant, impressive manicure.

Hair

Brunette Hair Colors

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One of the most talked-about hair trends of 2022 is the shift to darker hair colors. Many celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Billie Eilish darkened their blonde locks in recent months, and this hair trend is set to continue into the spring.

Need another reason to go dark? Brunette hair often requires less upkeep and causes less damage to your hair (compared to bleach).

The “Bixie” Haircut

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Have you heard of the “bixie” haircut? A cross between a pixie cut and a bob, the “bixie” is set to be one of 2022’s major hairstyle trends.

This short, shaggy layered bob haircut is easy to style and looks super cool. Its a throwback to the ’90s with a modern update that feels fresh for 2022.

Will you try these trends? Which trend are you most excited to wear? Leave a comment and let us know!