Say what you will do about the winter months. Some love the snowy weather and the holidays, while others prefer to hibernate rather than deal with the cold weather and the 4:30 p.m. sunset. (Hi, it’s me.) But one thing we can all appreciate is wearing winter clothes, and the fashion trends for winter 2022 are forecast to be nothing short of iconic.
For sure, you will fit into an extremely delicious outfit winter coats from Amazon and some cute ankle boots, but underneath all those layers, we still want you to dress your best. This season, that means testing out some of the dominant mainstream trends fall/winter 2022 runway and the most luxurious streetwear. Mentally prepare for excitement Y2k fashionchunky shoes, and best oversized blazers you’ve seen. Sexy corset and cowboy boots will also be super trendy in the coming months, so start browsing now.
Here, find the 10 best fashion trends for winter 2022, along with our top picks to shop for these outfits.
We’re here for any trend that takes thought, time and effort for dressing. The right sets? Sound good. Whether you’re a monochromatic, mix-and-match three-piece or just stick with a monochromatic vest, segregated vests have a big moment after appearing in most. shows from last season. Tom Ford, Gabriela Hearst, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, the list goes on.
With suits are outerwear, and with padded jackets. This season, don’t be afraid to wear a wide-neck top. You don’t have to go completely as impressive as the silhouettes we’ve seen from Dolce & Gabbana, but feel free to play with proportions this season. Louis Vuitton, Lemaire and Versace all showcase more, we might say, ready-to-wear versions. The sweet spot is somewhere between the cord collar and the gusset, but you can decide which spot on that spectrum suits you best.
You can resist all you like, but cowboy fashion here to stay, and it has received this winter’s haute couture treatment from fashion houses like Chanel and Maison Margiela. The heavily westernized runway is proof that a tiny yeehaw can go a long way, so you don’t have to go through an entire wake-up session to hit this one. Try swapping a classic black cowboy boot into any of your casual outfits and just see how it goes. Chances are it will look very cute.
Minis aren’t going away, rest assured, but it’s time we reconsider the maximum length. When is better to cover than the coldest months of the year? While we’re indebted to this revival by our ’90s fashion obsession, the looks from Luar, Altuzarra and The Row show us how to bring style back into 2022.
Dark colors and muted tones traditionally dominate during winter, but this season is turning that rule into its very boring top. The colors of the moment are acid green – and turquoise blue, if I may quote Lorde. Take a page from Y Project’s book and combine both colors for an eye-catching look, or choose one and use sparingly like for a subtle pop. Either way, this trend is the brightest way to combat dull winter blues.
Okay, winter coat trends are a bit, yes, predictable. But if you’re prepared to lie down to fend off the cold, you can also do it in an outerwear. If runways are any indication (Prada, Elie Saab, Loewe, Raf Simmons, … Anyway, the world is your oyster. Leather, denim, reflective, fur — choose your poison). friend.
Maximalism doesn’t fit
Blame TikTok and the Y2K trend, but maximalism is returning to fervor. That means be careful with the wind and attract…whatever you want. Somehow, what doesn’t match up, at least by today’s standards. As long as it looks intentionally put together, like Gigi Hadid’s look for Vivienne Westwood, you’ll be clear.
It gives me a wonderful, uncomfortable feeling. Cardigans are this summer’s item, and the blistering heat doesn’t change that fact. Now we simply subclass. You can still use that sparkly black bra, just put it on top of a white button. Knits with boning corsised? It’s called creative fashion, honey.
Historically, we’ve tended to want our skin to show as little in the cold as possible, but this season, we’re thinking differently. Maybe it’s post-pandemic joie de vivre (or maybe it’s just narcissism), but this is Season of the Cut-Out. Show off a dress that barely hugs each other! Works with hipless pants! If LaQuan Smith can do it, so can you.
Unless you live under a rock, this should come as no surprise to anyone. I know, I know, initial thoughts don’t feel far enough to “go back,” but alas, here we are. Low-rise pants, polo shirt, Juicy Couture; All the old classics are trending back. Here’s hoping you didn’t donate everything years ago. If so, you can look to any high-end designer to fill the gaps in your wardrobe. Miu Miu, Marine Serre, Chanel, and Halpern are just a sample of the 2000s. The trend doesn’t look like it’s going to go away anytime soon as Diesel and Fendi prepare for their spring show/ their summer 2023 in Milan this week.
Give me a winter boot or give me death. If chunky shoes and loafers haven’t exploded, they’re coming. At least this trend is practical for winter, as snow, sleet and salt road call for shoes that can withstand the elements. But while still looking fashionable, of course.
Meg Donohue is the Fashion Trades Editorial Contributor at ELLE.com. Her passions include spicy food, sustainability, and a remake of Y2K Charlie’s Angels. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.