Fashion is back in a big way. After several months inside, the world of haute couture and ready-to-wear is ready to put bright colors, patterns, and exaggerated pieces into action. An accumulation of nostalgia, expression of vibrancy, body positivity, and a touch of glitter, this season is embracing the maximalist aesthetic. Essentially, more is more this fall. As we were all itching to go out and showcase our clothes last year, 2022 is about embracing the fun side of fashion and having a genuinely great time. Shake off the days of sweatpants and activewear and slip on a sparkling suit or cut-out dress.
One of the most popular styles rocking the current fashion trends is the ever-so cozy hoodie – however, worn with a twist. Wearing a blazer with a hoodie is no longer just another street style cut, but a mainstream look that transcends generations. Wearing a staple-piece hoodie under a blazer adds an extra stylistic layer to your overall look. Look for a slim, tapered hoody — preferably a darker, solid hue, without too much embroidery or graphics. Pair it with a dark, solid blazer. Slacks or denim are up to you — either will work depending on the occasion.
“It works wonders with oversized, boxy blazers, but you can also get thinner hoodies to work more tailored blazers, so you can’t mess it up no matter what.”
Bomber jackets should always rest loosely on your hip – unless you’ve opted for a slightly cropped style. The clingy cuffs shouldn’t go past or above your wrists, no matter the fit. The cuffs should be relatively tight, so if it hangs over your hand loosely, try a smaller size. The hues, in this case, are almost always neutral, somehow empowering the underneath attire for an effortlessly chic aesthetic.
“Match it with high-rise sox and oversized women’s sneakers for a super-casual look.”
Not a fashion season has passed without the trench putting in an appearance, and the most recent shows were no exception. With a perennially stylish military cut, the super practical trench coat is a fashion staple since the First World War. Also, thanks to the Gabardine fabric, the casual trench is perfect for drizzly days. The coat of choice for iconic women for decades, the casual trench is brought back to life by Meghan Markle’s recent royal visits. Great with a cashmere roll neck and Prada tractor-tread boots to create that stylish and yet military-inspired outerwear look.
“If you’re looking for something different, faux leather trench and wear it over a floral dress or a ribbed wool turtleneck with matching heels.”
Most fashion trends begin as just that: Trends. By definition, a trend is a development or change, and as such, we expect fashion trends to morph and take new forms, and even veer off entirely. However, some trends have staying power, proving to be more than fleeting – and the puff-sleeve style the perfect example. The larger-than-life sleeve has been showcased in many variations: the balloon, the Juliet, the leg-of-mutton, and so on. However, the puff sleeve trend cracked the fashion veneer in 2018, when ’80s references raved the runway. Fast-forward to 2022, the supersize sleeve is more popular than ever.
White Knee-High Boots
Swing it back to the ’60s with the classic dancers-inspired item of footwear – white knee-high boots. Taking its inspiration from the Youth Revolution in the mid-century, this look is a chic way to elevate your outfit. White knee-high boots are great for a particular reason – they easily match many looks in this or that style and can be worn everywhere, from work to parties.
“Wear your boots with a sweater dress, a blazer dress, or a mini skirt to show them off.”