The 10 Fashion Trends You Need to Know About (and Shop) This Winter
Say what you will about the winter months. Some love the snowy weather and holidays, while others would rather hibernate than deal with frigid temps and 4:30 p.m. sunsets. (Hi, it’s me.) But one thing we can all appreciate is wintry dressing, and the fashion trends for winter 2022 are forecasted to be nothing short of iconic.
Sure, you’ll be suited up in an ultra toasty winter coat from Amazon and some cute ankle boots, but beneath all those layers, we’re still expecting you to dress your best. This season, that means experimenting with a few key trends that dominated the fall/winter 2022 runways and the chicest streetwear looks. Prepare yourself for funky Y2k fashion, chunky shoes, and the best oversized blazers you’ve ever seen. Sexy corsets and cowboy boots will also be ultra trendy in the months ahead, so start browsing now.
Here, find 10 of the best fashion trends for winter 2022, plus our top picks for shopping these looks.
We’re here for any trend that takes thought, time, and effort out of dressing. Matching suit sets? Sounds great. Whether you rock a monochromatic three-piece, mix-and-match, or just have some fun with a singular vest, suit separates are having a major moment after appearing in just about every runway show last season. Tom Ford, Gabriela Hearst, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, the list goes on.
With suits come blazers, and with blazers oft come shoulder pads. This season, don’t shy away from the look of a broad collar. You don’t have to go quite as dramatic as silhouettes we saw from Dolce & Gabbana, but feel free to play with proportions this season. Louis Vuitton, Lemaire, and Versace all showcased more, shall we say, ready-to-wear renditions. The sweet spot is somewhere between halter neck and linebacker pads, but you can decide where on that spectrum suits you best.
You can resist it all you like, but cowgirl fashion is here to stay, and it got the haute couture treatment for this winter from houses like Chanel and Maison Margiela. The Western-infused runway looks serve as proof that a little yeehaw can go a long way, so you don’t have to adopt an entire giddy-up get-up to partake in this one. Try substituting a pair of classic black cowboy boots into any of your usual outfits and just see how it goes. Chances are it’ll look darn tootin’ cute.
Minis aren’t going away, rest assured, but it’s high time we revisit the maxi length. When better to cover up than the coldest months of the year? While we owe this resurgence to the obsession with all things ‘90s fashion, looks by Luar, Altuzarra, and The Row showed us how to bring the throwback style into 2022.
Dark colors and muted tones traditionally reign in the winter, but this season is turning that norm on its very boring head. The colors of the moment are acid green—and aquamarine, if I may quote Lorde. Take a page from Y Project’s book and combine both colors for one eye-catching look, or pick one and use sparingly as for a subtle pop. Either way, this trend is the brightest way to fight the drab winter blues.