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Fashion Trends That Are Out In 2022

Living through several years of a global pandemic feels a little bit like what we may have imagined. Now, however, the world is opening up talen somewhat, and we’re glittering the walls (quite literally, actually, if you’ve been keeping up with interior design trends) with the jubilant glee of our newfound freedom après being back outside. Fashion is no exception to this joy, and 2022 is stocked up with fashion trends that are ever-so-daring, might we say. With fast fashion being on the rise more than ever (via Fast Fashion Global Market Report 2022), it can feel hard to keep up with fads that seem to come and go in the blink of an eye.

Skinny jeans

Sorry, skinny jean lovers, you can leave those skinnies in the back of the closet; 2022 says you won’t be needing them anytime soon. ’22 is the year of all things loose-fitted, and jeans are no exception. According to search statistics, baggy jean searches grew by 38% in 2022 (via Meet Glimpse). In fact, a lot of consignment stores won’t even accept skinny jeans anymore (via Washingtonian).

Neutral colors

“The Queen has been color-blocking for years, now it’s time for us all to boost our mood with bold hues,” says Woman & Home fashion director Paula Moore. Neutral colors were quite in style during the earlier phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most fashion experts agree that fun, exciting colors are a result of our post-lockdown feelings of freedom in 2022. That being said, don’t be afraid to experiment with creative color combos as well.

Midi skirts

This summer has proven one major thing in regards to skirts: it’s either a mini or a maxi; there’s no in-between.

The micro miniskirt trend dominated the fashion world this summer; “As someone who is only 5-foot-3, I enjoy a good mini; [it] makes my legs look longer than they actually are,” fashion expert Jenny Walton tells Byrdie. In fact, this may be because midis can actually make a person appear shorter, which is one reason they’re no longer in style.

Camo

Camo print was everywhere circa 2017, but this year, it kind of goes hand-in-hand with neutral colors. On this, Catherine Morrissey, president of White + Warren, tells Marie Claire, camo “is a fantastic non-print print that functions like a neutral. It adds interest without being overpowering.” The same, according to Marie Claire, applies to animal print. Ultimately, 2022 is all about being overpowering, and camo might not provide this message in the ways that some may want.

Cold-shoulder tops

What are experts saying about cold-shoulder tops this year? “While these are still a favorite for many women, this trend has been around awhile and is simply starting to feel a little bit tired,” stylist and model Tara Dupuis tells Insider.Instead of these loose-fitting tops, why not opt for something structured? More than ever, fashion is about having fun, so experiment with bolder options. You never know what you might fall in love with.

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