Eight Fashion Trends for 2022
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Eight Fashion Trends for 2022

What to look for in the upcoming year

As 2022 kicks off… 

I’ve got my eye on upcoming trends, both in the design and fashion worlds. The New Year ushers in a time to both reflect on the past year and look forward to all the upcoming months have to offer. For our aesthetic-centric world, the team is always looking to design swings and shifts for inspiration not only in work, but also for personal fashion and style. Interior and style trends so often mirror one another, and it’s fun to find the similarities and see how they can be worked into our own lives. While “trend” can be a polarizing word to use when defining personal style, I like to think of it in broad terms; knowing a look can come, go, or stay for years ahead. Whether it’s pattern play, or layering up in elevated knits or athleisure, here is a round-up of this year’s looks I’m excited to try.  

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Eight Fashion Trends for 2022

No. 1. Winter whites 

Long gone is the “rule” that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, and I can get behind this quiet act of rebellion. Soft cream knits and coats are the perfect pieces to cuddle up in during the winter season. Pairing tone-on-tone tops and bottoms for a monochromatic look is tres chic and the perfect trend to try while still staying in your comfort zone. Or make it simple and throw on a gorgeous knit dress, like this, and top with a coat like this.  

Shea’s Winter White Picks

Bouclé Beachdell Pullover Sweater
Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg Jeans
Rib-Knit Dress
Blank Denim
Keep Me Company French Terry Coat
Light Cotton Jersey Basic Tee
J. Crew
Villa Coat in Teddy Sherpa
Reverse Tucked Sleeve Sweatshirt
Wrap Puffer Jacket
Avec Les Filles
Sherpa Coat

No. 2. When more is more 

Straight-off the runway, the oversized and loose looks are here to stay, and I’m not complaining. I love seeing the exaggerated proportions paired with tailoring, like a voluminous sleeve paired with a waist-defining detail. Ease into the style with a wide-leg pant (I particularly love this crisscross button trend), or an oversized blazer that instantly lends a touch of modern style to any outfit.  

Shea’s Oversized Picks

Bobbie Ankle Jeans
Pistola Denim
Ulla Johnson
Minnie Pleated Blouse
Crisscross Upsized Jeans
Oversize Double Breasted Plaid Blazer
Heidi Flutter-Sleeve Tiered Dress
Mikaela Coat
Oversized Woolen Blazer
Jason Wu
Long Sweetheart Dress
Fleece Hoodie

No. 3. Textures in abundance

Nothing says “cozy” for the season quite like knits and textures. This sherpa coat is darling and easy to pair with all my favorite tops this winter. I’m embracing this inclination and leaning into romantic materials and textures, like pleated tops and smocked dresses. Or layering in some fringe for a cool take on the style. 

Shea’s Textured Picks

The Sueded Toggle Sherpa Coat
English Factory
Scallop Detail Midi Dress
Lisse Blouse
Andrew Marc Fringe Leather Moto Jacket
Jack Kiltie Fringe Platform Loafer
Harwood Cableknit Mockneck Cardigan Sweater
Metallic Fringe Detail Dress
Voile Blanche
Amice Easy Sneakers
Alpaca Wool Balloon Sleeve Sweater

No. 4. Nostalgic prints and patterns 

The pattern-on-pattern trend continues to thrive (one I love to see executed in the design world) and is taking a hold in fashion. While it’s a little easier to mix pattern scale and size in a room, I’m taking note and bringing more feminine prints into my wardrobe, like this dress. This top is also such a sweet pattern and another great take on this style – just enough print to nod to the trend without feeling overwhelming.  

Shea’s Nostalgic Prints Picks

Batwing-Sleeved Dress
Ulla Johnson
Solina Ruffle Top
Petite Lorna Barrette
Lotus Midi Dress
Jude Ruffled Floral-Print Georgette Midi Skirt
Ankle-Length Tie-Belt Dress
Long Wrap Dress
Stella Nova
Francie Shirt
Flower Print Dress

No. 5. Fashion-forward athleisure  

Praise be, athleisure is still relevant, and in a more elevated way for 2022. I think varsity jackets are going to be an especially big hit this year, and I can’t wait to pair one with my favorite leggings and a new pair of kicks 

Shea’s Athleisure Picks

Alo Yoga
G.O.A.T Jacket
Daybreak Sneaker
Ultra High Rise Elation 7/8 Tight
Crop Metallic Puffer Jacket
UO Exclusive
’47 MLB Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Hat
Iris Oversized Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
Delfern Jacket
Tory Sport
High-Rise Weightless Chevron Leggings
Tory Sport
French Terry Chevron Hoodie

No. 6. Wild west refined 

Just like adding in a touch of texture can update an outfit, a slight update to everyday booties keeps things on-trend and interesting. Add some variety to your footwear with a pair of western-inspired boots, like these or these. I already own this particular pair and love them – so cute paired with jeans or dresses! 

Shea’s Western Boots Picks

Silent D
Puly Western Boots
Silma Bootie
Free People
Beau Western Boots
Free People
New Frontier Western Boot
Dagget Western Boot
Bambi Ankle Boots
Calvera Knee-High Boot
Fringed Western Boots
Sacha Chelsea Booties

No. 7. Feminine touches  

We’ve been watching more feminine shapes and textures come into play more over the past year in interior design and it’s a movement that I see growing into 2022. Pearl touches are such a beautiful and subtle way to add interest to your wardrobe. I especially love seeing pearls layered into jewelry, like this and this, but this sweater and these flats are especially fun. 

Shea’s Pearl Embellishment Picks

Brinker & Eliza
Spencer Necklace
Generation Love
Eleanor Pearl Sweatshirt
Katie Waltman
Keshi Nugget Pearl Bracelet
Roxy Pearl Kitten Heel Pump
Lele Sadoughi
Pearl Cluster Beanie
Lele Sadoughi
14K Gold-Plated & Scalloped Acrylic Pearl Stud Earrings
Beaded-Strap Ballet Flats
Free People
Pearly Bow Barrette
Generation Love
Nadia Pearl Blazer

No. 8. Making a comeback  

Silver is on its way back in and this is a shift I’ll be watching closely in design and style. Gold has maintained its position as everyone’s favorite material for years, from jewelry to cabinet hardware, but I’m looking forward to incorporating more silver into our homes and our wardrobes. We are big fans of mixing metals here at Studio McGee, and while you will find that in our design work, isn’t this necklace the perfect way to implement that trend into personal style?  

No matter what you pick, I believe all styles are meant to be a fun expression of self. Tone a trend down and make it approachable for your own life, just as you would when designing your home.  

For our take on interior design trends in 2022, check out the recent post here.  

Shea’s Silver Picks

Pendant Coin Necklace
51MM Round Sunglasses
Loeffler Randall
Platform Sandals
Deepa Gurnani
Jalsa Earrings
Lucy Williams Square Snake Chain Necklace
Ramsey Sunglasses
Isabel Marant
Beth Sneakers
Alexandria Bracelet Set
Nyundo Hoops
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