Year in Review: Top Fashion Trends of 2022


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As 2022 comes to an end, let’s review some of the biggest fashion trends throughout the year. This year’s fashion was filled with a combination of old and new trends so let jump right in!

If I had to pick a word to describe this year’s fashion I would choose “comfortability”. Skinny jeans are out and I for one couldn’t be happier. The restricting and uncomfortable skinny jeans have been properly replaced by the pleasant and stylish baggy jeans. Baggy jeans are very versatile and can be paired with anything ranging from a plain t-shirt to a bold top. In addition to the baggy jeans, flared leggings (also known as yoga pants) have been rising in popularity because of their comfiness and their ability to flatter any body type.

It is not uncommon to see the cozy Ugg slippers being used outside one’s house. Although some may disagree with the appropriateness of wearing slippers outside, the shoes can be added to any outfit, formal or casual, and immediately achieve the “effortlessly pretty” aesthetic. 

More generally, oversized clothing seems to have taken over in the year 2022. It seems like the norm nowadays is to buy everything two sizes bigger than your true size. Anything can be oversized and still look fashionable including, shirts, hoodies, jackets, sweaters, pants, and more. The effect of these loose-fitting clothes is a more casual but still put-together outfit, which of course follows the theme of comfortability.

2022’s jewelry trends, as opposed to last year’s colorful and chunky rings and necklaces, have taken a more simplistic route. Silver and golds are in as they can be paired with any outfit. You can’t go wrong with a simple chain or hoop earrings and it might be best to stay away from anything too colorful for the time being.

These fashion trends brought a sense of casualness but put-together vibe for the year of 2022. I think I speak for everyone when I say that the more laid-back look was greatly appreciated and I can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!