Summer is almost here, and now is the time to start thinking about what you’ll be wearing during those long, sunny days and warm evenings. If the runway shows are any indication, the only thing that will be hotter than the temperatures in summer 2022 is the fashion. From tie-dye to animal prints, from feathers to fringe, there are all sorts of hot styles you won’t want to miss. Here are just a few fashion trends to steal in time for the summer!
Prepare yourself for a flashback to the Summer of Love! When it comes to prints, tie-dye is where it’s at this year. Whether it’s a classic spiral tie-dyed t-shirt, a trendy dress in pastel hues or even tie-dyed jeans, this print is everywhere this summer.
While you could spend a fortune on designer tie-dye from the likes of Stella McCartney or Prada, you can get the look for a whole lot less by stocking up on wholesale tie-dye shirts, which you can find at The Adair Group, or even making your own. With some white cotton clothing and a tie-dye kit, you can be your own fashion designer and create all sorts of eye-catching looks. If you only choose one fashion trend to embrace this summer, make it tie-dye.
2. Animal Print
Show off your wild side in animal print. This trend tends to cycle in and out every few years, and it is definitely in thanks to designers like Tom Ford, Burberry and Gucci. Whether you prefer the classic look of leopard print or you feel more at home wearing something like zebra or snakeskin, you’ll be right on trend if you choose one of these animalistic prints this summer.
Pair a flowy leopard print skirt with a black top or deck yourself out from head to toe in various animal prints. Mixing and matching is in! If you’re going for a more subtle approach, animal print accessories are a great gateway to these funky prints.
If you want to glam it up and create a totally frou-frou look this summer, you can’t go wrong with feathers. Marc Jacobs, Gucci and several other designers have brought all sorts of feathery looks to the runway in recent months, but you can steal the look for yourself without spending a fortune.
Dress up any outfit with a pair of feather sandals, like these from Katy Perry. You can also add this look to your wardrobe with a pair of feathery jeans or a feather-lined camisole.
If actual feathers are a bit too much for you, consider accessories with feather designs. A necklace featuring a metal feather pendant, for example, is a great way to capture the look without all the fluff. Feather prints on tops, dresses, skirts and accessories are popular, too.
Fringe is a great way to add texture to any outfit. Designers like Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford have taken this classic western wear detail and incorporated it into stylish modern clothing in several ways, and you can easily snag this look for your own wardrobe.
If you are attending a music festival this summer or spending time hanging out on the beach, a fringe halter top is a must-have item. You can also find fringe adorning cute skirts and dresses. Have something hanging in your closet that’s in need of a makeover? Add some fringe!
5. Bike Shorts
High fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about bike shorts, but if Chanel is doing it, it has to be an official look, right? Simple bike shorts are a far cry from the colors and textures we’ve mentioned so far, but they are nonetheless super in this summer.
Basic black bike shorts are available just about everywhere, and they can be worn for much more than a ride around the block or a trip to the gym. Pair them with a tailored jacket or a stylish shirt for a look that’s perfect for the beach or brunch with your girlfriends.
Crochet isn’t just for your grandma anymore! In fact, this timeless craft has been embraced by the likes of Chloe and Altuzarra, and it’s a hot summer trend that you do not want to miss. From loosely crocheted cover-ups in fishnet-like styles to festival tops and dresses, crochet is everywhere this season.
If you’re feeling creative, pick up a crochet hook and some yarn and start learning how to make your own one-of-a-kind garments. Crochet is actually a lot easier than it looks, and once you learn a few basic stitches, you can be on your way to creating your own runway-worthy garments. Just don’t blame us when all of your friends are begging you to crochet summer wardrobes for them, too!
7. Bermuda Shorts
Thanks to designers like Anna Sui, you can stay cool this summer without showing off too much skin. Bermuda shorts that hit just above the knee are in for 2022, and they’re a perfect alternative to the short shorts that have been popular the last few summers.
Pick up some Bermudas in classic denim colors for everyday wear. You can also find them in summer-friendly hues like pink and orange for those days when you want to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
8. Polka Dots
This summer, we’re seeing spots everywhere. Prada, Celine and other designers are all about the polka dots this year. Small spots, large spots, colorful spots, black and white spots, spots, spots, spots! They’re popping up in all different sizes and colors, and they’re a great pattern for summer.
Pair a polka dot skirt with a plain black t-shirt or invest in a flowy spotted dress for summer gatherings. No matter what you choose, this trend will have you seeing spots before your eyes for all the right reasons!
If you’re looking for some amazing ways to channel your inner fashion trailblazer but don’t want to spend the big bucks on high-end fashion, these are some of the best looks to steal on a budget this year!