February marks the return of New York Fashion week and retailers, manufacturers, and fashion followers are all eager to see the industry’s key trends for the upcoming year. As in previous years, there are a variety of styles making waves, including psychedelic prints, oversized jackets, and ab-baring crop tops.
This year’s fashion contains some strong throwbacks to the early 1990s and 2000s, but with a modern twist. Nowhere is this more obvious than when looking at the way the industry is marketing street style, with comfort and colour leading the way. Here are some of the best ways to create your own street style look for 2022.
The Bigger the Better
Street style is landing large this year. Expect wide legged jeans, flared leisurewear, and jackets big enough for two. Dress up any outfit with an oversized blazer or varsity jacket and tag on a pair of chunky combat boots to complete the look. Even better, pair your oversized coat with your wide legged trousers for a bold, excessive look.
Denim is Back
Denim has always been a wardrobe staple, but now the hard-wearing fabric is once again seeing a revival in the form of shirts, jackets, and accessories. Turn heads this season by pairing a bold jumpsuit or blouse with a contrasting denim jacket and matching denim handbag. Be adventurous and look for denims in bright colours rather than sticking to the traditional blues – yellow is set to be one of this year’s big colours and yellow denim jackets look stunning.
Head to Toe Comfort
Being comfortable is still a major theme this season and nowhere is this more obvious than in the leisurewear sector. Matching top and bottom track sets in bold colours are not only comfortable but functional. Wear the bottoms with a cute crop top for your workout, then throw on the matching hoodie for the trip home and curling up in front of the tv.
The Cherry on Top
It’s not just the clothes that contribute to your street style and hair accessories are set to be big and bold this year. Chunky clips and oversized barrettes are no longer just for keeping your tresses in place, now they add sparkle and attitude to the whole outfit. The bigger and more novelty the better, with definite 90s/00s vibes.
If you prefer to keep your head covered, fear not, because beanie caps are also back in style. Pick a bold colour to contrast the rest of your outfit or match with other accessories like scarf, bag, and shoes.
Check it Out
If you don’t think you can pull off the psychedelic prints, why not try and spice up your wardrobe with a little plaid instead? From preppy mini skirts to grungy flannel shirts, there are dozens of different ways to wear plaid so you’re sure to find a few pieces to match your fashion personality and it really adds some texture to your street style outfit.
Try investing in some plaid trousers or shorts to pair with plain tops and crop tops. A peek of bright plaid peeping out from underneath a longline black blazer gives a welcome flash of colour and keeps you on trend.
This year’s street style is all about pairing oversized comfortable pieces with flashes of colour and busy prints. As winter leaves and we look forward to some summer sun, this is the perfect way to start brightening up your wardrobe. No wonder that yellow is the colour of the season and looks great splashed through your look.
Aim for big and comfortable, from wide legged trousers to longline blazers and floor length coats. This is a look which is simultaneously saying ‘hide away’ and ‘stand out’, perfect for the mix of weather and emotions that encapsulate this time of year.