The 14 trends you’ll actually want to wear this summer

As forecasted by spring/summer 22 style week last September, whether you’re taking in the sun throughout your first vacation in what seems like for life or you’re staycationing in your yard for the 3rd year on the trot, this period’s sartorial landscape looks readied to be a criticism.

Ready to plan your summer fashion minutes, now that the sun has finally revealed its face?

Sure, when it pertains to style winter wasn’t so negative. Our post-lockdown closets were met with a whole host of autumn/winter patterns which proved a lot more appealing than our previous go-to tracksuit-clad uniform as well as made those occasional forays back right into culture all the more fun.

But allow’s be truthful, there’s little that defeats a truly carefree summer season wardrobe– as well as SS22 is a whole lot even more light-hearted, nostalgic as well as celebratory than we’ve seen for quite some time.

We’re chatting about ULTRA mini minis, incredibly sheer materials, outerwear as undergarments, ’90s neons, ’00s low-slung waists, and, yes, a lot more cut-outs …

Please scroll down for the 14 SS22 trends that we’re all falling for this season …


Pleated skirts may be midi for this season, but all others are raising the hemlines to minuscule lengths. These are minis that the supermodels of the ’90s would’ve been proud to wear, with well over half of the thigh exposed beneath the brief slip of fabric. Miu Miu created the viral hit of the season but opt for super-statement shades, prints or fabrics to ensure that while your skirt may be small it still packs a mighty punch.

Spotted at: (L-R) Prada, Dior & Versace – as well as Moschino, Miu Miu & Max Mara



Strapped accents have been gaining popularity over recent seasons, but it’s set to really take hold from summer 2022 onwards. Whether it’s a top with multi-straps across the shoulders and décolletage, trousers with a strapped waistband criss-crossing across the stomach – or, indeed, both – you’ll have to forgo any worries of awkward tan lines this season and embrace the straps. Even that mainstay of retro accessories, the ankle strap sandal, with ties twisting up towards your knees, is back with a vengance. 

Spotted at: (L-R) Elleme, Rejina Pyo & Nensi Dojaka – as well as Altuzarra, Jonathan Simkhai, Knwls & Supriya Lele



Suiting may have been off the sartorial radar for quite some months as swathes of the country took to working from home in loungewear, but this season sees the old staple return with a vengeance. Stark white and complete with show-stopping accents – from waist ties to contrast black hardware and bold shoulders, these are pieces that should make the prospect of returning to your commute a whole lot more bearable. A trouser suit also provides a chic option for an alternative wedding outfit if you’re looking for something other than a traditional dress.

Spotted at: (L-R) Teatum Jones, Peter Do, Proenza Schouler – as well as Baum Und Pferdgarten, Holzweiler, Erdem & Michael Kors



Another one for the fearless dressers, summer 2022 sees underwear become a perfectly acceptable form of outerwear. Super chic when done in the right way, layer a bralette beneath an open blazer or a top/dress with a convenient cut-out (there’s that trend again) for a subtle hint of sexy. (And this trend offers a super-stylish way to keep cool in the heat…)

Spotted at: (L-R) Tom Ford, Fendi & David Koma – as well as Jonathan Simkhai, Coach, Ganni, Saks Potts, Michael Kors, Remain, 16Arlington, Nensi Dojaka & Elleme



With muted hues and style androgyny gaining traction season after season, it’s been a while since super traditionally-feminine pieces had their moment on the industry’s radar. For summer, however, frothy fabrics and pretty pink hues – from pastel to candy, rose and fuchsia – prove an interesting, playful point of difference in the fashion landscape. Add as many ruffles, tulle underlayers or pastel shades as you feel comfortable with.  

Spotted at: (L-R) Simone Rocha, Paul & Joe & Bora Aksu – as well as Prabal Gurung



One of the most wearable trends to come out of this round of runways was the pleated skirt, and while there was a light scattering of mini incarnations, reminiscent of the influencer’s current summer favourite, the tennis skirt, for SS22 it’s all about the pleated midi. Other than that, there really are no rules. Printed, plain, colourful, monochrome, paired with knits or paired with a bralette – as long as it’s pleated you’re bang on the money. We’re thrilled to see a trend without an expiration date.

Spotted at: (L-R) Rejina Pyo, COS & Erdem – as well as Sandy Liang



High-rise jeans may have dominated our wardrobes for over a decade, but come summer 2022 things are getting a whole lot more ’00s as the low-slung waist makes its way back to the forefront of our sartorial consciousness. They’re all about bearing the midriff, so there’s no value in opting for a low-rise and hiding it beneath a long knit. Go as low as you dare then add a cropped top for full Y2K drama.

Spotted at: (L-R) Staud, Versace & Knwls – as well as Cynthia Rowley, Victor Glemaud, Remain, Soulland, Rotate & Tom Ford