Just In: 5 Trends That Will Eclipse All the Others in 2022

Best spring trends


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Each season, I await the seasonal trend report that Net-a-Porter presents to editors. In it, its team of buyers, directors, and editors weigh in about which trends they predict will be huge for the coming season. Not only does the team comb through all of the biggest trends from the runway shows, but they also share data about the designers, micro-trends, and specific pieces they're buying into. So I also consider it a very accurate prediction of what fashion will look like in the next year.

In Net-a-Porter's latest trend presentation on the spring/summer 2022 collections, there were some great findings on the spring trends that will be winning out this year. Ahead, I'm sharing highlights, including the five spring trends you can count on being huge as well as the specific items to add to your cart. Consider this an inside look at where fashion will be headed in the coming months.

1. Bold, Bright Shades

Best spring trends: bold shades


Courtesy of Valentino

The trend: Bold, bright shades are one of the core trends for spring 2022, so get ready to inject your wardrobe with a dose of fun. Joy and optimism were everywhere on the spring/summer 2022 runways, with colors like vibrant green at Valentino, orange at Proenza Schouler, and hot pink at Molly Goddard.

The key buys: hot pink, lime green, orange, purple, yellow


Stylist Mimi Cuttrell's collab with BY FAR is so stunning.

I hate to pick favorites, but orange is the color I'm backing above all others.

2. Investment Staples

Best spring trends: investment staples


Courtesy of Victoria Beckham

The trend: Beautiful, functional pieces are the foundational items in every wardrobe. It turns out that both designers and buyers are more interested than ever in focusing on cultivating a collection of elevated everyday essentials to wear now and years into the future.

The key buys: flat mules, relaxed suiting, slouchy khakis, tailored shirting, everyday bag


If you read my stories, you already know how much I love these mules.

A great relaxed blazer is a must-buy item.

3. Clickbait Accessories

Best spring trends: clickbait accessories


Courtesy of Versace

The trend: Over the last several years, practical accessories like slide sandals and sneakers have been winning out, but we're seeing a swift shift. Conversation-starting pieces are taking over, so get ready to see a steady stream of new Instagram-worthy shoes and bags.

The key buys: embellished shoes, cult collabs, aughts-inspired bags, sculptural heels, eye-catching jewelry

4. The New Y2K

Best spring trends: Y2K


Courtesy of Christopher Esber

The trend: The influence of the aughts on recent runways is undeniable. For the spring/summer 2022 collections, though, it took a more elevated turn with refined takes on pieces that defined the 2000s.

The key buys: tie tops, low-rise pants, micro miniskirts, cutouts, platforms

The shoes that will define 2022.

5. Escapism

Best spring trends: escapism


Courtesy of Chloé

The trend: Whether you're planning future travels or not, get ready to start wearing more vacationwear with pieces that encapsulate a sense of escapism.

The key buys: printed tops, knit dresses, sarongs, luxe swimwear

Isa Boulder is a personal favorite for all things swimwear.