Color is having a moment in 2022, and I'm very here for it! And yes, my excitement is exclamation-worthy. As I am a dedicated neutral-wardrobe enthusiast, that says a lot. Lately, I've been inspired by everything from the bright shades on the spring/summer 2022 runways to fresh looks from celebs like Kendall Jenner (someone who is usually a fellow neutrals person), who was recently snapped wearing seriously saturated shades.
Planning to incorporate more color into my personal wardrobe, I've been studying the spring 2022 fashion shows as well as looks spotted on the fashion set to point me in the right direction toward exactly how to incorporate new colors into my closet. If you're similarly wondering how to make that leap, ahead, I'm highlighting seven trendy ways I predict everyone will wear color in 2022. Ahead, see all of the looks to inspire your 'fits and the shopping picks I'm recommending you add to your cart.
1. Layered Up
You know color is about to be huge when The Row—known for its minimal, neutral approach to fashion—introduces color-heavy looks in its latest collection. If you need more proof, Jenner already interpreted one of the brand's runway looks with two contrasting colored knits. Get ready to see this play out more and more.
Photo:Courtesy of The Row
2. A Pop of Orange
Okay, I'm putting myself out on a limb here, but I'm going to call orange out as the color to buy in 2022. Sure, there are so many fun shades that popped up in the spring/summer 2022 shows, but orange feels like it stands apart. I'm already seeing so much new market to back it up, which makes me feel like I'm not wrong.
Photo:Courtesy of Prada
3. Colorful Poplin Shirts
I'm not one for bringing up a trend from last season, but I'll make an exception for colorful poplin shirts because I don't see the momentum slowing down anytime soon. I'm a personal fan of this trend and have been collecting all of the button-downs recently, so I highly suggest picking some up in bold shades if you haven't already.
Photo:Courtesy of Victoria Beckham
4. Bold Accessories
Whether you're scared of color or are just introducing it into your wardrobe, I think that bold accessories are a way to take some baby steps. Whether you're wearing a neutral look with bright heels or a colorful bag, it's the easy way to integrate color if you're not accustomed to it.
Photo:Courtesy of The Attico
5. Matching Sets
When in doubt, I always recommend a matching set. There's just something about committing to an all-in-one look that read as fashion-forward and cool, so if you're skittish on the color front, this is the way to go.
Photo:Courtesy of Christian Dior
6. Head-to-Toe Bright Shades
If you really want to double down on color, wear it from head to toe! There's actually nothing that's more impactful than a color commitment in one dominant shade. Green comes to mind as one to try out, but you can also test out any of the shades that are having a moment.
Photo:Courtesy of Versace
7. Tonal Looks
Though it's a trend this season, I also think tonal looks are one of those timeless ways to wear color that withstand any given season. The trick? Stick to one color family and wear it in varying shades.
Photo:Courtesy of Jil Sander