The Category Is Color: 30 Spring Staples Everyone Will Be Wearing in 2022

It's true. Life is better in color. And plenty of fashion folks—designers, creatives, and tastemakers included—agree. There's usually a shade or two that dominates the runways each fashion cycle, but this year, it's about embracing all the colors.

Last year, Simon Jacquemus debuted his fall/winter 2021 collection of layered separates and saturated colors—with bold pieces in hot pink among them. In another display of color at fashion week, Bottega Veneta's spring/summer 2022 show emphasized pigmented shades of chartreuse and Granny Smith green. Both are just a sampling of how brands eagerly welcomed color this spring. The bottom line? Soft pastels are out, and high-impact shades are in.

If you're one to stay on the neutral end of the spectrum, reaching for color this conspicuous may feel a little intimidating, but trust us. It's easier than it seems. Start by incorporating a colorful top underneath a neutral layer, or throw in a vibrant accessory to add visual interest. Either way, it'll be difficult to resist the temptation of going full-scale Crayola once you've dipped your toe into the pool. The list of bold pieces below will certainly help you get the ball rolling. Keep scrolling to shop the saturated spring staples everyone will be wearing this year. 

While doing research for this story, we spotted five different orange oversize poplin shirts—this one was the cheapest.

Double layering is a great way to extract dimensional color within one piece. This skirt basically does the styling for you.

Under $20? Yeah, you better add these to your cart sooner than later.

In addition to the cool shade of Bottega green, the neckline on this top is really interesting.

Style these with baggy jeans and a cropped top for an on-trend look.

White tanks are classic, but maybe it's time to switch things up and try something new.

French girls love a satin midi skirt—the styling possibilities are limitless.

Put down the black bikini and opt for some color this summer.

Some people actively avoid wearing yellow out of fear, but this softer shade is a little more approachable.

From H&M's recent Studio collection, this dress can double as a coat, which makes it a smart buy in our book.

This skirt gives big Prada energy, and for only $60, that's practically a steal.

Obsessed is the only word we can use to describe these pants.

If you're slowly adding more color to your wardrobe, try a practical knit dress like this one. You can wear it underneath a black long-length coat. That way, it's less overwhelming. 

Colorful denim was a major trend last year, and clearly, its reign continues. Buy the matching pants and add a pair of vibrant strappy heels for a powerful look.

This would look great with gray high-waisted trousers or jeans if you favor a casual vibe.

Juicy tangerine is such a high-impact color.

Pink pants you can get away with wearing to the office.

Chartreuse is a dominating shade this season—here's your chance to get in on it.

Dries Van Noten is a master of color. This sheer top is a great layering piece to add a subtle wash of color to a simple outfit.

In our dreams, this is the perfect vacation outfit.

Not only is the color jaw-droppingly beautiful, but the silhouette is also a standout.

Purple looks especially good when styled against other bold shades.

Fact: Fashion people love The Attico more than any other brand right now.