Go Big or Go Home: The Absolute Boldest Summer 2022 Trends

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Writing about summer 2022 fashion has had me running to Thesaurus.com to look up all the synonyms of "bold" to describe the trends (my favorites include "audacious," "gutsy," "nervy," and "daring"). Listen, I'll admit that I'm not much of a risk-taker when it comes to my own wardrobe, but that doesn't mean I don't know an excellent head-turning trend when I see one! 

Below, I rounded up a trio of the biggest and boldest pieces of the season. They might not be for everyone and that's totally okay. I, for one, won't be participating in the sky-high platform shoe trend because I'd feel positively unwieldy with six inches added to my 5'10" frame. But that's the beauty of fashion: One person's trash is another person's treasure. Okay, I probably should have found a prettier metaphor, but you get the idea. Scroll down to shop the go-big-or-go-home trends of summer 2022. 

1. Exaggerated Platforms

The Y2K trend is back and bigger than ever. 

These platform sandals would look so cute with a floaty floral dress. 

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These shoes aren't quite as sky-high as some other styles, so they're a great entry point. 

The same shoes as above also come in this lovely wine color. 

I can just picture Bella Hadid wearing these with a very 2000s outfit. 

I owned a pair of platform flip-flops in 6th grade and was sadly never bold enough to wear them. 

2. Highlighter Colors

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On Anne Hathaway: Valentino outfit; Bulgari jewelry 

Highlighter yellow will be everywhere this summer. 

It will be hard to miss you in this bright-green number. 

You can also tone this dress town with a classic denim jacket. 

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Go ahead and try trousers instead of jeans. 



Best worn with a can of orange soda at your side. 

3. Low-Rise Micro Miniskirts

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This daring look combines two of the trends on my list: platforms and a mini skirt. 

I could see Syndey Sweeney in this cute skirt. 

Rhinestone butterfly belt optional but encouraged. 

H&M's prices are certainly hard to beat. 

Are you bold enough to bring back micro minis? 

I love how this one is styled with high socks. 

Crochet is another major trend this summer.