Trend Predicting Is My Job—6 Fall Trends I Know Will Reach Viral Status

While I find summer trends to be fun to admire, nothing feels as good as tapping into fall fashion. Every F/W season, I'm captivated by what comes down the runways for my favorite time of the year. Not only do I like to look at what's great from an editorial perspective, but it's my job to analyze the runways and see what will work from a shopping angle. 

So what are the coolest fall 2022 trends to know about? From the ubiquity of sequins to the shifted attention on basics, I have high hopes for the sartorial world come fall. Ahead, I'm highlighting the themes I've spotted on the runways and in the market that I think are going to make it to the masses. Here, read on for the six key trends that you'll want to know about before fall comes around. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Miu Miu; Coperni)

While there's been attention on the grunge aesthetic recently, many designers showed the polar opposite for fall. Collections from Miu Miu, Coperni, and Fendi were filled with pretty details such as lace, draping, and floral appliqués galore. 


(Image credit: @jen_wonders; Courtesy of Chloé; Prada; Bottega Veneta)

White tank tops are nothing new, but luxury leaders such as Prada and Bottega Veneta bringing the wardrobe staple to the runways was a surprise to many. Runway pieces can often be seen as "art" or unwearable, but that wasn't the case with this trend. Paired with sequin skirts or leather jeans, the trend shows that you shouldn't be afraid to stick with just the basics. 


(Image credit: @elizagracehuber; Courtesy of Gucci; David Koma)

Even if you don't play sports, you can tap into your athletic side with this playful trend. Brands are catching on, as they've been collaborating with your favorite sneaker destinations like Nike, Adidas, and New Balance. For those who prioritize comfort in fashion, it's like this one was made for you.


(Image credit: @shhtephs; Courtesy of Dion Lee)

In summer, we paid a lot of attention to saturated shades, and while that's continuing into fall, the all-black look took precedence on the runways. As someone who's steered away from my teenage phase of wearing all black, I'm ready to give it a try again. 


(Image credit: @camillecharriere; Courtesy of Miu Miu; 16Arlington; Cecilie Bahnsen)

Sequins seem to always make their way back onto the fashion scene, so yes, you could say we're quite stuck on them. This time, the favored style was sheer sequins, which mixes in the ultra-feminine and "pretty" trend mentioned earlier. 


(Image credit: Getty Images; Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers)

There were a lot of colors that stood out to me, but this bright cerulean has been catching my eye repeatedly. I took notice when Balenciaga brought it to my attention, not only on the runway but also when Kim Kardashian wore the exact look to the Oscars after-party. While the color is already trickling into the current market, I predict it's just going to get more popular for the season ahead.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.