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. 


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. 


@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. 


@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.


@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. 


@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. 


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.