A Stylist Predicts These Will Be the 5 Biggest Trends of 2022
In our Ask a Stylist series, we're tapping a new expert each month to weigh in with all of their style insights. Return for a professional's perspective on what to know in fashion.
This month, I chatted with Nicole Chavez, who you’ll know from her work with celebs such as Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson. Not only does she have an inside eye into the world of celebrity styling, but she also launched a website where she regularly dives into all things fashion—from trends to cool brands to style tips. The project evolved from the pandemic when her red carpet and in-person styling were pretty much nonexistent. “It’s been really fun to be able to share information in this broader audience,” Chavez explains, “not just the celebrity or Hollywood and L.A. vibe.” So if you’re interested in getting access to a stylist and the insider advice that is typically reserved for A-list clients, you’ll want to head there.
To get an idea of what fashion will look like in 2022 through Chavez’s perspective, I asked her to share which trends she thinks will be huge this year. Ahead are the five biggest fashion trends to have on your radar in 2022, according to a celebrity stylist.
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One of the key shoe trends to buy for 2022? Standout silhouettes and colors that are sure to make a statement and start a conversation. "I feel like they're very over-the-top in the best possible way," Chavez explains.
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"White has been a color that we don't normally see in fall/winter, but I feel like white's really strong this season, and I think that's going to continue on until spring. So that's exciting," Chavez explains. "More white accessories, monochromatic white look, things like that."
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"I'm so excited about the platform situation because I'm so little. I'm so short. So I'm really excited because I can give myself a couple of inches," Chavez says on the platform trend.
Try out this slide version from Gia Borghini, already a Hailey Bieber favorite.
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Crochet is one of the warm-weather trends that will have a major moment for spring. "I grew up in the '70s, so it reminds me of my mom and things that we used to wear," Chavez explains. "It feels nostalgic to me." And who doesn't love a throwback fashion moment?
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Rounding out the top trends? Mixed prints—perhaps one of the most fun and creative ways to style outfits in 2022. "I love mixing prints and patterns, so I think that'll be a fun thing for spring," Chavez says.
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