Prediction: These 15 Items Will Still Be "It" in 2022

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes fashion moves annoyingly fast. A trend or item that was everywhere one day can suddenly all but disappear when fashion people or celebrities move on to the next buzzy thing. It's especially annoying because a lot of It items are quite pricey. But that's not the case with everything. 

Some It items have proven themselves to have staying power, whether they've literally stood the test of time by remaining cool longer than the month in which influencers are sent the item (hey, it's a thing sometimes) or they continue to sell out or they're classic enough to never go out of style. I, for one, prioritize these types of items when I'm investing in something because who wants to spend a lot just for it to no longer be cool in a year? The good news is that I've rounded up 15 items that don't propose this problem. These accessories, shoes, and clothing items are destined to stick around through 2022, for one reason or another. Scroll to find out why, and shop them for yourself.

Bottega Veneta Jodie Bag


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Similar to Chanel and Hermès, Bottega Veneta has become one of those designer brands whose handbags retain their popularity (and value). The Jodie Bag is one of 2021's top It bags, and given the under-$2K price point and that its look is quite timeless (especially in the more classic colors), you'll continue to see it a lot.

Totême Signature Stripe Turtleneck Sweater


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Amina Muaddi Heels


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The Frankie Shop Teddy Quilted Jacket


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Prada Symbole Sunglasses


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Jacquemus Cardigans


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Nike Air Jordans


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Nike Air Jordans are hard to get your hands on, especially given the rise of the retro-sneaker trend. The style, which dates back to 1984, has shown its ability to stand the test of time as other trendy sneakers come and go. 

Celine Baseball Cap


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Saint Laurent 5 à 7 Bag


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Saint Laurent's 5 à 7 bag is one of the rare It bags that aren't sold out everywhere (although it kind of should be). It's the perfect size for nights out, daytime, travel—you name it. Plus, it looks like an heirloom you've had for years (in a good way). It's unlikely to fade away anytime soon, so consider it a good investment.

Khaite Dallas Boots


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Everything Khaite makes is amazing and wildly popular, these Western boots included. The cowboy-boot trend never really goes away, and it returns in a big way every few seasons, so consider this sophisticated pair a smart purchase.

Prada Logo Loafers


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Ever since their release last year, Prada's chunky loafers continue to sell out every time they're restocked. They're trendy without being over-the-top, so you can rest assured that your money will have been well spent if you choose to go for it.

Gucci Jackie Bag


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The Gucci Jackie Bag is named after the actual Jackie (Kennedy) after she wore it in the '60s. Gucci recently rereleased it, and it became an instant hit (again). That track record combined with how perfect of a bag it is has me convinced.

New Balance 550 Sneakers


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The New Balance craze seems to be here to stay, and the latest proof of that is the buzzy 550s, which sell out the instant they hit a given retailer's stock. If you can get your hands on a pair, you won't be the only one wearing them into 2022 and beyond.

Balenciaga Cagole and Neo Classic City Bags


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Balenciaga's wildly popular moto bags are back recently, and the fashion crowd has quickly hopped on board. They're guaranteed to still feel fresh in the New Year, especially since this is a new revival of sorts.

The Row Zipped Boots


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You've likely spotted plenty of celebs and fashion people wearing The Row's viral zip-up platform boots by now, proving their popularity. And since The Row tends to rerelease many of its popular accessories and shoes each season, you can expect that to continue to be the case with these.

Next up, six wardrobe updates we're making this winter.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.