Here They Are: The 9 Trends Blowing Up on Our Instagram Feeds This Spring


Welcome to peak spring. We've officially reached that point in the season where we're wearing our denim and jackets on repeat, and if you're anything like us, maybe you're even thinking ahead to summer. But before things really heat up, we're here to fill you in on the more specific but still noteworthy spring fashion trends happening all over our social media feeds right now. We had an idea that these items would become popular, but now, we have the confirmation that they're 100% a thing.

Seeing as spring 2022 is all about relaxed and cool silhouettes and bold, bright dopamine dressing, these trend pieces are on the easy-to-wear end of the fashion spectrum. Think bright hues dialed all the way up to peak saturation, cool cargo pants, and relaxed denim. Each of the nine trends we're calling out below kind of popped up out of nowhere but are now impossible to ignore. Read through our report and shop our favorite picks before all your friends do.


They're cool, they're alluring, and they *are* the moment. Corset tops have graduated to must-have status for this spring, and whether you go for one of Miaou's graphic prints or the minimalist knit option from Who What Wear Collection, you really can't go wrong.

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Yep, the "ugly" trend of the season has officially arrived. Relaxed cargo pants are suddenly everywhere we look, and seeing as all things Y2K are resurfacing at the moment, we can't say we're entirely surprised. Fashion people are giving the utility trousers an elevated spin by styling them with sleek heels and leather jackets.

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If we had to sum up the vibe of spring 2022, we'd describe it as relaxed cool. Thanks in large part to Prada's updated versions of the staple, oversize leather jackets—from classic bikers to bombers—are a key component to cool style right now.

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We can't scroll for more than a few minutes without seeing the season's It color make a cameo via both full-on kelly-green outfits and looks accented by pops of kelly green (especially in the form of a Bottega Veneta accessory). It feels fresher than some of the past few color trends, and its attention-grabbing nature basically makes it bait for likes and comments.

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The fixation on early-aughts style really knows no bounds, and micro miniskirts are the latest piece fashion people are dusting off from the era. This time around, the skirts skew simple if a bit plain, which we think makes them much more wearable than their Y2K counterparts.

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Spring is ushering in a new wave of denim that has a distinctive slouchy, lived-in feel, and fashion people can't seem to get enough. We'd even go so far as to say that relaxed jeans have eclipsed all fitted denim (at least for now).

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Fashion people love nothing more than a shocking trend, and this latest one is delivering on the controversy. Despite your own opinion on them, the balloon-like pants have numerous celebrity fans right now in addition to the Instagram set, including Bella HadidTracee Ellis Ross, and Jennifer Lopez.

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Sporty sunglasses were one of the biggest eyewear trends on the recent runways, and now, we're seeing fashion people flock to the wraparound shape.

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Admittedly, bright orange is not the trend we thought we'd love, yet here we are. Electric tangerine hues are cropping up more and more, but instead of head-to-toe ensembles, it's more about adding in one or two pops of color with a bright accessory or single piece that stands out against neutrals.

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Up next, discover the 6 trends that are popping in vintage right now.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.