I'm Already All Over Spring/Summer 2022's Chicest Looks—This Is What I'm Wearing


(Image credit: Courtesy of Y/Project; Courtesy of Marques'Almeida; Courtesy of Jil Sander)

Don't mind me. I'm just basking in the anticipation of 70-degree days and ice cream weather. With the worst of winter firmly behind us (blizzards and holiday parties included), vivid, saturated colors and breezy fabrics are all that's occupying my mind right now.

Much of that has to do with the brilliant looks showcased during the S/S 22 shows. From Miu Miu's "early aughts meets prep school" collection to Jil Sander's minimalist show, there were several standout moments that have lived in my head rent-free since their debuts in October. They've also inspired a shopping list of items to buy to re-create these outfits immediately. To get the full rundown of the runway looks that are capturing my attention right now, keep scrolling. 

Miu Miu, Look 4


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As it was arguably the show of the season, all eyes were on Miu Miu's interpretation of the prep-school aesthetic. While the extreme minis and tiny tube tops were too exposing for my everyday look, I was instantly drawn to this more modest take in look four of the collection. Immediately, my eyes honed in on the pleated skirt's raw hem and low-rise waistline (also a tad controversial), two minor details that make this look feel really fresh. To create a similar effect, I'd cut the hem of a regular pleated skirt and size up for the skirt to sit low at the waist.

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Jil Sander, Look 6


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No one masters low-key elegance quite like Jil Sander. The brand has a way of creating relatively simple looks that, although understated, still pack a punch. Case in point: this daffodil-yellow monochromatic dream. Tonal dressing isn't anything new, but the matching accessories and opposing textures set this apart. I'm trying this with similar leather pants and a bright coat.

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Y/Project, Look 2


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When I'm in the mood for creative drama, Y/Project always fits the bill. Usually, the brand's outfits are so specific it's a bit hard to re-create them without buying the actual thing, but this look includes a head-to-toe denim ensemble that's easier to interpret. With denim skirts on the rise, it's cool to put the trend in action with a maxi skirt and jacket.

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Look 40


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Nineties minimalism reached a fever pitch with Maryam Nassir Zadeh's streamlined S/S 22 show. The clothes reflected Zadeh's pared-down approach with clean, tailored pieces in subdued prints and muted colors. I loved this outfit featuring a simple racerback tank and trousers, both in a slate gray that feels very commanding. The entire look feels reminiscent of classic Helmut Lang, and I'm loving every bit of it.

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Marques'Almeida, Look 1


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This look from British label Marques'Almeida reimagines formal black-tie attire. You can always expect the unexpected when it comes to the label, and this look is a quintessential example. Shield sunglasses add a sporty twist to this beautiful strapless gown while dialing up the impact. Excuse me—I'll just be wearing sporty sunnies with my dresses from now on.

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ACNE Studios, Look 10


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Nothing thrills me like a corset moment, and this season's best one comes courtesy of one of my favorite brands, ACNE Studios. The outfit itself isn't complicated, but I love how it's an entirely different way of styling a corset that we haven't seen a lot of yet. I can see myself wearing this to a fashion party or to a friendly soirée when serving up a lewk is the objective.

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.