The Summer 2022 Starter Pack: Every Cool Thing to Buy This Season

Welcome to the Starter Pack series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone's talking about.

Summer is approaching faster than we think, and while I'm still figuring out how to dress for the current spring weather, a part of my mind can't help but jump to the sartorial woes of the season ahead. If you're like me and can get a little overwhelmed by all the options, you happened to come across the right story. Every season we create a starter pack so you know exactly what are the most wearable and worth-it trends of the bunch.

While it's easy to name every summer trend under the sun, this series narrows the options down to the most important ones. Below, you'll find eight trends that will have you ready to take on the summer ahead. Whether you're plotting a vacation abroad or staying local this summer, the pieces below will have you start any plan on the right foot.

When I think of warm-weather knitwear, crochet immediately comes to mind. Designers seem to agree, as there are a plethora of crochet pieces in the latest summer collections. From beach-ready swimwear and accessories to everyday tops, this is not a trend to miss.



I've already started upgrading my button-down collection for the summer, and I think it's time for you to do the same. The options include punchy colors, lightweight fabrics, and versatile prints. 



The Y2K renaissance is still in full swing, and Kim Possible's favorite trend just happens to be the It-pant style of the year. Whether you dress it up or down, it's guaranteed to have you not only look cool this season, but also will keep you comfortable. 



Micro miniskirts were already resurfacing in popularity, but when Miu Miu sent many ultra micro skirts down the runway, the trend just blew up. Don't be afraid to try it out for yourself. I believe in you.



Bright and bold just so happens to be the theme for 2022 swimwear. The more saturated the shade, the better. It's the easiest way to make a statement on the beach or by the pool. All you'll need to pair with it is some R&R by the water and you're good to go.



Even if you don't consider yourself a sporty girl, you need to give this accessory a shot. Not only can you find extremely affordable options all over the internet, but it adds an instant cool factor to any outfit.



While Jane Birkin is known for always carrying around her signature Hermès bag, another bag she wore often was a woven basket bag. Years later, the trend is still a summer staple. It'll fit all your essentials and look good against your summer wardrobe.