TikTok Royalty Has Spoken—This Is What Fashion Looks Like for the Rest of 2022


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When it comes to staying on top of fashion trends these days, TikTok is basically the place to look or, to be more accurate, scroll. Gen Z has dominated the app and have become serious players in dictating the trends rather than following them. If you've found yourself swiping up on your #FYP late at night (or every night, no shame), you've probably noticed some of the same styles popping up, especially when it comes to TikTok A-listers like Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, Addison Rae, Bella Poarch, Nessa Barrett… the list goes on. 

There are also popular fashion accounts like @sandysdigitaldiary@spicyoutfitss, and @_annettelam that have compiled their 2022 trend reports, which we went ahead and shopped out just for you. 

Ahead, six TikTok fashion trends that will define 2022—from socks with sandals (controversial, I know) to corsets that'll make you feel like you're living your Pride and Prejudice dream. Keep scrolling to see and add them straight to your cart. Wear any of these styles to show off your TikTok fashion knowledge. 


Updated Knits
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Visible seams, a hand-crafted look, bold colors, and not-so-subtle textures are giving basic knitwear a new life in 2022. It's all about taking it up a notch (or five) with extra details that elevate and modernize your 'fit. 


Socks With Sandals
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Similar to the return of low-rise jeans, this is another divisive (like, maybe even friendship-ruining) trend. But no matter how you feel about it, I think we can all agree that your feet will be in heaven. It's about time you show off your cute socks and be comfortable at the same time! 


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TikTok is all about structured, corset-inspired tops with hook-and-eye clasps, boning, and square necklines. Feel free to bring this lingerie staple outside because it's too pretty not to be seen. 


'70s Sunglasses
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Groovy, baby! Bring out your biggest shades to get in on this retro accessory trend. Giant square-shaped or aviator-style sunnies will give your outfit a look that's so '70s. You can also add a pop of color with some tinted lenses.


Extreme Cutouts
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Cutouts have been trending for a couple of seasons now, and on TikTok, it's taken to a whole new level. It might make getting dressed each morning a little more complicated, but once your arms and legs are in all the right openings (I believe in you!), the end result will earn you all the compliments.


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The more mini, the better when it comes to this trend. When it comes up on my #FYP, it's often a low-rise style, but if that's too Y2K for you, there are mid- and high-rise ones to browse as well. 

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Lauren Adhav
Freelance Fashion Editor

Lauren Adhav is a freelance fashion editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she always wanted to work at a fashion magazine. After finally getting an internship at Town & Country in 2015, she moved to New York City and continued to get her footing in the industry with stints at Cosmopolitan, W magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Moda Operandi. In 2017, she returned to Cosmo full time, starting off as the beauty and fashion editorial assistant and working her way to fashion editor. She contributed to both the website and print issues, pitching new ideas, forecasting trends, covering red carpet events, and informing the overall coverage and brand voice. After five years in NYC, she moved to the West Coast for the sunshine and the change of pace. As a freelance fashion editor, she still contributes to Cosmo and now Who What Wear. She's always trying to get ahead of the next big trend before it goes mainstream and loves discovering fashion brands with a unique point of view (Chopova Lowena, Sandy Liang, and Bode being some of her current favorites). She also spends an unhealthy amount of time online shopping for the perfect piece, and now that she's in L.A., she's rediscovering her soft spot for malls. On the weekends, you can find her walking around the Silver Lake Reservoir, trying to catch up on her tan at Venice Beach, and probably ordering a Chinese chicken salad at Joan's on Third.