9 Major 2022 Trends You'll Want to Wear on Vacation This Summer


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Now that we're in the throes of spring I'm thinking about one thing: summer! A summer vacation to be exact. Is anyone else longing to lounge on a hammock under the sun with a margarita in one hand and a thrilling book in another? Luckily, I've already got a flight and hotel booked which means all that's left is the fun part: figuring out what to pack. While a handful of summer basics are always in my suitcase (think staple white tank tops and essential denim shorts), I'm also looking to add some fun, summer trends to my arsenal of outfits to add an of-the-moment touch to my warm-weather looks.

Below I'm sharing some of spring/summer 2022's major trends that are perfect to wear on vacation this summer—from vibrant saturated hues to cool crochet—whether you're going to a local beach or a far-off resort pack these in your case for plenty of Insta-worthy looks.

Micro Miniskirts


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Luckily, one of this season's biggest trends—the micro miniskirt—is perfectly suited to any summer getaway. Time to show your pins off in style.

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From cutout dresses to tops and swimwear, fashion girls can't get enough of this alluring trend—and it's perfect for the hot temps ahead.

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Hippie Trippy Prints


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From psychedelic swirls to sunset-hued graphic prints, the runways were packed with colorful patterns that were a love letter to hippies of a bygone era. They'll undoubtedly add a playful and lighthearted touch to your summer look.

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Sporty Sunglasses


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It's not summer without a pair of cool sunglasses, and sportier silhouettes are having a moment right now. They'll instantly add a cool and modern touch to your outfit.

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Cushy Sandals


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There are plenty of cool sandals trends to get on board with this summer (gladiators, platforms, and mules to name a few), but one of the most wearable ones are chunky, cushy sporty sandals that we saw in plenty of styles, colors, and varieties on the spring/summer 2022 runways.

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Saturated Colors


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Bold and vibrant columns of color are a major trend this season that will make you feel good from the inside out. Opt for a piece in this season's biggest color trends—including saturated orange, green, and pink.

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Dreamy White Dresses


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Nothing says summer quite like a pretty white frock. This season's iterations have a cool-bride vibe with dreamy silhouettes and romantic textures.

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Colorful Jewelry


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From colorful gemstones to vibrant resin rings, give your summer staples an eye-catching pop of color with a piece of bright and bold jewelry.

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Crochet is practically made for summer—and we saw no lack of the needlecraft on the runways. Opt for bold colors in sleek silhouettes.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.