These themes are relevant as restrictions loosen across the globe, but dressing up isn’t about throwing out the baby with the bathwater — rather, the key is adding in a few thoughtful pieces to update an existing wardrobe.
Here, WWD highlights 10 easy pieces to inject newness into your look.
1. The Catsuit
Is 2022 the year of the catsuit? The one-and-done, sexy style hit the spring runways (like this Saint Laurent purple number or renditions styled under coats at Stella McCartney) and has since been spotted on the likes of Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Lizzo, Hailey Bieber and more.
2. The Oversized Tote
As our lives get busier we need more room to carry the essentials needed for a full day of activities, like this style proposed at Bottega Veneta. Bigger is better.
3. The Cutout Dress
In 2021, emerging Albanian designer Nensi Dojaka’s won the LVMH Pprize for her now-signature delicate, cutout looks, seen here. The party-minded looks sends a message that skin is in for 2022.
Looking to add an element of hand-craft to your spring wardrobe? Look no further than the season’s tassel trend.
5. The Platform
After spending so much time in comfortable shoes, adding a bit of height is the message from the spring runways, seen here backstage at the Givenchy show. A platform is still comfortable, but feels like a step forward in style.
6. Supersized Sunglasses
We’ve hidden our faces in masks for a few years and now it’s time to update the sunglasses — and protect our eyes after spending so much time on computer screens.
7. Pastel Knits
Pastel knits provide the comforts of at-home coziness with the optimism for emerging into the outside world, as seen here in Victor Glemaud’s spring runway collection.
Protection is key and an interesting piece of headwear makes a bold statement, like the ones on Richard Quinn’s runway.
9. The Miniskirt
The early 2000s called and the miniskirt is back. From New York to Paris, short hemlines were ubiquitous across designers’ spring runways.
10. The Trenchcoat
Both transitional and timeless, the trenchcoat proves to be one of the most important layering pieces of the season.