The Best Fashion Trends to Try This Fall, From Corporatecore to Rebel Prep

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As demonstrated by the popularity of Birkenstocks (as worn — with socks, no less — by It-Girls like Chloë Sevigny) and Tommy Bahama-esque Hawaiian shirts (proudly adopted by the likes of Harry Styles and Jared Leto), it’s clear that dads have been accidental trendsetters for years. Another case-in-point can be seen frequently on the fall 2022 runways.

From loose business suits with an untailored fit to oversized cargo pants, the best fall fashion trends of 2022 are reminiscent of ‘80s suburbia, validating Gen X fathers everywhere. On the flipside, there’s a ton of freedom in this season’s style, thanks to the encouragement of bratty rebellion seen on the Miu Miu, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs runways. Here, we share six key trends to try this season, as seen on Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, Alexa Demie and Kendall Jenner and other stars.

Trend 1: Corporatecore

Thanks to the Fall 2022 runways of Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Miu Miu and Boss, we’re all suddenly wishing we kept our parents’ ‘80s and ‘90s office wardrobes. Specifically dad’s, as Louis Vuitton was distinctly inspired by retro-style menswear suits and Stella McCartney went full throwback with oversized pinstripe suits. Miu Miu paired its extra-large blazers with lingerie and mini skirts for a modern touch. The ever-stylish Stockholm and New York Fashion Week streets were also flooded with this Corporatecore trend, playing with proportions by wearing full suits with femme boots and supersized blazers with the tiniest of skirts or baggiest of pants. When styled with the right modern accessories, this trend offers a cool juxtaposition — it’s nostalgia with a fresh perspective. Rosalía is a big fan of this trend, as seen on her latest covers and papped outings.

1. Everlane The ‘80s Blazer

This is the exact blazer to wear to flawlessly sport this trend, as its key elements include exaggerated shoulders, a relaxed silhouette and its literal ‘80s nod in its name. Available in a variety of shades.

Everlane

Everlane The ‘80s Blazer $175 Buy now

2. Reformation Mason Pant

Featuring an ultra-relaxed fit, these pinstripe pants are slim at the waist to give a nice play on silhouette. Reformation describes these are “Power Pants,” which is exactly right.

Reformation Mason Pant $178 Buy now

Trend 2: Rebel Prep

The Fall 2022 collections took last fall’s Ivy League Prep trend and gave it a daring new edge. Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Tommy Hilfiger all gave unique nods to private school culture and affluent sports life, but with an interpretation leading us to believe that their muse is a little too cool for school. More specifically, they’re a dropout, tired of getting suspended for their micro pleated skirts (Miu Miu), oversized rugby shirts (Louis Vuitton) worn as dresses (Tommy Hilfiger). Kendall Jenner has been known to add some prep staples like sweater vests to her leggy looks.

1. The Mayfair Art Club Rugby T-Shirt Dress

Mayfair Art Club’s rugby long-sleeved tee offers a relaxed fit that doubles as a long top or short dress. Details include a partial front button closure and contrast striping at sleeves.

The Mayfair Art Club Rugby T-Shirt Dress $88 Buy now

2. Viper London Pleated Skirt

A budget-friendly take on the mini pleated skirt favored by the Rebel Prep trend, this Viper London pleated skirt’s details include loose pleating, two leather straps and buckles for fastening.

Amazon

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Trend 3: Arm Gloves

A trend once reserved for burlesque stars like Dita Von Teese, and then modernized by Balenciaga a few seasons ago, it was beginning to feel as though arm gloves were only allowed on the Kardashians. However, the trend has officially been democratized, as displayed in the Fall 2022 looks by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger. These designers proved that black leather arm-length gloves can truly be paired with anything, from evening gowns to metal band tees to sweaters with the sleeves pulled all the way up. Daring dresses spotted in this trend include Anya Taylor-Joy and Alexa Demie.

1. Savita Long Black Elbow Satin Gloves

With almost 5,000 glowing reviews, these Sativa long black satin gloves are a steal. This stretchy style promises to be one size fits all.

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SAVITA Long Black Elbow Satin Gloves 21 inch Stretchy 1920s Opera Gloves Evening Party Dance Gloves for Women $10.99 on Buy now

2. Zara Leather Gloves

These black gloves are made of 100 percent leather and come in a variety of additional colors, including pink, blue, purple and burgundy.

Zara Leather Gloves $70 Buy now

Trend 4: Cargo Pants

Back to the dads. The Jacquemus runway was flooded with cargo pants, and — as proven for multiple seasons — the Jacquemus trend forecasting machine is always spot-on. For Fall 2022, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus himself took his finale bow sporting a pair of trousers with exaggerated pockets. Worn all over TikTok and seen on stars like Camila Cabello, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, this trend is here to stay and pairs best with tiny tops.

1. Good American Shine Boyfriend Cargo

These cargo pants from Good American feature a jogger fit, side and back snap pockets, an elasticated waistband and hems and an adjustable drawstring cord.

Good American

Good American Shine Boyfriend Cargo (reg. $95) $57 Buy now

2. PacSun Black Baggy Cargo Pants

These ’90s-inspired mid-rise pants come in a classic black wash and feature cargo side pockets and an ultra-slouchy relaxed leg. Wear them with heels or boots, depending on your mood.

PacSun Black Baggy Cargo Pants (reg. $70) $52 Buy now

Trend 5: Aviator Jackets

Another menswear-inspired trend we’re seeing is aviator jackets, modeled at the Rag and Bone and Miu Miu shows, and seen on the Stockholm Fashion Week streets.

Katie Holmes, Rihanna and Madison Beer have all been spotted wearing this pilot-inspired outerwear, which pairs best with denim or juxtaposed with a party dress.

1. River Island Brown Faux Shearling Jacket

A modern take on the aviator jacket, this faux shearling piece from River Island features a cropped fit, notched lapels, and long sleeves. Pair with your new Corporatecore trousers.

River Island Brown Faux Shearling Jacket $139 Buy now

2. Zara Double-Sided Short Jacket

The aviator jacket, but updated with extra warm lining, just in time for temperatures to drop. We love the deep brown leather and contrasting light shearling.

Zara

Zara Double-Sided Short Jacket $149 Buy now

Trend 6: Over-The-Knee Boots

From the metal heads of Givenchy to the rebel preps of Tommy Hilfiger, Fall’s runways proved that over-the-knee boots work for a variety of styles. We love how Givenchy paired this footwear trend with shredded tees and dresses and Tommy’s models wore them with oversized rugby shirt dresses. Not ready for this trend quite yet? Start with knee-high boots and work your way up.

1. Free People Shoreditch Second Skin Boots

As the name claims, these leather boots are made to feel like your second skin. Pull them on to wear with an XL concert tee for a casual vibe, or your favorite Rebel Prep skirt for a real runway moment.

Free People

Free People Shoreditch Second Skin Boots $378 Buy now

2. Reformation Reiss Over The Knee Boot

If you’re looking for less of a second skin and more of a loose structure, these over-the-knee boots from Reformation feature a slim yet slouchy fit. Also available in black.

Reformation

Winter 2022 Fashion Trends — Top Fashion Trends for Winter

Say what you will about the winter months. Some love the snowy weather and holidays, while others would rather hibernate than deal with frigid temps and 4:30 sunsets. (Hi, it’s me.) But one thing we can all appreciate is wintry dressing, and the fashion trends for winter 2022 are forecasted to be nothing short of iconic.

Sure, you’ll be suited up in an ultra toasty winter coat from Amazon and some cute ankle boots, but beneath all those layers, we’re still expecting you to dress your best. This season, that means experimenting with a few key trends that dominated the fall/winter 2022 runways and the chicest streetwear looks. Prepare yourself for funky Y2k fashion, chunky shoes, and the best oversized blazers you’ve ever seen. Sexy corsets and cowboy boots will also be ultra trendy in the months ahead, so start browsing now.

Here, find 10 of the best fashion trends for winter 2022, plus our top picks for shopping these looks.

Suiting

Kristy Sparow

We’re here for any trend that takes thought, time, and effort out of dressing. Matching suit sets? Sounds great. Whether you rock a monochromatic three-piece, mix-and-match, or just have some fun with a singular vest, suit separates are having a major moment after appearing in just about every runway show last season. Tom Ford, Gabriela Hearst, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, the list goes on.

Bold Shoulders

Daniele Venturelli

With suits come blazers, and with blazers oft come shoulder pads. This season, don’t shy away from the look of a broad collar. You don’t have to go quite as dramatic as silhouettes we saw from Dolce & Gabbana, but feel free to play with proportions this season. Louis Vuitton, Lemaire, and Versace all showcased more, shall we say, ready-to-wear renditions. The sweet spot is somewhere between halter neck and linebacker pads, but you can decide where on that spectrum suits you best.

Western Touches

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

You can resist it all you like, but cowgirl fashion is here to stay, and it got the haute couture treatment for this winter from houses like Chanel and Maison Margiela. The Western-infused runway looks serve as proof that a little yeehaw can go a long way, so you don’t have to adopt an entire giddy-up get-up to partake in this one. Try substituting a pair of classic black cowboy boots into any of your usual outfits and just see how it goes. Chances are it’ll look darn tootin’ cute.

Maxis

Kristy Sparow

Minis aren’t going away, rest assured, but it’s high time we revisit the maxi length. When better to cover up than the coldest months of the year? While we owe this resurgence to the obsession with all things ‘90s fashion, looks by Luar, Altuzarra, and The Row showed us how to bring the throwback style into 2022.

Electric Hues

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Dark colors and muted tones traditionally reign in the winter, but this season is turning that norm on its very boring head. The colors of the moment are acid green—and aquamarine, if I may quote Lorde. Take a page from Y Project’s book and combine both colors for one eye-catching look, or pick one and use sparingly as for a subtle pop. Either way, this trend is the brightest way to fight the drab winter blues.

Bombers

Daniele Venturelli

Okay, jackets trending in the winter is a little, yes, predictable. But if you’re going to be layering up to fight the cold, you might as well do it in the outerwear du jour. If the runways were any indication (Prada, Elie Saab, Loewe, Raf Simmons, to name a few), we’ll see bomber jackets galore this winter. Anyway, the world is your oyster. Leather, denim, reflective, furry—pick your poison.

Mismatched Maximalism

Victor VIRGILE

Blame it on TikTok and the Y2K trend, but maximalism is making its way back into the zeitgeist. That means throwing caution to the wind and suiting up in...just about whatever you want. Somehow, what doesn’t match matches, by today’s standard at least. As long as it looks intentionally put together, like Gigi Hadid’s look for Vivienne Westwood, you’re in the sartorial clear.

Corseting

Daniele Venturelli

It’s giving bawdy, awdy, awdy. Corsets were the It item this summer, and blistering temps aren’t changing that fact. We’re simply layering now. You can still put that slinky black bustier to use, just put it on over a white button-down. Knits with corseted boning? It’s called innovative fashion, darling.

Cut-Outs

Victor VIRGILE

Historically, we tend to want as little skin as possible showing when it’s cold out, but this season, we’re thinking otherwise. Maybe it’s post-pandemic joie de vivre (or maybe its just narcissism), but this is the Season of the Cut-Out. Flaunt that dress barely holding itself together! Work those hip-less trousers! If LaQuan Smith can do it, so can you.

Y2K

Victor VIRGILE

Unless you live under a rock, this comes as a surprise to no one. I know, I know, the early aughts don’t feel distant enough to be “coming back,” but alas, here we are. Low-rise bottoms, polo shirts, Juicy Couture; all the old classics are trending again. Here’s to hoping you didn’t donate everything years ago. If so, you can turn to any number of high-end designers to fill your wardrobe gaps. Miu Miu, Marine Serre, Chanel, and Halpern are just a sampling of those embracing the 2000s. The trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, either, as Diesel and Fendi leaned in for their spring/summer 2023 shows in Milan this week.

Chunky Boots

Fernanda Calfat

Give me a winter boot or give me death. If chunky and platform shoes weren’t already booming, they’re about to be. At least this trend is practical for the winter, as snow, sleet, and salted roads call for shoes that can stand up to the elements. But while still looking fashionable, of course.

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Could you stomach a fashion show when war is breaking out just over 1,000 miles away? Still in the throes of a global pandemic, the fashion industry echoed the sentiments of Miuccia Prada delivered in a statement released after her autumn/winter 2022 fashion show. “You want to live again, to be inspired. And to learn from the lives of people.” But at what cost?, people asked themselves and their neighbours, as they sat on the front rows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, phones pinging with updates on the Russian invasion and the desperate plight of the Ukrainian people.

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Giorgio Armani held his show in Milan in silence, as a mark of respect. Numerous brands, big and small, made donations, and talked about the importance of creativity in the face of autocracy. But the now mononymic Demna acknowledged the elephant on the runway most explicitly. Having considered cancelling his Balenciaga show, he reframed it as an act of resistance, realising that “cancelling this show would mean giving in”. That comment was especially potent given that the designer was forced to flee his homeland of Georgia in 1993, at the age of 12, and subsequently sought refuge in Ukraine. His show, originally conceived as a comment on climate change, became a response to war, with models venturing out onto a snowy runway, bent forward against driving wind, carrying (leather) bin bags of belongings. The final two looks – one blue, one yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag – gave shape to fashion’s determination to push forward, for better or for worse, no matter the context.

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Other talking points for autumn: gender fluidity, sex appeal, body positivity. Come fall, waists will be cinched and fabrics will be sheer – that youthful zest for Y2K and body-conscious clothes that made itself known in acres of bare skin this past summer isn’t going anywhere. Suits are heading out-of-office, upping the glamour quotient for evening in luxurious velvets, bold prints, and colours that make you want to jump for joy. Knitwear is everywhere, and paired with everything.

But the biggest fashion trend of the autumn/winter 2022 collections? The return of beautifully made clothes you can wear any time, any place. Witness the rise of the humble tank top, a wardrobe binder that rarely commands the spotlight, yet sat centre stage at Prada, Bottega Veneta, and Loewe. Ditto the flight jacket, souped up with sequins, leather and feathers and paired with ladylike skirts and thigh-high boots. The oversized blazer, too, packed a punch, teamed with everything from tiny metallic skirts and latex boots at Versace to baggy cords and sneakers at Louis Vuitton. Whether you feel like showing off or not, these are clothes for going places. Savour that freedom.

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