Autumn/Winter 2022 Fashion Trends: The 16 Looks You Need to Know About

The overarching mood of autumn/winter 2022's fashion trends can be summed up in one word: Nostalgia. Now, nostalgia comes in many different forms depending on your age, experiences and interests. Whatever you might associate with happier, simpler times has likely been translated to the runways for the upcoming season because the creative collectives in New York, London, Milan and Paris have all been feeling that desire for a better life. Designers powered through the past two pandemic years with optimism, channelling their energies in quite literal pick-me-up trends such as dopamine dressing—a hashtag that continues to garner attention on almost all social platforms—but with the easing up of restrictions and a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, more varied style directions are opening up too. Although the loudest takes on nostalgia are defining the A/W 2022 outlook (more on that in a minute), for the minimalists out there, who perhaps have felt a little underserved in the past couple of seasons, a return to '90s and '00s basics will provide a great palate cleanser. If there's going to be one viral item of the season, it'll be Prada's white vest. Yes, that's correct: As we roll into the winter months, there's a surprisingly humble, surprisingly summery item that will be on the majority of fashion people's wish lists. We can already see that plain(ish) white vests are trending in high-fashion circles—Loewe's anagram-emblazoned version is selling like crazy. Other subtle riffs on minimalism are on offer as well: Oversized tailoring, classic suits, bomber jackets, maxi skirts and neutral colours are plentiful for those who want them.

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Euphoria—the costumes, the cast, the makeup, the wild lifestyles—felt omnipresent throughout the shows. The throngs of young fans hoping to get a peek at Jacob Elordie or Sydney Sweeney walking into a fashion show seemed to be larger than ever. But there's no denying the big, pink attention-seeking elephant in the room: TikTok and youth-driven pop culture are the dominant forces for autumn/winter's look. The perception of TikTok is that it's the place where "extra AF" has found its natural home and that no Y2K stone will be left unturned. To a point, that is true, but I would argue that the platform offers much more across personal styles, subcultures and age groups, and I think that it's actually this diversity and freedom of taste that has led to designers tapping into even skimpier noughties looks and a veritable banquet of party looks for the best night ever and little offshoots such as the #gothaesthetic, too. "Expect the unexpected," says fashion expert and Flannels head of womenswear elevation Emma Ilori. "Over-the-top, more-is-more, experimental wardrobes—pushing the boundaries of everyday dressing. We're ready to be out and be seen. Think fresh-off-the-runway social media moments and head-turning full looks." And things couldn't be more committed to that idea than they are over at Valentino, where—during what could arguably be the show of the season—Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli crafted a custom hot-pink hue in collaboration with Pantone. Prepare to see Valentino Pink PP (or at least as close as any other brand can get) everywhere. "The season's overarching mood is one of fun and extravagance, and the A/W trends are set to be all about OTT fashion. Bags are getting bigger, colours are getting brighter, and everything seems to have been covered in shiny sequins," says Morgane Le Caer, content lead at Lyst. And almost every single buyer I spoke to echoed the sentiment—investing heavily in clothes and accessories that spark joy in the most conspicuous of ways. "More is definitely still more, with party continuing to be the predominant trend for the upcoming season," says Heather Gramston, head of womenswear buying at Browns. "As a company, we've invested in partywear across our ready-to-wear collections and non-apparel, and we anticipate the Browns customer will be wanting to dress up at every given opportunity."

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There was a surreal vibe over in Paris. Loewe, Rick Owens and Schiaparelli's conceptual takes on fashion are attracting a new and younger crowd of dedicated shoppers who want items that not only provide uniqueness in every single #GRWM post but also could potentially hold their value and become more important over time (resale is the new side hustle, after all). The surreality wasn't limited to aesthetics, as the fashion world found itself in quite a predicament during the show season as Russia launched a war on Ukraine. While each person is allowed their opinion on whether the spectacle of runway shows should have continued or not, it's important for me to share that I have received messages from Ukrainian fashion brands who are miraculously keeping their businesses running and want retail to keep going. As this story is one of the most popular of the season, I want to take the chance to say please support these great labels if you can: Sleeper, Anna October and Vita Kin are just a few of my favourites. Without further ado, keep reading for the full rundown of autumn/winter's fashion trends for 2022, as told by the experts.

Photo: Courtesy of Prada, Helmut Lang, Bottega Veneta, Beaufille Courtesy of Prada, Helmut Lang, Bottega Veneta, Beaufille

"We're extremely excited that our favourite Y2K trend has endured for another season. Ahluwalia, Etro and Gauchere showcased some incredibly nostalgic low-slung waistlines, which we predict will be a huge hit with our customers," says Libby Page, fashion expert and senior market editor at Net-a-Porter.

Photo: Courtesy of Nensi Dojaka Courtesy of Nensi Dojaka The difference with this take on the '90s is that it's all about pared-back looks from the era. Think of the OG set including Helmut Lang, Ann Demeulemeester and Jil Sander, and you're on the right track. It's all plain skirts, even plainer vests, simple low-slung trousers and not a scrap of makeup.

Photo: Courtesy of Eftychia Courtesy of Eftychia Lyst's Morgane Le Caer notes that this "low-key luxury" could be seen at Bottega Veneta (under new stewardship with Matthieu Blazy) and The Row and that it provides the oppositional aesthetic to all of the loud looks available throughout the rest of the runways.

Photo: Courtesy of Marni, Alexandre Vauthier, Coperni, Balmain Courtesy of Marni, Alexandre Vauthier, Coperni, Balmain

Jackets played a big part in any decent '90s uniform, and we saw the return of not only the classic moto, or biker, jacket but the bomber too. Already this year, thanks to social media, moto jackets have been making a comeback, and searches for secondhand versions on Depop have spiked over the past few months.

Photo: Courtesy of Dior Courtesy of Dior Marni's off-the-shoulder styling will provide many with a more directional idea, while Maria Grazia Chiuri repositioned the item as a cool way to toughen up a pretty skirt at Dior.

Photo: Courtesy of Dion Lee Courtesy of Dion Lee The look of heavy-duty leathers extended past outerwear and into biker-jacket skirts or motocross leather pants, with some brands going so far as to double or triple up on leather pieces worn together for the full "I just left my Harley outside" effect.

Photo: Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst, Valentino, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst, Valentino, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney

“Dopamine dressing will be ever-present. Mood-boosting hues with bright Barbie

pinks made a splash on the Valentino, Prada and Versace runways. Green is also a top fashion colour, equalling 11% of current investment, blue at 10% and pink at 7%," says Kayla Marci, market analyst at Edited. "The runways prove that A/W 22 will be unseasonably bright and retailers can look to colour up their best-performing coats, dresses, suit sets and sweaters in hot magenta, red, royal purple, tangerine, zesty green and azure to provide shoppers positive sentiments tied to their apparel purchases."

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen Courtesy of Alexander McQueen The exact application of colour through designer collections is also what will influence many of us. Designers used particular shades repeatedly (often head-to-toe) rather than opting for more complex clashes or combinations.

Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta Courtesy of Bottega Veneta As already noted, Valentino's show was either all pink or all black, Stella McCartney leant into purple (after also supporting it for S/S 22), and designers such as Sarah Burton at McQueen or Gabriela Hearst at her namesake brand explored a citrus range. Bottega Veneta's Insta-friendly leather fringed skirts in purple and green will offer a cool way to do vibrancy in a more understated way with a simple grey knit.

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If there's one (welcome) hangover from the pandemic, it's comfortable footwear. This summer has been gripped by Birkenstock Boston Clog mania, and fortunately, many designer brands are offering equally "ugly" and foot-loving options for autumn/winter 2022. With biker style back in vogue, it's no wonder that stompy moto boots are also returning.

Photo: Courtesy of Tod's Courtesy of Tod's Continuing from the last few autumn seasons' track soles, any similar boots you've bought recently still stand up. You will start to see the addition of a few tweaks going forward: steel-toe caps, lace-up details, square toes, metal hardware and longer lengths reaching up to mid-calf or even up to the knee.

Photo: Courtesy of Ferrgamo Courtesy of Ferrgamo Add them to a pretty outfit, and they'll instantly temper it. Pop on a pair with a '90s look, and you'll look like a celeb arriving at LAX back in the day. Try them out with a short skirt, and the casual makeover will be complete. Basically, wear them!

Photo: Courtesy of ACNE Studios, Peter Do, Jil Sander, Khaite Courtesy of ACNE Studios, Peter Do, Jil Sander, Khaite

"Nineties nostalgia will continue to influence autumn/winter 2022 fashion, with mood-boosting hues and gender-fluid tailoring dominating the market—think hot pinks, chartreuse and slouchy, oversized blazers," says Marci. And it's that slouchy oversized blazer—a trend that has been burning for quite a few seasons now—that appears to be most prominent. Where the trend for oversized silhouettes had previously been balanced out with slimmer fits or bare skin, for autumn/winter 2022, you'll find a dedication to the look head-to-toe.

Photo: Courtesy of Max Mara Courtesy of Max Mara "This is all about refined, pared-back luxury that has a real sense of ease when it comes to styling choices—think vest tops with beautifully tailored trousers and silky slip skirts with matching shirts," explains Who What Wear editor Emma Spedding. "It's Gwyneth Paltrow. It's Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. And it's, in my opinion, the chicest way to get dressed this autumn."

Photo: Courtesy of Molly Goddard Courtesy of Molly Goddard Blame it on Billie Eilish, or a general yearning for clothes to feel completely relaxed in without reverting to loungewear, but baggy is in. Max Mara went large on everything, from coats to pants and layered jackets. ACNE Studios set its jumbo blazers against wader-style boots. Khaite's baggy-jeans-and-giant-jacket combo will undoubtedly spark many an outfit re-creation within fashion circles and beyond. The easiest pieces to add to your wardrobe? Try for a pair of higher-waisted baggy jeans and a bigger blazer—you'll get a lot of use out of both, together and apart.

Photo: Courtesy of Altuzarra, Hermès, Jonathan Simkhai, Dsquared2 Courtesy of Altuzarra, Hermès, Jonathan Simkhai, Dsquared2

Nostalgia for far-flung travel, for slow fashion and homespun craft, for special hand-me-down knits… all of these warm, fuzzy feelings have been translated into a slew of truly unique pieces that have a bohemian lilt.

Photo: Courtesy of Chloé Courtesy of Chloé The colours are earthy and grounded, the patterns are organic and random, the textures are far too luxe and interesting to resist your touch, and in all honesty, these are the kinds of timeless looks that really do surpass seasons, years and trends because we will always have an appreciation of things that are well-made and feel a little offbeat.

Photo: Courtesy of Etro Courtesy of Etro Altuzarra has cemented tie-dye as a bit of a signature, and it comes in very cool mix-'n'-match forms for A/W 22, and many other brands have committed to eclectic looks head-to-toe. I like where there's an injection of tailoring, such as Johnathan Simkhai's sharp flares worn with a poncho.

Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli, Ulla Johnson, Giambatista Valli, Yuhan Wang Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli, Ulla Johnson, Giambatista Valli, Yuhan Wang

There are many strong print and pattern ideas coming through for autumn/winter 2022, but the proliferation of luxe leopard really stood out to me as feeling fresh again after a stint in the background. There are different scales and finishes, and animal prints can be employed in many ways, which is why they have become a "neutral," as many an editor or stylist will state.

Photo: Courtesy of Proenza Schouler Courtesy of Proenza Schouler You can be a bit hippy like Dries Van Noten, posh and uptown like Giambattista Valli, minimalistic like Proenza, maximalist like Roberto Cavalli…

Photo: Courtesy of Dries Van Noten Courtesy of Dries Van Noten The options are pretty endless, and it's never a bad thing to invest—leopard always finds its way home (to your wardrobe).

Photo: Courtesy of Magda Butrym, Area, Versace, Collina Strada Courtesy of Magda Butrym, Area, Versace, Collina Strada

"Last season's sexy has evolved into something more elevated and glamorous, with looks for every occasion and an all-out approach to going out-out again. We saw cut-outs galore from Julia Fox's show-open for LaQuan Smith, daring midriff-exposed looks and sheer delights from Knwls and the ultimate head-to-toe pink at Valentino," says Gramston.

Photo: Courtesy of Off White Courtesy of Off White What I have particularly enjoyed from this slew of after-dark looks is the uniqueness and nonconformity of each. It speaks to a time when individuality was more interlinked with party culture, finding your tribe and heading to a place where you could be celebrated for your differences.

Photo: Courtesy of GCDS Courtesy of GCDS "In a post-COVID world, everything is being flipped on its head. It is better to be overdressed than under, and Miu Miu is stepping into this year with the must-have pieces that every It girl is reaching for: super-cropped tops, low-rise skirts and embellishment in all the right places," agrees Ilori.

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy, Miu Miu, Isabel Marant, Sacai Courtesy of Givenchy, Miu Miu, Isabel Marant, Sacai

Every editor came away from the shows in Milan and Paris knowing (and telling everyone else) just one thing: Bomber jackets are going to be BIG news once more. From simplistic black flight jackets at Givenchy to shrunken suede ones at Miu Miu through to supersized, waist-nipped satin styles at both Sacai and Prada, it would appear that there is an iteration of this classic outerwear style to suit all tastes.

Photo: Courtesy of Loewe Courtesy of Loewe Each and every year, searches for "bomber jackets" spike around November, according to Google Trends, but I predict that the volume of those interested in purchasing will increase and start far sooner this year.

Photo: Courtesy of Prada Courtesy of Prada Although many of us are well-versed in a flight-jacket-and-jeans combo, what has changed is perhaps how bomber jackets are being worn this time around with fancier items such as lacy skirts and heels or in a more relaxed way slouchy tailored trousers and sneakers.

Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Erdem, 16Arlington and PatBo Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Erdem, 16Arlington and PatBo

"From sequins to embellishments, the magpie inside of me has been awakened by the A/W 22 catwalks and all the shine that came with them. My main takeaway? Sparkles aren't just for Christmas (although, that too)—this year, it's all about wearing them with pride in your day-to-day winter wardrobe.

Photo: Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta From jeans at PatBo to grey jumpers at Eckhaus Latta and puffer coats at 3.1 Phillip Lim, this is your sign to start dressing down your diamantés rather than saving them for best. You certainly won't find me complaining," says Emily Dawes, Who What Wear UK's affiliate editor and expert.

Photo: Courtesy of Dries Van Noten Courtesy of Dries Van Noten "Sparkles were strongly represented, both on and off the runway. Personal favourites were the crystal-pink bag from Off-White and Paris Texas's encrusted knee-high boots," adds Gramston. What has prompted this? Ilori has a theory: "It is the Kirakira effect—an extra dosage of twinkle to everything and anything."

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Sportmax Courtesy of Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Sportmax

"Autumn 2022 will signal workwear's long-awaited comeback post-pandemic, with designers juxtaposing sleek minimalism with feminine skirts and suits in their collections once seen in the 1990s. Though the runway spoke to more traditional, pre-pandemic office attire than the elevated work leisure we are used to seeing, comfort elements still remained incorporated to suit hybrid lifestyles, which have been normal for shoppers in 2022," explains Marci of this new wave of tailoring.

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci Courtesy of Gucci "A suit is my absolute go-to when I want to feel confident and polished—whether that's for the office, a dinner or an event—so I was thrilled to see tailoring woven into so many of the new-season runway collections," says Dawes.

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana "This wasn't business as usual, though, and contrary to the flowing neutral tones layered with plenty of skin on show that we've seen in previous seasons, traditional and androgynous were the overarching themes for autumn/winter 2022. Don't be afraid to raid your boyfriend's closet for his favourite tweed blazer when you want to try this trend, then. Styling-wise, all buttoned up was the look of the day (barring a few slithers of midriff at Michael Kors), and whatever you do, don't forget the tie."

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Photo: Courtesy of Nanushka, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Kawaidan Editions, Chanel Courtesy of Nanushka, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Kawaidan Editions, Chanel

Considering they are a staple part of the '90s lexicon, maxi skirts did not surprise me when they appeared for the new season. The trend for a slimmer-cut (often tube-like) maxi started earlier this year, and it looks like the trend will continue way into the colder months.

Photo: Courtesy of Saint Laurent Courtesy of Saint Laurent "The updated long, lean skirt silhouettes were an evolution from the micro hemlines that we've seen various iterations of for the past couple of seasons. Standout skirt moments came from Calvin Klein, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Saint Laurent, ACNE and Diesel," says Gramston, simultaneously noting some of the industry's most sought-after names right now.

Photo: Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh There were casual takes on the look too—see MNZ's raglan tee and tailored skirt combo for a very cool reference point.

Shop the trend: Éterne Emma Jersey Maxi Skirt £390 Shop Now As plain as it may seem, a perfect-fit black maxi is hard to find but incredibly useful in any closet.

Photo: Courtesy of Beaufille, Giambattista Valli, Simone Rocha, Fendi Courtesy of Beaufille, Giambattista Valli, Simone Rocha, Fendi

"I've always rooted for happily-ever-afters, stories where love conquers all, and it would appear designers have shared this same sentiment this season, tapping into this euphoric state when creating their most beautiful looks for autumn/winter 2022. With fabrications so light they were reminiscent of cloud nine, painted in a delicate palette of rose, ivory and eggshell then punctuated with throws of passion red, these are clothes that invite you to be the main character in your own, very fashionable love story. Who needs Heathcliff, Mr Darcy or Viscount Bridgerton when you have Cecilie Bahnsen or Simone Rocha in your life?" says Maxine Eggenberger, Who What Wear's acting assistant editor, and she's quite right.

Photo: Courtesy of Cecilie Bahsen Courtesy of Cecilie Bahsen This season's crop of extra-pretty items is enough to make even the stoniest minimalist feel a little love for pink and chiffon and frou. Cecilie Bahnsen is well known for these cloud-like dresses which have clearly inspired many other brands to experiment with organza, chiffon and billowing shapes.

Photo: Courtesy of Paco Rabanne Courtesy of Paco Rabanne There are edgier takes on ultra-pretty ideas, like this slightly gothic dolly look from Paco Rabanne. More on goth later…

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If the commitment to fully colourful ensembles has you spooked, then designers have a solution: Add a bold bag. "I am a big fan of Bottega Veneta's colourful Jodie bags, so love seeing how this has extended further in the autumn/winter 2022 trends and collections," says Spedding.

Photo: Imaxtree PICTURED: Loewe Imaxtree PICTURED: Loewe "You'll find lots of bright-pink handbags thanks to the likes of Valentino and Chanel, which will brighten up even the simplest of outfits. Although these will look amazing with colourful outfits, I love how they'll look with jeans, a T-shirt and a boxy blazer."

Photo: Imaxtree PICTURED: Givenchy Imaxtree PICTURED: Givenchy So they work with neutral looks and more vibrant ones, and there's practically every hue available and in every kind of finish. You'll find quilted, squishy numbers in sumptuously soft leathers (Bottega Veneta), more rigid pops of colour in structured bags (Valentino), posh tweeds (Chanel, of course) or playful in mini satin (Miu Miu, be mine).

Photo: Courtesy of Ottolinger, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Ports 1961, Marc Jacobs Courtesy of Ottolinger, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Ports 1961, Marc Jacobs

"For those who subscribe to the goth aesthetic full-time, it's so much more than a trend; it's a lifestyle, and the last thing I want to do is trivialise it. Still, it would be remiss not to chart the impact goth has on the fashion industry. With roots in romanticism offset with grunge flair, gothic looks crop up on the runway every autumn/winter season, but for 2022, they feel more prevalent than ever," says Eggenberger.

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy "The antithesis to the bright and joyful colours that have dominated for the past few years, all-black ensembles with gothic accents were some of the most striking in the new collections. We've already touched on how Valentino used it to startling effect against its Pink PP ensembles. Other highlights include The Row's sheer mesh polo-neck dress, Isabel Marant's dominatrix-style over-the-knee boots worn with miniskirts and Loewe's elongated blazer complete with leather trousers."

12 Winter 2023 Fashion Trends, From Leather Blazers To Leg Warmers

As winter rolls around and the weather gets cooler, it can be hard some days to want to dress in anything other than a plush sweater, your softest joggers, and UGG boots — AKA the basic winter starter pack. But thankfully, there's a whole host of stylish trends that will undoubtedly inspire you to go beyond the usual winter staples. And some of it's pretty cozy too.

This year, looking at celeb's and influencer’s feeds, as well as the runways, there are some unmistakable trends. Corsets are still reigning supreme, but now people are layering them over sheer tops and button-ups. Stacked loafers, edgy cut-outs, and vibrant colors are still omnipresent, too. Meanwhile, Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, and more are making the case for leg warmers — which I have to say, I’m all for.

Where coats are concerned, this season is delivering oversized styles that could double as a tent. (Think of the long, poofy toppers seen in Balenciaga’s fall 2018 and Valentino’s fall 2022 collections). Guaranteed, they’ll keep you warm and you’ll look effortlessly cool.

Ahead, I’m breaking down everything you need to know about the biggest winter trends you can expect to be everywhere soon. So, keep scrolling for the deets.

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Platform Loafers

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Chunky loafers that offer a bit of a lift have been ubiquitous as of late, with everyone from Gigi Hadid to Halsey and Olivia Rodrigo stepping out in the elevated preppy silhouette. Style them with slouchy socks or dress them up a bit with sultry stockings like Hailey Bieber did here.

Layered Corsets

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Corsets got a lot of love last summer and with a little styling, you can wear yours during the colder months too. It’s all about layering, people. As you can see, Gigi Hadid added one on top of a Barbie pink blouse, which created an avant-garde look. Similarly, Megan Thee Stallion just donned a sheer mini dress with a corset overlay on Saturday Night Live.

Bold Cut-Outs

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Cut-outs may seem like a strange move during the winter and, honestly, fair. But they’re happening, so I suggest embracing it! From the runway to the red carpet to the streets of NYC, LA, and Paris, ‘fits featuring cut-outs are simply inescapable. There’s an 87 percent chance I show up to Christmas in a navel-baring dress.

Western Details

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Cowboy-inspired touches are having their moment. Chanel and Maison Margiela both sent luxury Western boots down the runway at their haute couture shows, and celebs like Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, and Rosalía have all shown love for the look. I don’t see the trend going anywhere, anytime soon. (I mean, just peep EmRata’s bedazzled cowboy hat).

Fluorescent Hues

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Many typically associate a darker, more muted color palette with winter, but things seem to be a bit different this year. Everywhere I look, I see blinding shades of electric orange, acid green, and brilliant blues. My instinct with this trend is to go all out and pair multiple vibrant hues together. But you can also just add one bright piece to your ‘fit for a fun pop of color.

Leather Blazers

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If you don't have a leather blazer in your closet, it may be time to pick one up. They’re not only so ‘90s, but incredibly versatile. Layer one on top of a slinky satin slip dress or pair it with a band tee and classic jeans.

Tent Coats

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Maxi coats are the statement outerwear trend you want to try this winter. They’ll keep you warm and come in a wide range of styles to choose from. You can go the faux fur route, opt for a wrap silhouette, or get puffy. The bigger, the better.

Baseball Hats

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Baseball hats are getting some hype these days and I don’t hate it. Instead of serving as a topper to complete a casual athleisure look, celebs like Doja Cat, Rihanna, and Amandla Stenberg have been styling the classic cap with dresses and chic coats. As for Dua Lipa, she rocked hers backward with a leather blazer, baggy jeans, and heels.

Preppy Vests

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Vests are having something of a revival this season. More than a few showgoers donned eye-catching sweater vests during New York Fashion Week and as seen here, Jennifer Lawrence wore a suit vest when she stepped out in this look from The Row’s fall spring 2023 collection. You’ll have to excuse me while I go on a hunt for a dupe.

Long Turtleneck Dresses

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Everyone from Barbie Ferreira to Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been spotted modeling long skintight turtleneck dresses lately. It’s a sophisticated look, especially when accompanied by heeled booties, as seen here. Add a chic shoulder bag like Ferreira did and you’re sorted.

Leg Warmers

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Leg warmers are on the rise, folks, and I highly recommend you get in on the ballerina-inspired trend, because they're cute and cozy AF. Bella Hadid has been snapped wearing them on multiple occasions recently, and Doja Cat was seen rocking a pair with peep-toe pumps at Paris Fashion Week. My girl Dua Lipa is also a fan.

Subtle Bows

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Twee bow details have been making more and more appearances, especially since they popped up all over the catwalks throughout fashion month — on dresses, shoes, earrings, and so on. Model Precious Lee perfectly completed a stylish black look with pointed pumps topped with sparkling bow adornments. Très chic.

Six winter fashion trends you need to know in 2022

We all know trends come and go, and many come full circle! This Winter is no different. If you’re looking to update your winter wardrobe with only a few key pieces or new silhouettes, the below ideas will ensure you step out in the cold, in style.

1. Oversized Outerwear

From trench coats to puffers and blazers, there is one thing abundantly clear: oversized silhouettes are most definitely in.

From international runways to local designers and street style punters alike, all have embraced the comfortable, slouchy up-sizing à la The Frankie Shop and Camilla and Marc, as pictured below. Whether it’s a boxy, oversized blazer with exaggerated shoulders, a roomy below the knee cocoon coat or a streetwear inspired larger than life bomber jacket, this is one trend that you can literally throw over the rest of your wardrobe.

The key to pulling off this style is to SIZE UP! The bigger, the better.

Frankie Shop Coat

Camilla and Marc Blazer

Dazie Bomber Jacket

Alpha 60 Mari Coat

Camilla and Marc Black Trench as seen on our stylist Anne

2. Tonal Dressing

Tonal dressing has gone to the next level. It’s about selecting one colour and building your entire outfit around it, playing around with texture and fabrics to ensure each piece stands out from the other. Matching your accessories is even more commitment to the trend!

You can interpret this trend in whatever colour you choose – personally I’m all about the neutrals – black, grey, taupe and camel. Below are some images for inspiration including our very own stylist Loré in tonal navy/indigo denim.

3. Chunky Knitwear

It might seem an obvious choice for winter, but a cosy, oversized knit is still a key trend for Winter 22. The best thing about a statement jumper is that it’s a stand alone piece – you really don’t need to do anything else other than throw it on with your favourite jeans, a midi skirt or even throw over a maxi dress. Add some boots and you’ve got a great winter outfit.

Personally I love a turtleneck but below are some options for those who don’t like too much fuss around their neck.

Witchery Roll Neck Knit

Country Road Fluffy Knit

Commonry V Neck Alpaca Knit

Skin and Threads Batwing Knit

4. Leather

We’ve probably all owned a leather jacket (and likely still do) but leather apparel has increased in variety over the years, as has the ‘type’ of leather available. Whether you prefer genuine leather or the faux type, there really is something for everyone in 2022.

Leather is a great way to inject a point of interest – it’s smooth texture mixes beautifully back with your knits, silks and cottons. It’s also a very transeasonal fabric. Perhaps consider a leather pant, shirt or skirt for your winter wardrobe?

Banded Together Leather Jogger

Saba Vegan Leather Skirt

Arnsdorf Recycled Vegan Leather Jacket

Witchery Stretch Leather Legging

Zara Leather Shirt

5. Chunky Boots

If there’s one shoe trend that’s still going strong it’s the chunky boot. If you still have your old Doc Marten’s hiding in the back of the wardrobe it’s time to dust them off! Or, you can add a new boot style to your winter wardrobe for a fresh, modern look.

Black boots might seem the go-to colour, but below are some non-black options that might just give your winter style the update it needs.

Witchery Cream Leather Boots

Tony Bianco Vanilla Boots

Le Babe Olive Boots from 124 Shoes

Merry People x Karen Walker Gumboot

Senso Black Boots

Radical Yes Boots

6. Chocolate Brown

Do yourselves a favour and add some CHOCOLATE to your wardrobes this winter! I absolutely adore chocolate brown and cannot wait for Melbourne’s temperature to finally drop so I can layer myself up like a box of chocolates!

Toteme Monogram Wool Scarf (this is what I’m waiting to wear this winter!)

H&M Chocolate Coat

Uniqlo Brown Puffer Coat

Banded Together Chocolate Leather Skirt

Arnsdorf Lucienne Slip Dress

LMS Brown Boots

And if you require some inspiration for wearing brown, check out my styling brown reel.

Sally x

Maryan Barbara
Maryan Barbara

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