I'm a Stylist—These Are the Hot Weather Outfit Ideas I Plan on Copying This Week

Ever stood in front of your wardrobe staring blankly at it waiting for inspiration? Me too, and I’m a stylist. You’d think putting outfits together would always come easily to me since it’s my job, but the truth is we can all feel a little uninspired by our own closets. That’s why every so often, I like to look to the coolest people I know for some much-needed styling ideas and compile a handy catalogue of easy looks I love that are super simple to re-create, even when I’m running late in the mornings.

New Styling Ideas: 2022 Emily Dawes

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@emilyjdawes

Small styling hacks can make all the difference.

And truly, there’s no better time to do this than at the beginning of the new season when we can all be left a little unsure of how to dress. As we look ahead to spring/summer 2022, it can help us relish in our wardrobes again, rediscovering what we already have and what might be good to invest in. I know how easy it is to let your once-exciting buys blend into the back of your wardrobe after a number of wears. But finding new ways to style them together or adding in just one fresh new item can breathe life into them and extend their use for at least another year. 

That’s the best part about these 17 looks—they probably involve pieces you already have. It’s really all about the subtle styling tricks or an unexpected pairing that can instantly modernise your look. A lot of them involve clever layering because there's nothing that elevates simple basics like it. Some show ways to incorporate 2022’s more difficult trends into your wardrobes easily, like maxi lengths or making Y2K trends more wearable. And if you do find there are gaps in your own collection, we’ve added in shopping inspiration below too. 

Keep scrolling to see and shop 17 new styling ideas that I, for one, plan on copying this year.

1. Tweed Jacket + Pointed Heels

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@greceghanem

A smart tweed jacket and pointed kitten heels can elevate any classic pair of jeans.

2. Bustier + Bootcut Jeans

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@vikilefevre

Try a strapless top instead of a vest this summer. 

3. Checkerboard Cardigan + Beret

Go bold with print and a statement beret.

4. Suede Jacket + Bandana Scarf

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@joannalari

A suede jacket is my favourite spring piece. Adding a cute necktie takes it to the next level. 

5. Striped Jumper + Denim Shorts

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@leiasfez

Bring your striped knits into spring and summer 2022 with a classic pair of denim cut-offs. 

6. Knit Vest + Cargo Trousers

Switch your jeans for cargo trousers for an instant update. 

7. Black Blazer + Printed Trousers

Printed trousers make for an easy, statement going-out outfit. 

8. Maxi Skirt + Crew-Neck Knit

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@deborabrosa

Minimalists, this is how to do spring 2022. 

9. Baggy Jeans + Square-Toe Boots

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@lindatol_

Square-toe shoes really make any outfit look "fashion."

10. Cream Knit + White Tennis Skirt

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@chrissyford

Fashion people are very into a tennis skirt this year. 

11. Second-Skin Top + Wrap Miniskirt

Throw a trench over this outfit for weekend brunches. 

12. Knit Vest + Tailored Trousers + Bright Trainers

This outfit says relaxed but still cool. 

13. Knit Dress + Blazer + Cowboy Boots

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@frannfyne

Comfortable yet stylish, and perfect for the office. 

14. Grey Coat + Bright Knit

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@naaomiross

Bring your winter coats into spring with the addition of a bright knit. 

15. Knitted Dress + Flat Knee Boots

Flat riding-style boots not only are comfy but go surprisingly really well with a long knitted dress. 

16. Cable-Knit + Wide-Leg Trousers + Converse

I'm switching my jeans for tailored trousers this spring and leaving my jacket at home. 

17. Waistcoat + Trousers Co-Ord

New Styling Ideas 2022

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@chrissyford

This is such a chic spring/summer work outfit. 

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