And Now, 8 Trends That Will Go Viral in 2022

Viral fashion trends 2022

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Valentino; Altuzarra

Ready for the next viral fashion trends that are about to take over for the year ahead? I’m eyeing a fresh set that I’m predicting will be everywhere in 2022. Judging by the S/S 22 runways, there are a number that are primed for adoption amongst the fashion set. But there are already some that we’re seeing in circulation that will only get bigger in the coming months. I’m personally buying some of these already and know they have major viral qualities.

So, which ones are the best to add to your closet now? From the color trend that will eclipse neutrals and skin-baring hemlines to the new take on denim for the year ahead and the way fashion people will buy investment pieces, there are plenty to have on your radar. Ahead, the 8 viral fashion trends to know about for 2022 before they blow up.

Electric Colors

While colors like Kelly green have dominated in the past year, so have neutrals. If you're wondering if you should add some bold shades to your closet, now is definitely the time. Forget low-impact shades, though, because it's bold colors that will soon be all over your feeds.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Saint Laurent
On the fashion set:

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@aniyahmorinia

Micro Skirts

I didn't think it could happen, but hemlines are getting even more extreme—and there's no middle ground. One place we're seeing that? Skirts where the hemlines are as micro as you can possibly imagine.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Miu Miu
On the fashion set:

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@handinfire

Maxi Hemlines

One the other end of the spectrum from mini skirts? Maxi hemlines. As I mentioned, there is no middle ground. Consider midi skirts the piece to skip right now because it's all about maxi skirts if you're not into the micro lengths.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Peter Do
On the fashion set:

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@camillecharriere

Dark Denim

I live in my medium wash jeans that look like they could be plucked out of the '90s, but pretty soon you'll be finding me wearing darker washes. Sleek, polished, and a breath of fresh air in the world of jeans, this is the denim trend to buy in 2022.

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@anoukyve

Skin-Baring Everything

There's no denying, it—skin-baring pieces get more ubiquitous by the season. Whether in the form of major cutouts or a cool bra top, there are so many ways to approach the trend.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Ludovic de Saint Sernin
On the fashion set:

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@aminamuaddi

Vacationwear

Ready for a vacation? Same. When I pull the trigger and book a getaway in the year ahead, I'll have no shortage of cool things to pack in my suitcase and neither will you. Tropical prints and beachwear were top of mind for designers and the OOO aesthetic will be big.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Coperni
On the fashion set:

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@imaanhammam

Luxe Staples

Quality over quantity has always been my shopping mantra and it's also how many fashion people are curating their closets right now. Luxe staples are winning out, so look for expertly-crafted pieces to buy now and wear forever.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Altuzarra
On the fashion set:

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@tylynnnguyen

All Things Y2K

The Y2K aesthetic is back and more viral than ever and designers proved that it's sticking around with their S/S 22 collections. So do a vintage deep-dive or scoop up all of the newness on the market inspired by the 2000s because it's not going away anytime soon.

On the runway:

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Courtesy of Christopher Esber
On the fashion set:

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@devonleecarlson
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