Summer ’22 Fashion Predictions

Taylor Cura

There are always various fashion trends for each summer. Summer of 20’ was the “indie kid” aesthetic with big pants, lots of jewelry, and colorful crop tops. In the summer of 21’, corsets, Y2K fashion, and small sunglasses were some of the biggest trends. Everyone has their go to pieces for the summer. A favorite shirt, a pair of shorts, or a pair of shoes. But every once in a while, when there is an urge to refresh the wardrobe but have no idea what to do, what better way to get inspiration from the predicted fashions trends for this summer.
One of the most anticipated trends of this summer is no surprise; colors. But not just the basic colors like red and blue, but bright and bold colors paired together in one outfit. Various fashion designers such as Versace, Jacquemus, and Valentino all showcased bold monochrome outfits in their Fall and Winter collections and can expect to see them trickle down into streetwear this summer. At the 2022 Grammy Awards celebrities like Saweetie, Billy Porter, and Travis Barker showed off their outfits of bold colors as well as Sebastian Stan at the 2022 Met Gala. “I love color in my outfits. It brightens up my whole vibe and anyone can wear color. You can choose your favorite colors and mix them however you want. I already wear a lot of color but will probably wear more this summer,” said Kitana Flores.
Wearing a lot of color could be intimidating to some, but is a great way to brighten up a wardrobe and have fun. Another trend that will be making a comeback is low-rise. This past year, 2000’s fashion has claimed its stay in society’s current fashion and is not planning to leave. Multiple models such as Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Devon Lee Carlson, and Lily
Rose Depp have been seen wearing low rise pants and skirts. The most common low rise outfit
right now are low-rise pants paired with a crop top. “I would wear low rise cargo pants, a crop top, and cool sneakers,” said Isabella Haaga when asked how she would style a low-rise outfit. On the days where it feels like there is nothing in the closet, grab a pair of low-rise bottoms, pair it with a favorite top and there’s an outfit.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean school is out. Preppy back-to-school styles were showcased all over the runway ranging from Miu Miu to Coach. This summer, get ready for tennis skirts, polos, sweater vests, knee high socks and loafers. These items are very versatile and can be worn at any time of the day. “The preppy look is so cute. It reminds me of ‘Gossip Girl,” said Paulina Le. A tennis skirt for the day time and a sweater vest paired with tights at nightime. Cut-out fashion will be the ultimate going out fashion trend. This summer, cut-outs will be on dresses, tops, and even bottoms. As seen on “Euphoria,” character Maddy Perez is known for having a wardrobe full of cutout pieces. In Season 1 episode “Shook Ones Pt II,” Maddy wore an I.AM.GIA cut-out set and the outfit immediately went viral on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Cut-out fashion spread rapidly and became one of the biggest trends of 2019. It has made a comeback once again after season 2 of “Euphoria” was released. In the first episode of “Euphoria” season 2, Maddy is seen wearing a black bodycon cut-out dress from the brand Akna. Models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid as well as influencers Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have been seen in many cut out outfits recently. Even artists like Dua Lipa and Harry Styles have incorporated cut-outs into the wardrobe while on tour. “It would be really new to me but they are cute. I would probably wear a cut-out crop top with cargo pants,” said
Kimberly Hernandez.
It is safe to say that cut-outs are making a name for themselves this
summer and will be seen throughout the media. Plus, the look provides a little bit of breeze so no AC needed.
New trends are also being created, some come back, and some leave. But it is fun to take a trend and turn it into something different. To feel the best and most confident, one should be dressed in something that works for them. Summer is a time of love, pleasure, and joy. What better way to spend it in an outfit that is great and everyone will love.