These Are The Spring Fashion Trends To Prepare For

Currently, winter fashion trends include layers like sweater vests, cardigans, and upgraded loungewear like matched sets and jumpsuits. What will be seen and worn come spring, though?

Just as the world begins to warm up and bloom, outfits begin to change with the start of this new season. The sun starts to shine, though there can still be a chill in the air, so many people opt for transitional pieces until the higher temperatures set.

Recently, it was predicted that oversized clothing, bright colors, daring ensembles, and garments with movement would be the biggest style rages in 2022. What does this look like, specifically, though? Which exact pieces and prints will continue to grow in popularity? How should they be worn, and where can they be purchased? 

With springtime just around the corner, we turned to the experts, browsed through the latest roundups, checked out runway shows, and put together the top style trends to prepare for ASAP.

Get ready for a blast from the past

Trends ebb and flow over time, so you might want to dig through your closet and see if you still have anything from the early 2000s. Why? Many of the styles that were popular then are officially back in style!

According to Vogue, we have — and will continue — to see and wear crop tops and low-rise pants in spring 2022 for some extreme midriff-baring looks. For accessories, think butterfly clips in the hair, body chains added to those barely-there outfits, and skinny scarves that don't provide warmth but simply add to the overall ensemble. In particular, brands such as Blumarine, Etro, Tom Ford, and Zimmermann have already shown off runway designs that appear to be straight from the 2000s. 

A popular video on TikTok has also pointed out another returning trend from this time, as @exploringamanda found gauchos at Target — for better or for worse.

Check out these popular prints

Gingham and checkered prints will be all the rage when the spring months roll around. Most of the time, this is seen in pastel colors, echoing the flowers, birds, and freshness of the season. However, designers like Victoria Beckham and Tory Burch, as pointed out by PopSugar, have been showing off this print in darker tones, proving just how versatile it can be.

From shirts and skirts to dresses and shoes, checkered prints will add a darling touch to your wardrobe. To take the trend even further, Elle has reported that now is the time to decorate with checkered items like pillows, plates, and planters. PopSugar also swears this is the design everyone (or at least every cool person) will have on their fingernails and toenails this upcoming season. And we get it — it really is such a cute and timeless pattern that seems especially perfect for spring.

Think barely there when getting dressed

Just as the midriff of the 2000s is in, so is visible underwear and naked fashion.

According to Glamour, Michael Kors, Fendi, David Koma, Jonathan Simkhai, Coach, and Ganni are just a few of the companies who have put bras on display. This could be done with a peek-a-boo moment, such as a cut-out in a blouse, but lately, it has been bolder, with many women wearing pretty bralettes under open blazers.

On a similar note, Who What Wear recently talked about sheer garments and micro miniskirts for spring. Super short skirts have recently been seen on stars like Emily Ratajkowski, Zoey Deutch, Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Fox, Willow Smith, and Jennie from Blackpink, per Nylon. Their popularity will only increase as the weather warms up. TV shows are also pushing the popularity of certain items, like Maddy's sheer dresses in "Euphoria," per Teen Vogue.

Have a power moment in a power suit

Finally, there is the power moment that has been on the rise from popular fashion brands like The Row, Prada, Chanel, and Phillip Lim, and we will keep seeing this trend in the warmer months ahead.

Oversized blazers and wide-leg pants provide the ultimate cool factor. They can be worn together, or as separates, and they can be cinched by adding a belt or tucking the jacket into pants or a skirt, according to Harper's Bazaar. On the other hand, these pieces can also be worn free, flowing, and fabulous.

Blazers can be stylishly paired with athleisure or a casual dress, according to Femina. An oversized blazer can be worn as a dress as well, and Vogue called jeans with a blazer the "eternal supermodel outfit." And when it comes to wide pants, they can be paired with everything from boots, as seen via The Zoe Report, to sneakers, as seen in Hello! Magazine.