With the new year comes the anticipation of warmer weather, fragrant blossoms and beautiful sunsets. Spring is around the corner, but if you find yourself in the last throes of winter, pour a cup of joe and forget your winter blues as we talk about new fashion trends starting to roll out for spring 2022.
Easy on the Eyes
Spring 2022 will unveil some of the dreamiest, wearable colors yet, and we can't wait to try them on and market our favorites. Expect hues that are subtle and easy on the eyes, like soft lilac with a touch of gray undertone. Other finishes you’ll see on every designer rack this spring will be tones of mystifying sky blue, shades of rose, stunning peach and sassy mint and sage. Upbeat neutrals will abound, such as classic tans and cool slate, with some designs mixing pastels and neutrals for contrast and dimension. This new pallet of spring colors are sure signs you are shopping from the latest collections.
It’s All About Texture and Dimension
For the upcoming spring season, we are also seeing new product lines with diverse textures, prints and patterns that create a sense of dimension and movement, such as two-tone, rib and textured knits. Patchwork prints will be hot this spring, with many designs incorporating lace, embroidery, eyelet and pleats. Woven, wool dobby rayon with a crepe-like feel will remain popular, as will brushed polyester knits offering buttery-smooth textures that drape beautifully. And kimonos made with silky watermark fabric will be go-to layering pieces and have knee-length or longer hemlines.
Ruffles, Cut-Out Shoulder, Surplice and Kimonos
Look for dresses and kimonos to don three-quarter length ruffle sleeves, and tops with charming short flutter sleeves that create a sense of movement. You’ll also see more styles with surplice or square necklines and popular cold shoulder and cut-out designs. A variety of florals and patchwork blended designs with ditzy floral, paisley or ethnic print will abound. And don’t expect trendy prints like animal and camo to go away anytime soon.
Last year was challenging in many ways, and most of us are glad to end 2021 and welcome 2022. It's hard to imagine a post-Covid world, but history proves that innovation prevails during times of crisis, and we're hopeful that the fashion industry is no exception. Feast your eyes on lavish pastels and complementary colors like sunny canary or hot pink. Have fun showcasing new spring styles that mirror a sense of renewal with designs that are flowy, light and dazzle with texture. The best is yet to come!