15 Trends to Try This Spring, According to Stylists and Fashion Experts

It's possible you already have a handful of these in your closet.

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The best part about transitioning from one season to the next? Swapping out your current wardrobe for the clothes you've kept packed away for months. We also get a thrill from revamping our collection and following new trends, and for spring 2022, there are plenty to add to the mix.

Still, piecing together spring outfits you'll want to wear again and again can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many amazing looks that have been showcased on the runway, red carpets, and highlighted on Instagram. From pearlcore to bow-embellished looks, classic white sneaker outfits, and the return of the pencil skirt, we're not short on options — leaving us wondering where to even start.

So, we asked 12 stylists to narrow down the list and share their top picks for the spring fashion trends to wear in 2022. Of course, the pros didn't disappoint, delivering some much-needed direction and outfit inspiration.


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Rachel Garrett, the creative director and owner of Edify, is convinced spring '22 will be all about prairie and pioneer vibes.

"It makes sense with all the western movies and series you see on Netflix right now," she tells InStyle. Prairie aesthetic details like smock and puff sleeves, as well as gingham, are already having a moment, but Garret says they're forecasted to really bloom this season. "I'm looking forward to wearing prairie dresses, signature high-necks and ruffles, linens and cottons, and cottagecore prints."

Fanny Packs

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According to Jacq Tatelman, co-founder of STATE Bags, fanny packs are going to "remain supreme" this spring.

"It's not too much of a commitment and holds all the essentials so you can have open arms and embrace all the love and light 2022 is bringing us," she says. "Spring colors will be all about grounding ourselves, so think natural tones inspired by nature, like sand, with fun playful pops of color, like orange, bright pool blue, yellow, and soft but vibrant green."


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Overalls are one of those clothing items that seem to cycle in and out of "it" fashion, but SF Bay Area personal stylist, Andie Sobrato tells InStyle she's already sourcing overalls for clients that want something comfy-casual on their days off.

"While I love a denim overall, this Spring, I'm excited to venture into neutral colors like olive and white," she tells us. "Paired with a striped tee and sneakers, this adorable look is perfect for running errands."

Bold Suits

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Back in August 2021, InStyle reported loungewear was being replaced by the three-piece outfit trend, and clearly, the notion of suits over sweats has stuck.

"While women's suiting isn't anything new, this spring we will see it taken up a notch with bright, bold colors," Sobrato says of this season's take on the look. "I am obsessed with fuschia, kelly green, and cobalt blue suits right now, and am racing to find the best ones for my clients. The best part is, you can break down the suit into separates to make a variety of chic outfits."

Bold Colors

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Consider this a friendly PSA to put your neutrals and moody hues on standby. Stylist and founder of Your Stylist Says Abby Arad tells InStyle she can't wait to wear big, bold pops of color this spring, with suits from Gucci and McQueen inspiring her current color craving.

"My favorites are bright magenta or highlighter orange," Arad says, adding that she plans to incorporate these color pops "in the form of an oversized blazer, trousers, or accessories."

Micro Minis

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If the low-rise mini skirt makes you cringe, CEO and founder of Caitlin Jaymes Organizing & Styling, Caitlin James suggests opting for a high-rise skirt and having your tailor shorten it to get that micro-mini effect, instead. "I'm especially excited to wear mine as a matching monochromatic set with a cropped boxy blazer, bralette, and platform heels," says James.

All Things Y2K

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Another spring fashion trend James can't wait to get in on is anything and everything Y2K-inspired.

"I'm talking belly chains with bikinis or low-rise jeans, rimless translucent sunglasses, colorful mini bags, and baby tees," the stylist gushes over email, citing belly chains as the perfect starting point for anyone new to the era's experimental aesthetic. "It may sound scary, but it's the perfect piece to spice up any beach outfit for spring break and, eventually, summer. Whether you want to rock it with your bikini or on top of your sarong, a belly chain easily adds a fun trendy accessory to any outfit."

More Metallics

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"I'm so into this trend, from accessories to dresses," says stylist Lindsay Brooke Weiss. The founder of Coco in Cashmere goes on to declare metallics are "the new neutrals" in her book, and she can't wait to rock them on everything from sweats to sneakers and sweaters.

'70s-Inspired Fringe

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Beyond the fashion stylings of Y2K and the 1990s, trends from the '70s are also seeing a resurgence in 2022, and fashion stylist Tiffany Piñero can't wait to incorporate fringe into her spring wardrobe.

"Fringe is showing up on dresses, vests, boots, and bags and it's as long as it is unforgettable," Piñero tells InStyle. "Taking your most basic outfit and adding a fringe trim vest or boots or your most simple accessories and pairing them with a fringe dress gives your look a complete 180 and a jolt of style energy."

Maximal Ensembles

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For some, less is more. For others, like Piñero, more is the goal.

"Bright suiting in sleek silhouettes, with all the fixings — as if this was a ready-to-wear sandwich — is what I am looking forward to sporting," she says. "A look like this can be worn together or styled separately to give your wardrobe excitement from just the jacket, the pants, or the underpinning. And don't forget the accessories! As if you ever would."

Sheer Slips

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Anything sheer can be intimidating, but wardrobe stylist Beverly Osemwenkhae of Project Bee Consulting says this early aughts trend is back for spring 2022 in a strong way. To make it more wearable, Osemwenkhae says she'd pair a transparent slip dress with an oversize structured blazer for a fun contrast.

Parachute Pants

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NYC stylist Liv Schreiber wants InStyle readers to know as long as you have high-waisted, wide-leg pants in your wardrobe, you can forget about everything else in your closet.

"You want to look just as polished from the moment you step out of a taxi to when you walk home, and the parachute pant is not only flattering for all body types, but it is also both comfortable and trendy when paired with a corset or crop top. Elongate your legs and try a pair of parachute pants for the ultimate cool-girl look (without trying too hard)."

Feathered Everything

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Another eye-catching detail stylists are excited to sport this season is feathers, specifically stylist Christina Stein, who told us via email she is "PUMPED" for this trend.

"Feathers allow me to add texture to my wardrobe," Stein says, going on to explain she tends to wear a lot of black and feathers break up the look in a fun, yet polished way. "I have a feather tube top and a pair of cuffed pajamas that I like to wear separately or together. The feather tube top I have worn through the winter over my bodysuits or a blouse and it'll be fun to wear it with a mini skirt and heels!"


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Monochromatic looks are getting a refresh this season thanks to the intricate colorblocking trend, and celebrity stylist Mickey Freeman is looking forward to the look being reinterpreted by way of interesting silhouettes. "I also love to see women embrace jet-set looks in bright colors like tailored safari jacket with ranger shorts," he says. "Looks that are equal parts utilitarian and feminine."

Dramatic Draping

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"Because I am a goddess and I want to float and glide wherever I go," The Style Goddess, Kara Allan tells InStyle. Say less.

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