8 Fall 2022 Trends That Fashion Stylists Are Excited About
Even though spring hasn't even officially sprung, recent fall 2022 fashion shows have left us daydreaming of colorful leaves and all things cozy. But judging from this year's runway presentations, the best fall trends of 2022 are determined to make comfort cool again by way of bold colors, statement embellishments, and oversized accessories. So while we're obviously psyched to piece together some adorable spring outfits over the next few months, it's never too early to start gathering inspo for our autumn wardrobes, right?
But here's the thing about runway shows and designer collections: If you're not well versed in high fashion, identifying an upcoming season's hottest trends can be tricky. The key is to keep in mind that designers are presenting their artistic vision on the catwalk, says Yasmin Moinian, a stylist with Wishi. "I like to take different pieces of what I like [from the runway] and translate them into something 'real people' can wear," Moinian tells InStyle. This involves first taking into consideration your personal style, silhouette, and what's already in your wardrobe. From there, Moinian says you can think about how to incorporate pieces from the runway.
"Never underestimate the power of adding new trends with your go-to straight-leg jean," Moinian says. "Over-the-top pieces, like exaggerated sleeves, bold colors, elaborate details, can be tamed back just by coordinating with neutrals and wardrobe staples. It's really about keeping true to your personality, that way you are comfortable and will always exude confidence."
By now, we all know seasonal staples like knee-high boots, sweater dresses, blanket scarves, and all things plaid are expected to be on rotation come late September, but there are plenty of looks and pieces beyond our tried and true essentials to experiment with. To prove it, we asked stylists to dish on the fall 2022 fashion trends they're excited about, below.
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