The fashion industry is constantly changing. Looking ahead to the future can be helpful, especially if you own a fashion business. If you’re a retail employee concerned about your job prospects, what does the future hold for fashion? Will pajamas become a hot new trend? Will T-shirts be all the rage? Will cargo shorts and flip-flops remain popular?
Here are trends that will be big in 2022.
Sweatsuits are taking over the fashion industry. This includes the long-sleeved, matching top and bottom sets made with fleece fabric. You can choose from a variety of colors, including pink, grey, and black.
The sweatsuit set is versatile as you can wear it to the gym or while running errands around town. It’s also comfortable as it’s made from cotton fabric that feels gentle against your skin.
Cinched waistlines and blazers
Cinched waistlines. Belts and tie-waist details are already a trend, but they’ll get even bigger in 2022. Their cinched effect is extremely flattering on all body types and can be easily worn with jeans to work or on the weekend while on a date enjoying a glass of Chardonnay Wine.
Blazers, on the other hand, are having a major moment right now, but this trend will continue through 2022. Whether you wear them open with no shirt underneath or buttoned up with matching pants, tailored jackets will look polished and professional as you return to work.
The new ’90s
There has been a huge shift into ’90s fashion. For women, it is the slip dresses, chokers, and combat boots. The best part about this trend is that you can be creative with what you already have in your closet. You do not have to go out and purchase new items to get this look.
There are some great shows on Netflix that have inspired this trend, such as “Stranger Things” and “Girl Boss.” These shows are set in the ’80s, but they allude to the ’90s with their fashion choices.
For guys, it is all about wearing an oversized denim jacket over a graphic T-shirt and jeans with combat boots or sneakers (depending on the occasion). This look can be seen in many celebrities like Justin Bieber and Drake.
Black leather will be used in a variety of fashion items, from belts, shoes, and bags to jackets and coats. As more people are becoming more aware of the environment and how products are made, the demand for leather-made items is increasing as it is a natural product. Using black leather will also allow you the freedom to express your individuality as the color never goes out of style.
The polka dot pattern has been trending since the 1950s, and we can still see it becoming more popular. Polka dots were widely popularized by Marilyn Monroe during her singing and acting career. This print is now widely used in apparel and other fashion accessories such as handbags, earrings, and necklaces.
What to wear with polka dots? Polka dot dresses come in different colors, with white being the most common polka dot color. The dress can be matched with a pair of sneakers for a casual look or paired with heels for a formal look.
Pearls have always been classy and elegant, but pearls are making their way to the mainstream in 2022 by being used in unconventional ways. Pearls are now being used in necklaces, earrings, anklets, bracelets, rings, and even shoes. This means there is a pearl accessory for every occasion, including daily wear and formal occasions.
Gender-fluid clothing is for everyone — and not just people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming. Anyone can wear men’s and unisex clothing without thinking about what makes a piece of clothing “for men” or “for women.” The point of gender-fluid clothing isn’t what it looks like—it’s about how you feel when you put it on.
Pants are likely the most common type of gender-fluid clothing, but there are many other options available. Unisex jackets, blazers, and suits have also become increasingly popular in recent years.
While it may seem premature to be thinking about fashion trends for 2022, it is wise to visualize the trends that you are likely to encounter when building a new wardrobe. While the classic form of menswear is enduring, there are several bolder tendencies in recent years that may continue to take hold. It might behoove men to consider what form these trends may take.