There may be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the summer months right now will we actually be able to dine alfresco safely, but one thing’s for sure: Nothing can stop the fresh summer trends from popping up. So gird your loins and pockets, warm-weather lovers, the best season is just around the corner. And your wardrobe needs some prep. It’s time to stash that heavy leather and chunky knitwear and usher in airy dresses, lightweight bra tops, and must-have square-toe mules. With an abundance of trends emerging from both the runways and your ever-shifting social media grid, we’ve gathered some ideas ahead—well, a top five, actually—to let you know what’s worth coveting for summer 2022.
The Cotton Summer Dress
Okay, this may be a summer classic, but it’s back with a fashion force this summer. With variations from maxi lengths to balloon sleeves, you’ll be living in these breezy numbers all season (even from home).
The Sheer Layer
It may seem counterintuitive to wear sleeves in the summer, but these sheer numbers are just as breezy and sexy as your favorite tank. Plus, they come in fun prints from daisies to butterflies to tie-dye. We have a feeling they’ll be a cool-girl staple of the summer.
The Open-Toe Shoe of the Season
You can thank Bottega Veneta for the ladylike shoe trend of the summer. No, it’s not a new gladiator or chunky sandal; it’s the high-fashion, square-toe mule.
The Oversized Overshirt
The styling possibilities are endless for this summer must-have. Wear it open over your bathing suit or even tie it into a crop top at the waist.