2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Pearls, Fringe, and Lots of Fun!

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell

Want to know what 2022 fashion trends you should be working into your existing wardrobe? Today we’re running down five of the biggest style trends for 2022!

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If there’s one overarching trend that emerged from the pandemic, it’s that women are feeling more confident making style their own! It’s all about your personal style and aesthetic. Think about what looks good and feels good on your body, rather than blindly following the trends. I talked about this in a recent Instagram post for J.Jill! (You can also see my style on THIS page of the J.Jill website.)

“I think of my style as just another way to express myself and be creative. Every day I’m kind of like an artist! What I choose to wear, and how I style it makes me a one-of-a-kind work of art! I love @JjillStyle ’s new collection. It’s full of soft fabrics that feel good on my body, rich colors and textures, and relaxed, easy designs that let my personality—and creativity—shine through.”


Closets of today are looking a lot less like wardrobes and more like Pinterest mood boards! So pick and choose from the trends, incorporate the ones that speak to you, and then own them with confidence. After all, confidence is what’s really attractive!

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Fringe

What’s old is new again, and the Western-inspired fringe trend is making a fabulous return. Fringe is a really fun 2022 fashion trend, but it’s not always the easiest to wear! This time around, try bringing fringe back into your wardrobe with a fresh color like chambray. If you don’t want to look too Western-inspired, opt for fringe at your hemline, as in THIS go-with-everything fringe hem cardigan or THIS chic belted double-breasted coat.

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Pearl Embellishments

Pearls are popping up everywhere from accessories to clothing! Think of them as an easy way to dress up your everyday “uniform.” Regal pearls add a little glam to everything from street style to special-occasion looks. This year, look for them on loungewear, jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts, and even swimwear (Yes, really!)

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Pearl Shoes

Shoes are a great way to incorporate the pearl trend into what you already have in your closet! We found some fun and fab pearly shoes!

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Pearl Jewelry

When it comes to pearl jewelry, the general rule of thumb is, the dressier the event, the bigger the pearl, so use your smaller pearls to add a little glam to your jeans look, and your larger ones for date night or big events. (My favorite recent find is THIS pearl Apple Watch band!)

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Mini Bags

We saw these pop on the horizon about two years ago. Now they are a thing. Typically (but not always) they can be worn as crossbody bags as well. I bought THIS vegan leather mini bag from Amazon for my spring bag this year!

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Check Print

Think of the check print trend as gingham on steroids! Gingham is always good, but you should know that the freshest version of the check print is oversized. (Some people call it the “windowpane” print.) This trend is so clean and wearable! I love THIS on-trend tiered midi skirt and THIS wear-now checkered belted coat. You can also opt for a shirt, like THIS made-for-spring button-down or a cute pair of checkered pants. (Pair with a solid so you don’t get swallowed up and overwhelmed!)

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Crochet

This isn’t your grandmother’s crochet, people! Look for elevated crochet in modern silhouettes. You’ll find the more “traditional” crochet look, and you can also find larger crocheted lace. Both will be everywhere this year.

As with the other 2022 fashion trends we’re sharing today, if you’re not ready to go all-in, try working the trend into your accessories. Check out THESE crochet sneakers, THIS crochet crossbody bag, or THESE cute earrings.

2022 Fashion Trends to Watch: Wide Leg Pants

I’m sure you’ve noticed that pants legs are getting wider. Even most crop styles for spring have a kicky little flare at the bottom! Look for figure-flattering styles that are fitted through the waist and hips, then billow out from there.

Confused about all of the great jeans styles out there right now and which you should be wearing for your body type? (Straight? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? Crop? Flare? Bootcut? Skinny?) You’re not alone! I’ve been fielding your questions, and I want you to know we’re working on a post that will cover exactly that. Look for it next week!

The temperatures are saying winter, but my heart is feeling spring! How about you? I hope this guide to some of the 2022 fashion trends helps you start planning your spring wardrobe transition. Here’s another look at each of the looks we shared today!

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    1. Shannon,

      Ohhhh, gurlllll, you KNOW I love my skinny jeans too! We’re working on compiling the best of each style (think boyfriend, girlfriend, bootcut, straight, etc.)! I’m going to tell you which style will look best on your specific body type and which style you should skip. Coming next week!


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