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With a palette of mood-boosting colors and bold trends to choose from, this spring is defined by a desire to get dressed and go out. Opting for joyful clothes makes sense considering the shift toward loungewear during the pandemic. But what do we wear next?
Designers are looking to the aughts for their spring 2022 collections, offering Y2K halter pieces, low-slung miniskirts, and saturated takes on tie-dyes.
Elsewhere, the crochet trend is enjoying a resurgence, most notably with Gabriela Hearst’s printed pieces crafted in vivid colors. On the business side of things, the light-academia aesthetic is dominating for spring, calling for beige knit vests, off-white blazers, and crisp shirts well suited for rising temperatures.
As finishing accessories, Loewe proposes kooky shoe designs — like jean shoes, oversize-bow heels, and broken-egg sandals — making a case for personality-driven dressing.
Here at POPSUGAR, we have our eyes set on several of these trends as we prepare to welcome spring with our wardrobes. From a rainbow-colored BruceGlen slip dress to a hot-pink Cult Gaia halter top strapped with gold hardware, colorful garments are inevitably part of the mix, as are pastel-colored shoes (such as Aeyde’s moss-green clog mules).
The scarlet Aje cutout midi dress makes waist cutouts desirable; Jonathan Hayden’s butterfly ring set recalls classic Y2K style; and the jewel-tone Amma minidress by Ndigo Studio feels chic and bold at the same time. Scroll on for the pieces our fashion editors are shopping this month, and get inspired to experiment with your own spring style.