Living in a smaller city or town while working in the fashion industry or even just as a fashion-forward person can be isolating when it comes to personal style. I tend to tone down my looks to fit in more with the local aesthetic as a result, becoming a style chameleon, if you will. Yet I always have an eye out for a kindred spirit when out and about. When I happen to spot someone wearing a top trend of the season, I make sure to give a knowing look or pay a compliment.
It goes without saying that I am curious about the fresh spring 2022 trends I will start seeing in my current city over the next few weeks. In the meantime, ahead are five top trends that I have recently spotted on people outside of the usual city-dwelling fashion set. With everything from standout striped sweaters to monochrome loungewear sets, get a jump-start on planning your spring outfits with the shopping picks below.
1. Standout Striped Sweaters
The striped sweater is undoubtedly a classic, but this season, it's getting a modern update. Think oversize silhouettes, bell sleeves, and collared details.
2. Plaid Shirt-Jackets
Plaid shirt-jackets, also known as shackets, are everywhere this year. Layer one over a tee and jeans for a laid-back look, or throw one over a slim turtleneck top and trousers for a more elevated take.
3. Sleek Huggie Earrings
Move over, simple studs. Pared-down huggie earrings are taking over as the everyday way to adorn your ears. These come in a variety of styles, including simple hoops and studded options.
4. Elevated Baseball Caps
5. Monochrome Loungewear Sets
For the ultimate loungewear look this season, opt for a coordinated set in one head-to-toe color. This detail streamlines the ensemble and makes lounging and running errands look next-level stylish.