Do you consider yourself a fashionista? Are you constantly on the lookout for new trends and crazes? Is your wardrobe a monument to your good taste? Then you’ll want to make sure that you have your hands on the trendiest accessories 2022 has to offer.
Never underestimate the value, and not just financial, of owning a strong collection of accessories. These can help you make the most of the choices you have in your closet and can also serve as the base for any new items you are considering buying. Indeed accessories can be the cornerstone of an entirely new look you are seeking to achieve.
Accessories, in many ways, should help to keep the costs of your never-ending clothing selections down. For this reason, they should be one of the first things you lay out as you prepare the day’s outfit.
2022 has brought with it an interesting selection of must-have accessories, born off the back of the suggestions of fashion gurus and designers putting together their latest collections, and here are a few ideas worth mulling over.
Jewelry is, and always will be, something of a status symbol. This is especially true if you are going for gold. Clearly, wearing blinged-out items have their place, but they can come off more than just a little ostentatious.
Personalized jewelry, on the other hand, offers your jewelry another dimension. The unique element that comes with a great name necklace, especially a stylish item, like those that not only serves as a statement but is also elegant, is what’s making this one of the trendiest accessories of 2022.
You can either look to celebrate yourself, or a loved one, or just for fun; the idea here is that the jewelry does all the talking. It’s already started tongues wagging and captured watchful glances before you’ve barely walked in the room.
Another nostalgic accessory that’s getting us all hot under the collar. Bangle bracelets are light and playful, and it’s the kind of look that works great regardless of whether it’s a relatively inexpensive item from a fashion outlet or a Sara Battaglia; either way, it’s the look they give off when worn with just the right outfit.
You can go metallic or leather and could consider layering these to give off that busy effect that really shows your daring approach to the latest fashion trends. Make sure that you select the right ensemble to perfectly complement your bangle of choice. Remember, the accessories you wear are only as good as the clothing you elect to wear with them.
This timeless accessory was starting to burst back onto the scene, on runways and red carpets, in the back end of 2021 and is continuing to show longevity. A choker is just a perfect accessory, especially when it comes to evening wear.
There is a myriad of ways to take this accessory trend. You might keep it classic with a pearl effect or opt for a courageous chunky metal option. It’s a great look for the summer as your neckline starts to drop to take into account the rise in temperatures, so get shopping for a choker look that really works for you.
When it comes to footwear choices, think very carefully about getting yourself a pair of platform shoes, in whatever form this might take. These might be in the form of elevated sneakers or long-leg boots; the point here is to give yourself that extra height and, along with it, that sense of renewed confidence.
There’s something about platform shoes or boots that just give off an air of self-assurance, and you can choose to go as wild or understated as you wish. Clearly, not everyone will go all-in here, but if you are something of a wallflower, it doesn’t mean you can’t take part with just a slightly raised kitten heel.
Yes, you read that correctly. It may be 2022, but essentially as far as this look is concerned, it’s very much 1996. Some advocate wearing baby tees all year round, but it’s clearly more suited to the summer sun.
Here you’ll want to make sure you wear it with similar relaxed items. We’re talking low-cut jeans, for instance. The key here is to have fun with it. Baby tees with a cute message are very meta, and you can, of course, be as ironic as you wish with this. Here you are being retro, and everyone knows it.
Super Oversized Totes
Okay. 2021 was a year where bags got big, and that trend is continuing. We are talking bags that can hold anything you throw at them. Be colorful here and maybe play with the materials also. For beach goers, you might look for a more stringy affair, but if it’s for work, then you might want to be more monotone and classic.
Big designers are offering options here, but any decent online store or outlet mall will have something that suits your needs and budget.
Yes, we are back to the 90s again. When you think trench coats, you may well think of the decade that really made them a staple of fashion, and it’s a look that’s making quite a comeback in 2022. This is a look that is perhaps more relevant to the cooler seasons, and there are many materials and styles to consider.
Maybe you want a pleather option or regular cotton. Again colors here tend to be relatively muted, and you might not want to look beyond essential color palettes leaning towards beige or black. You can blame, or thank, Hailey Bieber for the alarming rise in trench coats out there.
If the weather gets too much, you can just fold yours neatly into your oversized bag.
Pinks and Greens!
This last suggestion is less of an accessory and more of a critical color alert. When it comes to your outfits, try to embrace less commonly used shades. We’ve noted that green, especially grass green, and shocking neon pink are currently massive.
Now, we understand that for the more classic among you, such flagrant colors may make you want to run a mile, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Maybe these injections of color can come via your accessories, like your clutch bag or a sophisticated head scarf. Take baby steps if you need to, and always be comfortable with your selections, as otherwise, you may be trying to run before you can walk.