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Nothing is more bittersweet than the end of fashion month. On one hand, we’re able to recoup and rest our feet after gallivanting about in strappy sandals. On the other hand, it can be hard being whisked away in the magic of shifting through Paris street style images or dreaming of wearing the entire Versace F/W 22 collection. There’s also the reality check that hits every editor, every buyer, and every person that lives for fashion—there’s a whole new set of trends to keep track of.
The fashion cycle can move quickly, and for anyone who’s trying to consciously consume, the idea of shopping for every single thing that becomes a viral sensation isn’t sustainable (both for the environment and our wallets). Being able to discern which trends not only lend themselves to becoming a part of your wardrobe effortlessly but which ones can last long past one season is an integral part of shopping more thoughtfully. But if you’re not sure where to even start, don’t fret.
Ahead, I’ve rounded up the six biggest fashion trends of 2022 based on the spring/summer and fall/winter collections from across the globe. Being on the ground in New York and relying on the trend guides from Milan, London, and Paris from fellow editors, I could piece together which trends will stay relevant throughout the rest of the year. Whether you shop these secondhand or only choose a few to incorporate into your wardrobe, these will keep you looking fresh all year without the fuss.