Summer 2022 is on the horizon, and we are feeling pretty excited! With the world slowly getting back to normal after the pandemic, there will be a lot of opportunities for parties, events, and socialization this summer.
Because we are looking forward to a pretty busy season, it is about time we talk fashion. It is never too early to start planning your dream summer wardrobe, and we are here to guide you through the trends that will be popping off this year.
Vintage and recycled pieces are trending for this summer season, as living in tune with the natural world is at the forefront of many people’s minds. Vintage means that you can express your individuality, and recycling and upcycling are fun and fulfilling.
But where should you shop for this summer season? A vintage clothing online store is the right place for getting the best garms for the best price, and you are sure to find a steal. Thrift stores are also pretty fun, and you will probably discover some pretty wacky pieces!
So, what vintage and recycled pieces are we buying for summer 2022?
Bold Block Color Dresses
Loud colors are in this summer, allowing us to experiment with our look and style. When it comes to shopping vintage, the 80s are your best bet for this.
This iconic decade really knew how to rock bold colors, with beautiful fitted dresses being produced in electric blues and emerald greens. Exaggerated shapes and corners, these dresses nod to the glam rock trend of the decade. Easy to wear and perfect for nights out, the color block dresses of the 80s will fit in nicely in your summer wardrobe this year!
The Y2K movement is still a big trend for summer 2022, with low-rise jeans and printed mini-dresses defining yet another season. Patchwork jeans are a classic Y2K look, mixing vintage and recycled impeccably.
Patchwork jeans are everywhere in high-street stores right now, but buying vintage patchwork jeans from the 90s and early 00s means that you can properly embrace the Y2K subculture.
You can also find a lot of recycled, DIY patchwork jeans out there from secondhand stores that provide a unique garm perfect for you!
The dark academia look is big in 2022, with school uniform-esque outfits hitting the runways for the spring and summer shows. Dark academia is basically a mix of boarding school chic and beatnik style, and we are here for it.
Monochrome colors and fitted shapes are the perfect ways to get into this trend. Cigarette pants are a staple piece of clothing, and you can pick up vintage 60s cigarette pants from a range of secondhand stores, both online and in town.
Oversized blazers are the jackets of the season this summer and are pretty iconic if you can match them with your block color dress!
Because we will (hopefully) be attending many events in the summer of 2022, we need clothing that looks formal and chic. The oversized blazer is the perfect piece that does just this, allowing you to stay on-trend and classy.
Because the blazer has been an essential wardrobe piece for years, there is a huge variety of vintage blazers for you to pick from! Think about your style and what decades you enjoy when shopping for your summer blazer. The 80s have some pretty bold, colorful blazers, while the grunge checkered look defined the 90s.
Platform sandals are trending BIG TIME when it comes to shoes in summer 2022. Stacked shoes are everywhere this season, and this is properly exciting because there are so many amazing ones to pick from!
Platform shoes defined the 1970s, with everyone wearing these big boots. Extra glamorous and extra fun, you can find a whole range of 70s platform sandals at vintage stores online.
If the 70s aren’t your style, platform sandals were extremely popular in the 90s (trends come around every 20 years, right!?). The platform sandals of the 90s are often in monochrome colors and not too big. This means they are perfect for all sorts of parties and occasions!
Platform sandals are also super versatile and can be worn with so many different outfits. Got your flares on and a baggy tee? Platform sandals will complete the look! Don’t know what to wear with your block color dress? Platform sandals, of course!
Summer 2022 is going to be a lot of fun, and there are so many brilliant fashion trends that will rock the season. We hope this article has given you some inspiration for what you will be wearing this summer!