10 Summer Wardrobe Essentials For 2022

10 Summer Wardrobe Essentials For 2022

Each year some new trend takes the world of fashion by storm. This summer is nothing different. Apart from the beautiful weather, and the beautiful sunny skies; we have been gifted with some stunning summer wardrobe essentials.

From heart-shaped sunglasses to cargo denim pants, summer has arguably the most fun fashion trends. But which of these “trendy” pieces will make it into your summer capsule closet for years to come? Don’t fret, you won’t miss out on anything because we have curated a list of the top 10 summer wardrobe essentials for 2022.

1. Corset Top

Out From Under Modern Love Corset
Out From Under Modern Love Corset
Women's Summer Sexy Square Neck Sleeveless Bustier Corset Crop Tank Tops
Sleeveless Bustier Corset Crop
Aureta Studio PINK Corset Top
Aureta Studio Corset Top
Body Contour Corset Cropped Sweater Tank
Body Contour Corset Cropped Sweater Tank

A playful, stylish, and feminine top, the contemporary corset is a statement piece that’s designed to flaunt your upper body; arms, and waist to be specific. Bustier-like blouses with corset-inspired details are sensual and flattering and can be worn in a variety of ways. You can wear it with a tight mini skirt, a slit skirt, or a long-pleated skirt to unlock a different but stylish aesthetic. Moreover, a corset top will look equally flattering with flared pants, or a pair of skinny jeans.

2. A Pair of Kitten Heels

BLACK KITTEN HEELS
Sam Edelman Bianka Sling
RED VELVET KITTEN HEELS
Veronica Beard Merla
BEIGE STRING KITTEN HEELS
Veronica Beard Merla
KITTEN HEEL SANDAL
Kitten Heel Sandal

Kitten heels are low and curled at the tip, and even though they are considered “high heels”, they are only 1.5 inches in height. The 1950s saw Audrey Hepburn become the first person to widely popularize them. They are highly preferred by women who do not want to compromise on their comfort or, their style. This dainty footwear is definitely making a comeback in 2022 and it looks like it is here to stay. You can pair it up with a dress, or culotte-inspired outfit. Moreover, it also compliments semi-formal and formal workplace attires.

3. Silk Scarves as Bandanas

Ser Paraíso Silk Good Intentions Magic Bandana
Ser Paraíso Silk Good Intentions Magic Bandana
Ser Paraíso Silk Good Intentions Embrace Bandana
Ser Paraíso Silk Good Intentions Embrace Bandana
black and white madewell bandana
Madewell Washed Bandana

Silk scarves continue to be a go-to item and are among the most popular accessories right now especially, due to their versatility. You can wear them as a neck scarf, tied tube top, and hair accessory.

4. Bright Crocheted Clothing

Crocheted bags, tops, skirts, and dresses are going to thrive this summer. So, add at least one crocheted item to your summer wardrobe in 2022. The clothing has a handcrafted appearance thanks to this weaving technique, which appeals to slow fashion consumers’ sensitivities. As a result, crocheted summer attire has become a mainstay. To truly follow this trend, get the article in bright colors. Skip the white, beige, and muted colors. Go for hot pink, lavender, sage green, and hues of blue. Whether it’s a monochromatic outfit with your signature hue or coupled with a neutral color, this summer will see a lot of hot pinks, brilliant red, cobalt blue, orange, and yellow.

5. Cinched Waist Dresses

BB Dakota by Steve Madden Tori Dress
Tori Dress
MANGO Leona Dress
MANGO Leona Dress

Taking inspiration from the Regency core trend and the popular Netflix show; Bridgeton, the cinched waist dresses have made quite an entrance this summer. These dresses are also known as Empire silhouette, Empire line, or Empire waist dresses. The dress features a tight bodice that ends just below the bust, creating the illusion that it is high-waisted, and a gathered, long, loose-fitting skirt that lightly hugs the body, creating a dainty and laid-back look.

6. Chunky Sandals

The year 2022 is all about retro styles, and sandals are no exception. This summer’s must-have styles include minimal wedges, Y2K flatforms, and indie sleaze-era gladiators, which are being updated in dopamine-dressing colors by companies like Staud and Simon Miller.  Wear a large-sized T-shirt with a pair of loose-fitting cropped jeans or pants with a pair of chunky sandals and you’re good to go for a fun day of summer!

7. Bucket Hats

The bucket hat is a hit with everyone, and in 2022, it’s back in style! It has established itself as a must-have item in the closets of individuals of all ages.

8. Mesh Tops

Free People Under it All Thong Bodysuit
Under it All Thong Bodysuit
Zadie Mesh Turtleneck Top AFRM
Zadie Mesh Turtleneck Top
Floral Lettuce Edge Mesh Top
Floral Lettuce Edge Mesh Top

Mesh tops are now the only piece of apparel that both millennials and members of Generation Z love equally. Although the skin-baring attire isn’t technically new, it appears to be making a comeback just in time for summer. These versatile tops can be paired with jeans, skirts, and even culottes. Take a little bit of risk and try layering it over your favorite spaghetti strap dress and see yourself falling in love with that outfit!

9. A Pair of Rectangular Sunglasses

Le Specs The Impeccable Sunglasses
The Impeccable Sunglasses
Le Specs Oh Damn Sunglasses
Oh Damn Sunglasses
Rectangular Sunglasses
Rectangular Sunglasses

Sunglasses with a slim, rectangular shape are timeless. Rectangular shades, which first gained popularity in the summer of 2021, are still widely used in 2022 but with significantly improved designs. If you have a round face, square and rectangular frames are your best bet. Wider frames balance out your delicate features, draw attention to them, and can even lengthen and thin your face.

10. Sporty Crop Tops

The Pima Micro-Rib Short Tank
The Pima Micro-Rib Short Tank

Crop tops have been making a reappearance every year since 2005. You should get used to them because they are clearly going nowhere. Although the crop top trend may not be new, it is unquestionably a popular trend for summer 2022. The new sporty crop tops are revolutionizing the game. They are available in a plethora of designs, cuts, and sizes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What styles are in for summer 2022?

Regency core is the trend for 2022 overall. This aesthetic includes focusing on a few signature pieces themed around the British regency era. For summers, it means getting your hands on corset tops, pearls, florals, and subtle frills.

What is the color trend for 2022?

Hues and combinations of blue and purple are likely to trend this summer.

What is a capsule wardrobe 2022?

A capsule wardrobe is all about building your wardrobe around meaningful elements, making sure you buy things that will match your existing wardrobe pieces so you can get the most use out of them, and, most importantly, having a closet full of clothes you like and feel comfortable wearing.

What type of jeans are in style for 2022?

Wide-legged and high-rise jeans will be trending throughout 2022.