New Trends for the New Year

The new year will be here before we know it, and here at Prep Obsessed, that means we have one thing on our minds: 2022 fashion trends. From the fashion week runways to influencer Instagram feeds, we have been curating our list of adorable new fashion trends we cannot wait to explore in 2022.

Our new trend roundup includes all of our favorite new trending clothes, accessories, jewelry, home decor, and more to help you compile your own must-have list. Explore our top fashion trends for 2022 below.

Y2K Revolution

Early 2000’s fashion made a major comeback in 2021, and it looks like this trend is here to stay in the new year. Crop tops, tracksuits, metallic jackets, miniskirts, wide-leg jeans, and bubblegum pink everything are just a few of the trendiest Y2K staples, but there are plenty of ways to take bits and pieces of this trend and make it your own.

For instance, this pink rhinestone bag gives a nod to Y2K’s obsession with all things metallic and pink, yet it can be styled in a wide range of ways. Likewise, a layered seed bead charm necklace  is super retro, on-trend, and will add just enough color to your outfit without overpowering your entire look. Some of our favorite new trending shoes are also reminiscent of early 2000s fashion, like these strappy silver sandals. Cute and comfortable!

Pink Rhinestone Shoulder Bag

Utility Jackets 

It’s true that utility jackets have been around for a while. But with workwear and military-inspired fashion trends on the rise in 2022, we expect these classic jackets to be everywhere next season. Utility jackets tend to be loose-fitting and boxy with pockets and buttons down the front, yet they still have a structured appearance. Look for jackets in colors like tan and army green, or patterns like camo and plaid to really nail this 2022 trend.

Shackets – a cross between a jacket and a shirt – are quickly becoming a staple in women’s outerwear. They strike the perfect balance of style, warmth, and comfort, and can just as easily be layered over a simple t-shirt and leggings as a sweater and your favorite denim. This trendy pink plaid shacket will help you easily transition from winter to spring.

Pink Plaid Shacket for Women

Red Hot

Bold, bright, colorful looks lit up the runway during this year’s fashion week. One of the 2022 color trends that we are particularly excited about is red. From deep, earthy maroon to vibrant fire engine red, this color is going to be everywhere in the new year.

There are plenty of ways to embrace this red hot trend in 2022, from a swipe of red lipstick to a head-turning red dress and heels. This vibrant red maxi dress with off-the-shoulder ruffle details is oh-so feminine and romantic. So many date night look possibilities! For something a bit more understated for everyday wear, we love the look of a simple maroon or burgundy top paired with dark wash denim and neutral shoes.

Dolman Sleeve Top in Burgundy

Back to Nature

One 2022 fashion trend we are totally obsessed with is the emphasis on natural materials like wood, stone, and seashells. There is something incredibly chic about a long necklace with an oversized crystal or stone pendant that instantly elevates any look. And of course, we are always excited to add more pearl jewelry to our wardrobes.

The back-to-nature style has even made its way into next year’s new home decor trends. How elegant is this beaded mango wood spoon rest set, or this decorative glass jar surrounded by hand-strung wooden beads? These neutral pieces could match a wide range of home decor styles, from calm coastal to modern farmhouse.

Dainty Marble White Stone Necklace

Sparkle and Shine

Sequins, glitter, metallics — expect to see a whole lot more of them in 2022. From glitzy dresses to crystalline earrings, bling is going to be big in the new year. Every occasion offers an opportunity to celebrate when you are wearing this gorgeous rose gold sequin camisole top. Pair it with a mini skirt for a flirty date night look, or with jeans and heels for a night on the town with the girls.

This emphasis on sparkle is one of our favorite new jewelry trends for 2022, and in fact, accessories are one of the easiest ways to start adding some more bling to your look. A simple tennis bracelet with faux diamonds adds just enough glitz and glam to any outfit without being over-the-top. Not to mention, tennis bracelets are a timeless and classic accessory that can be worn for years to come.

Sequin Cami in Rose Gold

We hope this roundup of new fashion and decorating trends has given you something to look forward to in the new year. Which styles are you most excited to show off in 2022?

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