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5 summer trends to have on your radar

20 December 2021

From New York to Paris, the Spring/Summer 2022 runway season provided plenty of fresh wardrobe inspiration.

Although we are spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to find wardrobe inspiration, no source quite rivals the excitement of collections fresh from the runway.  The sheer scale of the international circuit makes for micro trends galore, but there’s larger common threads at play too. 

Scroll on to discover five key summer trends that kept cropping up on the catwalks this season.

1. Citrus glow

Proenza Schouler SS22
Saint Laurent SS22

When it comes to colour, there’s no ignoring the wave of juicy citrus shades — think tangerine, lemon and lime for your daily dose of Vitamin C.

2. Mini lengths

Balmain SS22
Christian Dior SS22

Love or loathe it, hemlines are certainly on the rise. Mini skirts made an overwhelming appearance this season, those weary of the style might want to try a mini paired with a sweater or crisp shirt for a more grown-up feel.

3. Noughties revival

Blumarine SS22
Missoni SS22

The early 2000s is the decade du jour: hello butterflies, low-rise jeans and barely there tops. Although it may all feel like a little too much, too soon, we suggest taking a “jeans and nice top” approach if you’re ready to give it a whirl.

4. Bold stripes

Jil Sander SS22
Marni SS22

If your wardrobe is in need of a print update, it might be worth investing in a graphic stripe, best worn vertical in a flowing silhouette.

5. More is more

Gucci SS22
Louis Vuitton SS22

Perhaps all the time we’ve spent cooped up in tracksuits has something to do with it, but full-blown glamour is back — being overdressed is a welcomed occurrence. The bigger, sparklier and more extravagant, the better.

Photography: GoRunway.

For more wardrobe inspiration, check out our round-up of shorts to see you through summer and beyond

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