Six Defining Women’s Clothing Trends You Can’t-Miss This Year

Written By Alla Levin
May 04, 2022
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Six Defining Women’s Clothing Trends You Can’t Miss This Year

We are heading deep into warm weather, and there’s no better time to upgrade your wardrobe and experiment with fresh styles. However, long gone are the days when we relied solely on fashion runways and mainstream designers to show us the upcoming season’s trends.

Fashion experts and mentors still wield significant influence. Still, you can also expect solid styling advice and inspiration from well-known personalities like movie and television stars, Instagram influencers, and other everyday trendsetters.

While fashion trends come and go quickly, there are a few you can embrace right now before they go mainstream. Thankfully, we have the scoop on the six hottest women’s clothing trends you should try, shop for, or have on your radar this year. Not just that; we’ll also share nifty tips on how to beautifully and effortlessly style them to show off your clothing prowess.

Ditch Skinny Jeans for Camo PantsDitch Skinny Jeans for Camo Pants

The year of chic camo pants for women is finally here. Some women’s clothing trends will stick around forever, and we are sure camo is one of those prints that’ll never fade away. More specifically, camo pants are poised to have a significant moment this year, and we are not surprised.

If you have been looking for an evergreen pants style to replace your now-not-so-trendy skinny jeans, you can’t go wrong with a pair of high-quality camo pants. Rihanna, one of our favorite celebs and fashion icons, has endorsed our love for the Y2K print.

The 34-year-old singer, fashion designer, actress, and Savage X Fenty founder wore a pair of cargo-style camo pants with a bright-orange coat on an outing earlier this year in New York City, and we couldn’t get enough of the fab look.

Well, what can we say? The military-inspired print has never been this sexy and fashion-forward! When paired creatively, camo pants can take any outfit from drab to fab in no time because the combat-style print is versatile and combines well with any clothing style.

Of course, it’s a no-brainer that camo pants and tank tops are a natural combo that gives you plenty of styling possibilities. Tank tops are minimalistic since they work by themselves during warm weather. You can wear it under a blazer, duster, jacket, coat, cardigan, or outerwear if you’re looking to layer. Even better, you can slip into a fancy pair of stilettos, heels, or pumps to amp up the classiness of your camo look.

Consider pairing your camo pants with a camo jacket for a matching set. The two-piece set is a great coordinated look and a superb way to stay in vogue without much effort. A camo jacket can add a serious punch to an outfit. You can wear heels or any other fancy shoes to dress up your outfit, go casual with sneakers, or edgy with your favorite pair of boots.

You can also style camo pants with your favorite pullovers for a look that will surely become a regular part of your wardrobe routine. They are cozy and ideal for fall weather or cool summer evenings. A pullover in a white, black, or neutral color is an excellent choice for teaming with your camo pants, and you can opt for a snug fit or an oversized piece for added comfort.

If you want to add a nice contrast to your camouflage bottoms, wear a denim jacket, preferably a blue denim piece. The two items are effortless to throw on if you want to dress casually or create a laid-back look regardless of the occasion. You can introduce a pair of boots, sandals, or sneakers to your ensemble.

That doesn’t even scratch the surface of what camo pants can be styled or worn with. You can wear your camo pair with a white button-down, a sweatshirt, a graphic tee, an open cardigan, a neutral-colored t-shirt, or even a polo shirt. The styling possibilities are endless!

Women’s clothing trends: Go Bold with PinkWomen's clothing trends

While the summery weather will give many bold color trends, like purple, neon green, and orange, pink will undoubtedly be the year’s hue of choice. For example, at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, our favorite celebrities like Billy Porter and Saweetie rocked many different shades of pink. Just take a peek at the color palettes of the leading designers and brands, and you will see that the color is abundant.

When it comes to wearing pink, it’s crucial to experiment a little with your style. If you are not afraid of monochromatic styling, dare to dress in pink from head to toe this spring, summer, or fall. Consider pairing a pink dress or pants with a fuchsia top and finish the ensemble with a cute pair of espadrilles in bold color.

But don’t be afraid to think outside the box; let pink do its magic. You could opt for a simple pair of hot pink leggings or sweatpants. Or, you could add a little pizzazz to your outfit by rocking a funky print. One of our favorite hot pink styles has to be patterned sets (which are also in this year).

At the very least, you need to add a few pink shirts or tank tops to your wardrobe for the rest of the year. You can wear a black denim mini-dress with a pink shirt, a savvy combo worth integrating into your everyday off-duty styling routine. Introduce a hat plus a hot pink leather handbag, and you will find yourself set for any casual affair.

Business ComfortWomen’s Clothing Trends

Business comfort is the women’s clothing trend that will get you ready for office life. The best of us are still getting used to in-office workdays after spending many months working from home in sweats, pajamas, and whatnot. We must level up our work attire while striving to keep our outfits fashionable and comfy.

No worries, today’s fashion trends have got you covered. The latest and trendy work outfits are built around business comfort, known as work leisure. So, you should be ready to trade in your work-from-home sweatpants, joggers, and other casual comfort pieces for office-ready yet comfortable items like wide-leg pants and easy sheath dresses.

As for styling, you should pair these business comfort pieces with a structured coat, blazer, or coat and a pair of pointed pumps for a more polished look. If you have been working from home for a while, use these clothing pieces as your opportunity to show off your fashion credentials and make a statement.

Opt for bold, bright colors like pink, red, and orange, or lean towards daring prints that will help truly express your style and personality. Think colorful stripes, polka dots, checks, plaids, and other office-friendly patterns.

Skirt SuitsWomen’s Clothing Trends

This year, skirt suits are also having a profound moment according to what we see celebrities wearing and see on fashion runways. If your mom, auntie, or grandma worked in an office in the 1980s, she probably wore similar outfits, and they might have a few hand-me-downs in their closets that a tailor or seamstress can update.

When buying new, you want to play with patterns and textures to help give the appearance a modern twist. For instance, you can whip up a skirt suit look by pairing structured Gingham shorts and a structured gingham blazer. When off-duty, you can drop the shorts for a beautiful pair of skinny black jeans if you want to look casual and edgy without spending too much time on your outfit.

Oversized, Button-Down ShirtsWomen’s Clothing Trends

Again, loose-fitting, comfort-driven styles are all the rage right now. You can stay in vogue by adding oversized styles, like button-down shirts, to your wardrobe, and thankfully, you can wear button-down shirts for casual weekend affairs and office workdays. The style comes in a dizzying array of bright, warm weather-ready hues such as pink, green, yellow, and orange and faithful classics like white, gray, and beige.

White short-sleeved button-down shirts work best when paired with flare jeans or wide-leg pants. In either case, the pair creates a nice getup worth including in your off-duty routine. Introduce a pair of white or black leather loafers into your ensemble to add an extra dimension to your outfit.

A button-down shirt forms an excellent duo with an embroidered full dress or skirt. The two pieces will help you look stylish and feel confident on a budget. A pair of bright-colored leather pumps are a classic route with footwear, and a black leather tote bag is a must-have.

Americana AestheticAmericana Aesthetic

One of our favorite (and most patriotic) women’s clothing trends you don’t want to miss this year is the Americana aesthetic. It’s the ultimate fashion trend for everything Americans love about summer, the beach, the 4th of July, the endless flow of backyard BBQs, and it comes in a bundle of classic pastels & prints!

This fashion trend draws heavily from the iconic prints we know and adore, ranging from checkerboard and gingham to stripes and even florals. Of course, we cannot leave out our vintage shades, including cream, faded blues, and dusty reds.

If you want to integrate the Americana aesthetic into your wardrobe this year, pay particular attention to classic American colors like bright white, midnight blue, and salsa red. As far as fabrics go, nothing says American quite like cotton, chambray, and linen, not to mention they give that airy and breathable feel you need for summer styling.

Women’s clothing trends: Conclusion

Now that you know which women’s clothing trends you need to add to your wardrobe this year, it’s time to go shopping. Remember, textures, bold prints, and bright colors like pink are part of this year’s clothing choices, but don’t be afraid to think outside of the box!

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