It’s Official, These Are the Most Wanted Fashion Items of 2022 So Far

We may not know much about what the rest of 2022 will hold, but when it comes to what you’ll be wearing we’re pretty confident making some predictions. We’re almost half way through the year now (how did that happen?!) and since our day jobs involve a lot of scrolling through the best outfits on social media, keeping check on the latest street style and analysing the new season’s catwalks, it puts us in a rather good position for keeping on top of trends and, of course, cult items. 

And while the last few years has us inevitably worrying about things changing around us so quickly— we’re here to bring some certainty for the summer ahead when it comes to levelling up your wardrobe confidently. Beginning with reporting on the twelve most-wanted items in fashion right now. 

Whether you’re in need of some inspiration to rediscover items in your own wardrobe, or are considering which pieces are really worth investing in this year, the list below should help. 

These trending pieces are perfect for freshening up your wardrobe instantly, especially the likes of Hermès’ Chypre sandals and COS’s slick tailoring. But, of course, we’ve only included pieces we truly think will stand the test of time— not only adding kudos to your wardrobe right now, but holding a cherished place in it for many years to come. 

Keep scrolling and you’ll find the twelve items that are like fashion gold dust right now (so there’s no time to waste)… 

Style Notes: The oversized blazer trend shows no sign of waning, and since The Frankie Shop has always been known to produce the best, it’s unsurprising their slouchy styles are top of every fashion person’s wish list this year. 

Style Notes:Thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker sporting Norma Kamali’s one-shoulder Diana dress as Carrie on the set of ‘And Just Like That…’, interest in the label that first designed this dress in 1970 has peaked. Plus, ruching is a huge trend for SS22 so the dress, which comes in lots of different colours, ticks plenty of boxes for the new year ahead. 

Style Notes: Senior Editor of Who What Wear, Kristen Nichols, named these seriously special slingbacks as one of the next major designer It shoes. With the amount of attention they’ve been getting from the fashion crowd already, we have to agree they have the potential to be the hottest accessory of 2022 and beyond. 

Style Notes: To be honest, it doesn’t really matter what you choose to invest in from Totême in 2022, because the whole collection is sought after by fashion’s insiders. Pick the style your heart beats fastest for, and enjoy. But it’s these silk trousers in particular, that are guaranteed to make a splash this summer. Timeless and beautifully made, you can always be confident you’re making a clever investment when it comes to Totême.

Style Notes: With a whole host of celebrity fans, from Bella Hadid to Maisie Williams, Coperni is set to be one of the buzziest brands of 2022. Its Swipe bag is proving to be the latest ‘in the know’ handbag already. 

Style Notes: Not all of the trending items right now are from high end designers. Like so many influencers already, we haven’t been able to stop thinking about COS’s perfect tailoring (especially the heavenly trousers) since their first catwalk last September which showcased lots of it. And since most of the suiting is super classic, this is one investment you’ll be able to turn to way into the future. 

Style Notes: Fashion insiders have been wearing Sir dresses for a while now, but the lace-trimmed Willa gown looks set to reach cult status in 2022. It’s already sold out in many places despite us being in the midst of winter still, probably because it’s so timelessly elegant— so if you’ve thought about investing in it you might want to move quickly.

Style Notes: We’re calling it: Hermès’ Chypre sandals will overtake Chanel’s dad sandals in 2022 as the most-wanted summer footwear in fashion circles. 

Style Notes: Prada is the latest designer to bring out a beautiful raffia bag. Its logo tote was seen on the arms of fashion girls towards the end of summer 2021, and for 2022 the brand plans to launch a whole array of woven styles in sunny pastel shades. Get ready to see them a lot.

Style Notes: Like it or not, Birkenstock clogs are sticking around. The comfort-first, slip on shoes have been spotted on so many influencers, but when Kendall Jenner was spotted pairing them with her wedding-guest outfit at the nuptials of Kourtney and Travis recently, their place at the top of fashion’s most wanted shoes list was cemented (and caused them to be sold out basically everywhere). Never mind Chanel sandals, Prada loafers or Valentino platforms— just get yourself a pair of these and you’re set. 

Style Notes: As luxury handbags go, Balenciaga’s Classic City has long been one of the all time greats. The updated Neo version was the number one most-wanted product in the last quarter of 2021 according to global fashion shopping platform Lyst and demand shows no sign of slowing down. 

Style Notes: Of course Nensi Dojaka’s stringy ‘naked’ tops had to make it onto this list. There’s been so much buzz around this brand in fashion circles since her first catwalk show last September but 2022 will be the year we see everyone actually wearing these perfect out-out tops. 

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