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 halfway 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, checking in on the latest street style and analysing the new season’s runways, 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 have 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 12 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’s 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 also holding a cherished place in it for many years to come. 

Keep scrolling, and you’ll find the 12 items that are like fashion gold 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: Of course, Loewe’s tank had to make it onto this list. It’s the perfect example of less is more. There’s been so much buzz around this simple piece since we saw it on the S/S 22 runway, and of course, the white sold out instantly. But the orange has just landed, and we love it arguably even more. 

Style Notes:Earlier this year, the senior editor of Who What Wear, Kristen Nichols, named these seriously special slingbacks as one of the next major designer It shoes, and she was on to something. With fashion fans from Alexa Chung to Pernille Teisbaek, they’re well on their way to becoming the hottest accessory of 2022. 

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 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. Every piece from the brand is timeless and beautifully made, so you can always be confident you’re making a clever investment when it comes to Totême.

Style Notes: With a whole host of fashion fans, from Ashley Olsen to Monikh Dale, Dragon Diffusion’s woven leather bags are handcrafted by artisans and proving to be summer’s most popular style among those in the know. 

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 the brand’s first runway 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 has reached cult status in 2022. It’s already sold out in many places, 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’s Chypre sandals will overtake Chanel’s sporty sandals in summer 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 has launched a whole array of woven styles in sunny pastel shades. Get ready to see them a lot.

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 S/S 22 so the dress, which comes in lots of different colours, ticks plenty of boxes for the year ahead. 

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 sell 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 shoes go, Chanel’s new padded flip-flops are up there with the most covetable. No doubt they’re the most-wanted sandal of the summer but also probably the hardest to get hold of. Keep an eye out on Vestiaire Collective, and you should be rewarded, though. 

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