8 Spring Runway Trends You Need in Your Wardrobe ASAP

8 Spring Runway Trends You Need in Your Wardrobe ASAP

Finally! Spring is approaching fast. The spring 2022 runways served as a sizable preview for the dynamic season ahead. Colors got much, much brighter as a nod to the dose of optimism expected to come this spring. Designers got crafty, bringing in crochet and other DIY-inspired details to the shows. Workwear re-introduced itself as the world prepares for a collective shift out of loungewear and back into the office. Things also got a little daring as skirts got shorter, heels got higher, and fabrics that exposed a little more than bargained for debuted on the runway. Viewers were also given a blast to the past as the best of the decade’s trends reemerged. Nostalgia came flooding back onto the runway with the resurgence of Y2K styles, as well as through the free spirit of the ’70s psychedelic prints. 

As far as greetings go, this fresh set of extravagant trends is just the way to introduce a new season. As winter slowly withers, what better way to get excited for the warmer days ahead than with a little shopping? Here are some more of the spring 2022 runway trends and pieces that you’ll want to keep on your radar and put in your wardrobe ASAP!

01. The Brighter the Better

Ditch the pastel hues, the vibes this season are vibrant! This spring is all about a dose of optimism through bright and bold colors. Hot pink, bright blue, lime green, neon yellow…the list goes on. 

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Princess Polly Arizona Mini Dress

Stand out and shine bright in the stunning bright orange dress ($55) from Princess Polly.

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Princess Polly Midnight Top

This hot pink top ($40) is so hot!

02. Y2K is Here to Stay

Who doesn’t love a good blast to the past? The resurgence of Y2K is here to stay as everyone seems to share a mutual love for early 2000s nostalgia — designers and celebrities included! Blumarine released the collection of our 2000s dreams complete with all the key items; low-rise bottoms, baby tees, butterfly crop tops, ruffled dresses, and LOTS of glitter. 

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Cider 13 Going on 30 Multi-Color Cut-Out Dress

Nothing is more indicative of the early 2000s than a good rom-com. You can get Jenna Rink’s iconic dress from 13 Going On 30 here ($20).

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Cider Butterfly Denim Halter Mini

This dress ($34) is an absolute Y2K denim dream that will give everyone butterflies!

03. Kaleidoscope of Color

Psychedelic prints are swirling into spring! Brandon Maxwell, Emilio Pucci, and Stella McCartney have put a bit of groove back into the runway through their spring collections for 2022. Designs incorporating the abstract prints synonymous with the free spirit of the ’70s were a big hit with designers and are sure to be everywhere this spring. 

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Pretty Little Thing Blue Abstract Stripe Printed Slinky Cross Front Key Hole Long Sleeve Crop Top

Get your groove on in this Pretty Little Thing abstract print crop top ($28). 

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Pretty Little Thing Multi Swirl Print Plunge Bodycon Dress

Stand out from the crowd in a kaleidoscope of colors with this ’70s inspired mini dress ($42). 

04. Peek-a-Boo Sheers

A little goes a long way. Super sheer fabrics made a bold appearance through dresses, tops, and bottoms on the spring runway. You can show as much (or as little) as you want with the sudden surge of sheer. Add some strategic layers to cover things up while still remaining on trend this spring. 

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Missguided Tall Taupe Sheer Crinkle Extreme Oversized Shirt

Test the waters of the sheer trend by layering your spring looks with a semi-see through button-up shirt ($43).

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Carli Bybel x Missguided Lilac Mesh One Shoulder Ruched Mini Dress

Show just the right amount with this lilac mini dress ($61) perfect for spring. 

05. Getting Crafty

This upcoming season, it’s all in the crafted details. Crochet details have us all hooked, adding texturized fun to the spring runway. Crochet popped up on the runway in bikini tops, summer dresses, cropped cardigans, bags, and more. This trend also offers the possibility of a fun DIY moment and who knows, maybe a newly discovered hobby?

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Princess Polly Daisy Girl Top

This crochet Daisy Girl top ($48) from Princess Polly is definitely festival-approved.

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Showpo Cherelle Crochet Two Piece Set

What’s more fun for spring than a colorful crochet two-piece set ($70)?

 06. A  Little Elevation

As we step into spring, platform shoes are back (and the chunkier the better.) Celebrities like Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and Devon Lee Carlson have been seen sporting the upcoming season’s hottest shoes. Swap those winter boots for some sky-high heels and elevate your spring outfit!

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ASOS DESIGN Nix High Platform Heeled Sandals  

Stand tall and proud in these statement orange platform heels ($68).

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Public Desire Truce Platform High Heel Sandals in Lime Swirl Print

These sky-high sandals ($42) check off two spring trends in one go: platform heels and swirly, psychedelic prints!

07. The Power is in the Suit

As many make a break from WFH, ditching their loungewear, the power suit comes back in full swing on the trend pendulum. Keep it business casual with a relaxed fit suit during the day. Opt for bold colors to make an office statement or ditch the trousers for a skirt to dress things up. Pair your suit with the bra top, (another key spring trend hot off the runway) for the perfect night out look. The options are endless when it comes to having a power play in a power suit. 

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Lulus Taking Charge Pink Blazer

This light pink, linen-like blazer ($58) is giving off major Elle Woods vibes!

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Lulus Taking Charge Pink Wide-Leg Trouser Pants

And you can’t forget the matching suit pants ($54), too!

08. Magnetizing Metallics

Tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes — oh my! Metallics found an in at every point of the spring runways. Designers such as Tom Ford, Gucci, and Fendi have led the way to a magnetic attraction to metallic — making things a whole lot shinier for the spring ahead.

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More to Come Courtney Halter Mini Dress

Need the perfect formal dress? This silky, shiny purple mini ($68) is perfect for dancing the night away.

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Superdown Tamia Asymmetrical Mini Dress

All eyes will be on you during your next night out thanks to the metallic finish of this fiery red dress ($72).