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SS22 Trend Report

Take your wardrobe to the next level with new season looks fresh from the runway.

1970s inspired fashion arranged as a peace sign
Clockwise, from top: Ted Baker Trousers, £150; Gucci Sunglasses, £255 at John Lewis & Partners; Pull&Bear Scarf, £39.99; & Other Stories Clogs, £100; Zara Scarf, £12.99; & Other Stories Skirt, £175; Monki Necklace, £5; Monsoon Dress, £50; Zara Shorts, £27.99; & Other Stories Skirt, £65; AND/OR Blouse, £59 at John Lewis & Partners; River Island Platforms, £50; River Island Waistcoat, £45; New Look Trousers, £19.99; Reiss Bag, £198; River Island Dress, £35; AllSaints Jacket, £399; Coach 1941 Bag, £750; Monki Waistcoat, £40 Centre: The White Company Bag, £75; Monki Hairclip, £6

Peace Out

Seventies-inspired fashion has been having a moment of late, but this summer is when the trend really hits its bell-bottom-swinging stride. We were digging the psychedelic prints at Brandon Maxwell, while crochet tops were de rigueur at Missoni. Channel your inner hippie with a pair of super-wide flares, chunky platforms and wild floral prints. Think big, bold and groovy baby.

Stripes inspired fashion
First row, from left: Arket T-Shirt, £19; Stradivarius Skirt, £17.99; Dune London Espadrilles, £80 Second row, from left: Accessorize Hairband, £10; Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Shorts, £80; Zara Dress, £45.99; Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, £253 at Sunglass Hut; Marks & Spencer Dress, £29.50; Accessorize Earrings, £7.99; AND/OR Blouse, £59 at John Lewis & Partners Third row, from left: Pull&Bear Top, £19.99; TK Maxx Trousers, £19.99; Stradivarius Bandana (pack of 2), £12.99; Stradivarius Shirt, £22.99; Reiss Tote, £158 Fourth row, from left: Gant Belt, £70; Uniqlo Vest Top, £9.90

Strokes of Genius

Designers everywhere were quite literally falling in line with a smorgasbord of stripes for SS22, from thick monochrome bands at Courrèges to vertical streaks at Jil Sander. Thankfully, stripes are an easy win when it comes to your wardrobe. Dip your toe in the trend with a classic Breton tee or go for all-over clashing lines to really make your mark.

Colourful clothes with a model overlaid
First row, from left: Reiss Dress, £238; H&M Studio Boots, £99.99; New Look Cardigan, £23.99; Marks & Spencer Shirt, £29.50; Arket Blazer, £135 Second row, from left: Coach 1941 Handbag, £325; Zara Top, £25.99; Arket Shirt, £55; Reiss Shorts, £110; Kurt Geiger Mules, £99; Monki Blouse, £30 Third row, from left: H&M Mules, £24.99; Reiss Dress, £228; Ted Baker Dress, £195; & Other Stories Blouse, £65; Gant Sweater, £89; & Other Stories Earrings, £17; Uniqlo Dress, £34.90; Monki Bag, £20 Fourth row, from left: Zara Skirt, £29.99; H&M Shirtdress, £19.99; Arket Bag, £99; Weekday Dress, £35; Zara Trousers, £29.99; Stradivarius Hat, £19.99; John Lewis & Partners Jumper, £45; Zara Trainers, £49.99 Fifth row, from left: River Island Jacket, £46; Reiss Top, £148; Armani Exchange Top, £105; Zara Shorts, £29.99; Stradivarius Slingbacks, £72.99; Marks & Spencer Dress, £29.50

Colour Clash

From juicy tangerine hues to vivid fuchsias, super-bright tones saturated the runways this season. Designers went into full-on clash mode. Gucci led the way with a palette of emerald green, lime and pillar box red, David Koma was pretty in pink and Emporio Armani threw out the ‘blue and green must never be seen’ adage and did just that. Brave.

Pastel 2000’s inspired fashion with a model
‘2’ shape, from top: Coach Bag, £395; Kurt Geiger Trainers, £119; Loewe Sunglasses, £340 at Sunglass Hut; H&M Skirt, £79.99; River Island Trousers, £46; Hollister Hoodie, £39; River Island Dress, £110; Zara Top, £29.99; Pull&Bear Trousers, £29.99; Accessorize Earrings, £8; Hollister Trousers, £35 ‘K’ shape, from top: Stradivarius Boots, £79.99; Burberry Sunglasses, £233 at Sunglass Hut; H&M Studio Bodysuit, £29.99; Carvela Bag, £119; & Other Stories Earrings, £17; H&M Studio Jeans, £79.99; Carvela Stilettos, £149

Noughtie But Nice

Step back to Y2K with dangerously low-slung jeans, bandeau tops and (whisper it) velour. If you weren’t there the first time around then you’re in for a treat. Take inspiration from Blumarine, who proved that statement denim, rimless glasses and a teeny bag are all you need to conquer the trend. Failing that, look to The Simple Life-era Paris Hilton, the undisputed queen of noughties fashion.

Purple coloured 2000’s inspired fashion
Clockwise, from top: H&M Earrings, £6.99; Marks & Spencer Jacket, £55; Weekday Shirt, £30; Bershka Blouse, £19.99; Miu Miu Sunglasses, £272 at John Lewis & Partners; Uniqlo Skirt, £34.90; Reiss Skirt, £128; GUESS Tote, £405; Next Dress, £42.99; H&M x Iris Apfel Jacket, £299; Dune London Stilettos, £95; Zara Jeans, £29.99; BOSS Sunglasses, £129

Purple Reign

Haven’t heard of ‘Very Peri’? You soon will. Named Pantone’s Colour of the Year, it’s a dynamic periwinkle shade that is bold and unashamedly uplifting. Hot on its heels, purple was seen in many guises on the catwalk, from punchy pigments at Valentino to dreamy lilacs at Simone Rocha, there’s an iteration of Very Peri for both lavender lovers and shrinking violets alike.

Black leather jackets and a model
From top: Whistles Jacket, £369 at John Lewis & Partners; Zara Biker Jacket, £49.99; H&M Jacket, £59.99; Armani Exchange Jacket, £369; Ted Baker Jacket, £395; Reiss* Kaja Jacket, £378; BOSS Jacket, £389; AllSaints Cropped Jacket, £299; Stradivarius Faux Leather Jacket, £39.99; John Lewis & Partners Biker Jacket, £229

Grease is the Word

The classic leather biker jacket rarely goes out of fashion, but sometimes it makes its presence felt with a deafening motorcycle roar. Take this season for example, leather was in full-throttle on the runways, from studded styles at Dolce & Gabbana to heavily quilted accentuated shoulders at Prada. Whatever your inclination, we guarantee the biker will keep your engine running through 2022.

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