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The sun is out, hemlines are rising, and bright, bold colors are dominating the streets. It can mean only one thing: Spring 2022 fashion trends are finally here. Time to pack up gray knits and tuck away those wool trousers—the clothing that will carry you through the spring 2022 season has an upbeat, offbeat quality to it.

Seen at runway shows from New York to Tokyo, the trends of spring 2022 embrace vibrancy and joy. At Tory Burch, bold stripes in black and white—some cut with a flash of grassy green—signaled a new quirky order. Prada and Chanel put swimsuits and short-shorts on the catwalk, proving that beachwear can be ready-to-wear, while Marine Serre and Dries Van Noten revived the popcorn tops of the ’90s to bring some fun into our closets.

Here, Vogue is breaking down the eight trends you need to know for spring 2022 and how to get the look.

Tory Burch looks. Cynthia Rowley pants.Photographed by Xiangyu Liu, Vogue, March 2022
Carolina Herrera dress and Monse cardigan. Studio One Eighty Nine hat.Photographed by Xiangyu Liu, Vogue, March 2022
Courrèges dress and earrings. Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas watch. Maria Black earring, Jennifer Fisher cuffs. Bottega Veneta rings. Video by Tess Ayano 

Don’t Change Your Stripes

Optical, black-and-white stripes from Courrèges and Tory Burch breathe new life into neutral colors. Try pairing these graphic pieces with even bolder knits and accessories, like white tights and colorful hair accessories, for a mesmerizing and revitalizing look.

Tory Burch pleated color-block midi-dress

Carolina Herrera contrast panel minidress

Bottega Veneta striped V-neck ribbed top

Midheaven Denim Stella striped flare pants

Monse stripe oversize hooded wool cardigan

Carolina Herrera strapless contrast panel A-line gown

Dries Van Noten dress.Photographed by Zoë Ghertner, Vogue, March 2022

Embrace Popcorn Texture

Micro-textures might not seem universally flattering, but in the hands of new-guard designers like Chet Lo, bubbly knitwear is positively chic. In pastel colors and delicate patterns, these voluminous pieces work best with minimal styling—let the texture do the talking.

Dries Van Noten popcorn-textured viscose midi-dress

Chet Lo Maul textured woven top

Bottega Veneta chenille bouclé minidress

Marine Serre spliced mix-print popcorn knit mini dress

Acne Studios satin-trimmed ruched cotton shirt

Dries Van Noten Saturn smocked cotton skirt

Moschino dress, Polo Ralph Lauren dress, and Versace shoes. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini top and dress.Photographed by Xiangyu Liu, Vogue, March 2022
Photographed by Xiangyu Liu for Vogue, March 2022

Trust That More is More

There is no print too bold for spring 2022. Loewe’s blurred tie-dye and Proenza Schouler’s abstracted zebra patterns are just two ways to give your wardrobe an injection of new energy and levity. When in doubt, add another bright color or maximalist print to a look—it will be a conversation starter at the season’s parties.

Dries Van Noten Jezebel oversized knit cardigan

Proenza Schouler zebra jacquard cotton and silk skirt

Polo Ralph Lauren striped waffle-knit henley dress

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini wave-print knitted dress

Loewe printed ribbed stretch-jersey tank

Wales Bonner women’s Sunrise wrap skirt

Versace top, skirt, earrings, and shoes.Directed by Bardia Zeinali

Think Short—Really Short

The miniskirt is here to stay. By now you know the khaki Miu Miu mini that has ruled the season, but have you considered the Prada satin style with a five-foot train? Or the Saint Laurent tweedy number with a faux-fur hem? What about Versace’s slinky lime one with a sexy slit? There is no shortage of options in stores; just trust that you will find the magical right mini for you.

Paco Rabanne sequin mini skirt

Versace pin-detailed leather mini skirt

Saint Laurent faux fur-trimmed checked wool-blend bouclé mini skirt

Prada double satin miniskirt

Loewe asymmetric sequined stretch-knit mini skirt

Maryam Nassir Zadeh orange bisou skirt

Prada jacket and dress.Photographed by Ethan James Green, Vogue, March 2022
Rodarte dress. Prada shoes.Photographed by Ethan James Green, Vogue, March 2022

Let Florals Grow on You

Why wear floral prints when you can wear three-dimensional blossoms that drip off collars, hems, and hip bones? Rodarte does it best with textural blooms that bring the wild beauty of nature to life in fashion.

Ganni embellished mini skirt

Oscar de la Renta Magnolia guipure dress

Zimmermann Postcard midi skirt

Ashish fuzzy flower embroidered-organza dress

Miu Miu silk and wool skirt

Loewe jacket and pants.Photographed by Larissa Hofmann, Vogue, March 2022

Go Casual With Color-Block Jackets

Leather jackets, dark blazers, and denim chore coats will never go out of style—so why don’t you experiment with a color-block track jacket or bomber this spring? In shades of cobalt (from Loewe) or hot pink (courtesy of Valentino), the style has an arty new look that’s more suited for a trip to the museum than the sports field.

Dries Van Noten paneled cloqué bomber jacket

Loewe bomber jacket in silk and polyester

Sacai color-block short-sleeve jacket

Celine windbreaker in lightweight nylon

Balenciaga women’s Sporty B tracksuit jacket in black

Valentino padded faille bomber jacket

Rick Owens one-shoulder dress. Eres swimsuit.Photographed by Zoë Ghertner, Vogue, March 2022

Channel Your Holey Spirit

Latticed knitwear offers the best of both worlds: It’s warm enough for springtime breezes but still allows for optimal sun exposure. Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and more are purposefully punching out their sweaters to show a little skin. Wear yours with a maxiskirt and sleek sandals for a long, lean look.

Rick Owens distressed open-knit cashmere and wool-blend sweater

Dion Lee crochet-knit turtleneck maxi dress

Raf Simons color-blocked open-knit mohair-blend sweater

Puppets & Puppets hand-knit open-back maxi dress

Stella McCartney textured mesh knit sweater

Acne Studios Komiko ladder-stitch midi skirt