Rent the Runway style director shares her Spring/Summer 2022 trend report

2022 Trends

2022 Trends

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In The Know sat down with Blaire Walsh, style director at Rent the Runway, to discuss spring and summer trends for 2022. Blaire has been with the company for over 12 years and is a natural fashionista.

Keep reading for six trends that Walsh is forecasting for this new year.

Trend from 2021 that’s here to stay:
Nods to Nostalgia

Calling all of our ’90s babies for a nod to nostalgia: “Thanks to the Gen Zers and TikTok, Y2K fashion is officially back. It’s a full-on revival of ’90s pop star style. Channel Britney, Christina and Destiny’s Child to nail this continuing trend,” Walsh told In The Know. Think bright crops, low-rise track pants and cargo denim.

RTR Designers on trend: House of Sunny, Sandy Liang, Marni, TheOpen Product, LNA, Coperni, Staud, Rokh, Monse, Andamane, Retrofête

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New trend for Spring:
Surf Chic

It’s time to grab your surfboard because this next trend is all about being surf chic. Wear your bikini top as a shirt, and style with a Bermuda button-up. Walsh says, “Kate Bosworth in channel Blue Crush because this trend is all about being a bada** beach babe.”

RTR Designers on trend: Just Bee Queen, Jonathan Simkhai, Andamane, Cult Gaia, Victor Glemaud, Nanushka, Nicole Miller, Scotch & Soda, Rixo, Sandro

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2022’s most coveted bag style:
Handbags all about color

Handbags this season are about functionality, style and bold colors. “Brands are taking classic silhouettes and adding a funky twist. From small- to medium-sized in bright, bold colors mixed with earth tones and chain accents, these handheld moments are making a splash,” Walsh explained.

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3 additional trends Blaire is forecasting

  1. Get a taste of the rainbow over the next six months with Solar Powered Color: Think monochromatic hues worn head to toe, minimal jewelry and electric brights.

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2. Regal Resurgence: Channel your favorite bridgerton character with style inspired by British fashion during the 19th century. “Regency is all about femininity, style and class,” Walsh told us. Designers such as Self Portrait, Caroline Constas, and LoveShackFancy all offer feminine and exquisite pieces, all available at RTR.

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3. Cool, Calm, and Coordinated: Look put together while also staying on trend with a fun matching set. Whether you’re dressing for work, a night out with the girls or an intimate dinner party, two-piece sets are the way to go.

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If you enjoyed this article, check out this guide to refreshing your makeup for 2022!

The post Rent the Runway style director shares her Spring/Summer 2022 trend report appeared first on In The Know.

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