Now that the coldest days of winter are behind us, it’s time to focus on spring 2022 fashion trends, which usually ushers a breath of fresh air into my closet. While my transitional uniform is fairly basic—a trench coat, colorful Breton stripes, my beat-up Converse sneakers— I know I can count on a new viral trend to dominate the internet, and in turn, influence me. Yes, even the most committed capsule wardrobe evangelist can buy those pop-punk platform boots she saw on Olivia Rodrigo.
Whether it be on the runway or in paparazzi shots of our favorite celebs, replicating spring 2022 fashion trends can be daunting if you don’t have the right formula to follow. Long gone are the days of expert trend forecasters looking at the catwalk and determining what’s going to be “in”—instead, cool stars, influencers, and everyday people exert just as much influence as a major designer when it comes to setting a stylistic tone for the season.
As life slowly begins to creep back into the “somewhat normal” category, take comfort in the fact that some things never changed at all: florals, still, are not groundbreaking for spring, but these 16 fashion trends are.
Add an extra height-boost for the days where you need to feel extra powerful. Whether it be via thick clogs, sneakers, or boots, seemingly every retailer and designer has made their own fashionable version of stilts. The best part about spring is the versatility, and unlike other footwear options that can only be paired with a certain type of look, platforms practically go with everything.