Spring 2022 is here, which means we can pack up our winter sweaters and start airing out our warm-weather wardrobes. The trend cycle is coming full circle once again, with ’90s and 2000s motifs sprinkled across our Instagram timelines. But there are some staple pieces that are crucial to include in your wardrobe this season if you want to stay on top of the trends.
You still have some time to plan your outfits. Start with a little colour-pop spring style inspo via Victoria Hui on Slice.ca’s TikTok below, and then look no further than our list of 10 in-style spring trends you’re bound to see this season for outfit inspiration.
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Make way for the big bag
Big bags are back in a big way. Although canvas tote bags, like the iconic New Yorker bag, have always been a fan favourite, large bags are making their way onto runways this year from designers like Brandon Maxwell and Bottega Veneta. This practical yet fashionable piece will be a staple this spring.
Everyday Split Leather Tote Bag, Zara, $129.
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Military liner jackets are the new staple
Everyone needs a spring jacket. A light versatile piece that works with almost every outfit. A military liner jacket is all that and more. Plus, they are a great layering piece to reintroduce into your wardrobe come the fall season.
Quilted Liner Jacket, Abercrombie & Fitch, $136.
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A nod to John Wayne: western boots are all the rage
In 2021, we saw dresses being styled with boots, and this style was a great way to wear your favourite dresses. But this spring season, the trend is evolving to include some western flare. The best part about western boots is that they come in all shapes, sizes, and colours to best match the vibe of your wardrobe.
Women’s Embroidered Modern Western Cowboy Boot, Amazon.ca, $51 – $171.
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When it comes to jeans, make way for low-rise
Y2K fashion has been growing in popularity since 2020, so it is no surprise that low-rise jeans have come back into fashion. Although they can be a little intimidating, we love a little nostalgia. Brands like Alexander Wang and Maison Margiela have featured them on their runways, which means it’s time to get your hands on a pair. It’s the best way to channel your inner Paris and Nicole.
Low-Rise ‘90s Straight Jean, American Eagle, $65.
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Show off those legs with dress shorts
Denim shorts have been in style for a long time. But distressed hems may be a thing of the past. Dress shorts are versatile as you can dress them up and dress them down. Plus, they come in a ton of different fabrics, from satin to tweed, and different colours so you can express yourself with your bottoms too. These shorts are a sophisticated twist on a classic silhouette and are perfect for the spring season.
Wifred Effortless 5” Short, Aritzia, $98.
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Bra tops are the new cropped tops
Everyone loves a cropped top. They work with every outfit as a great layering piece over long sleeve shirts or just on their own. We saw graphic cropped tops last spring, but this time around they are being transformed in a smaller way. Bra tops have been seen on Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, which means they are going to be everywhere this season. Channel your favourite #Karjenner this spring with these tops.
Out From Under Cozy Up Seamless Convertible Bra Top, Urban Outfitters, $34.
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Invest in a maxi skirt for some versatility
We all love a dress, but maxi skirts are coming into style and we’re excited. Especially for the spring, maxi skirts are great because you can style them with a cropped top for the warmer days, or a cute sweater for the chillier ones. Plus, they look fashionable with a dad-style sneaker or a delicate heel.
Long Skirt, H&M, $60.
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It’s all about socks and sandals
Usually, this combo is quite controversial. But it is now becoming a chic trendy statement worn by models and influencers like Emma Chamberlain. Pair a white pair of socks with a unique pair of slides or Birkenstocks, with dresses or shorts this spring. It’s a great way to break out your sandals while also keeping your toes warm.
Squeezy Slide Sandal, Nordstrom, $40.
Hanes Ankle Socks, Amazon.ca, $12-$36.
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Channel the sixteenth century with corset tops
Originating in the Renaissance era in Europe, these tops are making their way back into fashion this spring, in 2022. Rest assured, this new style will be a modern take on the original (and is guaranteed to be more comfortable). They flatter the waist, the bust and are size-inclusive. Perfect for a night out with friends, or under a blazer for work, these tops are going to be everywhere this spring season.
Karina Faux Leather Corset, Garage, $35.
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Make a statement with your sunglasses
Sunglasses have always been iconic accessories, but this spring they are coming into style in a new way. These sunglasses have chunky frames and rectangular or oval lenses for a futuristic feel. Also, a great thing about these is that you can pair them with any outfit to keep your wardrobe fresh and trendy.
New Sensation Rectangular Sunglasses, Free People, $26.
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