As the world returned to normalcy, so did the runways for spring and summer '22. Like the rest of us, design houses were so happy to move beyond two years of "covid crazy" that collections took on an air of easy playfulness. One step inside the 13,000 sq. ft. space of True Fashionistas, Southwest Florida's largest lifestyle consignment store, and you'll get that feeling as well, but we digress…
As fashion expert Lianne Wiggins recently pointed out, we are living through "the anything-goes mood of now," meaning that the old idea of things being "in" or "out" is in itself redundant. You can be as wild and adventurous or as basic as you like with your spring 2022 trends. Doing what you want is IN, baby!
SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS – BOLD, VIBRANT COLORS
Labels are experimenting with eclectic colors and unique prints more than ever before, showcasing the feel-good vibe of the season. Valentino's runways were screaming Fuschia and bright green minis, while Proenza Schouler showcased maxis in shades ranging from bright yellow and light blue to textured fringe pieces in orange. Especially not to be missed is their True Fashionista tiered abstract floral midi with braided halter neck in tasteful yellow/blue floral print. Not to be outdone, Banana Republic offers up their line of exciting colors, including their bright peony pink wrap mini dress and pleated one-shoulder mini dress in electric yellow.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS – MAXI SKIRTS
Just as maxi dresses are a big part of the trend carrying bold colors, maxi skirts are hot for spring and summer just for being what they are! The trend is already filtering into stores like True Fashionistas, Naples' best consignment store, particularly when complemented by pull-on ribbed jersey and knit options, which act as an easy base for creative layering and cool tops or jackets. Carolina Herrera offers a silk maxi ball skirt. You know you'll be the belle of it in this number! Givenchy's black slip maxi can go throwback 90s, while an orange floral print maxi from Lulus is perfect for an afternoon garden event or everyday wear.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS – LOW-KEY LUXURY
We are also experiencing a rise in interesting, super-luxe, but wearable minimalistic wardrobe staples. Think of it as understated yet gorgeous quality basics that can be worn for years. Victoria Beckham, for example, showcased an oversized shirt for spring/summer in mellow blue to significant audience approval. Another hot item emerging is high-rise wide-leg cady pants from The Row. Pair them with your favorite beige or cream color trench coat for an instant high-end look. Michael Kors and Saint Laurent also offer their take on these coats that will virtually never go out of style.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS – PLATFORM SHOES AND REVENGE HEELS
We spent so long hanging around the house that heading back out in towering stilettos is not exactly the most thrilling idea, hence the return of chunky, aka revenge heels, as a fashion statement. This season's versions are sky-high, embellished with crystals and chains, and (no surprise, see above) often come in bold shades like electric green and fuchsia. Revenge heels began a year ago, but this season sees them showcased by labels such as Nodaleto's Bulla Babies pumps in baby pink and Lk Bennett's True Fashionista Amanda green and white striped fabric platform sandals. Yes, stripes! You can also find authentic footwear in this style at fantastically reduced prices at the best designer consignment store, True Fashionistas.
As for fancy platforms, look no further than D'Accori's Belle-style sculptural, super-high platform sandals. Just ask Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat and Lady Gaga. They've all been spotted sporting these comfy, True Fashionista gems.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS – FEATHERY AND FUN
Are we having fun yet? Nothing says happy again like feathers! Yes, feathers can be considered this season's fun clothing item. Even Google Trends confirms that "feather dresses" have been searched way more this year than last. Feathered pieces have hit the mainstream, with runway looks from Sleeper's feather pajamas to Valentino's vibrantly colored pieces covered entirely in matching ostrich feathers. Even Stella McCartney gets into feathers via her Chloé brand for her Metallic Ombré Plastic Vegan feather coat. They are, of course, in line with the brand’s sustainably-produced way, plastic "feathers" in metallic tones of gunmetal, bronze, copper, and ivory stitched to an espresso linen base in a very 80s glam-rock-looking piece. The "feathers" are layered to form a mesmerizing ombré moving from the neck to the hem.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS – BRANDED BAGS
Premium logo bags never really go out of style, but they're all the rage this summer. Dior, Chanel, Gucci, you know, the True Fashionista drill. The monogrammed bag will be everywhere this summer, nothing new. However, two of the Italian greats – Fendi and Versace, have teamed up to create Fendace. The ensuing bag collection is full of must-haves, similar to what you'll find at True Fashionistas, where we have a vast array of authentic designer handbags on consignment
To be exact, we're talking about two different collections, Fendi by Versace and Versace by Fendi. Each group has bags rocking the collab Fendace logo in spectacular form, adorning everything from party purses to totes, prints, or solid colors.
Find your best summer designer looks with hugely discounted prices at True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples. Shop in our new 13,000 sq. ft. store or 24/7 online.