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As evidenced by the popularity of Birkenstocks (worn—with socks, no less—by It-Girls like Chloë Sevigny) and Tommy Bahama-style Hawaiian shirts (proudly adopted by Harry Styles and Jared Leto), it’s clear that dads have been accidental trendsetters for years. Another example can be seen frequently on the Fall 2022 runways.
From baggy business suits with a loose fit to oversized cargo pants, the best fall fashion trends of 2022 are reminiscent of ’80s suburbia, validating Gen X dads everywhere. On the other hand, there’s a ton of style freedom this season, thanks to the bratty rebellion cheering seen on the Miu Miu, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs runways. Here we share six key trends to try this season, as seen on Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, Alexa Demie and Kendall Jenner and other stars.
Trend 1: Corporatecore
Thanks to the Fall 2022 shows from Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Miu Miu and Boss, we’re all suddenly wanting to keep our parents’ 80s and 90s office cabinets. Specifically for dad, as Louis Vuitton clearly took inspiration from retro-style men’s suits and Stella McCartney made a throwback with oversized pinstripe suits. Miu Miu paired their extra-large blazers with lingerie and mini skirts for a modern twist. The always-stylish streets of Stockholm and New York Fashion Week were also awash with this Corporatecore trend, playing with proportions by wearing full suits with women’s boots and oversized blazers with the smallest of skirts. or the loosest of pants. When styled with the right modern accessories, this trend offers a cool juxtaposition – it’s nostalgia with a fresh perspective. Rosalía is a big fan of this trend, as seen on her latest covers and paperback releases.
1. Everlane The 80s Blazer
It’s the exact blazer to wear to perfectly sport this trend, as its key elements include exaggerated shoulders, a relaxed silhouette and its literal 80s name. Available in a variety of shades.
2. Reform Mason Pants
Featuring an ultra relaxed fit, these pinstripe pants are cinched at the waist for a nice play on the silhouette. The reform describes these as “Power Pants”, which is absolutely correct.
Trend 2: rebellious preparation
The Fall 2022 runways took last fall’s Ivy League Prep trend and gave it a bold new edge. Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Tommy Hilfiger have all given unique nods to private school culture and the affluent sporting life, but with an interpretation that has us thinking their muse is a little too cool for school. Specifically, they are dropouts, tired of being hung up for their micro-pleated skirts (Miu Miu), oversized rugby shirts (Louis Vuitton) worn as dresses (Tommy Hilfiger). Kendall Jenner is known for adding prep staples like sweater vests to her leggy looks.
1. The Mayfair Art Club Rugby T-Shirt Dress
Mayfair Art Club long sleeve rugby t-shirt offers a relaxed fit that doubles as a long top or a mini dress. Details include a partial front button closure and contrast stripes on the sleeves.
2. Viper London Pleated Skirt
A budget take on the pleated mini skirt favored by the Rebel Prep trend, details on this Viper London pleated skirt include loose pleats, two leather straps and buckles for closure.
Women’s purple tartan 13 inch pleated mini skirt/micro mini kilt – US 6
Trend 3: Arm Gloves
A trend once reserved for burlesque stars like Dita Von Teese, then modernized by Balenciaga a few seasons ago, it was starting to feel like arm gloves were only allowed at the Kardashians. However, the trend has officially gone mainstream, as evidenced by the fall 2022 looks from Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger. These designers have proven that black leather gloves really can be paired with anything from party dresses to metal band tees to sweaters with the sleeves pulled all the way down. Bold dresses spotted in this trend include Anya Taylor-Joy and Alexa Demie.
1. Savita Black Elbow Satin Long Gloves
With nearly 5,000 rave reviews, these Sativa Black Satin Long Gloves are a godsend. This stretchy style promises to be one size fits all.
SAVITA long black satin elbow gloves 21 inch stretch opera gloves 1920s women’s party dance gloves
2. Zara leather gloves
These black gloves are made of 100% leather and come in a variety of additional colors, including pink, blue, purple, and burgundy.
Trend 4: cargo pants
Back to dads. The Jacquemus runway has been flooded with cargo pants and, as has been proven over several seasons, the Jacquemus trend forecasting machine is still perfect. For Fall 2022, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus himself took his latest bow with pants with exaggerated pockets. Worn all over TikTok and seen on stars like Camila Cabello, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, this trend is here to stay and pairs best with crop tops.
1. Good American Shine Boyfriend Cargo
These cargo pants from Good American feature a jogger fit, side and rear snap pockets, elasticated waist and hem, and adjustable drawstring.
2. PacSun Black Baggy Cargo Pants
These 90s inspired mid-rise pants come in a classic black wash and feature cargo side pockets and an ultra relaxed leg. Wear them with heels or boots, depending on your mood.
Trend 5: bomber jackets
Another menswear-inspired trend is bomber jackets, modeled at the Rag and Bone and Miu Miu shows, and seen on the streets of Stockholm Fashion Week.
Katie Holmes, Rihanna and Madison Beer have all been spotted wearing this pilot-inspired outerwear, which pairs best with jeans or juxtaposed with a party dress.
1. River Island Brown Faux Shearling Jacket
A modern take on the bomber jacket, this faux shearling garment from River Island features a cropped fit, notch lapels and long sleeves. Pair it with your new Corporatecore pants.
Brown Faux Sheepskin River Island Jacket
2. Zara double-sided cropped jacket
The aviator jacket, but updated with an extra warm lining, just in time for the temperatures to drop. We love the dark brown leather and the light contrasting shearling.
Trend 6: Over The Knee Boots
From Givenchy’s metallic tops to Tommy Hilfiger’s rebellious preps, Fall’s runways proved that over-the-knee boots work for a variety of styles. We love how Givenchy paired this footwear trend with shredded tees and dresses and Tommy’s models wore them with oversized rugby shirt dresses. Not ready for this trend yet? Start with knee-high boots and work your way up.
1. Free People Shoreditch Second Skin Boots
As indicated by his name, those leather boots are made to feel like your second skin. Slip them on to wear with an XL concert tee for a laid-back vibe, or your favorite Rebel Prep skirt for some real track time.
2. Reformation Reiss on the knee boot
If you’re looking for less of a second skin and more of a loose structure, those thigh high boots from Reformation feature a slim but loose fit. Also available in black.