Fall 2022 has arrived, and the accompanying fashion is a study in contrasts. On one note, we saw frivolous pieces in the form of delicate pastels, sheer sequin dresses, and pretty, shiny things take over the runways—pushing forward the dopamine-dressing trend that dominated spring and summer. Balancing that out, the pendulum swung in the other direction toward grit, grunge, and angst with moody head-to-toe layers of black, hefty wader boots, and punk-inspired looks finished with a swipe of black lipstick.
Perhaps the thing that brought the F/W 22 collections together most, though, was designers’ focus on wearability. They reintroduced basics as simple as white tank tops, reimagined bomber jackets, and showed sleek maxi column skirts that conjured the best of ’90s minimalism. These are clothes intended to be worn and lived in every day, making them especially primed for shopping carts and wardrobes for the season ahead. Here, we present our fall 2022 shopping guide and where to buy the seven biggest trends of the season.