Now that the coldest days of winter are behind us, it’s time to focus on spring 2022 fashion trends, which usually usher 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 17 fashion trends are.
Feather details have been making a comeback for ages—adding a non-traditional flair to any clothing item. You don’t have to go full-on bird mode à la Carrie Bradshaw, but a feathered detail or trim elevates any outfit into anything but boring.