Every time December rolls around, I like to reflect on the whirlwind of trends that felt specific to this last year. 2022 was the year of the “it girl”, unexpected shoe comebacks and collaborations, vintage gold jewelry, and so much more. Don’t let them fly under your fashion radar, because some of them are definitely here to stay! Keep reading for my recap of 2022’s hottest accessories.
Yes, outdoors. Slides like the Adidas Adilette 22 are 2022 it girl staples for a reason: they really are perfect for those post-pilates coffee runs. Some other highlights include the Birkenstock Boston Clogs, and Croc’s Classic Cozzzy Sandal.
Subtle luxury sneakers
Another year, another pair of sneakers. Stay comfortable at work, while running errands, and on a night out to put the casual in semi-casual. Veja’s Campo Chromefree Leather trainers were seen everywhere in the Bay Area this year, as were Maison Margiela Replica Leather & Suede Low-Top Sneakers.
Seen in almost every low-exposure Instagram reel this last year, launch the beginning of your European it girl era with these Prada Brushed Leather Monolith Loafers.
Bringing last year’s earth tones into the year of monochromatic outfits, all-brown looks were all the rage in 2022. Seen on the likes of Bella Hadid and other stylish celebrities, brown leather was given a spotlight not only with pants and jackets, but also in bag form. The brown bag honor list includes Jacquemus’ brown Le grand Bambino bag, the Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette bag in Camel, and Bottega-reminiscent Ree Projects Wyn Mini Nappa shoulder bag in Caramel.
Layered Chain Necklaces
Thank the it girl aesthetic (and the it girl mother Hailey Bieber) for bringing back Princess Diana’s iconic style, including timeless pearl jewelry. For memorable statement pieces to wear at holiday parties and to ring in the New Year, try Vivienne Westwood’s Pearl Drop Earrings or the Gucci Interlocking G Flower Pearl Necklace.
Keep your eyes peeled for my Winter newsletter, (which you can sign up for when you request a complimentary Style Guide here!) where I’ll reveal my predictions for 2023 style, and which trends will carry into the new year. Until then, I hope you enjoyed my accessories recap! Stylist tip: reuse this article and my Small Businesses Gift Guide as holiday wishlists! ???? Happy shopping.