How to Shop Your Closet For Fall & Winter 2022 Trends
Ciao everyone! Today I'm sharing how to incorporate fall and winter 2022 Italian style trends without shopping. It's easier to shop your closet when you understand elements of style. Follow along for winter 2022 fashion trends, tips and inspiration.
1. Voluminous silhouette
This trend appears in big, faux fur coats and collars.
If you don’t have a fluffy coat, try to find other places to incorporate the volume. I’ve chosen a warm-toned coat, wide-leg jeans, a big scarf, a chunky sweater untucked, to add that bulk.
2. The bowling bag
Here I will shop my closet for a purse with a similar shape to these bowling bags. Look for a bag with a bit of a squarish shape and a top handle.
We could probably get away with a purse like this, since it has a similar shape.
Another option is this navy purse with the top handles that more closely resemble those on a bowling bag, despite that the structure is slouchier.
3. Visual Socks
This is basically a styling hack of wearing socks that you can see. In the trend photos, they are more like thigh-high stockings.
To make this trend more wearable, I’m pairing my cute stockings with shorter, cropped denim.
4. Styling basics
In the trend photos, they style basic white tanks, but I’m interpreting this trend more loosely to mean the styling of basics in your wardrobe. This could be a long sleeve, white T, or any white top.
A white tank top isn’t practical for the current climate where I live. So instead, I went with the idea of a bright white top to contrast the other elements of my look. I’ve styled a basic white T, tucked into jeans, without a belt to keep it casual. Then I’ve added a striped blazer for warmth and some boots.
I love the tension that the polished blazer creates with the more laid-back pieces. I’ve completed the look with some classic earrings for another touch of refinement.
5. The corset
For me, the corset trend is more about having a tiger bodice, especially styled with pieces that add volume to the silhouette.
Don’t worry if you don’t actually own (or want to wear) a corset! You could cinch a blazer or a pair of high-waisted pants with a thick belt, etc.
I like how in the inspiration photos, the bustier was layered on top of other pieces for a warmer outfit. That’s too maximalist for me, so I’m going to do the opposite and layer on top of my bustier.
On the top, I have my black bustier that frames the neck and shoulders. On the bottom, I have looser, laid-back denim pants. Then, because it’s cold, I’ve thrown on a blazer and boots.
6. Fuchsia addicted
Fuchsia is definitely not my color, but I’m adopting from the trend photos the idea of wearing a punchy color.
Is this fuchsia? No! It’s not even head-to-toe one bright color. But I just love this outfit!
7. Head-to-toe knitwear
What stands out, to me, about his trend is not necessarily having these knitwear sets, but rather being dressed head to toe in a soft and slouchy texture.
Here only my top half, a cashmere turtleneck, is knitwear, but it’s all very cozy. The pants are super laid back and slouchy, so they are giving the same vibe as knitwear.
8. Sensual minimalism (very 90s)
For me, this is about showing the body through figure-conscious silhouettes rather than trying to mimic these exact pieces from the 90s.
I feel like there’s nothing more 90s than simplicity and nothing more sensual than wearing a bustier. It’s that simple! Don’t let the runway tell you what makes you feel sensual.
9. Knee-high boots
These knee-high boots have become popular over the last couple of seasons. I think it’s really interesting that they’re referencing the 70s.
To pull from 70s silhouettes, I’m pairing these knee-high boots with a longer, accordion skirt that feels retro and styling in an analogous color palette, as in the inspiration photos.
Let’s be real–we can’t all get our hands on Italian suits. But the thing about this tailoring is the slouchy suiting.
I’ve gone all black but you can go vibrant if you prefer. The importance from the trend is tailored yet keeping the lines a little bit slouchy. Neither of these pieces is obviously trendy, but creating a look that’s tailored with a bit of slouch makes it feel contemporary.
To me, this style just means anything you can find in your closet that just doesn’t make much sense. You want sequins, faux fur, all the colors together. This is about maximal elements of style.
I’m trying to go out of my comfort zone but stay within my general style. I’ve paired gold pants with a huge waistband with a light blue turtleneck. The metallic pants definitely scream Y2K.
12. Very shorts
Shorts in the winter forces you to play with exaggerated proportions.
My shorts are all packed away with my summer wardrobe, so I’m using a mini skirt instead. I’ve paired it with tights, boots, a sweater, and a blazer to add warmth and that element of mixing proportions.
Shop your closet for winter 2022 trends
Now that we’ve looked at winter trends for 2022 together, I hope this article helps you shop your own closet and make the trends your own. Show us your own look, inspired by these trends, in the comments below.
The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.