10 Summer 2022 Fashion Trends & TikTok Aesthetics to Rock This Season
I am going to be styling 10 summer 2022 fashion trends and even dabbling in some TikTok aesthetics that I’ve seen recently. For me, trying new trends is fun because it means getting outside of my comfort zone. Of course, wear whatever makes you happy, whether it's a trend or not.
1. Denim vests
The first look is denim vests that you can wear as a top. I feel like it creates such an effortless look.
You can wear denim on denim, but I like the idea of wearing it with florals and more summery pieces. I put together this look, which gives off a 90s vibe. Also, I thrifted the entire outfit!
2. Biker jacket
The second trend is a biker jacket, and leather in general.
Here, I went for a faux leather lace-up mini skirt, which I paired with a loose-fitting biker jacket. A biker jacket is a timeless piece to have in your wardrobe. I wore a Harley Davidson t-shirt with it because come on, it’s a biker look.
Balletcore is a TikTok aesthetic that has summer trends built into it. You can go full-on and look like you’re literally going to do ballet, or you can just take inspiration from certain pieces, such as lighter colors like light pink, and white tights.
A light-colored top with a wrap skirt in pink or white would have looked better, but adding the sheer shawl, at least hopefully, sends home the look I’m going for.
I wanted to include some sort of sheer because I think that having those soft pieces is really a part of balletcore. Obviously, the white tights are a staple, and then I have some white ballet flats, which have been a spring/summer 2022 fashion trend.
Polkadots are another summer trend.
Here, I put together a more casual look. I have this thrifted polka dot cami. If I had left it by itself, it would have given too much of a sexy vibe, so I wanted to tone that down. I decided to layer it on top of a white crop top.
A lot of the outfits featured in magazines were head-to-toe polka dots, but I feel like this outfit is a bit more realistic and more of a day-to-day look.
The next trend is regencycore.
I don’t know how true my outfit is to the aesthetic, but this dress gives me Bridgerton vibes. I paired it with some black lace gloves and a puffy velvet headband. I think I did good, again interpreting it with my own style.
6. Coastal grandma
In the opposite direction from the formality of regencycore, we have coastal grandma, which is basically like you're a grandma on a yacht. Just kidding, there is more to the aesthetic than that.
The Coastal Grandma aesthetic
I was surprised that I did have some pieces, and it’s definitely a look that has a very chilled-at-the-beach vibe. The straw hat, in particular, is a big component of coastal grandma.
The next trend is neckties, so basically, taking a long scarf and tying it around your neck.
This was quite outside of my comfort zone because I don’t really wear scarves in general, even during wintertime.
The base is an emerald green slip dress. The only scarf that I owned that was long enough to do this look is an animal print one, so I wanted to pair the dress with pieces that would work with the scarf a little bit more.
I went for a light-colored leather blazer and some light-colored boots. I like that if you’re not wearing a lot of jewelry, you can have your neck scarf be a statement piece for an outfit that is a bit more minimal.
I did need to do a proper outfit with a waistcoat because I feel that a denim vest worn as a top is kind of different from the waistcoat style.
This is again giving me that 90s vibe. I didn’t create an outfit for it, but it did say that normcore right now is a hot TikTok aesthetic, and they gave the example of Seinfeld style.
I don’t know if this is a Seinfeld style, but regardless, I do like this outfit - it has my favorite things: denim and Docs.
9. Tube tops
The next trend is tube tops.
I saw some trend lists that said that tube tops were big for this summer, but I feel like tube tops are always big for summer; they give a nice silhouette on your body. The only one I own is this bright green one, and I paired it with a long denim skirt.
10. Matching set
I realized that I had two pieces that were the same pattern, and I had to put them together.
In the past, I’ve said that I want a gingham suit set, but I thrifted this crop top recently, not even realizing that the pattern matches these gingham pants perfectly. If you told me that they got sold together, I would 100% believe you.
Patterned or colored sets instantly make it look like you know what you’re doing.
Summer 2022 fashion trends
I hope that this style guide has given you some inspiration for what to wear this summer.
I’ve gone through a number of trends and aesthetics; if these speak to you, then go for it and follow them, but if not, just stick to your own style and wear what you feel comfortable in.
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The person in the pic’s looks like sh*t if I seen you in public I would lmao