The beginning of the new year always means new styles, trends, and exploration for all. This can be an exciting moment, but very overwhelming for those of us who are trying to navigate the fashion scene. Since it’s fairly early in the year, trends haven’t fully developed yet, so it can be difficult to know what styles are up and coming, especially if you’re getting tired of your old 2021 closet. The streetwear style is especially hard to figure out, since it changes so quickly. However, we’re here to help. Here are some of the biggest upcoming trends of 2022 in streetwear style.
Layering became extremely popular in 2020, but this time in fashion was more focused on layering T-shirts and tank tops. For 2022, one big upcoming trend is to layer your outerwear. This comes in many different forms, which means you have a lot of options based on your comfort level, price range, and outside temperature.
One layering style choice that is starting to rise in popularity is wearing a puffy vest over a sweatshirt. Puffy jackets have been all the rage in 2021, but in 2022 we are leveling up to a puffy vest, and the look does not disappoint. Another option for layering your outerwear is to wear a hardy work jacket over a hoodie, which gives some contrast to your outfit.
One thing to keep in mind when layering your jackets is to make sure the hoodie or zip up underneath is a bit on the thin side, so you don’t overheat or get uncomfortable.
The era of the skinny jeans is long gone, and it’s time for big, baggy pants to shine. Your baggy pants of choice don’t necessarily have to be jeans, but denim pants with large leg holes are making a huge comeback in 2022.
The great thing about baggy jeans is that they go with almost anything, whether that’s a hoodie, graphic T-shirt, vest, or simple long sleeve. If jeans aren’t your thing, your baggy pants can also come in the form of work pants or cargo pants.
Bottoms with multiple pockets are also very in style for this upcoming year, so that’s an added plus. When choosing the right pants, you can opt for any level of bagginess — they can be as extreme as you’d like, as long as you can tell there’s some room to move around in.
Matching sets of any kind are still big in 2022, but now people are opting for more refined matching sets that give an elegant, classy look. These matching sets can be sweat sets, or even just bottoms and a jacket that are the same color.
For sweat sets, oversized is always better, and it’s even more optimal if the set is a rich neutral tone. Brown was big in 2021, and it continues to be popular in 2022.
Go for a rich dark brown or a light beige, possibly with simple or minimal logos and lettering. These sets can be paired with a puffy jacket or vest and some cool accessories to make a lounge look much more sophisticated.
For matching sets that aren’t sweats, opt for bottoms and a jacket that are the same material and color. Companies are starting to offer these sets more frequently, so they shouldn’t be too hard to find.
At this point, it’s obvious to see that the baggy silhouette is going to be a cornerstone in 2022. Whether that’s layering jackets, baggy jeans, or loose sweat sets, the loungewear look is back and better than ever. You can accomplish the baggy silhouette in a number of ways. With this type of silhouette, it’s important to get it just right.
You want to make sure that there are some slimmer points in your outfit, to accentuate the bagginess elsewhere. A great example of this is a crewneck with baggy jeans, where the crewneck hits right at your hips and where the jeans begin.
This creates a point on your body that differentiates the pieces and establishes each item of clothing. Some other pieces of clothing that work great for this type of silhouette are oversized jean jackets, loose khakis, and big waffle shirts.
While baseball hats are a classic item that every man should have in his closet, they are becoming more frequent in 2022. One of the most popular looks using a baseball hat is in combination with another trend on this list, the matching set. When wearing your baseball hat, make sure to pop your hood on over it for a mysterious look.
You can opt for a typical baseball hat with your favorite sports team on it, but there are a number of designs, logos, and graphics on baseball hats that elevate your outfit to the next level.
If you’re wearing a brown sweat set, you could opt for a bright green baseball hat for a great finish to your look. These hats are your opportunity to add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral-colored outfit.
Pops of color
Speaking of pops of color, this outfit element is another upcoming trend in 2022. The time of bright colors in every item of your outfit is over — now, you should incorporate one bright color in with your other neutral-colored items.
The pop of color can be as bold or subtle as you want. Like with baseball hats, you can choose to have a bright accessory, such as a hat, bag, or shoes. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more daring, you could opt for a bright T-shirt that peeks out underneath a neutral jacket, or a pair of pants with bits of color in the pattern.
Utilizing a pop of color is a great element to any outfit, and it’s becoming much more popular this year. Make sure to study your color wheel and know what colors are best paired together, and don’t be afraid to experiment a bit.