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Spring 2022 fashion trends that you’ll actually want in your wardrobe

From feathers to bum bags, platform shoes to bright metallics - we've rounded up some of the biggest Spring / Summer fashion trends, with items you can incorporate into your wardrobe.

Written by Laura Kingston
Published 12.03.2022

It’s two years this week since we were plunged into lockdown – and let’s face it, many of us are still just getting used to putting jeans back on again.

But there’s something about Spring 2022 that feels jam-packed with trends. People are ready to get back into the fashion saddle, so to speak.

From Y2K’s comeback (brace yourself for micro-minis and coloured sunglasses which personally, we’re leaving to the generation that didn’t see it the first time around), to feathers, fringing and a bright colour palette.

Spring trends in 2022 feel fun, optimistic and vibrant, and we are so here for it.


Feather fringing which was a popular way to glam up PJs during lockdown has now progressed in the fashion world and they’re now everywhere.

Go all out with a feather bandeau, but if you’re looking for a nod to the trend, accessories are the way to go here.

We’re loving the fringed heels which despite being trend-led look really chic and timeless.

Now we know what you’re thinking – how do you wash feather items? Well, it turns out you do need to be pretty careful because they’ll get completely ruined in a washing machine. Feather items need gentle handwashing in cool water with a baby shampoo or light detergent.

Worth the effort, in our opinion.

ASOS LUXE co-ord straight leg jeans with faux feather hem in blue

ASOS LUXE - Jeans with Faux Feather Hem -£50.00

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Michael Kors - Meena Feather Embellished Suede Sandal - £190.00

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Club L London - Feather Bandeau Top - £65.00

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River Island - Pink Marabou Handbag - £20.00

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Bum bags

Probably the most practical and high-functioning of the Spring 2022 trends, bumbags are something we can get behind (pun not intended).

The most fashionable way to wear them, as seen at the various Fashion Weeks this year, is actually across the body. But it’s not the most comfortable for bigger busted women. We prefer the traditional way of wearing them around the waist.

They’re a surprisingly liberating accessory, holding your phone, keys, wallet and worldly belongings with no shoulder hunching or clutching required.

Mint Velvet Leopard Print Bum Bag, Mid Grey

Mint Velvet - Leopard Print Bum Bag - £25.00 (was £45.00)

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Napapijri Haset bum bag in black

ASOS - Napapijri Haset Bum Bag - £45.00

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Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

lululemon - Everywhere Belt Bag - £38.00

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Calvin Klein - Recycled Bum Bag - £36.00 (was £45.00)

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Platform Shoes

There are platform shoes and platform shoes – this trend has been taken to the extreme this year, with models toppling over like skittles on catwalks across fashion week.

We are a fan of the trend though. Platform heels are so much easier to walk in than tottering about in sandals or stilettos.

And even better are the platform flats a la Dr Martens and our latest discovery, the super comfy Kudd.ly slides. Taller and more comfortable? Win-win.

Office - Auckland Platform Zip-Up Sock Boots - £99.00

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ASOS DESIGN Nix high platform heeled sandals in orange

ASOS DESIGN - Nix High Platform Heeled Sandals - £42.00

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Dr Martens black blaire sandals

Dr Martens - Black Blaire Sandals - £89.00

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Kudd.ly Kloud Slides

Kudd.ly - Kloud Slides - £29.00

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Metallic textures and sheer fabrics were everywhere on the Spring / Summer catwalk shows.

A trend guaranteed to add bling and glamour to day or night, these pieces really add fun to any outfit.

And we’re not just sticking to gold, silver and bronze either. This year’s metallics are super bright. Colour clash for extra fashion points.

Pleated High Waisted Midi Skirt In Silver Metallic Satin

Silk Fred - Pleated High Waisted Midi Skirt - £25.00

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ALL SAINTS - Harlyn Metallic Leather Boots - £229.00

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Opal Knee High Heeled Boots In Fuchsia Metallic

Silk Fred - Opal Knee High Boots In Fuchsia Metallic - £45.99

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Mango Metallic padded bag

Mango - Metallic Padded Bag - £19.99

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Oversized Bags

Big bags are back. Originally made big by the Olsen twins in the noughties, these bags can literally fit the kitchen sink.

We’ve found a couple of North East independent businesses who are behind this trend. Kaleidoscope Textiles do fab vegan leather origami bags which come in various sizes (our favourite is the large, obvs). Whilst Found and Curated Vintage handmake their huge bags using fabric offcuts. Sustainable and fashionable.

Kaleidoscope Textiles - Large Origami Bag - from £40.00

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Found & Curated Vintage - Handmade Gingham Tote Bag - £45.00

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Oversized Slouchy Clutch

Free People - Oversized Slouchy Clutch - £40.00

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ARKET and Pia Wallén Quilted Tote Bag

ARKET and Pia Wallén - Quilted Tote Bag - £89.00

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Bright Tailoring

Perhaps our most favourite trend of them all, we’ve saved the best ’til last.

Bright colours are going to be everywhere this Spring / Summer, injecting much-needed optimism and positivity into our wardrobes.

There are loads of great co-ords out there for a more polished, put-together look. Fancy being bolder? Colour clash.


French Connection - Crolenda Vegan Leather Suit Jacket - £72.00 (was £145.00)

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Wolf & Badger - Crimson Suit - £381.00

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ASOS DESIGN pop boy suit in bright orange

ASOS DESIGN - Pop Boy Suit in Bright Orange - £96.00

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Zara - Button Blazer - £69.99

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Laura Kingston, High Life North Magazine
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