Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! It's time to refresh your wardrobe with some hot trends and investment pieces that will take you from the pool to a steamy night out dancing with a hot date.
Below you'll find our top picks for looking chic as we approach the spicy temperatures to come. Check back as we draw even closer, as we'll be adding more items as we find them to create the ultimate summer fashion guide for 2022.
And just in case you're wondering where all the bathing suits are, don't worry! They'll have their very own separate roundup very soon.
Go bold this summer with a bright and cheery shade in an unexpected place: Your feet! Platforms are hotter than ever this season, so try the trend with a sturdy, chic shoe like this one and enjoy several extra inches of height that are surprisingly easy to walk in.
Crochet is everywhere this season, and it might even show up on this list more than once (hint hint). Try the trend with this halter top that manages to be cute and sexy at the same time to show your homespun charm this summer.
Co-ords have been in vogue for a few years now, but this take on the matching pieces trend combines free-spirited, flowy fabrics and a bright pop of color to ensure you'll stand out in a crowd and beat the heat once temperatures rise.
Farm Rio dresses are known for their invigorating color palettes and daring, tropical patterns – practically catnip for summer lovers. Invest in one this year to feel and look your best whether you're meeting friends in the city for drinks or walking barefoot on a beach at sunset.
We just mentioned how much we love Teddy Fresh in our roundup of bucket hats, so allow us to introduce you to our current favorite piece on the site: the TF x Looney Tunes tank top featuring animated icon Tweety Bird. It's fun and youthful while carrying over last year's resurgent interest in the Looney Tunes thanks to Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Trend forecasters predict biker shorts will stay in style for summer 2022 while leather – usually faux – will also make an appearance. Combine the two in one fun style with this affordable pair from H&M.
Plus Size Pink & White Gingham Eyelet Woodstock Flare Dress
This is the perfect flirty and feminine summer frock to wear on a first date, a 101st date, or even just a date with yourself! We love it with the white heels shown here, and it comes in standard sizing, too.
Equinox Celestial Path Chain Hoop Earrings in Gold
Celebrate the solstice early with these gorgeous, dangly earrings from one of our favorite affordable jewelry makers, Regal Rose. They're made from brass and coated in 18k gold with backings that are super easy to click together, plus they're nickel-safe.
Another contender in the platform trend comes in the form of these luxe Gucci slides. The neutral color makes them trés versatile, and if you want people to know you're that girl, you've come to the right shoe.
There's no way to get through summer without a pair of perfect denim shorts. Try this 5" mid rise pair from Gap that look put-together, flatter the body, and are classic enough to never go out of style.
It's giving us very "Pretty Woman at the derby scene" vibes, and we are nothing if not chasing Julia Roberts' effervescent beauty within our own style. And what's better? You can save half off with coupon code MAR22SW!
Just because the heat is on, you don't have to skip the fancy pants! Make them shiny and flowy to match the mood of the season with these stunners from Terese Sydonna, and pair them with either the matching shirt for a full 'fit or a basic black crop top to keep it casual – you'll shine like a diamond all night either way!
This is the perfect summer party dress that adheres to the late-nineties/y2k trend still raging. It hugs all the right curves and is barely there despite the bell sleeves, enhances a tan with its vibrant colors, and the sizing is generous so order confidently knowing the stretch will conform to your body as needed.
Just because you wear all black all the time doesn't mean summer isn't for you! Simply choose a versatile layering piece such as this shirt dress from Pacifica to throw over your bikini, then spend the day under your umbrella on the beach. You'll stay cool, look cooler, and nobody will suspect you might even – gasp – enjoy the sunshine and salty air.
With flowers blooming everywhere, it's the perfect time to reflect nature with your fashion choices. Crafted from sterling silver with 24k gold details and vitreous enamel, this charming bauble will look fantastic on your hand and bonus: Each piece is slightly different, so it'll be as unique as you.
We love a denim jumpsuit, and this one's flattering yet utilitarian air really sell it – imagine wearing it to a nighttime BBQ party, jazzed up with some kitten heels and big hoop earrings, or dressed down with combat boots for a tough-chic edge.
Attention dog owners: This is one of the cutest matching items for you and your pooch we have ever seen. Snag the Over The Rainbow glasses for you and your precious little pup to block rays and look like the coolest duo in the dog park.
We mentioned there would be more than one crochet item on this list in keeping with the hottest trend of 2022, and here it is: The cutest flowery crop top you'll find this side of your grandma's craft room.
Enjoy a flirty, frilly, summery good time no matter where you end up in this extraordinary top from high-end brand Zimmermann. It's lightweight, non-stretch, and crisp to the touch, making it ideal for looking put-together without sweating through your puff sleeves.
Keep things simple with this unique twist on the shirtdress that combines sleek, crisp styling with unexpected lines. It's great for throwing on with simple sandals (as pictured) and running errands when you want to look chic but not fussy.
Cinch in your waist with a beautifully crafted, woven belt that looks similar to coveted vintage versions that get snatched up in thrift stores before they even hit the shelves. It's made from genuine suede and leather for long-lasting wear, and you can choose between the tan seen here, a beautiful pink option, and timeless navy blue.
You don't have to be a kid to wear something cutesy, fun,and young at heart! This perfectly petite heart-shaped bag featuring the beloved Hello Kitty's face will cheer up any outfit with which you choose to pair it.