Is anyone else ready to pack away the coats and reunite with our favourite spring fashion pieces?
If you’re anything like us, you may well have breathed a deep sigh of relief earlier this week as you realised that January – all 1,000 weeks of it – is finally over.
But while the UK may be experiencing some seriously beautiful sunsets this week, the single-digit temperatures are here to remind you that although January may be over, winter is still very much here. If anyone has the button to skip forward to spring, please do press it…
After spending two summers – the most recent of which blessed us UK residents with a whole four days of sunshine – in varying states of national lockdown, it’s no exaggeration to say that we’re all owed one hell of a good one this year.
We may be only very tentatively looking forward in case new restrictions are introduced, but whether you’re soaking up the sun during your first holiday in what feels like forever or you’re socially distancing in your garden for the third year on the trot, if the SS22 fashion weeks are anything to go by next season looks set to be a scorcher.
Sure, strictly sartorially speaking, winter isn’t so bad. With permission to socialise again, our post-lockdown wardrobes have been met with a whole host of AW21 trends which are proving a lot more tempting than our recent tracksuit-clad uniform and make those occasional forays back into society all the more fun.
From mega knits that double up as wraparound duvets on the most freezing days to Meghan Markle‘s favourite ‘solo saturation’, if there’s anything to make the cold season more appealing it’s undoubtedly the wardrobe updates that it encourages.
But let’s be honest, there’s little that beats a truly carefree summer wardrobe – and SS22’s looks a whole lot more light-hearted, nostalgic and celebratory than we’ve seen for quite some time.
We’re talking ULTRA mini minis, super sheer fabrics, outerwear as underwear, ‘90s neons, ’00s low-slung waists and, yes, more cut-outs…
Ready to skip the rest of winter and plan your spring fashion moments?
Scroll down for the 14 SS22 trends that we’ll all be falling for next season…