We’ve seen a lot of trend predictions for 2022, but there seems to be one overarching theme for all of them: the bolder, the better! It seems like we’re ushering in an era of flamboyance where we’re not afraid of style that’s out of the box (we can blame being stuck in a box, a.k.a. our homes for this). We’re excited to let loose and get dressed up again, even if this means just a trip to the grocery.
Dressing bolder can come in many ways, shapes, and forms. It can mean trying out a poppy new color (we’re obsessed with electric blues and “Gen-Z green”), or fun patterns (retro hearts, eye-catching checkerboard—give us more!) No matter how you choose to wear this trend, what’s important is that you carry that unapologetic, confident attitude! After all, it’s what really makes you pull the look off.
Here are 8 bold fashion pieces to get you started:
1. Retro Top
Retro prints have been all the rage and we just can’t get enough. This long-sleeved blouse from Monki is a more romantic type with its red and pink colorway and swirly heart print, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Long-sleeve nylon top, P900, MONKI, zalora.com
2. Checkered Top
We’ve been obsessed with reworked and upcycled pieces for months now. Not only are they so playfully creative, but they also give you a chance to own a one-of-a-kind piece. This Wear Kahel top is one of many designs that you can get that’s a patchwork of upcycled fabric.
Black and white patchwork linen top, P900, WEAR KAHEL, wearkahel
3. Pink Pants
There’s nothing like a pair of brightly-colored pants to get you out of a fashion funk. These H&M trousers can go with any basic top you have in your wardrobe. Once you find out how easy these are to match, it will definitely be the gateway drug to your bold dressing addiction.
Wide twill trousers, P899, H&M, hm.com
4. Wavy Pants
You can dress boldly in any style, and that includes posing as a '70s flower child. These Good Times by Halohalo pants adapt that groovy spirit in a tropics-friendly way, so it’s definitely something that we’re packing for our next beach trip.
Wavy pants, P4200, HALOHALO, halohalostore.ph
5. Green Shorts
In case you haven’t heard, bright green is in. A pair of clean-cut shorts is an easy way to wear it. Match these bottoms with your favorite white button down and you’re good to go.
Keilanie high waist shorts, P1539, LOVE BONITO, lovebonito.com
6. Floral Set
A set is definitely a good way to “hack” bold dressing since you can skip the part of choosing what top or bottom to match your piece with. Take this one from Pomelo which features fun fuschia flowers and comes in a pajama-inspired silhouette.
Floral long sleeve shirt, P1649; Floral elastic waist pants, P1499, POMELO CLOTHING, pomelofashion.com
7. Electric Blue Set
Okay, we just had to add another set into the mix. I mean, just look at this bright blue number! This is a more casual, on-the-go type of co-ord that you can throw on and head out the door with.
Electric blue button-sown shirt and shorts set, P3500, DELIVER DELIVER DAILY, deliverdeliverdaily.com
8. Lime Pullover
How about injecting some color in your loungewear wardrobe? This Recess pullover comes in a punchy lime-green color that’s poppy but super wearable. You can pair it with their matching sweat shorts or just your classic cycling shorts.
Comfort zone pullover, P2398, RECESS, zalora.com
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