High-rise jeans may have dominated our wardrobes for over a decade, but come spring 2022 things get a whole lot more '00s as the low-slung waist makes its way back to the forefront of sartorial conscious. They're all about bearing the midriff, so there's no trend value in opting for a low-rise and hiding it beneath a long knit. Opt for cropped tops for full '00s drama.
One of the most wearable trends to come out of this round of runways was the pleated skirt, and while there was a light scattering of mini incarnations reminiscent of this summer's favourite tennis skirt, for SS22 it's all about the pleated midi. Other than that, there really are no rules. Printed, plain, colourful, monochrome, paired with knits or paired with a bralette – as long as it's pleated then you're bang on the money.
Suits may have been off the sartorial radar for quite some months as swathes of the country took to working from home in loungewear, next season sees the old staple return with a vengeance. Stark white and complete with show-stopping accents – from waist ties to contrast black hardware and bold shoulders, these are pieces that will make the prospect of returning to your commute a whole lot more bearable.
Lovers of tonal beiges, look away now. Not one for the wardrobe wallflowers among us, neon yellow looks set to be one of the hottest hues next summer. The even more intense news? It's particularly epic when worn head-to-toe.