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The Ultimate Celeb-Inspired Guide To Summer 2022’s Hottest Trends

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

As the temperature continues to ascend the charts, it is time to make the most of the sunshine months before monsoon compels us to layer up again. Looking to make the most of what the season’s fashion has to offer? It is time to look beyond the usual florals and pastels to indulge in the best of what summer has to offer. From vibrant pops of colour to non-boring accessories, take cues from your favourite celebrities to have your own hot girl summer, now and always. Ahead, endless outfit inspiration and styling cues from those on the cutting edge of all things fashion.

Tie-Dye

This Coachella-favourite shows no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by the inroads it has been making in celebrity wardrobes. As a WFH essential, it offers immense versatility whether you are wearing a coordinated set for a quick coffee run in the AM or reaching for a psychedelic print for an evening stroll, like Janhvi Kapoor.

Bodysuit and Low-Waisted Pants

Looking to flaunt all those hours you’ve been clocking in at the gym? This season’s favourite pairing comes in the form of a bodysuit tucked into low-rise pants for a peekaboo flash of skin. Just ask Deepika Padukone, who took hers in the form of an all-denim number that comes pre-approved by Gen Z.

Evil Eye Jewellery

It is safe to argue that the evil eye has never really gone out of vogue but this summer, you’ll find it dangling from charm bracelets and stamped into dainty pendants and motifs. Janhvi Kapoor takes hers in the form of stacked rings to add a graphic detail to a monochrome look.

Bold Hues

It is time to lay those dainty pastels on the bottom of your wardrobe—this season’s edit has been favouring saturated hues. For further cues, look no further than Ananya Panday who has been reaching for a verdant hue of green in the form of corset-detailed bodysuits and wraparound tops teamed with leather trousers.

Biker Shorts

If you’ve been unsure how to make the biker trend work for you, Jacqueline Fernandez is only too glad to help. The star was spotted pairing an all-white version with a coordinated strapless top with corset detailing. Swap her lace-up pumps for a pair of white sneakers, and you’ll be ready to take on the dancefloor.

Y2K Nostalgia

Move over ’90s, the Y2K era is here to take over the trend charts and our collective wardrobes. For a nostalgia-fuelled trip down memory lane, look for Gen Z-approved graphic prints—like Kiara Advani’s zesty orange number that she teamed with another staple from the era: microbraids.

Shoulder bags

Any talk of Y2K fashion would be woefully incomplete without the go-to handbag silhouette of the era: the shoulder bag. Favoured by celebrities and It-girls alike, its modern renaissance is seen kitted out in sequins and diamanté, like Khushi Kapoor’s embellished number from Prada.

Chain jewellery

Chain link jewellery has been lopping around the necks and wrists of the swish set for a while now, but its 2022 iteration has been doused in bold maximalism—the bigger, the better. Take your cues from Malaika Arora, who layered multiple chunky chains together and rounded out the look with chain link earrings for maximum impact.

Oversized straw hats

If you’re looking to make the most of the sun and the sand by the beach, you’ll want the right accessories at hand—like Shanaya Kapoor’s XXL take on the classic beach hat that is guaranteed to make heads turn wherever you go.

Underboob silhouettes

2022 has also been the year that the underboob commanded attention in the fashion sphere with slashed silhouettes favouring a subversive take on the cleavage trend. While wraparound halter tops have been bringing the trend to swimwear, you can channel the same energy with a risque blouse like the one Alia Bhatt paired with her sunshine yellow lehenga.