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Start Your Year With These Fresh New Fashion Trends

While the last couple of years have had most of us glued to our couches and perpetually in comfy loungewear, 2022 is finally pulling us back to normalcy, which means it’s time for a closet revival.

If you are excited to say goodbye to your comfy rut, here are some fresh new fashion trends for you to try:

Dopamine Dressing

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Madewell Jean Jacket | Raga Josefina Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress | Mel Boteri 'Cara' Envelope Clutch | Brinker & Eliza Confetti Necklace | Sophia Webster Alina Espadrille Crystal Wedges

Dress your way to happiness with “dopamine dressing”. This latest fashion trend is all about vivid colors and fun looks that will put you in a joyous state of mind. While neutrals will always be timeless, the new year calls for spotlight-stealing attire.

So, bring out your bold-colored outfits and bright purses because we are painting the town red (and every other bright color) this year.

 

Prepwear

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 Polo Ralph Lauren Earth Classic Fit Polo | Purdey Argyle Cashmere Tank | Frankie Shop Bea Pleated Crepe Straight-Leg Pants | Mel Boteri 'Kat' Tote | Steve Madden Twice Mary Jane Platform Pump | Lele Sadoughi East Village Charm Bracelet

Elevate your smart-casual clothes to something a little more preppy. A punch of prep in your ensemble, like a vest, a cable knit sweater or dorky prints will give your polished look a lot more character.

You don’t have to go head-to-toe preppy to pull off this trend. Hints of patterns combined with tailored basics will give you a more modern take on this classic look.

 

Regencycore

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KHAITE Puff-Sleeve Peplum Blouse | Nicole Miller Floral Print Tiered Ruffle Silk Blend Maxi Skirt | Mel Boteri Sweet Lilac Croc-Emboss 'Gema' Shoulder Bag | Good American Scandal Booties | Jennifer Behr Brissa Headband | Shashi Maverick Necklace

Thanks to Bridgerton, voluminous silhouettes are even more popular today then ever. Inspired by 18th-century stylings, regencycore provides a bit of fashion escapism that we all crave from time to time.

Not to be mistaken for its sister-trend, cottagecore, regencycore requires a little more opulence. Think high-drama pieces like statement headwear, empire waist dresses, puff sleeves, and gilded accessories. Keep your makeup naturally clean and simple to top off this look.

Very Peri

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River Island Structured Double Breasted Blazer | Bec & Bridge Josette Cut-Out Midi Dress | Mel Boteri 'Gema' Small Croc-Emboss Leather Shoulder Bag | Prada Triangle Logo Slide Sandal | Tory Burch Heart Silvertone Resin & Rhinestone Drop Earrings

Pantone’s color of the year is the blue-purple hue Very Peri, which was all over the runways. It is described as a joyous color that encourages creativity and expression.

This bold color is in line with dopamine dressing as well. It is intense and energizing, which is sure to give an instant dab of elegant chicness to your wardrobe. While other bold colors will prove popular this year, expect Very Peri to be the star color for the next twelve months.

Ultimately, this new year encourages play and excitement. If you’ve been dying to break down your fashion constraints and experiment with a bold, new look, this is the time to do so. Who knows? Your sartorial breakthrough can translate to a life update as well!

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