Right now, there are plenty of exciting new trends on deck for summer 2022, and I’ve been spending a lot of time chronicling them lately. There are the major overarching trends, as dictated by the runways, that are the styles that are going viral on each of our social media feeds, but I’m most invested in what fashion’s early adopters are actually wearing these days. Welcome to what I’m calling the cool-girl summer starter pack.
I study their outfits like it’s my job (well, it basically is), and after careful consideration, I’ve come to the conclusion that are eight trendy items they all seem to agree on. Some of these include updated staples like maxi skirts, but as I’m talking about a group of trendsetters with more experimental style, I have to warn you that there are also some divisive items in here, like the new “dad” sneakers and parachute pants they’re all into.
Ahead, dive into the eight cool-girl summer trends that the most in-the-know style people are wearing and shop my picks for each.