As we get into the swing of the brand-new year, the sun’s getting everyone in the mood for brighter days ahead. Say “goodbye” to pandemic-induced subdued shades; this season is all about dopamine dressing, adventure-ready styles and throwback threads. Primary colours are taking centre stage with blue, yellow and green securing their spot as the year’s must-have hues, while New Balance and Air Jordan are the sneaker brands you’ll want to invest in. 

We know you want to look and feel your very best this year, so we’re going to take a deep dive into five of 2022’s must-have trends. So, get ready to put your best foot forward and give your wardrobe that refresh it’s been longing for. 

Mood-Boosting Hues 

As the world recovers from the last two years, it’s time to put away those neutral shades that filled your wardrobe during the pandemic. Replace those beiges, browns and blacks with Orchid Flower Pink, Marina Blue, Mango Sorbet, Digital Lavender and Neo-Mint. Yep, top-to-toe brights are the name of the game this season, and they come with a much-needed dose of joy. 

If you can’t quite face the thought of complete colour, inject just the right amount into your outfit with a colourful kick – we suggest the Nike Dunk Low University Blue – or accessorise with a vibrant cross-body bag, necklace or belt. 

Go Outside 

As social media and the introduction of the Metaverse force us further into the digital world, cravings for outdoor adventures and fresh air are on the rise. Enter: Gorpcore. Made famous in recent years on the streets of London, this outdoorsy trend consists of waterproof layering, comfortable shapes and highly functional clothing. 

Perfect for the remaining winter months, add Gore-Tex kicks and weatherproof jackets to your collection and head outdoors. 

Made in the UK

Led by the likes of Aitch and Dave, UK drip Is taking over the game this season. Air Jordan 4s, Nike Tech Fleeces and reflective finishes are non-negotiable, with branded tees and box-fresh triple-white Air Force 1s an easy way to bring the trend into spring. 

The Noughties 

A nostalgic era with some serious fashion faux-pas, the noughties did have some highlights. Y2K dressing is coming back in a big way, with crop tops, velour loungewear, Air Jordan 1 Mids and Nike Dunks ready to give your collection a throwback twist. Flip phone optional. 

Get Sporty

We saw it a little in 2021 with the sell-out adidas tennis collection, but varsity is set to be huge in 2022. New Balance, KITH and Aimé Leon Dore are the brands to note, while baseball jackets, caps and basketball kicks are a quick and easy way to get the look.