August 14, 2022

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Forget Mediocre Fashion

All the Trends That Will Define DMV Fashion in 2022, According to Our Fave Boutiques

Even nevertheless we’re just a handful of months into 2022, we’re presently thinking of fashion trends for this calendar year. Harper’s Bazaar is reporting lots of catsuits (we liked Alicia Keys’ and Lizzo’s purple floral selection) and chain belts (more of the ‘90s and early aughts are again once again!). The Now Present is reporting traits like pearl accents and loads of fringe for this 12 months.

To acquire factors to a a lot more nearby degree, we requested boutique homeowners in Northern Virginia for their thoughts on well-liked trends getting the phase this calendar year.

The Buttercup in New Current market is a dimensions-inclusive boutique with heaps of women’s manner, add-ons, and regionally created décor and items. Owner Cristi Coryell has seen a good deal of clients opting for shirt jackets, aka “shackets.” She’s also viewing a large amount of corduroy and substantial-waisted, vast-leg denims.

“I’m nonetheless observing skinny denims, as well, but there are a large amount of broader leg traits for both equally relaxed and organization wear,” Coryell states. Classic styles are even now reigning supreme, like the tie-dye fad of the 1st half of the pandemic.

“I’m observing a good deal of mod, geometric prints in shirt patterns, and prairie-print peasant attire,” Coryell provides.

Nicole Kahle, customer and supervisor of the Lemoncello Boutique in Arlington, has high hopes for spring and summer socializing, post omicron variant’s winter season surge.

“We’re observing a whole lot of sweet and enjoyment clothes that are versatile plenty of for people to put on to different situations,” she suggests. “This involves heaps of flowy attire and skirts that enable people feel relaxed but nevertheless [look] sweet.”

Lemoncello is family-owned and -operated, a one particular-quit shop for women’s and baby’s clothes, extras, and residence gifts. Like Coryell, Kahle is also anticipating to see broader pant legs as the yr progresses and much more of a straight leg than the skinny leg worn now.

Megan Podolsky, co-owner of Alexandria’s Mint Affliction and Mint Collective and owner of 529 Youngsters Consign, was keen to converse vogue tendencies just after a week of snow days with her three boys. “I am so excited for the vibrant sunset hues that are likely to shine by way of this spring,” she states. Mint Situation is owned by two sisters-in-legislation and stocks an up-to-development stock of women’s clothes, purses, shoes, equipment, and extra by best designers. They’ve been highlighted in Southern Residing journal as a single of Aged Town’s finest boutiques.

Podolsky is wanting ahead to sunny shades of gold, marigold, and bronze later this yr. She expects the hues to make their mark in pleasurable assertion dresses, shoes, and nails also.

“I have been dabbling in exciting nail developments this holiday getaway period, so bronze may possibly be my up coming go-to-accent shade,” she adds.

Of training course, as Coryell notes, no issue what the hottest trend is, it’s always important to “wear what helps make your heart delighted!”

Kate Oczypok is a freelance journalist residing in the DC space with her partner Brad and French Bulldog Tito.

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