According to Editors, These Are the Highest-Impact Trends for Fall 2022

Fashion month went by in the blink of an eye. And now that Chanel and Louis Vuitton—the final shows of Paris Fashion Week every season—have debuted their F/W 22 collections, it’s time for us to begin the arduous task of evaluating every minute detail from the last five or so weeks of nonstop fashion. To help determine which trends from Copenhagen, New York, London, Milan, and Paris are most worthy of attention come fall, I called on my fellow editors for assistance. As always, their answers did not disappoint. 

From trends that will take little more than a scroll on Amazon to re-create (no, I’m not kidding) to opulent outerwear and unique styling hacks, the fall/winter 2022 season gave us editors a lot to discuss. So without further ado, scroll down to discover the 11 fall trends that Who What Wear’s staff will be backing with their words and their wallets once autumn rolls around. Grab a pen and paper—there’s a lot to unpack.

“As someone who has a proclivity for dressing in basics, I’m very much excited about the trending fashion tanks Eliza uncovered in her recap of Milan Fashion Week. Sure, my collection of white tank tops is already massive, but a few new ones could never hurt, especially when they look that good.” — Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Senior Market Editor

Don’t sleep on Agolde’s tanks. The brand doesn’t just know how to make jeans, after all.

This tank is a best seller for a reason.

It’s time to start investing in designer tank tops. 

“I keep coming back to this new staple when chatting about trends to try. As a fan of the moto jacket in general, I’m thrilled to see it enter the forefront of spring fashion in a current oversize fit. Prada is most noteworthy here with the jacket of the moment, but there are so many amazing silhouettes in the market at a variety of price points.” — Bobby Schuessler, Market Director

This jacket is getting a lot of hype right now.

It’s going to be hard to beat this price-and-style combo.

ACNE Studios has always been an authority in the moto-jacket category. 

“If there is one takeaway from the fall 2022 runways, it’s that all things big and wide are in. I especially love slouchy denim, as spotted on Khaite’s runway with a look featuring super-wide-leg jeans that have already been worn by Hailey Bieber.” — Kristen Nichols, Senior Editor

This wash, cut, and rise are perfect.


Introducing: Zara’s most viral jeans.

“We’ve been loving the revealing corset top for a few seasons now, but this time around, we’re really seeing designers flip that idea inside out and show a corset on the outside of a look. Think Alaïa’s signature move. Your coats and blazers will get a whole new look when you top them off with a corset.” — Sierra Mayhew, Associate Editor 

I’m a proud owner of this corset, and before you ask, yes, it is worth it.

And that’s how you get the Dior look from Amazon.

Yes, you should buy this top.

“There’s no doubt that full-length coat silhouettes will be a major hit among the fashion set this autumn. Spotted in all fabrics, from luxe leather dusters at Altuzarra to floor-sweeping white textures at Bevza and shiny designs at Khaite, the elegant piece will add a fresh touch to our fall looks.” — Judith Jones, Senior Market Editor

The trench coat you didn’t know you needed but absolutely do.

Cozy and cute.

This coat looks like it costs well over $1000.

“I love a new color trend and am always happy when cobalt blue comes back around, so as soon as I saw it worn from head to toe on the Dion Lee runway, I was ready to welcome it back into my wardrobe.” — Allyson Payer, Senior Editor

The devil’s in the details.

A little color never hurt anybody.

Eye-catching cashmere.

“Under the bright lights and with cameras flashing at a million clicks per minute, sequins always pack a punch on the runway. But something about this season’s array of sequins felt even more memorable. Perhaps that’s because, at 16Arlington, Bottega Veneta, and Coperni, sequins were paired with sheer fabrics, making the twinkling detail even more eye-catching.” — Eliza Huber, Editor

This is what love feels like, isn’t it?

This stunner of a dress is available in sizes up to 3X.

Now, all you need is an excuse to wear this.

“Big bags were seen on a lot of runways, from Brandon Maxwell to Peter Do, and as someone who’s always schlepping a lot of stuff, I am 100% on board with this trend. While I love my current tote bags, I’m excited to see more bags on the market that mix fashion and function.” — Yusra Siddiqui, Assistant Market Editor

I thought this bag would cost way more.

Never overlook your tote bags again.

It’s time to ditch your tattered laptop bag.

“I saw lots of dresses styled over pants at the Copenhagen fall 2022 shows, so I know the trend will definitely pop later this year. By Malene Birger, Stine Goya, and Ganni all showed different versions of the dresses-over-pants trend on the runway.” — Erin Fitzpatrick, Senior News Editor

Oh, you wanted a perfect pair of trousers to style under a dress? Here you go.

My hand is currently hovering over the purchase button. How about you?

Now to find a dress to go on top.

“As other preppy trends have returned, I was betting it was only a matter of time before houndstooth made a resurgence, and the fall/winter 2022 collections proved me right. Yes, this print always finds a way to come back in style, but fall’s collections felt like a fresh take on the timeless print that I’m betting will blow up this year. From the traditional black-and-white iterations of this print found in tailored pieces at L’Agence, Ami, and Fendi to the embellished and brightly hued iterations seen at Versace, Kim Shui, and Retrofête, there are so many ways to bring this print from the past into the present.” — Jasmine Fox-Suliaman, Editor

This preppy-cool look is so easy to copy.

Can’t resist a plaid miniskirt.

For when you’re tired of the same old black blazer.

“Flowers for spring? Eh. Oversize flowers for fall? About it. At brands such as Saint Laurent and Blumarine, we saw these oversize flowers applied at the neckline, waist, and shoulders. While large flowers on dresses and even chokers very much give peak aughts/Carrie Bradshaw, I have no doubt this trend will end up taking over this fall. We’re all going to be feeling the need to do the most, and these flowers do just that.” — Fox-Suliaman

Magda Butrym’s floral pieces are sold out everywhere, but I found one style that’s still in stock.

A stunner.

Coming up: Fact: These 7 Trends From Milan Fashion Week Need Your Immediate Attention