Cargo Pants, Crochet, Denim: How I styled 2022’s Hottest Trends

I’ll be honest: I should’ve drafted this story up weeks ago — about a month ago to be more specific. Los Angeles Fashion Week wrapped up in October, and it was a wonderful season chock-full of Noughties trends, teen spirit and high-octane moments. (If you haven’t read my coverage of the event, click here for a round-up of my favorite runway moments and trends.) But shortly after fashion week wrapped up — and by that, I mean exactly a day — I had to hop on a plane for a week-long work trip, only to come back to a hefty to-do list. 

I know, I know, excuses, excuses. But really, my creativity and will to write was hemmed in by work, social commitments and too much good-bad TV (damn you, Love is Blind!). However, after receiving many outfit questions on social media, I decided — now’s the time. After every fashion week, I always share a breakdown of my outfits, offer up some styling tips and provide links for readers to shop my looks. Without further ado, here is this year’s round-up. 

1. Crochet all day

Crochet is undoubtedly having a moment, so when I stumbled upon this piece from the newly minted brand Diotima, I knew it would make for an effective fashion week moment. Behind the brand is Rachel Scott, who launched her ready-to-wear line as an homage to Jamaica, where she hails from. Her pieces are crafted by female artisans in her homeland, using a traditional doily crochet technique. Like, this incredible spider-web top that looks like it juts out of the body’s canvas. I let this masterpiece shine entirely on its own by pairing it with a muted palette of black parachute pants and heels.

2. GUESS what?

Guess USA is on a new journey altogether. Billboards touting a decidedly new aesthetic began cropping up across Los Angeles. Since then, we’ve all been wondering the same thing: Is Guess coming back from the dead? Despite the decades-long legacy behind the name, Guess has long disappeared from our periphery. Now, thanks to the California-based designer Eli Russell Linnetz — the creative mind behind the buzzy label ERL — the brand is experiencing a reawakening. Case in point: THIS SKIRT. Featuring fringed panels and raw edges, it’s definitely a conversation piece nobody expected from Guess. Since the slit goes up too high in the derrière, I paired this with a booty-covering, oversized blazer, a denim-colored bralette, and a rosette choker — just for an extra Y2K kick.

3. Diesel x Fila x Y/Project

To celebrate its 110-year anniversary, sportswear giant Fila tapped into Y/Project’s Glenn Martens for its SS22 collection. The result? A funky and playful line that perfectly blended sportswear and streetwear, and redefined the tired “athleisure” trend. What captures that marriage perfectly: this skirt, which boasts a big peek-a-boo leg moment while still being extremely comfy and wearable! I styled this with a superwoman-esque logo-forward top by Diesel (another incredible brand helmed by Martens), and simple flat black boots with white socks.

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