Indians are lively folks and this luminescence is reflected in our day to day lives, including fashion! Since ancient times, spring festivals like Basant Panchami have been the hallmark of bright fashion which continues till today, albeit with certain twists.
Today, Indian spring fashion is all about blending different styles while retaining the lustre of tradition. At Zola, we are always curious about new fashion trends and as the buds bloom around us, we explore what is in vogue.
Some new, some borrowed from the last few years, there are a whole lot of trends we can imbibe into our wardrobes. Be it a stylish sequined kurta or bold foil prints or even your everyday pair of bootcut jeans, 2022 is a year of bold, glam and comfort fashion.
Spring is the perfect season to shed those winter wear and bring in the bling and everything bright and the options are plenty.
From wearing a crisp striped shirt to work during the day to catching eyeballs in a stunning monochrome dress in the evening, the sophisticated vibe of these styles is hard to miss out on.
Read below for inspiration, ideas, and spring trends to look out for in 2022.
Some believe that stripes come with many limitations i.e., office wear. But that hasn’t stopped people from donning this evergreen, versatile pattern. The print has been embraced by many international designers who shook up basic stripes by playing around with colours, textures and directions.
Give a twist to your otherwise classic formal shirt by opting for a high – low button – down shirt or tunic which can be worn with either jeans or leggings. A textured striped kurti with dhoti pants and heels and you are ready for a sangeet function.
Remember that the direction of the stripes can make or break your look. Choose what works best for your body type and exude confidence.
Don’t hold back on that bling! This pick-me-up-to-lift-my-spirits style worn with killer heels is no longer reserved only for festive wear. Sequins are a go – to for occasion wear rightly so. A dash of sequins on a simple kurta can elevate your look and make you feel on top of the world.
A pro tip by fashion influencers is that you don’t have to reserve sequins for special occasions. Instead, try incorporating a sequined piece with everyday staples. A blingy kurti with palazzo or sharara or a sequin detailing on your everyday kurtas when styled smartly with right accessories can make you look like a million bucks.
We would like to draw your attention to a trend that is a must have this 2022 – metallics! These are a serious mood lifter on otherwise dull and boring days. A dash of something bright on different looks can give major classic 70’s glamour vibes and exudes oh so much drama.
Try to add metallics in your daily attire in any form like lurex thread, foil print, brocade or zardozi work. Brocade and zardozi embroidery are a natural first choice for weddings and festive wear as they are regal and classy. A foil printed dress or a kurta is not limited to office only and can be worn as festive wear also.
For 2022, the major denim trend that will take over in months ahead is something that you will find in your closets – bootcut bottoms! That’s right, old Bollywood is back! Honestly, they never went out of style. They were originally designed for those who wanted durability and comfort.
These high waisted jeans are everyone’s favourite as they make you appear taller and slimmer. Since more workplaces are easing up to more semi – formal wear, jeans are something that can be worn everyday with shirts, t-shirts and kurtas.
There is a new trend that is going to take over this spring and that is the checks! Checks feel particularly new and fresh and you are going to see them everywhere if you are not wearing them head to toe already! The interesting colour combinations - from reds and pinks to green and blues on shirts, dresses and kurtas are going to dominate this season.
Most of us wear checks to work. But you can also wear them outside of the office and incorporate them in your everyday casual attire. Make things interesting by opting for pieces that have checks in different sizes, colours and directions. Add a bright coloured checked jacket on a solid dress or a t-shirt or wear a belt over a checked dress to break the monotony.
Pantone - '22 - Very peri
How can we forget the pantone colour of the year? Very peri is a beautiful shade of lavender which signifies ‘carefree confidence and daring curiosity’ and has made its way to the fashion charts.
The hue, which ranges from delicate shade of lilacs to deeper purples is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and works with a harmonious combination of colour palette created by pantone. Each palette sets a different mood showcasing very peri’s versatility.
This spring, you will see a lot of tried and loved trends from previous years which have made it to this year’s trend report. Check out Zola’s newest arrivals to stay on top of the fashion game this spring.