Insider asked two style experts to share which fashion trends should be left in 2022.
Denim-on-denim looks and camo-print clothes are both fading, as are larger sunglasses.
They also said high-waisted pants were being replaced by mid- and low-rise varieties.
Exchange your oversize sunglasses for small, rectangular styles.
Instead of picking up oversize cat-eye frames, opt for smaller and more rectangular sunnies.
"The more your sunglasses look like they belong in 'The Matrix,' the better," Bychkova told Insider.
Outdated T-shirts that were relevant a few years ago aren't worth keeping.
Nothing dates your look more than T-shirts with old prints, Bychkova said.
"I'm not necessarily talking about free swag that you scored in high school and continue wearing to the gym to this day," she said. "It's more about signature prints that were recently popular, like abstract faces or cow-print T-shirts."
Instead, Bychkova recommended going for minimalistic tees that are either plain or have only a simple logo. They'll stay in style longer and won't give away the year you bought them.
Slim-fit blazers are being replaced by oversize cuts, allowing for layers.
"Shapeless, slim-fit blazers that can't take a sweater underneath were never really in, but I continue seeing people wearing them for some reason," Bychkova told Insider.
Additionally, an unlined blazer doesn't keep its shape, making it tough to style. Instead, the expert said to opt for an oversize blazer with defined shoulders.
If it fits your style, getting one size bigger than you normally would allows you to layer more underneath.
Peplum tops look better on the hanger.
Peplum tops might look good in the store. But according to Tara West, a fashion stylist, award-winning lifestyle blogger, and podcast cohost, they never look as good when you get home.
In lieu of a peplum, she suggested trying a corset top.
A corset or bustier offers a figure-flattering, sleek look. The stylist said to pair it with relaxed denim or trousers and finish with an oversize blazer.
Headbands have been replaced by fun '90s-inspired clips and bobby pins.
Headbands were very hot a few seasons back, according to Bychkova, but they've recently fallen off.
"Instead of romantic headbands of the past, go for edgy snap hair clips or bobby pins from the 1990s," she said.
She said the hair accessories looked particularly great if you wore your hair straight.
Replace camo prints with rich olive-green pieces.
Camo print is on its way out, and West recommended replacing it with rich olive-green pieces.
"Look for an olive-green leather motorcycle jacket or cargo pants and wear them with a thick sweater or cropped jacket," she told Insider.
Try a maxi slip dress instead of a smocked dress.
"Nap Dresses became popular during the pandemic, but now when everyone is back in the office, this dress style looks outdated," Bychkova said.
Instead of dresses with smocking, which is popular right now and can be found on some styles of Nap Dresses from Hill House, you may want to try a trendy maxi-slip dress.
Whether made out of luxurious silk or a more-affordable satin, a slip dress is a versatile wardrobe staple that can last through all seasons, according to the style expert.
High-waisted pants have been ditched for mid- and low-rise varieties.
"The high- and ultrahigh-rise pants and denim options were a huge trend, especially for the office," West said, "until you couldn't catch your breath at the end of the day because your pants were too tight."
The stylist said more-comfortable mid- and low-rise pants would continue to trend into spring.
If you're feeling a little apprehensive about the trend, West recommended adding a chic belt to help keep your pants up where they belong.
Thin, boxy sweaters in statement prints are out.
Thin, boxy sweaters in bold prints are out, according to Bychkova.
"To pick a trendier knitwear option, go for an oversized mohair cardigan," she said.
She also suggested pairing an oversize sweater with a contrasting texture, such as a silk skirt or wool trousers.
Skip the midi skirt, and opt for a mini.
The midi skirt, which hits below the knee and above the ankle, has been a versatile staple for a long time. But it's time to make room for a few new lengths, according to West.
The stylist said micro miniskirts and long, dramatic maxi skirts had taken over.
"The midi length doesn't have as much personality and drama as we are seeing with these trending lengths," she said.
Stirrup leggings are being replaced by cargo pants.
Stirrup leggings had their moment, but it passed long ago, according to Bychkova.
Instead of skin-tight leggings, she recommended going for a pair of hot cargo pants — the more pockets the better.
Fitted button-down shirts are things of the past.
Bychkova said it's time to stick those fitted button-downs in the back of your wardrobe.
"Instead, wear oversized shirts to embrace the trendy 'clean-girl' aesthetic," she said. "Ideally, an oversized button-down will feature minimalistic, barely there buttons and no pockets."
When it comes to colors, the style expert recommended sticking to neutrals so it's easy to style them for everything from office-appropriate looks to vacation outfits.
The denim-on-denim look is on its way out.
"We all love our denim, but the head-to-toe look is overpowering and can come across as a little cheap, even if it's the most premium designer," West said.
To replace this trend, start incorporating a pattern that pairs beautifully with denim, like plaid.
Plaid pants, vests, and cozy "shackets" (a hybrid of a shirt and jacket) are sophisticated additions to any wardrobe.
People are moving away from real fur.
This isn't breaking news, but most people aren't wearing real fur anymore, according to West.
"If you have fur coats, hats, or even fur collars, you can put them away or try to consign them," she said. "It's all about faux fur now, and that also goes for leather."
The stylist said designers were finding incredible ways to replicate the look and feel of fur without the controversial manufacturing process.
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