In 2022, old is new, and old is cool. It’s time to forget about what’s new on shelves and start looking at what’s old and making a major comeback.
Shopping for vintage clothes has become incredibly popular in recent years. Retro styles like miniskirts, low-rise jeans, bell-bottoms, and oversized windbreakers are all over social media.
With trends from every decade gaining popularity, it can be tough to decipher which trends are in for 2022 and which trends should be avoided at all costs. Fortunately, we’ve broken down a few thrift trends that everyone should know about for 2022.
Skinny Jeans Are Out, Baggy Jeans Are In
It is officially safe to throw out your Abercrombie skinny jeans, you’re welcome. We can all thank the fashion gods and enjoy oversized, baggy jeans that are peak comfort. Everyone should be looking for mom jeans, flare jeans, baggy jeans, and even high-waisted jeans.
Party Like it's Y2K
It seems like each year, fashion trends take on a new decade, and we’ve finally made it to the 2000s. Y2K core fashion includes everything from miniskirts, hair clips, halter tops, and small handbags. The ruling is still out on short-sleeve button down flame shirts, so hold off on your Guy Fieri inspo for now.
Retro Graphic Tees
There will always be a need for a cool graphic tee. Graphic tees are versatile and can be dressed up or dressed down for almost any look you’re going for. The best thing about vintage graphic tees is that you’ll be wearing unique clothing that no one else will have. Even better is that many vintage graphic tees offer retro colour palettes that are impossible to find in new clothes.
Grab Your Grandma's Crochets
Crochet tops, embroidered clothes, and quilted pieces are a fashion trend highlight of 2022. With fashion icons like Harry Styles rocking crochet shirts and crochet halter tops popping up at every farmer’s market in town, you best keep an eye out for any crochet-inspired pieces at your vintage clothing store.
Floral & Psychedelic Prints from the 70s
Many of us have been waiting too long for floral patterns to make a comeback. Trippy colours and floral shirts aren’t just for stoners and dads on summer vacation. Everyone should be on the lookout for psychedelic silk shirts, floral vintage dresses, and anything that’ll make you stand out in a crowd. Check out graphic tees, shirts, sweaters, jackets, and even pants at vintage clothing stores like Vibn Vintage.
Bold Colours for the Bold Shopper
Bold colours are the staple of any trendy 2022 wardrobe and are great for finding your friends on the festival grounds. Vintage clothing stores are a great place to find brightly coloured pieces from popular brands like Nike, Adidas, Champion, and more! The retro colour palettes of the 70s and 80s are full of oversized windbreakers and statement pieces that add character to any style.
Don't Be Scared to Mix Patterns
Rule #1: stripes and plaid never go together. Rule #2: forget about Rule #1. Mixing patterns has become Gen Z’s biggest way of rebelling against fashion norms. People are mixing stripes with plaid, plaid with plaid, materials that don’t go together, and all sorts of wild combinations that would leave most people second-guessing. However, in 2022, it seems that the crazier the combination, the trendier it is.
Go Green with Green
It’s no secret that thrifting for vintage clothes is a great way to save the environment. But while you’re thrifting for vintage clothes this season, pay special attention to anything green. For Spring and Summer of 2022, the “it” colour is green. Dark greens, light greens, green patterns, all of it. Even having a bold, emerald green accessory like a handbag or pair of sunglasses is perfect for adding a vibrant and natural pop of colour to your outfit.
Big Bags to Brag About
Everyone needs an obnoxiously large tote bag. Big bags are great for picnics in the park, family outings to the beach, or shopping days at the mall. These bags are where fashion meets function, and trend setters are having a field day with using these big bags to make a statement. Vintage shops like Vibn Vintage often have dedicated accessory pages filled with vintage bags in dozens of colours.
Thrift Vintage Clothes Online
Finding local vintage clothing stores in your area can be difficult. Many of them are stuck with the same rundown collection of dusty clothes and rarely have the hidden gems you see online. That’s why everyone should do their vintage clothes shopping on sites like Vibn Vintage. These curated vintage clothing stores offer unique collections of clothes that are high-quality and are guaranteed to impress your friends.