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The 2022 Wardrobe Switch-Ups Our Fashion Faves Are Rocking This Year
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The 2022 Wardrobe Switch-Ups Our Fashion Faves Are Rocking This Year

Out with the old, in with the new.

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Whether we're ready or not, 2022 is here. Besides receiving utter relief from what felt like both the longest and shortest year ever, I am also looking forward to some serious style upgrades, starting with why and how I make purchases moving forward. My purchasing philosophy before the 2020 lockdown was very similar to Ariana Grande and T.I’s: "I want it, I buy it." Lately, though, my habit of abundance has taken a back seat as I find myself more intentional about my money in regards to my wardrobe. And since I still yearn for the excitement of a new trend, it’s left me a bit confused.


To get a kickstart on my inner Marie Kondo, I picked the brain of the internet’s fashion favorites and asked one important question: What's one item in your closet that you're ditching in this new season of life, and what's something you're gravitating towards in its place?

Keep reading to see what these style stars have to say, and make sure to follow these ladies for everyday style inspiration.

Brittany, Style Influencer and Founder of GREIGE

"I'm trying to rid myself of overconsumption and have been making an effort to purge items that have been too fussy or trendy that I don't wear as often. I'm always on the go, so as of late I've been dedicated to adding more functional, classic pieces to my wardrobe that have longevity and can be easily put together and styled up with great jewelry and a statement shoe or bag.

"I've recently purchased an amazing pair of lace-up chocolate-colored 'Manhattan' sandals from the brand 10th Floor that I know I'll get a lot of wear out of. Now that the world is opening back up, I'm looking forward to all the fun shoes and bags hitting the market again to get dressed up for those brunches and dinner dates."

Nikki, Dallas-based Style Influencer and ¼ of Influencing in Color

"In the new year, I’m ditching bright colors. I know it sounds crazy! I love color but as my style matures, it has become more simple and streamlined. I’m really into neutrals and investing in classic pieces!"

Jen, Maryland/DC-based Style Content Creator and Photographer

"With the new year, most fashion lovers are thinking about their wardrobe and how they want to show off their personality through their clothes. While doing an audit of my closet I realized that I’m 'ditching' all of my more fitted jackets and super cropped ones. It’s not a look that works with who I am today no matter how much I try.

"In its place, I’m gravitating towards comfort and adding more oversized, loose jackets and outerwear. Think slightly looser trench coats that can belt for a more polished look, the ever-popular shacket, and even my beloved moto jackets in a slightly longer silhouette. I’m thinking of hitting at the hip or a little lower over above the hip. Speaking of leather, I also added a few maxi leather jackets and love it!"

Tashira, Style Influencer and Founder of The Joy Lounge

"In 2022, I’m ditching skinny jeans and gravitating towards more black designers like Hanifa, Fe Noel, Almasika, and Brandon Blackwood."

Valentina, Style Influencer and Digital Communications Manager at Catbird NYC

"One item in my closet that I am ditching in this new season of life is anything I have not worn twice. I am a stickler for cleaning out my closet each season, but the new rule going into this year is ensuring I am wearing my pieces up to 5+ times and giving it the life it deserves in my closet!

"Something I am gravitating towards [when] replacing any items I am cleansing out of my closet is, more space for vintage pieces! I want to start a capsule I can enjoy and also potentially have my little cousins enjoy as well once I am done with the pieces!"

Joy, Digital Content Creator

"An item that I'm leaving behind [are] vests. I tried my best, but they're not for me. I'm looking forward to leaning into styling more sneakers. Wearing them with dresses, playing with patterns, and of course, matching sets."

Dominique, Style Influencer and Content Creator

"In this new season of my life, I’m ditching items that don’t make me feel good! If I put it on, on several different occasions and it has consistently been an 'ehh, nevermind' — it’s gotta go no matter how good it looks on a hanger!

"I’m definitely gravitating towards more color! I love wearing black, but seeing dark-skinned Black women wearing color— and a variety of it— has been so refreshing to see! I’ve definitely been inspired to continue to wear more color."

Abria, Fashion and Finance Influencer

"I recently found myself parting ways with a lot of my 'business professional' clothing. As the world continues to change and I evolve with it, workdays look much different than ever before. I’m slowly but surely dumping any items left in my closet that I simply don’t feel my best in. Whether that be stuffy blazers or random t-shirts that have seen better days, they all have to go!

"In their place… I have my eye on a few special pieces or 'FinStyle Highs' as I like to call them that I have been hunting for and believe I’ll be adding to my closet in 2022. My goal is to finance a closet I absolutely love!"

Featured image via @intheblane/Instagram

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