The fall 2022 shows gave us a lot to look forward to this season, from Khaite’s delectable assortment of leather jackets to Saint Laurent’s dresses that skimmed the floor with an elegance that seems only right for the fall and winter seasons. Plus there were endless options of wardrobe classics, from classic pea coats and perfect tailoring. Their wearability and of-the-moment feel make many of these fall 2022 trends the perfect candidates for our editors’ wish lists. In fact, everything from the season’s beautifully brushed knits—perfect for layering!—and ultra-baggy jeans to designer tank tops have found themselves in our wardrobes already, and now that winter is around the corner, heavy duty motorcycle boots inspired by Miu Miu and floor length skirts have graced our shopping carts for the season ahead.
Here is a shoppable guide of the fall/winter 2022 trends to wear this season and a handpicked edit of the pieces our editors are buying right now.
I used to have a bit of an adverse reaction to wearing suits, or anything tailoring in general. But I have to say that the fall 2022 womenswear shows, which featured an abundance of tailoring, started to slowly shift my perspective. Now that it’s finally layering season, I’ve found myself leaning into suiting and tailoring more than I ever thought I would. It started with my purchase of this CJR neon jacket, which felt like the perfect piece to start, given how untraditional it is with its bright color and hulking fit. Now I’ve just been thrifting jackets. I’ve found a great double-breasted slouchy blazer for everyday layering, and now looking for a more structured oversized jacket for dinners and evening events. I also watched Tàr recently, so there’s that, too. I’m officially in my tailoring era.— Jose Criales Unzueta, fashion news writer, Vogue Runway
Miu Miu’s fall 2022 show undeniably went viral in every aspect—ballet flats, mini skirts, tennis polos, and more—but one thing we weren’t talking about from that show was how models wore leather biker boots. As someone who is usually a fan of a knee-high leather boot or a kitten-heeled bootie, the mid-rise biker boot is also a surprise to my liking. But these days, I want to channel Sienna Miller in the 2010s strolling around the city in her distressed biker boot. The biker boot looks better, in my opinion, when it’s a little worn in. A few pairs have also been on my Vestiaire wishlist; just waiting for the chillier days to come for me to finally make the plunge. —Irene Kim, editorial coordinator, Vogue Runway
Typically I am a very neutral dresser, so while these knits are a little out of my comfort zone, they feel right for right now. I own Extreme Cashmere’s No.53 it’s the most incredible shade of green and has a heavy luxe-feeling weight and a great shape to throw over everything from a slouch pant to leggings. I also purchased Zara’s Pepto Bismol-colored fuzzy pink shrunken sweater that’s a little more playful, which I teamed with a leather pencil skirt in the Vogue office just last week.– Lisa Aiken, executive fashion director, Vogue.com
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Perfect Pea Coats
After the last Fall 2022 shows, the items I came away thinking about most were the perfect pea coats at Saint Laurent. It started with the first look out—a perfect black double-breasted number over a silvery bias dress and continued with variations in length and fabrics. Halfway through, I was weighing the merits of leather versus tweed. Perennially chic and cool in every iteration. —Virginia Smith, global head of fashion network
Winter Color Blocking
I find it very hard to wear color in the winter—even if that means brown! I’ve been seeing a lot of great color-blocked, go-go-graphic knits that do all the work for you. They’re retro in nature (I can’t deny a 1960s twist!) so this is one trend I’ll be all over. Honorable mentions go to Tory Burch and her wonderful maxi A-line dresses that feature Calder-esque shapes and those striped knits from Sergio Hudson.– Lilah Ramzi, commerce and parties editor
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Sheer dressing and lingerie-inspired looks are a huge trend this fall. Since I tend to stick to a fairly neutral color palette, layering in transparent and delicate pieces is an easy way to add visual and textural interest. If I am going out at night, I love the idea of a sheer top or dress peeking out under a heavy blazer or coat.—Mai Morsch, fashion editor
Dip a Toe in Sparkle
The fall/winter 2022 runways were full of glittering dresses, shining separates, jewel-toned party-ready wear, and embellished accessories from the likes of Dries Van Noten, Bottega Veneta, and more. I’m adapting this festive portion of the season’s collections into my wardrobe by starting small with a pair of silver studded ballet flats. I love the juxtaposition of an everyday shoe silhouette with embellishments suitable for the holiday season and formal occasions. With every step, a peep of silver reveals itself from outfits as understated as relaxed-fit trousers and a crew neck sweater, offering a subtle statement I can wear every day.— Madeline Fass, market editor
Floor Length Skirts
Floor-sweeping maxi skirts are my favorite trend right now. I guess you can call them the sophisticated version of puddle pants. The best part is that even when temperatures start to drop below freezing point, you can wear cozy warm leggings underneath them, and no one will notice. So I’ll be living in long, columnar designs similar to Ann Demeulemeester’s wool maxi during dressier moments and Khaite’s casually cool denim number for laidback outings. —Alexis Bennett, commerce writer
Saturated and Strokable Knits
Mohair really piqued my interest last fall and winter. One of my heavy-rotations pieces was a Junya Watanabe x Supreme sweater crafted in a delightfully scratchy mohair fabric. I loved having something super textural to touch throughout the day. Once we approach the colder side of fall, I’m excited to snatch up some more mohair for sure. Scraggly knits are a great way to add instant character to any outfit. You immediately feel like a Sesame Street character. I love this colorful, almost boyish mohair-blend cardigan from Marni. And when I want to go full Jim Henson, I might have to throw on this Dries Van Noten jacket. —André-Naquian Wheeler, fashion news writer
I’m all in on super-baggy jeans. After spending many of my teenage years in extra-skinny jeans, I’m finding relief in the breezy, easy silhouettes. Nobody is doing it better than Balenciaga at the moment. I’ve been pairing them with graphic tees or equally oversized button-ups. Basically, leaning into a skater-boy vibe. —Christian Allaire, fashion and style writer
Leather Jackets: The Epitome of Cool
While sitting at Khaite’s runway show last season, all I could say to my colleague—other than noting the epic the Talking Heads soundtrack—was, “Which leather jacket do we want?” The collection showed multiple silhouettes, and they were all perfect, from the bomber to the blazer to the lacquered puffer. And now I am being seduced by the array of transitional slim-line, long-length ’90s jackets too. With many strong options from which to choose, this is going to be a highly considered investment purchase for the season ahead. —L.A.
I’ve always been drawn toward the polished appeal of tailoring, whether it’s via boxy blazers or slouchy wide-leg trousers, so when I saw the clean lines of fall 2022’s preppy trend, I knew I’d be a fan. From Prada’s pleated midi to Marine Serre’s punk-inspired tartan, this is less tennis-club whites and more anarchic school uniform meets Annie Hall. I’ll be injecting some preppy styling into my new-season wardrobe with kilt-inspired skirts, polished loafers, and plenty of white shirting. —Joy Montgomery, senior commerce writer, British Vogue
Bigger, Better Bomber Jackets
Come fall, everyone needs that perfectly effortless jacket to throw over your shoulders and head out the door. Something chic, something practical, something that can be dressed up and down. Taking notes from the fall/winter shows, I’m excited to tap into a reemerging trend and reintroduce the bomber jacket into my wardrobe. However this coming season, no crops—we’re thinking oversized! —Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, associate fashion editor
The White-Tank-and-Blue-Jean Formula
How wonderful it is that my go-to fall pieces are considered runway trends this season? For starters, a good old white tank top has single-handedly been the foundation of the majority of my outfits for a few seasons now, so if the fall 2022 collections suggest wearing one with relaxed blue jeans, I happily volunteer! —M.F.
Saint Laurent’s fall 2022 show served 56 perfect looks, in my opinion. I would be forever content if I could wear an iteration of every look; it was all so elegant and simple. The maxi lengths specifically spoke to me as someone who is 5 feet 10 inches and always struggling to find things cut long enough to skim the floor. I loved the silhouettes and what the styling of big jackets over the maxidresses brought—sharp blazers or bomber styles hitting specifically mid thigh. I’m obsessed with this black maxidress that has just dropped on Net-a-Porter; it sums up the timelessness of that show. —Naomi Smart, commerce director, British Vogue
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Eye-Catching Stacking Rings
I am currently really into building a jewelry wardrobe. Putting on lots of gold and bronze rings and bracelets makes me feel like a chic adult even if I’m just wearing jeans and a T-shirt. But I’m also a sucker for a bright neon, and lucky for me there’s a slew of designers working in bold enamel tones. Currently number one on my wish list is this Jupiter neon green ring with a matching peridot stone—which just so happens to be my birthstone! It feels like it was created just for me. If money were no object, I’d go for the Fry Powers stacking-ring trio—aren’t they just the coolest? —Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor
This fall I’m continuing to focus on buying bags that are worth the investment. However this season, I’m doubling down on bag pairings inspired by those seen on the fall runways at Bottega Veneta, Altuzarra, and Proenza Schouler. The double-bag styling trick is designed for the working commuter—one bag to store the essentials (wallet, keys, phone) and a second bag for the office extras (laptop, notebook, planner). This season I have my eye on Proenza Schouler’s runway-ready combo of a Dia day bag with a drawstring tote. —Julie Tong, commerce director
Trenches That Turn Heads
Ultimately, the trench coat is the one thing that comes to my mind when thinking about in-between-season shopping. It’s the one fashion piece that must not only protect against the elements but also be effortlessly chic. Luckily the fall collections—from Burberry to Sacai, Proenza Schouler, or The Row—offer a wide range of the favorite closet staple, all bound to turn heads. Be it twisted details or trendier silhouettes, these trench coats are anything but basic. —Miriam Nehring, senior affiliate editor, Vogue Germany