7 of 2022's hottest fashion trends to shop at Nordstrom
From pearls to sweater vests, 2022's hottest trends have arrived at Nordstrom.
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2022 is a great time to revamp your wardrobe, especially if you've been in need of a boost or are looking to change things up in the new year. While Nordstrom is home to staple brands and classic, timeless pieces, it also carries trendier pieces from popular brands like Topman, Madewell, and more.
From delightful cottagecore sweater vests to brightly colored, dopamine-inducing cardigans, check out the best on-trend items you can find at Nordstrom right now. If you want a more in-depth explanation of some of the trends listed below, you can also check out our roundup of 2022 fashion trends.
1. New Balance sneakers
New Balance still reigns supreme in comfy casual footwear this year, and the 574s are about as classic as you can get. Available in several different colors including neutral palettes and retro warm shades, these shoes are perfect for everyday wear and can dress down a work outfit or round out a casual fit. Reviewers recommended these shoes for their overall comfort and versatility as an everyday shoe. Several reviewers recommended that the 574s run a bit small, so if you have the option to go up a half size, you may want to.
- Get the 574 Sneakers (women's sizes) starting at $84.99
- Get the 574 Classic Sneaker (men's sizes) starting at $84.99
2. Sweater vests
Sweater vests are another top trend of 2022, whether you're looking for a basic cable knit or something a little more unique. Perfect for layering over turtleneck tops in the winter or wearing on their own in the warmer months, sweater vests can lend coziness to a work outfit or add a bit of personal style to a simple jeans and t-shirt look. Both of these sweater vests were recommended by our style editor—you can go for a more monotone, versatile piece in the Topman Oversize Cable Knit, or aim for cottagecore goodness with the Fangio Mushroom option from Lisa Says Gah, the most recent Nordstrom pop-in store.
- Get the Topman Oversize Cable Knit Sweater Vest from Topman for $56
- Get the Lisa Says Gah Fangio Mushroom Oversize Sweater Vest for $119
3. Leather and faux leather
Even with The Matrix Resurrections in the rearview, leather is still having a moment. Leather and faux leather accents are very much on trend right now, from leather pants to leather dusters that would make even Keanu Reeves proud. You can purchase almost any clothing item you can think of in a leather-like fabric right now, including a slouchy, washed leather jacket from Madewell, or channel your inner Buffy Summers with a pair of faux leather leggings that have over 2,000 five-star reviews.
- Get the Faux Leather Leggings for $98
- Get the AFRM Faux Leather Blazer for $128
- Get the Madewell Washed Leather Moto Jacket for $498
4. Pearl earrings
Pearlcore is alive and well in 2022. If you're ready to have your Blair Waldorf moment in a statement pair of pearl earrings, you have a few options. If you're looking to invest in actual pearls, classic pearl vendor Mikimoto has a pair of simple studs available that feature Grade A Akoya pearls and 18k white gold. If you prefer to get on the trend without shelling out, you can try Madewell's freshwater pearl studs with gold chain detailing, or check out cultured freshwater pearl options from Tory Burch.
- Get the Madewell Freshwater Pearl Chain Stud Earrings for $22
- Get the Tory Burch Roxanne Cultured Drop Earrings for $168
- Get the Mikimoto Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings starting at $300
5. UGG slippers and boots
UGG boots are back. Whether you're in the market for a pair of classic tall UGGs or looking to get in on the trend with a pair of shorter, ankle-length Uggs in a pattern, Nordstrom has a massive selection to choose from. The UGG short boots are available in patterns like leopard print and cowhide as well as metallic colors. If fuzzy boots aren't necessarily for you, consider checking out the UGG slippers, which have been making the rounds on TikTok and come in a variety of bold colors.
- Get the UGG Oh Fluffita Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal starting at $55
- Get the UGG Classic Mini II Genuine Shearling Lined Boots starting at $120
- Get the UGG Classic II Genuine Shearling Boot starting at $127.50
6. Brightly patterned tops and bottoms
We've talked about dressing for happiness and dopamine dressing before—if your day-to-day wardrobe needs a pick-me-up, dopamine dressing can help. Dopamine dressing is essentially dressing to put a smile on your face—incorporating bright patterns, experimenting with prints, and generally wearing clothes that make you feel good. You can get started on your dopamine journey with a gender inclusive sweater vest from BP Be Proud, or stay cozy with a brightly checked cardigan from Lisa Says Gah. The Easy Street Tunic is a great option from Free People, warm and oversized for comfort.
- Get the BP. Be Proud Gender Inclusive Pride Colorblock Sweater Vest for $45
- Get the Free People Easy Street Tunic for $128
- Get the Lisa Says Gah Andretti Cardigan for $139
7. Textured knitwear
Sweaters and knitwear are one of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe, and with the ongoing pandemic people are prioritizing comfort in their daily dressing. If you want to express your personal style but still experience the delight of a soft sweater on a cold day, consider investing in textured, eye-catching sweaters in 2022. Heavy cable knits, like the Mix Stitch Wool Blend Crew Neck from Mount Tasman, or lightweight, visually textured options like the Free People Too Good sweater will lend your outfits a level of curation without sacrificing comfort.
- Get the Free People Too Good Sweater for $42.97
- Get the Mount Tasman Mix Stitch Wool Blend Crewneck Sweater for $118.80
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.