2022 Fashion: Workwear Trends

2022 Fashion: Workwear Trends

For the past couple of years, the work from home shift has caused many of us to discover an appreciation for basic wardrobe staples. Pre-pandemic, "work clothes" were high maintenance. As society searches for a sense of normalcy, people have become more confident with relaxed, everyday looks that double as a sign of self-expression. Workers in various industries are reclaiming their identity in a business setting.

Pictured: Aria Ruched Off the Shoulder Set; Meeka Midi Skirt Set

Businessmen and women are sporting more relevant and versatile fashion to match the modern workplace's informal culture. Separates and two-piece sets are now a fan favorite because they guarantee options - the choice to coordinate, dress up or tone down.

Pictured (L to R): Amelia Houndstooth Fuzzy Cardigan; Raquel Multicolor KimonoMelanie Plaid Kimono; Kima Batwing Sweater

As usual, knitwear is on par for timeless, practical office attire. Lightweight kimonos or cardigans are ideal for cold cubicles or to dress up the classic T-shirt and casual Friday denim tradition.

Pictured: Kaia Bishop Sleeve Ruffle Top; Erica Overlay Top with Faux Leather Belt

Comfort (for some) means trading lounge for structure. In 2022, workwear will circle back to it's origin - neutral tones with pops of color that seemingly cut through the mundane feel of business days. You might spot more gold-accented black and white color palettes as a nod to clean cut simplicity with a touch of charisma.

Pictured (L to R): Iesha Padded Shoulder Top; Tamera Padded Shoulder Top; Hillary Padded Shoulder Long Sleeve Top

Padded power sleeves remain at the forefront of the latest fashion wave. This style was prominent during the '80s and was readopted by millennials who adored the retro aesthetic. Chiseled shoulders are normally a feature of dressy blazers; today, the trend element is commonly found in casual tops that symbolize edge in career apparel.


What styles and trends do you reach for when getting dressed for work? Give us your feedback @houseofhaute.