As your little girl turns into a young woman, you will notice that she pays a little more attention to the way she dresses and how she styles her hair, and may even venture into the beauty halls of shopping centres to pick up a little lipgloss or mascara. It’s a pivotal moment for your teen as she begins to figure out her identity and how she chooses to express herself. As a parent it can be hard to sit on the sidelines, so to keep you up to date we’ve put together some of the latest teen girl fashion styles that you can try at home in 2022.
1. Cool Girl Minimal
This fashion idea is one every teenage girl can try without the need to purchase a whole new wardrobe. It focuses on basics – think plain white tees, basic vests and a good pair of jeans.
Teens are a lot more in tune with sustainability and ethics surrounding fashion nowadays, thanks to young activists such as Greta Thunberg, so encouraging them to purchase good quality pieces instead of fast fashion will immediately get you on their side. A plain white tee and a good pair of jeans is like a blank canvas, allowing them to add some gorgeous teen jewellery or a bright pair of trainers that will elevate the look.
2. Back To School
You might be thinking that a school uniform is the farthest thing from trending outfits for a teenage girl, but with popular TV shows such as Gossip Girl and Elite, teens are turning to preppy outfit ideas that are worn in posh private schools.
Think checkered skirts, frilly shirts and cute cardigans: a contemporary yet traditional fashion style for teenage girls that will take her from the classroom to lunch with the girls.
3. Double Denim
Every couple of years double denim makes a comeback and 2022 is no different. Denim continues to remain relevant and take leadership positions. Denim jackets, dungarees and an array of different jean styles are already a hit with teens.
The 70s style is about to be upgraded and instead of flared jeans and slim-fitting jackets, the double denim trend will take an oversized turn – oversized jackets and mom jeans in a bleached wash will be popular amongst teen girls as they take a more relaxed approach to the trend.
4. Colour Blocking
If you’re teen likes to stand out from the crowd then this trend is for them. Mixing two to three bold and often contradictory colors in one outfit makes for an exciting statement piece. Let your teen express themselves through the power of colour and see their confidence skyrocket.
If your teen is unsure about how to navigate this trend, why not start small with some striking accessories? A bold bag in the colour of the season (Pantone Very Peri, a gorgeous blue purple shade, is deemed the colour of 2022) is the perfect way to bring in the color blocking trend to a more monochromatic outfit.
5. Pyjama Party
Whilst this trend sounds bizarre to begin with – we ourselves couldn’t imagine prancing around the streets in our pyjamas – the pyjama trend is here to stay throughout 2022. Think silky shirts and ruffled collars (as seen at Copenhagen Fashion Week) that are perfectly acceptable to wear with a pair of relaxed trousers or shorts.
This comfortable style is laid back and chic and a matching set that can be worn from the house to dinner is no longer frowned upon.
Whether your teen daughter is an avid sports fan or not, you will have likely seen her dressing in sweatpants or leggings when meeting her friends.
The term ‘athleisure’ no longer carries the same significant meaning it used to, as athletic wear has become part of our everyday wardrobes. 2022 sees the trend evolve and it’s no longer what you wear, but how you style athletic pieces. Combining a classic zip polo over a maxi dress and adding a pair of chunky trainers takes ‘athleisure’ into a more contemporary fashion space.
Yep you read that correctly, some of the most hated Y2K trends and brands associated with them are being resuscitated. As Juicy Couture’s iconic velour tracksuits make a comeback, so do other trends of the mid-90s and early 2000s.
Not surprisingly this fashion trend has circled back round again and teens are jumping on the Y2K aesthetic thanks to social media platforms such as Tik Tok. Your teen can take their pick of many different aspects of Y2K fashion, from cute cropped baby tees to colorful pleated skirts and butterfly clips, there really is something for everyone. A teen fashion trend that she can really play around with and not take too seriously, and may even see you digging out pieces from the back of your wardrobe for her to dress up in.
Whether you’re young or old, everyone loves a good sneaker and teens even more so. With limited edition runs, fun prints and quirky styles, they are a staple in every teen girl’s wardrobe. They aren’t going anywhere in 2022 and with celebrity collaborations and the fact that they are incredibly comfortable, teens are jumping on every new release.
Retro styles are due to be a hit in 2022, with particular attention to tennis and basketball characteristics with touches of green and futuristic lines. The trainer is no longer deemed a casual shoe and can be dressed up and dressed down.
9. Oversized Sweaters
Made popular due to their throw-on nature and Ariana Grande often sporting one whilst still looking effortlessly cool, the oversized sweater is a fashion style for teenage girls that doesn’t require a lot of thought.
Whether your teen has a favourite band or sports team, there is an oversized sweater that will match her style. Thanks to the current state of the world, it’s no secret that many of us have gravitated toward cozier clothing thanks to homeschooling and working from home, so your teen will happily welcome this trend.
As your teen becomes more attuned to fashion trends in 2022, it won’t be long before she starts rummaging through your jewelry box to accessorize her latest outfit of the day. When it comes to jewellery it’s all about layering and the more the better.
Consider starting her jewelry collection off with a couple of teen bracelets, meaning that she can stack them up high and play around with different styles. As she gets older she may consider getting more than the standard ear piercing as ‘ear stacks’ become increasingly popular thanks to social media. Consider giving her a jumpstart by gifting her a pair of earrings for teen girls with various styles and gemstones that will make you mom of the year.
We hope that this helps you and your teen get ahead of the fashion trends of 2022 and gives you inspiration on your next mother daughter trip into town. The outfits here would also make a great birthday gift for a teen – check out our list of the best 16th birthday gift ideas for further inspiration!