If last summer introduced the idea of Hot Girl Summer style, then 2022 is doubling down on the sartorial movement with a fresh lineup of risqué summer trends, and dare we say they’re spicier than ever. With the loosening of COVID restrictions across the country and more reasons than ever to let off some steam by hitting the dancefloor or going on a fabulous trip, it’s only natural that the sartorial mood would follow this joyous and unapologetic mood.
And unapologetic is what we’re getting this summer. Fashion people are dialing things up to level 10, experimenting with more dramatic volume, even lower rises and higher hemlines, and cutouts. But for all the risks they pose, they come with an equally high reward. Here, we’re breaking down the five risky summer trends from mild to jaw-dropping.