Soft pink dress with green waistband

Get ready to socialise in style this spring/summer with a whole new set of glamorous additions to your wardrobe. After so much downtime in the last two years, now is the time to shine as we catch up with friends and family over nights out and special occasions. The catwalk shows that have been anticipating a burst to life when the sunnier seasons roll around have been filled with the unexpected twists and turns. This is a year where we can fully express our fashionable selves.

Here are 5 going out outfit trends for spring/summer 2022.

Fancy Feminine

‘Tis the year of weddings with a boom in weddings that were postponed in 2020-21 now spilling into 2022. That means lots of chances to get glammed up on weekends. Wedding guest style is going to be fancy and feminine as we embrace the most lady-like of fashion such as pastel pinks and feminine frames. Fee G is one of our favourite Irish brands that nails this lady-like trend perfect for weddings and other special occasions this year.

A Little Luxe

Minimalism is still alive and well and is perfect for pairing up with your outfits for that extra touch of glam. The key to luxe minimalism is cream coloured investment pieces that can be worn a hundred different ways. We love linen trousers and jackets made from quality fabrics. Match up with a simple LBD or white shirt for a cool, calm, collected take on glamour this year.

Maxis Are Back

Move over midi, it’s time to maxi! Yes midi skirts have been number one for the last few years but this year, maxis are making a comeback. They’re perfect for summer’s day lunches or BBQs that might just roll into summer nights too.

Bright Colours

If this year is all about expression then the brightest, most vibrant of colours are going to pop out everywhere you go. Reds, yellows, pinks and lilac are going to uplift moods and spread positivity. Choose your favourite colour and go all out with it.


Print patterns are going to be EVERYWHERE. As another classic form of expressionist fashion, enjoy your favourite prints from florals to leopard to brand logos.

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