Have you ever imagined yourself sipping on an ice-cold Tequila Sunrise after a long run backwards?
No? Well, we’re all going to do that this summer.
They are just two of many trends that will shape the coming months. Laura Stott reveals what’s hot. . .
reverse run: IF someone backwards past you in the park, don’t be alarmed, backwards running is the biggest new training trend — and not just for the novelty factor.
Walking backwards apparently helps reduce injury and strain, improves balance, and burns fat. But watch out for lampposts.
The Mixie Haircut: A cross between a mullet and a pixie, the mixie is the ubiquitous hairstyle.
Slightly shaggy, seventies-inspired, longer in the back (like a mullet) and cropped in the front (like a pixie cut). As seen above on celebs like Demi Lovato, it’s considered offbeat and soon to be on the bones of all genders.
For those who prefer longer hair, the other cool cut is the shullet – mullet on top, long and shaggy on the sides.
Bermuda shorts: Pull on hot pants and breathe a sigh of relief because this trend is a much more practical option.
Bermuda shorts—knee-length, shapeless, and popular with middle-aged Americans—are this year’s must-have style.
From denim to khaki, patterned to solid, fitted or relaxed, the longer length will really have its moment.
THE hit Netflix series Stranger Things introduced a whole new generation to Kate’s 1985 hit Running Up That Hill and gave the Wuthering Heights legend her first US Top Ten.
It’s #2 here too and with a new generation of fans, it’s going to be your soundtrack to whatever you do over the next few months.
body chains: As seen on the Chanel catwalk, sleek, sparkling body jewelry, particularly belly chains, are back. Worn recently by celebs including model Hayley Bieber and of course everyone who was around the millennium, originally loved by singer Christina Aguilera.
The perfect six-pack accessory, but not for the faint of heart.
copper hair: Pink is so last year – copper is the only color for your tresses right now.
It’s a trend that started on TikTok and is now being requested in salons across the country.
Anything is possible, from deep, rich and shimmering chestnut tones to lighter, flamed orange tones. As seen on Gigi Hadid.
hot smoker: According to the latest trends report from Sainsbury’s, this is the outdoor barbecue essential.
Hot smokers are great for adding fireside flavor to meaty classics like pulled pork and ribs, or just adding interest to your sausages.
The arrival of mini smokers makes them much more accessible and affordable. Expect to see – or smell – them in many gardens.
Lurex: The sparkly seventies favorite fabric shimmers all season long. From skirts to swimwear – perfect for showing off your tan – the metallic yarn will be everywhere.
JUST after you’ve gotten used to oat, coconut and soy options in your brew, it’s time to try the latest must-have – a milk alternative made from potatoes.
Essentially, it’s potato water that’s strained and mixed with a few other ingredients to form a creamy liquid.
Home Bars: As going out for drinks on Friday nights becomes less and less affordable, home bars are becoming a huge DIY trend.
Indoors or outdoors, glamorous or sleek, you’ll love it. It is up to you when the last orders are retrieved!
flat shapes: Is it a platform shoe? Is it a sandal? No, it’s a flatform.
A trend with strong influences from the noughties, chunky footwear is becoming the warm-weather shoe of choice.
With a thick sole that’s the same height from toe to heel, they’ll lift you up – but be careful you don’t fall off them!
mom jeans: Nothing will get you dating faster than denim skinnies.
Loose “mum fit” jeans (or mom jeans) are wide at the bottom and narrow at the ankles. They’re higher waisted and you can wear that 80’s-90’s silhouette with anything, anywhere. Available all over the main street.
Blue colour: Are you planning decoration? The only color you can paint on your walls is any shade of blue.
From deep navy blue to light pastel, blue is the color of home decor right now. Bright Skies is the go-anywhere Dulux color of the year 2022.
Wales: Move over, Costa Del Sol – with so many of us holidaying in the UK this year to save a penny, Wales is back in fashion.
Travel review site Tripadvisor has ranked the Welsh towns of Brithdir and Llanberis, both in Gwynedd and near Snowdonia National Park, as the most popular this year.
Pineapple: According to Sainsbury’s, the essential food ingredient. Suddenly expect to see the expressive tropical fruit on menus and in recipes in everything from sweet to savory dishes.
At less than £1 a pineapple, this is a trend most of us can afford.
Coastal Granny: It’s not just about the kids.
A coastal fashion “look” originally for older women that started on TikTok and is about to explode into the mainstream, the Coastal Grandma aesthetic is all about laid-back beach chic.
Think striped tops, cool white linens, wide-leg pants, and straw bags and hats. Like Meryl Streep in It’s Complicated or Gwyneth Pal-trow on vacation in the Hamptons.
CArgo pants: You know where it is.
The roomy, low-rise Y2K utility pant classic – first seen on noughties girl band All Saints – is back.
Recently seen on Dua Lipa.
THE Aperol Spritz is over, only a classic cocktail, preferably with tequila, can be seen as a drink.
Tequila sunrises and margaritas will be the most popular as supermarkets report a more than 127 percent increase in sales of the Mexican liquor.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5538300/top-trends-summer-2022/ Here are the top trends for summer 2022 – from running backwards to the house bar