As much as I’d like to think that I know everything on the fashion horizon, the honest truth is that trend prediction isn’t an exact science. Some build up in a slow crawl, eventually reaching an apex, while other trends seemingly appear spontaneously without much warning. Whether it’s a feeling in the air or a very intentional embrace, sometimes there’s really no reason why specific trends capture everyone’s attention at once. But as a fashion editor, when this happens, it’s something you tend to notice. And I’ve definitely noticed them.
One of the biggest unexpected trends to really take off this summer goes to the lucite heel. Years ago I distinctly remember saving up all year to buy a pair of Maryam Nassir Zadeh clear wedges. It was the It sandal of the time, and every fashion editor I knew had them. Lucite heels haven’t been on my radar since, but surprisingly in 2022, it’s had a bit of a comeback. Now they’re everywhere. The same goes for the corded heart pendant. Looking at them gives me instant flashbacks to my childhood in the 90s— never in my wildest dreams did I think it would become the cult accessory that it is now. More pieces are unexpectedly winning the season—keep scrolling to read about them all.