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Style: Trends of 2022

Photos by Lisa Staff

2021 is finally over, and we’re ready to ring in the new year. We asked local experts to share their take on what’s trending for 2022. From color-matching pieces, to layering in style, or to patterned perfections, kick off the new year with these trends gathered by local stores and boutiques. A special thanks to Colleton River for allowing LOCAL Life use of its incredibly inspiring spaces.

Color coded

Go bold with your colors this year and try a monochromatic look. One color palette can encompass an entire outfit. Use different shades of the same color for a casual, effortless look.

Monochromatic looks are great, but don’t be afraid to add a pop of color. Try a top like this one to really bring out those blues and sea greens.

Available at Palmettoes

For a more sophisticated color story, try a muted palette. Kids will love being able to wear every color of the rainbow without looking like they dressed themselves. And what kid can resist a unicorn purse that doubles as a Pop It?

Available at Island Child

Wearing cool color tones like this outfit from Southern Tide mimics the cooler temperatures, while the accessories add a summertime homage.

Available at Southern Tide

Available at Outside Hilton Head

Playful patterns

Bold patterns are definitely trending, and it’s time for you to make a statement for the new year. All eyes will turn when you enter the room wearing a statement dress like this one. Remember to keep the accessories neutral; you want the patterned garment to be the focal point.

Ready for warmer days? Go ahead and strut your style in a sleeveless printed maxi. When going for warmer florals, add neutral accessories to amp up the sophistication and avoid going “too springy, too soon.”

Available at Cocoon

Sunglasses like these can go with any look and are the perfect accessory to show off how cool and calm you are waiting for the summer sunshine to stop in.

Available at Eyeland Optique

Available at Spartina 449

Layer player

Layering is key to creating cool and comfortable looks. Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you have to dress in the thickest winter apparel. For those of us used to shorter winters, layering is all you need to get through the seasonal changes.

For a more subtle approach to pattern, try layering a colorful plaid underneath a half zip for a pop of texture. Incorporating some of those pops of brown throughout the outfit creates a cohesive, cool look.

Available at John Bayley Clothier



Local since: 2020

Favorite thing about living at Colleton River Club: The people.

Fun fact: Has ziplined twice and run 8 marathons.


Local since: 2020

Favorite thing about living at Colleton River Club: What don’t I love? All the people. Everyone’s so friendly, humble and gracious. I moved here not knowing anyone, and we found everyone to be so welcoming and now we found a great group of friends.

Hobbies: Anything outdoors. I ride my bike, swim, run marathons and do crossfit.

Fun fact: I can ride a unicycle.


Local since: 2020

Favorite thing about living at Colleton River Club: Definitely the people, the activities, the beauty – literally the opportunity for a utopian life.

Hobbies: Tennis, pickleball, fine wine, cooking, traveling

Fun fact: I used to love caving as a kid, but now I’m claustrophobic.

Fashion Credits

Photography Lisa Staff

Makeup + Hair Chaeli and Carley Kruckenberg

Location Colleton River Club