PEOPLE’s 2022 Style Awards: Shop the Year’s 20 Best Fashion Finds – PEOPLE | Directory Mayhem

Elevated knitwear

Alex Muehle

What makes this cotton jumper stand out are the thoughtful details, like buttons at the back (you can wear it as a cardigan too), dropped shoulders and balloon sleeves.

Buy it! Alex Mill, $135;

Demi Fine Jewelry


Finding affordable jewelry that is current but also durable can be difficult. This brand has delivered both and is regularly spotted on trend-setting celebs.

Buy it! Missoma, necklace $123, earrings $143;

Faux leather leggings


There’s a reason nearly three million pairs of these have been sold. They have the shiny look of leather with the second skin feel of leggings.

Buy it! Spanx, $98;

Modern underwear

Naked barre

Because nude isn’t just a color, this brand (founded by a former Knicks City dancer) offers buttery soft lingerie, bras and tights in 13 shades to suit a range of skin tones.

Buy it! Nude Barre, $21;

Feel-good sunglasses

DIFF glasses

The only thing more impressive than this brand’s incredible range of frames and lenses is their mission. Every purchase helps provide eye care to those in need.

Buy it! DIFF Charity Eyewear, $119;

$100 and under denim

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie’s new expanded range of jeans for a wide range of sizes and shapes (23-37 waist, plus a ‘Curve Love’ line with extra room at the hips and thighs) is attracting a lot of attention. Our favourite: the “Mom Jean” skyscraper.

Buy it! Abercrombie & Fitch, $89;

Not so simple bodysuit


This is the hardest working piece in our closet. Not only does it look great with pants and skirts, but it’s also a versatile layering piece. Bonus; It offers the perfect amount of shaping.

Buy it! Yummy, $78;

quality boots

Each boot from this brand is a treat for your feet with comfortably cushioned insoles. Bonus: Whether you opt for the classic Chelsea (above) or sleek lace-ups, you’re bound to get loads of compliments.

Buy it! Nisolo, $200;

Striped button down


A favorite of models, influencers and even Oprah, this crisp oversized poplin shirt can be seen all over Instagram. And after testing it, we can report that it’s totally worth the hype.

Buy it! AYR, $125;

High waist trousers

favorite daughter

As soon as you put these pants on, you will immediately feel more elegant. The wide leg cut is very “now” while the pleated front adds a touch of sparkle.

Buy it! Favorite Daughter, $218;

The ultimate leather jacket

Rebecca Minkow

When you’re spending that much on a single item, make it this motorcycle jacket. It looks amazing with everything and will never go out of style.

Buy it! Rebecca Minkoff, $548;

fine jewelry

Ring concierge

If you’re looking for something glittery, this is the site to go to. The pieces are beautiful (hello, diamond stacking rings!) and while they cost a lot, they cost less than what you would find in many traditional jewelry stores.

Buy it! Ring Concierge, Necklace, $598, Rings (top to bottom), $548, $398, $498;

slip skirt


This silky, ’90s-inspired style is what our editors reach for the most – it’s comfortable, flattering and can be worn year-round.

Buy it! J.Crew, $90;

Eco-friendly activewear

girlfriend collective

What you will like: the cute and colorful pieces. WHAT YOU’LL LOVE: They’re made from recycled water bottles and come in sizes XXS-6XL.

Buy it! Girlfriend Collective, sports bra, $46, leggings, $78;

star socks


What makes a pair of socks award-worthy? When tricked out with innovations like sweat-wicking fabric, non-slip silicone rand, and double-layer toe protection.

Buy it! Ondo, $12;

Perfect t shirt


This 100% cotton crew neck has everything you want in a white tee: it’s soft, opaque, slightly fitted and long enough to tuck into.

Buy it! jockey, $40;

Luxurious handbags

High-quality leather, handcrafted designs and unique fittings make the timeless styles of this British brand a real luxury. Just ask famous fans Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

Buy it! DeMellier, $485;

everyday bra

third love

ThirdLove has created the impossible: an underwired bra that goes up to size H and offers great sport and comfort. The rave reviews keep coming.

Buy it! ThirdLove, $72;

Premium denim


Many high-end denim brands have come and gone since Paige launched in 2004. The reason for its longevity: year after year, a consistently excellent fit in all styles.

buy it! Paige, $229;

Cool kicks

thousand fell

This NYC-based brand has garnered a following for their comfortable and chic vegan leather sneakers. They are recyclable.

Buy it! thousand fell, $155; thousand fell. com

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