10 Lifestyle Trends To Look Forward To In 2022
- Saturday, 05 Feb, 2022
The year 2022 will be about Sustainability. This dynamically blending trend will transform the way we live and captivate our style statements across segments. As the popularity and demand for sustainable lifestyle grows, it will become the new style statement in every category, from clothing to home decor and kitchen appliances as well as from accessories to footwear. Sustainable products are trends that are long-lasting and will make the fashion world go round, redefining our awareness levels towards living a sustainable life.
Most importantly about ourselves. This year has been an eye-opener for most of us, in terms of our lifestyle and wellbeing. While staying put at home has given us a lot of time to introspect, it has also helped us inculcate some healthy and sustainable habits. And certainly, there is more awareness about changing the way we are carrying our day-to-day life.
1. Fashion with Comfort
With sustainable fashion gaining more and more traction and people continuing to work from home, the trend of comfort-wear will reign in 2022. Casual and loungewear clothes like oversized tops to pure cotton palazzo pants, kurta to satin pajamas, and dresses in fine quality cotton and exquisite handloom fabric will be a trendsetter (AM to PM fashion) for everyone. Loungewear’s comfy-chic trend will likely just get hotter this year as so many more favorite brands and small businesses are beginning to carry options.
The latest Pinterest Predicts Report says searches for “soft outfits” are up 185%, and “cotton jumpsuits for women” are up 160%.
2. Sustainability in Home Decor
As the new year begins, it’s time to give your home a classic new look with traditional home decor items. This year will see a lot of home decor items made of natural materials getting popular. Trendy handmade decor items made of natural materials like bamboo and Sabai grass will be in demand in the home décor segment. Taking hints from the tiny home and minimalist movements, furniture companies and home design firms will focus on products that can be used as two or more things. Beds that can turn into desks (Murphy bed desk), storage under sleeper sofas, and an outfitted “cloffice” (closet-office!) are new trends being searched.
3. Mindful Eating
One of the upcoming terms that we see is Mindful eating. Mindful eating isn’t about being perfect, always eating the right things, or never allowing yourself to eat on the go again. It is to maintain an in-the-moment awareness of the foods and beverages you put into your body. It is essential to remember that mindful eating isn’t a diet but simply a meditation-based lifestyle change. It is said that mindful eating has the capacity to reform one’s depression, anxiety, faulty eating habits, food cravings, eating disorders, and weight management.
It’s well known that most weight loss programs don’t work. Around 85% of people with obesity who lose weight return to or exceed their initial weight within a few years
4. A Holistic Approach to Health
People these days are focusing more on a holistic approach to their health, including meditation exercise, regulated eating, and mindful eating habits, rather than following rigorous diets and weight loss programs. Increasingly people are learning to eat right instead of following stringent diets that may not suit their body type. In the modern era, our living lifestyle patterns affect the body at a mental, physical, social, economic, emotional, and spiritual level. It consists of different types of practices, techniques, and exercises that bring mental and physical discipline to provide better healthy life from various environmental factors.
65 to 80 percent of the world population uses holistic, naturopathic medicine as their primary form of healthcare, according to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics.
5. Prioritizing Your Emotional Wellbeing
With the boundaries between work life and personal life diminishing by the day, people have now become more attentive towards their mental wellbeing. One of the rising trends that we will see in the New Year is the increasing priority that one wishes to give to their emotional and mental health. People have started opting for wellness checks, flexible hours at work in order to maintain a balance between their clashing worlds. Taking up long-lost hobbies and relaxing activities is something that people have caught their fancy too. We see a lot of budding artists and small businesses coming up as people give fuel to their once died down dream and passion. Breathing is just not all, we will be more focused on enjoying what we do and the way we live.
Uninsured people with mental illnesses account for 0.3% of the population, that’s approximately 4.7 million.
6. Outfitting The At-Home Gym
We got really great at working out at home in 2021. Or maybe we got really good at turning off video and doing the bare minimum in our Zoom workout class while also checking email. (No shame!) Either way, routines, and spaces have been carved out for home workouts, and our options will only keep growing. In 2022, virtual exercise will become more realistic to reflect an outfitted studio, and many consumers are stocking up on their at-home arsenal of equipment. The fitness freaks are now looking at creative ways to keep themselves active and maintain that fit body. Many people have started their workout regimes from home and these trends seem to have taken their fancy as it allows people to live their healthy life at their convenience.
The global home fitness equipment market size was USD 10.18 billion in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 10.73 billion in 2021 to USD 14.75 billion in 2028.
7. Self-Care Regimes
Following simpler health care like drinking water, following a daily routine or agenda, trying one new thing every day. One of the most important parts of your daily routine is to self-reflect. Taking 10 minutes of your daily schedule to introspect can help you get a clearer perspective not just on your day but on your inner self too. Establishing a daily self-care routine is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Self-care isn’t frivolous, and it includes any activity we do to care for our physical, emotional, spiritual, and/or psychological health, by focusing on relaxation and spending quality time with nature.
Research shows that the core aspects of self-care contribute to 60 to 70 percent of the chronic diseases we know in this world.
8. Conscious Lifestyle
A Conscious Life is a life that is carefully lived with an awareness and care for one’s surroundings. A trend that is here to stay is opting for a more conscious lifestyle. Using more environment-friendly and sustainable products in your day-to-day life is a trend that people are becoming more and more aware of. Using eco-friendly and organic products in your day-to-day lifestyle is a way of life that is here to stay for not just 2022 but for the years to come! Caring for nature, excluding plastic from the face of the earth, and living more consciously.
9. Waistlines Will Get Lower
Isaac Newton said it first: What goes up must come down. In the physics of fashion, that applies not only to hemlines but also, it is fast becoming clear, waistlines. After the spate of all kinds of high-rise trousers over the last many months, there is little doubt we are going to be in for a low-rise 2022. Card-carrying members of the below-the-belly-button advocacy brigade already include such fashion prognosticators, who showed hip-slung skirts and pants. Low-rise jeans can be highly attributed to the iconic Britney Spears. 2022 is bound to see the next revelation in the world of pants and skirts, the return of the low-rise waistline.
10. Grab a Big Bag
Before the novel coronavirus changed everything, charming but highly impractical tiny purses had a moment. Remember the Jacquemus bag that could carry little more than a ChapStick? Now, nearly two years in, it’s time for bags to become utilitarian again. That means bigger, with more storage — like the voluminous hobo bags every celebrity toted in the aughts. The pandemic has proved that style can coexist with convenience and comfort; the bags we carry might start to reflect that too. At the very least, they should have room for a face mask and a vaccine card.