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Summer is undoubtedly one of the favorite seasons for many, and it’s also a hit for POD sellers who want to boost their sales. Therefore, we couldn’t fail to update this list, which includes 10 summer t-shirt design trends that will surely be a sensation in 2022. Let’s dive in! 

But Before, Here’s What You’ll Find:

Did you know that cool graphic tees have been around since the 1950s? So it’s safe to say that this particular garment is pretty much immortal, not just a seasonal trend. We also know that t-shirts are one of the most popular print-on-demand products, and, even though there’s a lot of competition, designing and selling t-shirts is a thriving business.

Another great thing about t-shirts? They’re perfect for summer. Their confection is ideal for covering up while you stay cool outdoors. They’re versatile for you to wear all through fall when you can layer them and pair them up with a blazer.

Now let’s get to the most popular trends you’ll be looking at for summer 2022.

10 Summer Design Trends that Will Rock in 2022

1. Text Is All You Need

This summer, we have a design trend consisting of lettering and nothing else. So we could talk about a minimalist design. However, don’t let that stop you from printing motivational and powerful messages. Also, to stand out, choose some quotes with all the energy of summer.

Lastly, if you find this trend a bit simple -since it doesn’t carry images or any graphics-try giving it a fun touch with experimental, expressive, and even bubble typographies, since they’re a design trend in 2022

Summer Tee Mockup Of A Bronzed Woman Sitting By Palm Trees At The Beach


2. Spice It Up with Cool Graphics

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like T-shirts with cool and fun graphics? Unlike the first summer t-shirt trend, this second one is ideal for an incredible message with a graphic that everyone will want to wear. 

Have fun adding beach graphics, palm trees, waves, sun, cold drinks, sunglasses, sea animals, and surfboards.

A Summer T Shirt Mockup Of A Young Woman In A Summer Outfit Posing


3. Choose What Makes You Bloom

To continue with this summer vibe, the third t-shirt trend arrives, consisting of wearing flowers and more flowers! Here, you can use your creativity to design some floral shirts or just a few touches to give you a fresh, delicate, and happy look. Combine this design with soft colors.

A Summer Mockup Tshirt Of A Smiling Girl Wearing A Tshirt Leaning Against Flowers


4. Scream Loud How Proud You Are

June is the official pride month, but since time is relative to 2022, calendar rules are bending as much as genders. Wear your pride all year long!

You’re part of a community with a strong sense of belonging, so wear it proudly. Wear your colors with pride and let everybody know that equality matters and, in the end, love wins. Also, know that there’s beauty in diversity, so when offering LGBT t-shirts, include a range of designs for non-binary, gay, bisexual, transgender, and everyone that identifies as part of this diverse community.

🌈 We recommend you to read this mini-guide that talks about the do’s and don’ts for your pride marketing campaign.

Summer T Shirt Mockup Of A Happy Couple Celebrating Lgbtq Pride


5. The Future of Money

The world of cryptocurrencies is still on fire! -and the temperature too- so, what better than to showcase a t-shirt that represents this topic that becomes more popular as the months go by. At Placeit, we have hundreds of them to inspire tech geeks.

A Summer Long Sleeve Tee Mockup Of A Man Texting With A Smile On His Face


6. Relax, It’s All About Vintage Vibes

It seems that in 2022, many trends from the past are making a comeback, such as the vintage vibe, which is ideal for showing off retroelements! Start by giving your t-shirts a new look. 

We recommend using pastel or pale colors to contrast with the dark color of borders and lettering.

Summer Mockup Of Two Cool Women Wearing A Tank Top And A Ringer Tee


7. Just Follow the Rainbow to Find a Treasure

To add a little more color to warm days, try a 100% rainbow trend! This summer t-shirt trend pairs perfectly with pride month and different dreamy or happy elements. Although it also relates to the world of unicorns and luck!

So, as Maya Angelou said, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” and customize your t-shirts to attract more enthusiasts!

Beautiful Latin Girl Wearing A Summer Crop Top Tee Mockup At The Beach


8. Let the World Hear You Roar

This summer is perfect for making various dinosaur t-shirts. Maybe this trend is since the new Jurassic World movie will be released. So, all fans will surely want to wear colorful and fresh t-shirts with a special item that has been around for millions of years. Get your POD merchandise ready to make your buyers look Adora-saurable! 🦖

A Summer Ringer Tee Crop Top Mockup Featuring A Woman Outside An Old Building


9. Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

Make magic by creating some charming t-shirt designs for this summer. Opt to include elements like glitter, crystals, moons, positions, letters, fantastic animals, and more! 

Summer T Shirt Mockup Featuring A Man And A Woman Making A Cool Pose


10. Add a Little Bit of Spice with Pun Intended

Try the pun intended style to add some fun and humorous touches to this season. So, get to work and get ready to bring out your best inventions to print them soon! We’re sure you’re going to make up some good ones.

A Summer T Shirt Mockup Of A Smiling Man With Sunglasses By The Beach


Some T-Shirt Styles to Complement Your Designs

To prove that you are aware of the fashion world, we recommend you print your designs on these types of T-shirts, which have arrived to conquer the summer in 2022.

  • Cropped t-shirt. This style is perfect for hot days, whether you’re at home, out for a walk, or going to the beach. Ideally, it should be a material such as cotton because it helps absorb moisture and sweat. Also, you can opt for a very similar style, the “baby t-shirts” that are short and allow more freedom of movement and look spectacular. 
  • Baggy t-shirts. This style has been a favorite since 2020, and no wonder why! Maybe it’s because it allows us to walk in total comfort, soft and loose. In addition, they look great with shorts. 
  • Tank top t-shirts. These are ideal for days when the temperature rises, but don’t forget to recommend the use of sunscreen! But back to the point, we love this style because they’re very versatile and give a very relaxed vibe. 
  • Long sleeve t-shirts. Of course! Summer also has its gray and cold days, and for those moments, it’s better to have a design that protects our skin. Best of all, it can be reused for the following seasons, so make sure it has a design that goes with any season of the year. 

Best of all is that Placeit has it all to showcase your designs in a beautiful way and without worrying about models or sets, just pick the right setting, and your designs will come to life.

😉 Learn how to make a t-shirt design within minutes 

Bonus Guide: How to Style Graphic Tees

Once you’re ready to promote your summer designs, make sure to style them properly. Seriously, who doesn’t have at least ten t-shirts in their closet? You can pull off tons of looks that can go from comfy to stylish when done correctly. Here’s a list of tricks to style them and sell the garment as part of a whole look for summer:

  • Graphic tees go great with flowy, colorful skirts.
  • Novelty jeans can really upgrade a tee when paired up with heels.
  • Shorts and sneakers are perfect for graphic tees, especially for coastal cities during the summer.
  • Tees and kimonos are also a super modern trend that looks great and feels comfortable.
  • Colorful accessories can lift a look when they contrast enough with your t-shirt color.
  • White skirts, jeans, or shorts are a never-ending trend for summer, and they’re the perfect complement to drive attention to the t-shirt.
  • Ripped denim and a t-shirt with a knot are the ideal way to state that it’s summer and you’re fully invested in relaxing.

🥥 Don’t miss out: 30 Gorgeous Summer Color Palettes to Inspire Your Next Design

All Set for Summer!

There are tons of fabulous trends and dates coming up to make cool t-shirts this year. So the best advice we can give you is to keep your calendar handy so as not to miss any special date. Go now to check out the updated 2022 t-shirt calendar and find out what’s coming in the following months!

But for now, it’s time to prepare your cool summer t-shirts. Share if you found this post helpful or if you want to let your customers know what’s hot for the season. Sea ya soon and let us know your favorite trend for this summer! 

Check out even more summer templates you can use to design your summer collection and increase your t-shirt sales!



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