The 5 Biggest Fashion Trends of Winter 2022/2023

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After suffering through record highs this summer, it’s finally time to ditch the tees and the shorts and bust out the coats and boots.

While some summer trends have stayed strong through the fall, like corsets, others have faded away, making room for trends like leather-on-leather, strong shoulders, and knee-high boots.

Below, check out our trend report on the biggest winter trends spotted at NYFW Autumn/Fall 2023 and how your favorite celebs are taking them from the runway to the real world.

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1. Leather-On-Leather

Why wear just one leather piece when you can wear two or even three? Spotted at shows like Dion Lee, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, and more, leather was back in a big way.

Most designers stuck to classic colors like browns and blacks and showcased everything from leather shackets to blazers to midi skirts to maxi trench coats.

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Carey Mulligan wearing a Khaite Oversized Leather Jacket, Khaite Leather Pants, and carrying a Celine Mini Black Leather Bag.

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Kristen Bell wearing a Nanushka Brown Leather Twist Button-Up Maxi Dress and Loeffler Brown Croc Embossed Knee-High Boots.

2. Corsets

Thought summer would end the corset trend? Think again! Corsets were spotted on the runways of Versace, Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain, and more.

For winter, celebs are pairing their corsets with cardigans and crop sweaters to make the piece more weather-appropriate.

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Mindy Kaling wearing an Area Tan Embellished Printed Corset,  an Area Tan Letter Houndstooth Varsity Jacket, and Area Crystal-Embellished Dark-Wash Jeans.

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Rita Ora wearing a Miaou Denim Corset, an Andersson Bell Asymmetric Fringe Denim Skirt, and a striped ultra crop sweater top.

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Lisa Manoban wearing a Miaou Denim Studden Strapless Corset and a matching Miaou Denim Skirt (tailored).

3. Knee-High Boots

Go big or go home! Designers and celebs alike are embracing sky-high boots that go up to their knees, thighs, and beyond! While some are pairing their boots with maxi skirts or dresses for extra drama, others are ditching bottoms altogether and simply wearing their boots with nothing but a jacket.

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Chiara Ferragni wearing a Nanushka Black Vegan Leather Blazer, a Bottega Veneta Black White Graphic Print Top, a Mango Leather Midi Skirt, and Fendi Red Leather Thigh-High Boots.

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Elsa Hosk wearing a Helsa Tech Black Zip-Up Jacket, Saint Laurent Black Leather Knee-High Boots, and carrying a Saint Laurent Black Logo Baguette Shoulder Bag.

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Dua Lipa wearing a Bottega Veneta Blue Check Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress, Bottega Veneta White Leather Tall Boots, and carrying a Bottega Veneta White Crochet Bag.

4. Shearling Bags

Bags are getting the winter treatment with classic styles trading in their leather exterior for shearling, usually in white.

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Tiffany Young carrying a Prada Re-Edition 2000 Shearling Mini Bag paired with a Stand Alone Military Jacket and Khaite Black Admiral Knee Boots.

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Dua Lipa carrying a Bottega Veneta Shearling Pouch Bag.

5. Strong Shoulders

Shoulders are officially having a moment! Whether it’s padded shoulders or dramatic, pointed shoulders, blazers and blazer dresses are definitely taking things up a notch.

Of course, Balmain has been embracing strong shoulders for a while now, but this season, designers like Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana joined in on the trend.

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Taylor Swift wearing a Dorothee Schumacher Geometric Print Jacquard BlazerDorothee Schumacher Geometric Print Flared Trousers, and Jimmy Choo Black Patent Leather Platform Boots.

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Mindy Kaling wearing a Saint Laurent Black/Red Colorblock Aysmetric Button-Up Blazer Dress with Paris Texas Black Platform Sandals.


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.