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When building your seasonal wardrobe, there are many factors to consider, from personal style to the latest trends dominating the runways. However, if you are not someone who lives or dies by what the must-have items are for the season, you can still allow them to lend influence when you approach your shopping list.
While some trends are fleeting and disappear once the season is over, others have left their lasting impression for decades and will continue for years to come. From your favorite Vans shoes to the iconic leather jacket, the hottest trends of 2023 will not disappoint.
Denim jeans have been around for decades, even a century. And because of their lasting popularity, the fashion world has seen many variations of the famous brand dominate the runways. However, in recent years, trends have been leaning more towards looser, relaxed fits, and 2023 is taking it one step further.
Pack away those skinny jeans for now and embrace the baggy, from light wash straight cuts to black flares.
The 80s have made yet another return to the runway in a significant way. While drop-waist skirts and dresses may have peaked in popularity in the past, they are about to make a massive splash in 2023.
Carolina Herrera and Sandy Liang both featured them on their runways and with bright colors and bold patterns featuring heavily, this is a trend you should be bold in.
While the micro-mini is not going away, shows from Altuzarra and Tory Burch have shown that floor-skimming maxi skirts and dresses will be a hot trend come spring 2023. These incredibly versatile pieces are flattering for all body types and can easily carry you into the cooler fall months.
A durable denim skirt will become your summer staple, but flowing linen dresses and light cotton fabrics will keep you cool and chic during the warm summer months.
In yet another nod to the glittering 80s, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, and Area, to name a few, have fully embraced the bright and dazzling world of sequins to bring this blinding, shimmering favorite back into our wardrobes.
Get the calendar out, as these pieces were made to take the spotlight at your next summer party. Keep the remainder of your outfit neutral to allow the sequins a moment to shine, placing all eyes firmly on you.
There is something timeless about a well-tailored suit. From the crisp lines to the impeccable fit, you will never suffer a fashion faux pas in this chic staple. Designers like Jil Sander, Peter Do, and Elena Velez are showing that in 2023, a pantsuit with clean lines and stunning materials will be anything by boring.
To achieve a power blazer moment appropriate for the workplace, fitted and tailored is a must-have. But this iconic piece is getting bigger and better this spring, with supersized blazers taking control.
It can be paired with classic jeans or fitted jeans in this case to maintain balance in your outfit or matching trousers. Either way, you will turn heads with your unique and on-point fashion choice.
Designers are choosing to embrace the world of dance and utilize the softer side of ballet, with ballet core strongly influencing their spring collections. From literal ballet flats seen at Interior to flowing tendrils and dramatic draping at Blumarine, ballet core offers ultra-feminine pieces and whimsically finished fabrics.
While not overly appropriate for the colder months, spring welcomes warmer weather and sheer clothing. It is the ideal way to show a little or a lot of skin when temperatures rise. Pair a sheer turtleneck with a lace bra and fitted jeans for the ultimate date night look, while a mesh dress is ideal for throwing over your bikini for a sunset dinner after a day at the beach.
In stark contrast to the feminine edge of ballet core, leather is an edgy and durable fabric that is perfect for year-round use. In addition, the classic leather jacket is the ideal transitional piece; from day to night or summer to autumn, spring trends are pushing you to go a step further.
Extend your love for this edgy fabric to skirts, dresses, blazers, and pants to make it a closet stable for 2023. However, be aware that temperature affects how leather stretches or shrinks. So be sure to size your clothing correctly for extended use and properly maintain the material for an elegant fabric finish.
Bubble is Back
No, this isn’t the late 80s and early 90s. But regardless of what the calendar says, bubble skirts have made a surprising and triumphant return, just in time for the 2023 season. Designers like Khaite, Ulla Johnson, and Proenza Schouler all featured this blast from the past during their shows, giving us a fascinating look into what this season of fashion will look like.
Coat of Armour
As always, some trends come as a welcoming surprise when the fashion season kicks off each year. And this year, breastplates, combined with oversized blazers and arm cuffs, will let us live our strong women fantasies.
You may struggle to find a breastplate in your local retail store, so switch it out for a fitter metallic top or corset paired with dark, fitted jeans, light-wash baggy jeans, or a chic black maxi skirt.