This year, trends have taken a turn for utilitarian with cargo pants, denim in all its forms, and wearable silhouettes all endorsed by the 2023 shows. That's not to say that this year is boring style-wise. Dramatic hem lengths and silver metallics are still part of the sartorial picture, albeit in more practical iterations than ever before. In terms of color, now that the Barbie movie has come out in theaters, may we finally wave trendy hot pink goodbye, making way for new, exciting hues? Just don't expect it to be all about Pantone's color of the year Viva Magenta. Ahead, eight 2023 fashion trends to add to your shopping list from now and until the end of the year.
2023 Fashion Trend: Crochet
No trend was more ubiquitous on the spring/summer 2023 runways than crochet, with flowy dresses with fringe and open-weave tops appearing on catwalks of brands like Gabriela Hearst, Ulla Johnson, and Proenza Schouler. To extend the shelf life of the warm-weather trend, opt for timeless silhouettes and layerable pieces like crochet tanks that can be worn over long-sleeve turtlenecks and button-down shirts come winter.
2023 Fashion Trend: Red
2023 Fashion Trend: Cargo Pants
Utilitarian wear is in for 2023, which set the stage for the return of the cargo pant this year. But these aren't the shapeless, low-rise pants of the Y2K era. For warmer weather, this trend is translated into tailored silhouettes, interesting pocket placements, elevated fabrics like silk and organza, and colors that go beyond khaki and olive.
"Bare it all" has been the motto since the end of the lockdown. In 2023, naked dressing makes its way from the red carpet – where celebrities like Cher and Rihanna have been sporting the trend forever – to street style. From a cellophane-like dress, worn over a boldly hued maxi skirt at Tory Burch's spring 2023 show, to a frothy frock revealing undergarments at Victoria Beckham, the previously risqué trend is coming not only for your weekend wardrobe but even everyday workwear.
From double-waisted jeans to carpenter jeans, it's been a while since we were this excited about denim trends. It seems like even the most luxe runway designers agree, sending out strapless dresses, shirting, and even undergarments and shoes (thigh-high-boot-jean hybrids anyone?) in the material. Whatever category you decide on, opt for timeless cuts and silhouettes that can stay in your closet rotation once the novelty wears off.
2023 Fashion Trend: Shine For The Daytime
The amount of shine on the 2023 runways would make you think we are back in the Roaring '20s. While sequins may usually feel over as soon as the clock strikes midnight on January 31, this year, designers are making a case for "daytime shine" – wearable separates that can spice up even the most basic staples like tank tops (see above) and blue jeans. While this trend comes in all metallic shades (gold, bronze, rose gold etc.), we are partial to the liquid silver look that can double as a neutral.
In response to the ultra unpractical mini skirts of 2022, maxi skirts have dominated 2023. In line with the aforementioned cargo and denim trends, expect lots of low-rise, pocket-adorned silhouettes and floor-grazing jean skirts, as well as styles in various prints and unexpected materials like velvet. Long live long hemlines!
2023 Fashion Trend: Cobalt Blue
The strongest color story to come out of Spring 2023 runways, cobalt blue has burst through the collections with the freshness of a sea mist on a morning day. Just bright enough to warrant a double take, yet subtle enough to be worked into daily wear, it's the type of deep blue that will excite even the most color-averse. Bonus points: It pairs well with Pantone's Viva Magenta.
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