Thankfully, you probably have a few in your closet.
Our number one fashion rule has been and always will be this: Wear what you want and what you like, no matter what the new "it" item may be. But after seeing designers present their spring 2023 collections, we have to admit — our bank accounts may be in trouble in the near future.
As Fashion Week made its way around the globe — New York, London, Milan, and then Paris — we found ourselves feeling incredibly inspired. After so many seasons full of basic staples, the top looks at this season's shows were once again fun, creative, and full of life, and even everyday items like jeans received a punched-up makeover.
At New York Fashion Week, we spotted tons of sheer and bright neon creations, and it turns out, most of our favorite spring 2023 trends focused on the details. If you're in the mood to get ahead of the game, check out what we think will be big by early next year. Some of it is stuff you may have in your closet, while the rest is worth adding (or at least thinking about), ASAP.
We've seen and enjoyed the '80s-esque sleeves and pillow bags. Now, it's time to add some volume to your footwear, whether it's through Loewe's Minnie-Mouse-like heels or a squishy pair of slides.
Back to Beige
Barbiecore pink is still having its moment, and neon green is fighting for the top spot, but with so many different highlighter colors trying to steal our attention, it was the beige pieces that really stood out. Sure, shades of sand and khaki might sound meh in theory, but the neutral balanced out ruffled, cutout, and shiny designs that we won't soon forget.
In 2020, when most of our outfits consisted of loungewear, we fell in love with bloomers — and it seems we weren't alone. For spring 2023, shorts were incredibly short, but these almost-underwear bottoms included sequins and coordinating tops, ensuring we'll all be showing off our legs in a very luxe way.
If you've ever struggled to squeeze all your essentials into a micro bag, it's time to celebrate: oversized is in once again! Some of the most iconic fashion houses sent humongous totes, cross-body bags, and even clutches down the runway, and we're truly looking forward to seeing some of our favorite celebrities rocking this (slightly more practical) trend.
We've moved beyond the battle of skinny versus wide-leg and into brand new denim territory. This season is less about the cut of jeans and more about the addition of embellishments, prints, and ruffles, much like the options we saw at Blumarine, Ulla Johnson, and Vivetta.
Lots of Spots
It's hard to miss a polka dot print, so when this statement-making detail popped up in multiple collections, we knew it would be a big one for the season. Despite its quirky and whimsical reputation, spots can be just as versatile as spring stripes, especially if you trade bright colors for low-key neutrals.
We're well into the '20s now, so naturally, flapper styles such as fringe have made their return. While some designers added this detail to bodysuits or shirts, fringed dresses and skirts were the most popular, giving looks that extra oomph.
We predicted bows would be big — literally! — for fall 2022, but for spring '23, they're even larger and more elaborate. The good news is, there's a version of this trend for everyone, whether you're looking for sleek, sweet, or super playful.
It's time to embrace old Hollywood vibes and add a dose of mystery or glamour to your look with a hooded dress. So many brands — from Versace to Saint Laurent — produced their own version of this trend, we're convinced it will be a favorite among the A-list crowd, especially on the red carpet.
Sexy Skirt Sets
Matching sets are basically a staple at this point, but if you're tired of going the predictable route, opt for a mid-length bottom paired with a teeny-tiny micro top, which will keep you cool once things heat up.
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