The Best 2023 Fashion Trends to Shop Ahead of the New Year
Ah, yes. The time has come to look forward to the new year. In fashion, that means taking a look at the best 2023 fashion trends to come.
I know, I know; with the way the trend cycle is going, it’s getting tough to keep up. Not to worry—you’ve come to the right place. We ELLE editors keep a finger on the pulse of what’s coming down the runways, noting the biggest trends we’ll be seeing in the next season (case in point: our favorite spring 2023 fashion trends, which you can shop right now). Of course, if anyone’s going to know what’ll truly be trending come the new season, it’s an expert at a major fashion retailer, like Kate Davidson Hudson, the editor-in-chief at LuisaViaRoma (and a former ELLE staffer!). Purveyor of what the luxury e-tailer will be keeping in stock next season, Davidson Hudson undoubtedly has an eye on the biggest 2023 fashion trends everyone will be wearing next year. See what she’s predicting will steal the spotlight in the new year, and shop them all so you can start wearing them now.
“This hyper-feminine mood makes sense as an elevated evolution of the prevalent athleisure trend we’ve seen so much of for the last few seasons. It also taps fashion’s current obsession with the ’90s and Y2K mood. Invest in body-con staples in soft pastel hues as well as a classic pair of ballet flats to perfectly channel this dancer-off-duty look.”
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“A return to the sleek lines and clean minimalism of the ’90s elevates simple basics and pared-down accessories to essential status for the new season. This refreshed look offers a modern-minimalist slant as the fashion pendulum swings away from the maximalist noise we’ve seen so much of for the past few seasons.”
“Sparkle for day isn’t a new concept, but this spring, high-octane shine moves center stage in some of the season’s most directional looks. Historically, we’ve seen a return to glittery treatments in fashion during times of heaviness—either politically or economically—sparkle and shine become the expressive form of escapism, so it makes sense we are seeing designers push this idea into ready-to-wear this spring.”
Slip Into It
“The reinvention of the classic ’90s staple slip dress dovetails perfectly with fashion’s new obsession over the idea of elevated basics for spring. Some of the most compelling iterations are rendered in dramatic, floor-gazing silhouettes (see: Saint Laurent) or reimagined with dramatic lace appliqués (Loewe), or with bold color-blocking (at Paco Rabanne).”
Oversized Denim-on-Denim Looks
From Gucci to Michael Kors and Balenciaga, designers infused high-shine metallics into all of their new season looks as a novelty spin to update a bevy of more classic silhouettes. The bonus: in their spring iterations, they work as easily for day as they do for night, says Davidson Hudson.
Put your minis away. Next year will be all about blown-out proportions. Davidson Hudson tells me, “From Louis Vuitton’s epically oversized handbags to Tom Ford’s voluminous jewels, accessories take a slightly outsized, surrealist spin when filtered through spring’s new proportion plays.” There you have it, folks.