10 Fashion Trends for 2023 According to Experts

There’s no denying that the fashion moments of 2022 brought the heat. TikTok came up with dozens of new aesthetics, shows like Stranger Things and Wednesday gave us fresh closet inspo, Addison Rae owned the string bikini, and Bella Hadid served Y2K realness all year long. What could the fashion trends of 2023 have in store that could possibly compare?! A lot, actually — if you’ve been keeping up with all of the hottest runway looks from NYFW or scouring IG for budding designers, you know that there’s some good stuff brewing for 2023’s fashion trends.

Gen Z is slowly turning the tides by influencing fashion houses and designers rather being primarily influenced by them, a sentiment that you might find yourself agreeing with after taking a glance at the state of high fashion. Memes simultaneously appeared on content creator merch and the Vetements runway, Regencycore continues to live on as we indulge in opulent fashion and anticipate the next installment of Bridgerton, and the bright ‘80s shades beloved by Fendi and Emily in Paris alike signal a comeback of the flashy decade.

As we look ahead to the new year and see the synergies between viral moments, TV shows and movies, and high fashion runways, we’ve selected a handful of emerging trends that stand out to us. Here are some editor-approved fashion trends you're going to be seeing on your FYP next year.

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If last year was the year of DIY crochet sweaters and colorful patchwork, 2023 is the year of its looser, lighter, more laid-back cousin. "Stringy," describes Instagram's 2023 trend forecaster Emma Rogue. "Tasteful, but stringy. It's like subversive basic crochet."

Keep an eye out for interesting knitwear in tie-dye, distressed, or graphic prints, and remember that crochet doesn't have to be limited to sweaters — the slouchy, hand-crafted knit can be used to make everything from shrugs to accessories. "I've had friends knit covers to go over their headphones," says Rogue.

Meme Fashion

Britney Spears' early 2000s "Dump Him" shirt walked so that Addison Rae's 2022 "I Don't Care" shorts could run. "There is a notion of whimsy happening on the runways — think Loewe’s nail polish or cracked egg heels or Puppets & Puppets cookie bag," explains trend forecaster Kendall Becker. "There’s a stylish way to integrate irony into fashion. An easy way to achieve the look is through cheeky graphics that feel aligned with of-the-moment internet culture."

Content creators will continue to put out funny, niche, wearable merch in 2023 while indie brands like Praying and high-fashion brands like Vetements and Loewe use funny, subversive, and surrealist designs and messages on their clothing. For everyday wear, our pick is an Instagram-able "Niche Internet Micro Celebrity" baby tee that reminds us of a similar shirt Emma Chamberlain wore on vacay.


If you're on the hunt for a spring fashion trend to rep for prom 2023, this is the one. Regencycore embraces the feminine gloves, puff sleeves, pale pastels, and Empire-waist gowns of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the aesthetic can be seen in collections shown by Markarian and Dennis Basso who have both embraced the luxurious embellishments of regencycore.

Becker calls out Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette as an example. "[The movie] feels over-the-top but in the most perfect way," the trend forecaster says. "Consider candy shop shades like baby blue, lavender, rose pink, and buttercream yellow, corseting details, bows on dresses and accessories, and gemstone jewelry fit for a royal." We predict that the opulent, regal trend will continue to grow in popularity in the upcoming year, spiking around the release of Bridgerton Season 3.

Tulle, Ruffles, and Feathers

Emily Cooper, is that you? The American in Paris got one thing right — tulle is back in full force. 2023 will continue to see a rise in dopamine dressing (a.k.a. mood-boosting clothing) as we embrace outlandish details and over-the-top accessories.

And you don't have to style these pieces in typically feminine or maximalist ways if that feels intimidating or foreign. "While truly anything goes if you love it, my best advice for feeling confident when trying out a more daring trend is to pair it back to a staple or favorite pieces in your closet," says Becker. You can choose to pair a feather-trimmed crop top with your tried-and-true jeans, or wear a tulle dress with lace-up combat boots to chill out the look.

80s Nostalgia

Grab your headphones and Kate Bush cassette tape, because we're rewinding back to the 1980s. "The ‘80s were all about embracing a sense of boldness from bright hues like cerulean, hot pink and citron to the art of power dressing through power suits," notes Becker.

Bright suits and streetwear have been big for awhile now, so it only makes sense that we've circled back around to the era of tracksuits, leg warmers, and brightly-colored athletic clothing. Raf Simons and Tom Ford both pulled inspiration from that decade for their runway collections featuring sparkly gym shorts, suiting, and neon leggings — all of which are '80s-approved.

Digital Lavender and Viva Magenta

Pantone recently announced Viva Magenta, a vibrant reddish-pink, as their Color of the Year for 2023. The color company explained to NPR that the shade "merges the richness, warmth, and strength of natural matters with the rich, open horizons of the digital world." Trend forecasting company WGSN also announced their own Color of the Year — Digital Lavender, a calming, gender-neutral shade of purple. Don't know which one you prefer? Wear both for a full color-blocking moment.


Fans of Hailey Bieber's, Dua Lipa's, and Kylie Jenner's styles will recognize the celeb-loved, Italian streetwear-inspired jacket immediately. "You can thank everyone's recent obsession with Formula 1 for that," explains Becker. The protective outerwear looks like something you'd wear while on a racetrack or competing in an off-roads competition, but in a ~fashion~ way.

"I've been seeing a lot of patchwork vintage leather jackets recently," says Rogue. "And of course, a lot of celebrities wearing them." We recommend hitting up your local thrift store to see if you might be able to snag something one-of-a-kind — don't forget to scan the men's section.

Y2K Continues to Reign

No surprises here — the fan-favorite, early 2000s aesthetic will still continue to be trendy in 2023. If you're ready to retire some of the y2K trends that you jumped on last year or even the year before, rest assured that there are plenty of other trends from the aughts that have yet to make their comeback.

"I honestly feel like skinny jeans could make a comeback," admits Rogue. "Low-rise jeans are definitely in, like boot-cut styles from or or similar brands." Whether you're a fan of low-rise or if you prefer to stay far, far away, channel that same Y2K energy with embellished pockets on stonewashed jeans with metallic detailing.

Utilitarian Style

If the simplicity of practical clothing speaks to you, you might enjoy incorporating some utility styles into your 2023 wardrobe. Utilitarian fashion tends to be functional because it draws inspiration from military, wartime, and post-apocalyptic styles. Think cargo pants, buckles and straps, jackets, and belts.

"What I’m loving this year is the range of iterations of cargo pants — you can find pink satin pairs, cool denim options, or chic cream pairs with more minimalistic pockets. There’s really something for everyone these days," explains Becker.


We couldn't make a list of 2023 fashion trends without acknowledging one of TikTok's most recently-coined aesthetics: Barbiecore. The rise of the aesthetic was sparked by a resurgence of bright pink thanks to Valentino's F/W 2022/23 collection and further encouraged by Greta Gerwig's upcoming adaptation of the plastic doll's story starring Margo Robbie. "I love a full monochrome moment. Maybe for 2023 the new thing will be incorporating a contrasting color," Rogue muses. "Or different shades. Like some pastels, some bright pinks, some dark pinks."

And if hot pink feels too over-the-top, Becker recommends incorporating the color through accessories instead of a full look. "An all-black outfit with pops of pink through shoes and a handbag is the perfect balance."

2023 fashion trends — what to shop now

Thanks 2022, that was a bundle of laughs — onto the next! As ever, the style cognoscenti has already trekked from New York to Paris to decipher what has the potential to make it big this year.

Trend forecaster WGSN’s year-ahead report declares the cost of living bite will be the greatest shaper. Their advice to designers? “Versatility says value to today’s cash-strapped shoppers.”

With clothes, this doesn’t have to mean depressing. From smart garments offering new tech to keep you warm, clever colours set to stay in style, and investment pieces you can sell on for profit — there are new ways to get more from your garments. Elsewhere, toughening up is in — think ultra-protective bombers and bulky jewellery. Here is what to bet on for the year ahead:

Go-go gradient

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Infra-red, zingy shade jumpers are rapidly rising to It-knit status. You may have seen Kylie Jenner reclining head-to-toe in Y/Project’s ombré blue, red and yellow mixed knit dress and balaclava on Instagram. The likes of London label AGR, Acne Studios and even Desigual are making electric, multi-coloured sweaters that are refreshingly wearable. LA labels Madhappy and ERL are front runners too, with co-ord tracksuits in Venice Beach sunset palettes. Think summery but snug.

Boudoir baby


Lace-trimmed, sumptuous satin dresses have been red carpet mainstays since 1996, when Princess Diana wore her navy blue Galliano number to the Met Gala. 2023 sees new styles to splash on, however. Florence Pugh backed soft peach versions by Valentino and Rodarte at the London Film Festival and BFI Awards respectively last year, while JW Anderson made them asymmetric and Burberry’s came as crumpled minis for their SS23 collections. These negligees are booming online too: #Slipdress has 131.1 million TikTok views and #boudoir has 1.8 billion. “Delicate layers of precious fabrics and lace detailing was big for SS23,” says Liane Wiggins, head of womenswear at Matches Fashion. “Dress them up for the evening, pair with a t-shirt and ballet flats in the spring, or roll-necks and boots during the colder months.”

High-flying tech


2023 is the year to demand more from our clothes — as frugality rises, multi- functional, smart garments offer more for your buck. AlphaTauri released their second, updated heated capsule collection in October. Start with their self-heating vest, which is temperature controlled from your phone or using the dial in the inner jacket. Another tempting invention is LabFresh’s odour-preventing, stain-proof white shirts (see TikTok for customers hurling red wine over themselves as proof). Mother Oxford make similarly mess-proof shirts and dresses for women. Every wash cycle counts.

The return of skinny jeans

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Don’t scream. Celine’s SS23 show notes opened ominously: “The Saint-Tropez collection marks the return of the ‘the original skinny jeans’.” It may be a tough pill to swallow, but if the runways are anything to go by, spray paint denim of the Noughties Topshop variety is making a return. “We have seen a big comeback as Nineties and Noughties references continue to influence the runways,” says Matches’ Liane Wiggins. Japanese style authorities Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus and Junya Watanabe both had skin tight trews take their recent catwalks, while at September’s London Fashion Week, cool-girl label KNWLS acid washed hers and upcomer Stefan Cooke’s came ribbon embellished. Here’s hoping you kept your old ones.

Ultra-rare vintage

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As the cost of living continues to crunch, investment items that pay their way are set to boom. “Re-commerce is becoming a trusted secondary source of income,” WGSN confirms. Second-hand sites like Vestiaire, Depop and start-up Finds allow you to buy pre-loved pieces with the assurance you can resell for the same or similar price — remember, better known labels hold their value. Hunt for top-end vintage collectables à la Iris Law, who wore archive AW07 Comme des Garçons to the Fashion Awards 2022. In London, Kerry Taylor Auctions has the museum worthy, Portabello’s One of a Kind and Rellik offers more wearable options, and sites like Grailed, Sea.Lam Archive and La Nausée have Margiela’s, Gaultier’s and McQueen’s.

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

The grande dame of punk fashion’s death on December 29 shook the industry. The floods of articles and Instagram posts that followed were a refresher on the indelible stamp she left on style. Many dug through wardrobes to share their archive orb-marked garments online; now resurfaced, they’ll be worn as a badge of honour. Tributes will certainly come during February’s fashion month, and Westwood’s signature corsets and tartans are sure to flood red carpets in remembrance.

Egg coats


Surely, I hear you groan, we have done all we can to reinvent the puffer jacket. Wrong, says Johnathan Anderson of Loewe. His newest version comes leather, bulbous and (against all odds) sexy. Expect to see it pop up more, alongside swollen, down-filled jackets from the same family: Arket, 66 North and Diesel all have great alternatives.

Heavy hardware


The sun has set on the stacked, dainty chains that tangle in the time taken to unlock a phone. This year, necklaces you can lock up your bike with are preferable —everyone from Isabel Marant to COS are on board. Libby Page, market director at NET-A-PORTER, has noticed the uptake in bulky, gold styles specifically. Padlocks and keys are the micro-trend to know in this field, kicked off by Givenchy when Matthew Williams took over in AW20, and championed by Dua Lipa this festive period. Mulberry make more dainty locks, while Tom Ford is putting them on his shoe straps. WGSN suggests “this detail becomes an option for upcycling, where old pieces of metal can be repurposed as charms.” To the garage!

Light Ginger everything

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Pantone’s colour of 2023 is garish Viva Magenta, while WGSN have picked a tepid Digital Lavender. I’d be wary of both — pick a one to last the year, and plenty more. “Light ginger pairs well with creams and whites, a strategic option as black loses favour to neutral colours year-on-year,” reports WGSN. Parisian-chic pale brown overcoats, wide-legged slacks and cashmere cardis are the rage. Elle UK’s fashion editor Georgia Medley agrees. “Beige and camel are the colours of the season for SS23.”

Dress (your avatar) to impress


Snap Inc published a study in October that found nearly 75 per cent of social app users will use Augmented Reality regularly by 2025, and fashion continues to lean in. Last year, AI took the high street and haute couture by storm; H&M launched a Metaverse collection, modelled by US supermodel Kristen McMenamy, M&S introduced their AI influencer Mira, and Dutch couturier Iris Van Herpen crafted gowns from pixels. 2023: the year we spend on cyber clothes?

10 Spring 2023 Fashion Trends That Will Be Everywhere in a Few Months

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.

Puff Shoes

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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

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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.

Hot Pants

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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.

Bigger Bags

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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.

Jeans, Reinvented

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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

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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.

Everyday Fringe

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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.

Supersized Bows

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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.

Glam Hoods

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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

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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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