Check out these 2023 fashion trends and be the most stylish man in your group

The end of every year often sees us evaluating the past year and preparing for the next one. While the new year brings with it ample chances to elevate your life through resolutions, it also ushers in a new set of fun new rules for your closet. Fashion trends come and go annually, but each year also brings a new crop of fun trends for you to experiment with. 2023 is no different, as it offers a whole slew of fun new fashion developments. Here is a collection of 2023’s upcoming clothing trends for you to be on the lookout for.

Holy magenta

Every year, the folks over at Pantone give us the color of the year, delivering a little bit of insight into what colors the fashion industry is going to push. For 2023, men will need to figure out how to wear the pinkish-purplish color magenta.

Many guys will have a visceral reaction to the thought of wearing not just pink, but a loud and bright take on it. While you can see Harry Styles wearing the color in the form of a sport coat above, if you feel a little hesitant about standing out with that bright of a color, find subtle ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe without being overwhelming, such as with a magenta tie or pocket square.

Welcome back the ’80s and ’90s

Break out your braided belts, chained wallets, and Charlotte Hornets Starter Jackets because the 1990s are back, baby. If you’ve lived longer than 20 years, you’ve probably discovered that fashion is cyclical. Women ditched the low-rise jeans of the early 2000s and re-embraced the ultra-high-waisted fits of the ’80s and ’90s. We are about to do the same, as men’s fashion is reaching back a few decades for inspiration.

More specifically, the turtleneck and leather are some of the trends making a comeback this year. Punch up some of your suits with a turtleneck instead of a dress shirt, and embrace your motorcycle-chic look with a nice bit of leather. Or modernize them both by combining them and wear a black turtleneck under your leather jacket for the ultimate 2023 style.

Athleisure begrudgingly takes us back to the office

We are now two years removed from the pandemic of 2020, and our bosses are starting to eye the offices again. Regardless if the world is ready for it, many industries are going to ditch the work-from-home dynamic and ask their people to come back. Like it or not, you may have to retire the sweatpants and actually get dressed for work again.

Of course, fashion brands anticipated this moment and doubled down on athleisure. Many brands are going softer on their chino materials and embracing stretchy fabrics. These more breathable garments will bridge the gap between your Saturday joggers and your old business casual.

Hybrid shoes blend our home and work life

Shoe companies aren’t to be outdone when adjusting their products to adhere to the demands of returning to the office. While dress shoes with more of a sneaker sole are not new, look for them to explode even more in 2023. Getting rid of the hard-sole leather shoes and opting for something more comfortable will keep you on the go without destroying your feet now that they’re more accustomed to slippers than ever before.

Don’t stop at the hybrid dress shoes with the sneaker sole; look for the dress sneakers to round out a collection of hybrid shoes. While the hybrid dress shoe can dress up an outfit, the dress sneaker can dress down another. There’s no need to update your entire shoe wardrobe, but these are the perfect additions in 2023.

Relaxed fit finally keeps us comfortable

If you’re the kind of person who caved in to fashion trends in the last decade, you likely went super slim with your suits. After watching Daniel Craig in Spectre or Tom Hiddleston in Thor: Ragnorak, you may have run out to talk to a tailor to see if you had the physique to pull off the painted-on suit. In 2023, the time is right to retire those ultra-slim suits and loosen up.

The suit tailoring trend is moving more toward modern or contemporary fits. A more relaxed fit in the pant leg and suit jacket follows the same trend as the rest of the fashion industry in attempting to keep you comfortable as you head back to the office.

Western wear

You can thank Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser, and Taylor Sheridan for the Yellowstone cultural phenomenon. Not only did it cause people to start seeing cowboys as cool again, but it is impacting the fashion world by bringing back Western wear. That doesn’t mean to wear your Wranglers, Justin Boots, and Stetson cowboy hat to the office, but it does mean that the rugged ranchhand look is in for 2023.

If you’re new to country wear, start with denim shirts and canvas or waxed jackets. Shop at Western stores or workwear stores to find items that can integrate subtly into your wardrobe without looking like you have entirely gone native and bought a ranch in Montana.

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2023 Fashion Forecast: Casual, But Make It Stylish

"Since the pandemic, there has been a desire to prioritize comfort and functionality without ... [+] sacrificing personal style," says Kayla Marci of EDITED. Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images Getty Images

Filing into the “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on a recent winter day was pure fashion entertainment.

Museum goers of all ages donned ensembles befit for the uber-trendy borough. Slouchy overcoats in vibrant colors, loose menswear-inspired trousers, neon-colored sweatshirts, oversized blazers, tweed jackets, leather pants, messy hair, baseball caps, micro designer bags on chain straps, chunky black boots and lots of white sneakers.

Everyone seemed to get the style memo: casual, but make it stylish.

“Since the pandemic, there has been a desire to prioritize comfort and functionality without sacrificing personal style. However, the pent-up demand for ‘going out’ fashion, combined with a return to tailoring and suiting can’t be ignored, especially as consumers enter the end-of-year party season,” says Kayla Marci, market analyst for retail intelligence firm Edited.

Today’s casualization is less about “following the rules” and more about mixing high- and low-price points and categories together, notes Sunny Zheng, analyst at Coresight Research, a global advisory and research firm specializing in retail and technology.

“Now that consumers’ lives are resuming, we are seeing them seeking out elevated casual looks and a mixing of casual pieces with event-wear or occasion wear—for example mixing jeans with a festive top and jacket,” Zheng says.

Since July, the number of women’s blazers selling out online across the US and UK for the first time soared 98% year-over-year, while high heel shoe sell-outs jumped 15% year-over-year, according to Edited.

Throughout Fall 2022, casualwear was defined by Y2K styles like cargo and parachute pants and denim skirts, says Marci. “The unusually warm weather saw retailers push light layers and baggy oversized fits instead of traditional seasonal styles like puffer coats.”

Preppy styling, Marci says, as seen on the runways from designers like Coach and Tommy Hilfiger, will continue to shape athleisure next year.

“Retailers can be expected to design into rugby stripes, branding, varsity lettering, tracksuits, pleated skirts and matching sets,” Marci says. “This trend will complement the already established tenniscore aesthetic and tap into the fast-growing interest of country club and racket sports like pickleball and padel.”

Retail analysts expect casualization will remain strong in 2023, with continued demand for denim, sportswear and athleisure.

“We predict faster growth of occasion wear categories compared to casual and active wear in 2023, but we do not expect the casualization trend to disappear,” Zheng says. “This was a trend that had already been set in motion before the pandemic.”

Following the success of luxury sportswear collaborations this year, such as Gucci X Adidas, Jacquemus X Nike and Ganni X New Balance, athleisure will continue to become “more elevated,” according to Marci.

“Both styles have the potential to coexist with each other,” Marci says. “Carbon 38 and Girlfriend Collective have already released higher-end collections with premium fabrics and luxurious details designed to transcend exercise and daywear to be paired with ‘going out’ outfits.”

"Lingerie as outerwear trend is gaining popularity particularly among Gen Z," says Sunny Zheng, ... [+] analyst at Coresight Research. Here, Bella Hadid flaunts the trend in New York City. Photo by The Stewart of NY/GC Images GC Images

Another example of breaking fashion rules is lingerie as daywear.

“It’s gaining popularity particularly among Generation Z, who are in awe of social media celebrities,” Zheng says. “A key reason for this trend to come back is post-pandemic people have now learnt to accept and love themselves.”

What was once considered scandalous, a la Madonna’s cone-shap bra in the 1980s, is now mainstream.

The way people are layering lingerie also recalls the ‘80s and early ‘90s.

“For example, large shirts are worn open at the front to show a bra, light-colored dresses are worn to show dark-colored undergarments,” Zheng says.

The lingerie trend is “favored by the Jenners and Bella Hadid, who have been spotted pairing exposed briefs with knitwear, stockings or Uggs,” Marci says. “This theme borrows boudoir elements while keeping comfort in mind. Satin co-ords, slip dresses, bralettes, silk headscarves and ballet flats also contribute to this emerging theme.”

One can guess the late French designer Mugler, whose designs drew heavy on lingerie influences and whose corsetry-inspired catsuits were recently worn on stage by artists like Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion, would have approved.

These are the 23 Best Men’s Fashion Trends to Try in 2023

If you’re a regular visitor to Style Girlfriend, you know we’re not much for trends.

What’s in, what’s much more concerned with helping you find clothes that make you look and feel handsome! And confident!

Looking “cool” is a bonus, in our books.

But here’s the thing.

Just because you’re focused on improving your personal style in an evergreen way doesn’t mean you should turn away from trends altogether.


Well, first of all, trying new trends can be fun!

Just like eating healthy can get derailed when you start to think, So, broccoli and baked chicken breast…forever, huh?, it can be helpful to break out from your usual style from time to time.

And who knows?

By trying new men’s fashion trends, you may discover that, yep, in fact that specific trend is not for you.

But how will you know if you don’t try?

So, the team here at Style Girlfriend put together a list of 2023 men’s style trends.

You don’t have to try all of them. Hell, you don’t have to try any of them!

But if you see one and think, Hmm, maybe…?, then consider this your sign to give it a go.

We promise no one will laugh (except maybe if you bleach your hair…more on that later), and if they do, they’re a jerk and you shouldn’t be friends with them anyway.

Below, check out 23 men’s fashion trends to try in 2023:

Men’s Fashion Trend #1: Sustainability is in Style

SG Says: A focus on sustainable fashion—leveraging recycled or vintage clothing, shopping with the intention of owning items for longer—will be more important than ever in 2023.

How to shop more sustainably

First, consider shopping secondhand!

You can try trend-focused sites like Grailed and TheRealReal, to the OG resale site, eBay.

Or, head to your local thrift shop to source vintage finds.

Etsy is also a good place to find local artisans creating one-of-a-kind styles from deadstock materials.

Second, shop more intentionally by buying well-made pieces you can wear a long time without having to replace. (Check out this Wirecutter article for more great tips on how to shop sustainably.)

Editor’s note: We’re trying to do a better job of directing our audience to items that are of a higher quality, and not recommending fast fashion.

Please keep us accountable in 2023!

Men’s Fashion Trend #2: Men’s Manicures

SG Says: In 2023, it’s time to finally to rest the question of whether men can or should paint their nails.

If you want to try it, go for it!

Paint each nail a different color, like skateboarder-turned-actor Evan Mock, above. Or keep things consistent with a manicure filled or bright red, black…whatever color you want!

The sky’s the limit.

DIY it at home, or hit the nail salon (with a friend or significant other in tow, if you want some help picking a color) for a professional job with no smudges.

Because the men’s manicure is officially here to stay in 2023.

Shop men’s manicure essentials:

Men’s Fashion Trend #3: Viva Magenta

SG Says: Pantone’s 2023 color of the year is a bright shade of magenta.

Can’t quite picture it?

Here’s Harry Styles in the bold hue:

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains this year’s vibrant choice:

“It’s brave, it’s fearless, it depicts optimism and joy – and we know that we are all greatly in need of that.”

Shop magenta style:

Men’s Fashion Trend #4: Carpentercore

SG Says: Carpentercore gets its name from the carpenter pants resurgence in men’s style recently.

You know the kind: a relaxed fit, straight-leg workwear pant that very well could include a hammer loop at the side.

You might not have worn this look since high school, but if you liked it then? Well, you’re in luck, because it’s back in a big way in 2023.

How to wear carpentercore:

Swap out your slim-fit pants for a looser fit. Pair it with the coziest sweater or plaid shirt you can find.

Phish-loving Birkenstock slip-ons encouraged, but not required.

Shop carpentercore picks:

Men’s Fashion Trend #5: Updating your suit game

SG Says: If you’re feeling excited to dress up again after years in sweatpants, 2023 is your year.

Try expanding your dressy repertoire to include a double-breasted suit, like Brendan Fraser above, or something in a bright color or pattern.

How to wear a statement suit

New to suits?

First, check the basics off your list.

That means navy and charcoal, single-breasted notch lapel suits with a modern, flat front pant.

From there, feel free to add a bold-colored or db suit to the mix if you a) have regular occasion to wear suits, and b) are ready to wear a style that stands out!

Shop double-breasted suits:

Men’s Fashion Trend #6: Urban Hiker

image: Just Jared

SG Says: Let’s hope your parents saved your Patagonia outerwear from high school, because the urban hiker look is back and bigger than ever in 2023.

How to wear the urban hiker look

Thankfully, this men’s fashion trend isn’t so far off from what you may already wear on the weekends.

Just swap your chore coat or field jacket for a puffer or fleece pullover, and your Chelsea boots for trail sneakers, and you’re good to go.

Men’s Fashion Trend #7: Tall socks hiked over pants

Giannis Antetokounmpo on Instagram

SG Says: I’ve always been into a man in tall socks.

It started with a desperate crush on a Pennsylvanian I met in college who dressed like he was a surfer from San Diego.

Today, it’s Milwaukee Bucks’ MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who got me back into this trend.

In 2023, the look is less surfer, and more Gen Z athlete.

How to wear tall socks

When wearing tall socks in an athleisure way like the Bucks MVP does above, scrunch your joggers or sweatpants up slightly, then pull the socks over the top of the elastic.

Don’t be too precious with it. You want it to look like you just can’t wait to get on the court and practice your free throws.

If you’re wearing tall socks with a cropped trouser, it’s even easier.

Just hike them up and forget about them! If you bare some shin when sitting, so be it.

Shop tall socks:

Men’s Fashion Trend #8: Fashion-y hats

Henry Golding on Instagram

SG Says: Is 2023 the year you finally commit to rotating in headwear that’s not a baseball cap?

Now’s your moment!

Follow the lead of celebs like SG Madness winner Ryan Reynolds and Henry Golding, above, and become that guy.

How to wear a fashion without looking like a doofus

When it comes to wearing a hat of any kind, the rest of the outfit is key to not f*cking it up. Note Golding’s suede jacket and slim-fitting cranberry-hued pants.

This is a head-to-toe outfit with a capital “O.” He’s pulling off a whole “international man of mystery on vacation” vibe.

Point being?

You can’t just expect to throw on a white t-shirt, hole-y jeans, and grungy sneakers and expect to top the look off with a hat and look classy.

Think of a hat as a cherry on the sundae of your outfit. The whole thing’s gotta be sweet to really pull it off.

As for the best materials for a hat? Stick to 100% wool, or a wool blend, in an interesting texture. A hat made of cotton or polyester will look flimsy and, well, kind of cheap.

Men’s Fashion Trend #9: Cross Body Bags

SG Says: Maybe you can’t stomach what’s basically a fanny pack slung across your body, but this hands-free bag style is officially here to stay in 2023.

The Utah Jazz’s Jarred Vanderbilt shows how to wear the look, aka, totally casually!

This is not a bag to wear with a suit.

Shop men’s crossbody bags:

Men’s Fashion Trend #10: Throwback ’90s style

SG Says: I blame Euphoria for the return of ’90s style.

Suddenly, Gen Z has discovered the trends of my youth and deemed them to be ::chokes on drink:: retro.

You can jump on this trend by raiding your childhood bedroom closet. Or, you can invest in some new finds.

Think: oversize logo sweatshirts, puffer jackets, and chunky sneakers.

Shop ’90s style:

Men’s Fashion Trend #11: Monochrome Outfits

SG Says: Wearing one color head to toe has never been cooler.

Take a page out of David Beckham’s fashion playbook, above, and sport all-black for an outfit that’s elegant, sophisticated, and (most important) easy!

Don’t think you’re restricted just to neutrals, though. You can pull off bright colors on top and bottom, too.

Need help figuring out how to incorporate this men’s trend into your wardrobe? Hit up Team SG for a virtual personal styling session!

Men’s Fashion Trend #12: Faux fur

SG Says: These days, fake fur can look and feel just as good as the real thing. If you want to eschew the real stuff for ethical reasons, or just because you think it’s tacky, there’s plenty of options out there for you.

How to wear faux fur

Looking for an easy way to incorporate the faux fur men’s fashion trends into your wardrobe in 2023? Start with a collar on a winter jacket.

If you live somewhere really cold, you might want to consider a trapper hat too, because, well, brrrr.

Men’s Fashion Trend #13: Turtlenecks

SG Says: The funny thing about men’s fashion trends is, for the most part, they’re items you’re already wearing…just reimagined or boasting new proportions. Think: pleated pants. You’ve gotta wear pants!

That’s why the trend of “turtlenecks” strikes us here at SG HQ as a bit funny. Theoretically you’re already wearing plenty of sweaters this winter when the weather merits it, but who knows?

What we do know is that we’re very into turtlenecks, and if you’re getting bored with your crewnecks and quarter-zips, this is your moment.

How to wear men’s turtlenecks

Casually. Nonchalantly. Your turtleneck should say, “Oh this old thing?”

As in, wear it with jeans. Wear it with a sportcoat. Just wear it!

Really, you don’t need to make it any more complicated than that.

Shop turtlenecks:

Men’s Fashion Trend #14: Cardigans

SG Says: According to Esquire, cardigans are the perfect men’s fashion trend for winter, since “Thanks to its button-front design, you can air out or bundle up as necessary for changing temperature levels.”

How to wear cardigans

We concur with the guys over at The Art of Manliness when it comes to cardigan sweater style. “Go with buttons, generally,” they suggest.

“Cardigans can be closed with buttons, toggles, or a zipper. Buttons generally make for the most classic, handsome look.”

A cardigan already leads you off the traditional sweater path enough; no need to fuss it up with overly-complicated closures.

Men’s Fashion Trend #15: Country Gentleman

SG Says: This trend could be traced back to the most recent season of The Crown on Netflix.

For some reason, they cast an actor who was way too hot to play Prince Charles as the future king, and now the ‘rumpled Barbour jacket over a shetland sweater with a cup of tea’ look is back with a vengeance.

Men’s Fashion Trend #16: Statement beards

via GQ

SG Says: Is 2023 the year you finally grow the thick, luxurious beard you’ve always dreamed of sporting

While there’s plenty of talk of the best hairstyles and facial hair for guys in the summer, it’s time cold weather got its due, too.

How to take care of a beard

Check out this Q&A with all-natural grooming company Beardbrand’s Eric Bandholz for the best beard maintenance advice.

Men’s Fashion Trend #17: The Penny Loafer

SG Says: If 2022 was the year of the Birkenstock, then 2023 will usher in the era of penny loafer dominance.

How to wear penny loafers

Pair your loafers with cuffed chinos or a cropped trouser and a tweed blazer for an office-ready look.

On the weekends, skip the sneakers and slip into loafers with your favorite jeans or cords.

Shop loafers:

Men’s Fashion Trend #18: Modern formalwear

SG Says: The Yummertime guys prove that a velvet tuxedo jacket doesn’t have to feel that far off from a standard all-black number.

How to wear velvet tuxedo jackets

The great thing about a velvet jacket is that you can truly dress it up or down. Wear it with black pants, a white shirt and bow tie, and shiny patent shoes (or even better, tuxedo slippers) for a luxe look.

Dress it down with a simple crewneck t-shirt, black jeans and boots for a less traditional, yet still fun and fancy, event.

Shop modern formalwear:

Men’s Fashion Trend #19: Performance workwear

Shop the performance pants: L’Estrange

SG Says: If you’re back in the office after a few years spent WFH, you know the transition can be a bumpy one.

Thankfully plenty of men’s brands have stepped up to make workwear a little more comfortable.

Look for dress pants with drawstring and elastic waistbands, like the L’Estrange pair above, to help ease yourself back into “hard” pants and wearing real clothes all day long.

Men’s Fashion Trend #20: Athleisure everywhere

SG Says: Another example of a “When does this stop being called a trend and just becomes something we all wear?” trends.

If you’re not onboard the athleisure bandwagon, whether that’s joggers, performance pants, or even a simple hoodie, well…we don’t know what to tell you.

How to wear athleisure

You want athleisure outfit inspiration?! We’ve got your athleisure outfit inspiration right here.

And here.

Here, too.

Shop athleisure picks:

Men’s Fashion Trend #21: Statement sneakers

SG Says: A statement sneaker might conjure up a different image for every guy reading this.

For some, it’s a dad sneak. For others, a cool and colorful street shoe.

Maybe your statement is minimalism, with simple white sneakers.

Whatever your shoe, it’s time your casual footwear takes center stage.

How to wear statement sneakers

Wear yours with a t-shirt or crisp OCBD and straight-leg denim.

Or dress them up with a suit. However the spirit moves you!

Shop statement sneakers:

Men’s Fashion Trend #22: Bleach Blonde Hair

SG Says: Who could forget Seth Rogen showing up to a premiere last summer in bleach blonde hair?

Okay, maybe most of you, but not Team SG!

We loved this look and spent most of Q3 and Q4 trying to convince the men in our lives to make the bleach blonde leap.

A trend we’re continuing into 2023!

Just like manicures, this beauty trend is one that guys can and should feel comfortable trying in the new year! If you’ve been thinking about going lighter with your hair color, please go for it!

How to go bleach blonde for guys

If you’re curious about taking the peroxide plunge, check out this primer from the fine folks at GQ.

Fair warning, it’s really bad for your hair (more on the upkeep here).

So hopefully, you’ve always wondered what a buzz cut would look like, too.

Men’s Fashion Trend #23: Doing “You”

SG Says: Not like You on Netflix, where the guy from Gossip Girl stalks people.

We’re talking actual, straight-up personal style.

Want to try every single one of these trends? Go for it.

Want to skip them all in favor of a look you know and love? That works, too.


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