It’s official: 2023 is on the horizon, which — in the fashion world — means that it’s time to look to what’s to come for the hottest style trends. But what will we all be wearing in 2023? We have some predictions. Read on for our picks for the top 10 style and fashion trends to watch in 2023.
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Which 2022 fashion trends will we see in 2023?
Before we jump into our 2023 style predictions, let’s look back at the year that’s coming to a close — which naturally opens the door for what’s to come. In 2022, we saw a lot of bold colours, Y2K revivals, and upscale basics. Building on this, we predict that in 2023 we are going to see much more bespoke fashion choices, leaning in the direction of futurism. Think outer space, metal, grunge, and an overall darker palette.
2022 was also the year of thrifting, which taught us an amazing lesson – authentic fashion choices are the ones that make the most impact. This next year will be dictated by that sentiment, embracing authenticity and staying true to personal style and self-expression.
With all this said, we paid close attention to fashion and style trends this year, and we’ve rounded up 10 upcoming fashion trends on our radar for 2023. Here are our picks:
The top 10 2023 fashion trends to watch
Trend: Chunky metal jewellery
2022 was the year of dainty gold jewellery, but as we enter 2023, that trend will do a full 180. Since futurism is the blooming theme, this chunky metal jewellery will be the accessory of choice.
Try: Extra Wide Antique Metal Cuff, Etsy, $68.
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Throwback time – mesh and sheer pieces are back in style! Designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Mugler brought it to the runway, and it has finally made its way into the mainstream. Pair see-through pieces with a slip or just undergarments for a sexy, stylish look.
Try: Keep Me Up Maxi, Free People, $174.
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Trend: Oversized leather jackets
Leather moto jackets have always been in style. The perfect timeless piece to pair with just about every outfit. We saw Hailey Bieber rock this trend, and you can, too! Building on the rise of the oversized jacket we saw in 2022, this next year is taking that trend and making it edgy with oversized leather (or faux-leather) jackets. It can be styled casually or dressed up, which makes it the perfect versatile piece to invest in.
Try: Oversized Faux-Leather Jacket, Zara, $100.
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Trend: Metallic everything
Although elevated basics were all the rage last year, we are going to be seeing stand-out statement pieces this upcoming year. Our favourite are these metallic pants! Pair them with the clean, elevated basics of last year for an updated, unique look that will be sure to make you shine.
Try: 4th & Reckless Straight Leg Metallic Pants, ASOS, $128.
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Trend: Mohair knits
Winter is all about staying warm and cozy. Why not sustain that energy outside of the house? Mohair is soft and super stylish. Although, it can be super pricy. Try opting for mohair blends, which are just as soft, but less expensive! Plus, by adding mohair to your closet, you’re adding texture to potential outfits, which is fashionable and trendy.
Try: Mohair-blend Sweater, H&M, $114.
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Trend: Cuffed jeans
We know what you’re thinking… “Seriously? Cuffed jeans?” Yes! This 2010s favourite is coming back in style with a fresh twist. Last year, we saw the rise of loafers and low-profile shoes in the trend cycle alongside oversized baggy jeans. This upcoming year, those trends are merging. By cuffing jeans and pairing them with ballet flats or loafers, it elevates the look for a truly Parisian, clean style.
Tip: the best way to achieve this is with straight leg (like this versatile pair from Abercrombie & Fitch) or wide leg jeans!
Try: Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, $66.
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Trend: Shearling jackets and coats
We saw this trend on Kendall Jenner, which means it’s about to be a staple this winter. Shearling and faux-shearling coats and jackets were super popular in the ’90s, and they are making a comeback. This warm alternative to a puffer jacket is bound to elevate your look while also keeping you toasty this winter. With cropped or longer options, the choices are endless. Regardless, this piece should be a staple in your closet.
Try: Double-Sided Belted Jacket, Zara, $149.
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Functionality and fashion combined: this style trend is all about practicality. Utilitarian-style touches include carabiners on pants, utility belts and more. In 2023, merging functional pieces and comfort will be everywhere with tactile accents and statement pieces.
Tip: transforming your wardrobe to fit this trend is overwhelming and unnecessary. Try opting for an accessory, like this belt, to see if this trend works for you.
Try: Utilitarian Belt, House of Glass, $22.
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2022 was definitely the year of colour. Valentino’s Spring Summer 2022/23 Pink PP collection is the best example of what we’re talking about. Colour. Everywhere. However, in 2023 we’re going to be seeing that in accent form, with bags, sunglasses and accessories being the main pieces of colour. This is a very fun way to bring a pop of colour to muted, or monochromatic looks that is still upscale and on-trend.
Try: Neon Vintage Cat Eye Glasses, Amazon, $20.
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Cut-outs may look intimidating, but they can be elevated and super sexy when executed correctly. Next year, cut-outs will be all the rage, from dresses to tops. Guaranteed to turn heads, this trend differs from past iterations as we’re used to seeing an open back or a low V. Side cut-outs accentuate the waist and flatter every figure!
Try: Black Slinky High Neck Bodycon Dress, PrettyLittleThing, $68.