The snow is slowly thawing and we are getting warmed up for Spring 2023! If you missed the Spring fashion runway shows earlier last year, you still won’t be surprised to see some of these trends since they’ve already started showing up on red carpets, in paparazzi shots of celebrities attending events and all over IG; this moment in fashion is all about sartorial chic. Spring 2023 is about celebrating classic cuts in new ways; that means we’re seeing ultra-neat tailoring, and quality construction with just a hint of the 2000s trends still hanging on. The unexpected additions? Pops of surprisingly vibrant color and a new take on metallics. Daring choices with hemlines and a blast from the past in silhouettes. Let’s get into it!
Also known as neon green/yellow or lime green, this spring, fashion is not holding back on color. Acid green is that bold POP to make sure you’re still awake and paying attention. This is not a color for the faint of heart, it’s a vibrant hue that makes a statement. The color is so strong that the color itself is the trend - no one piece is needed. Rock it on a top, on a jacket, some boots, a hat, glasses, or lime green activewear like leggings and a matching top. If you dare - dare to wear a neon green dress and rock the streets with this fearless look.
Metallics and Sequins
The over-the-top factor this season is being represented by the likes of metallics, body-armor and unapologetic sequins. Think breastplates and chainmail, medieval body armor - channeling Joan of Arc, if you will - but make it couture. Think metallic or sequined corsets, bustiers or crop-tops. Pair these with an oversized blazer or just oversized jeans and you’ll create that trending balance between loose-fits and a boldly form-fitting statement piece that we’re seeing all over the runways.
Oversized Blazers and Jeans
Another blast from the 80’s past is the oversized blazer. You can even throw in some shoulder pads if you want to take it all the way! The oversized blazer is possibly the most useful and versatile piece you can own this season. You can throw it over virtually anything and instantly make it look intentional and fashion-forward. The slouchy fit of such a normally business-first piece makes it feel very current and progressive. This look also dresses up anything that was previously dressed down. Take a coordinated sports bra and leggings set; all you need to do is throw on an oversized blazer that matches the color palette and voila you have a proper day-look.
Another piece that is continuing its oversized iteration is the jean. Whether it’s mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, boot-cut or whatever, the principal to apply here is go big or go hide somewhere. Because the fit of the moment is oversized. You can add contrast with a form-fitting sports bra or sports-cami- but then finish the look with the oversized blazer and a boot or a heel, or a chunky sneaker. You’ll have a look that is so paparazzi-ready, people will be doing double takes wondering if they just looked past a hot celebrity!
We never thought we’d see the day again but the classic bubble skirt is back! The bubble skirt is a skirt with a hemline that goes in at regular intervals resulting in a puffy, voluminous shape that balloons out slightly. The look was used a ton back in the 50’s (Think Audrey Hepburn looks including a balloon skirt and evening gloves) then had a strong resurgence in the 80’s. It looks like the cycle has come back around and is making a comeback this spring. Even if you don’t rock the exact hemline of a bubble skirt, the overall silhouette of an A line skirt is still in the same fashion realm - that means skater dresses are a GO since they create the same shape overall. To achieve this ultra femme look, keep it neat and classically feminine - don’t dress it down. Go with some pumps, evening gloves and pearls or vintage jewelry + sleek, pulled back hair and a headband.