Going to highlight my top 10 trends seen throughout the Fashion world heading into 2023.
1. Sporty Luxury
This look is more refined than wearing leggings with your best sweatshirt. While the fabrics are athletic, they still bring a luxurious feel to the look. An example of how to style is taking soft and silky sweatshirts, and pair them with matching skirts. For the sport luxury look, Fendi opted for a high-low mix of slip skirts and jackets, which are both set to be great this season. While there were plenty of practical sportswear featured on the runways, the bold and directional looks were the ones that caught my attention. To up the ante and give your favourite sportswear pieces a more modern update, pair them with heels and add a more elevated finish.
2. Bubble Hems
The voluminous bubble hem is a recurring theme in fashion. While it is unlikely to become a household name like an A-line skirt, it can still be fun to add a bubble skirt to your outfit in 2023. The full silhouette of the bubble hem was seen in various guises on the runway, from floral to thigh skimming minis, and it was designed to create maximum drama. The shape of the bubble hem is difficult to wear, as it requires a balance between your proportions and the way you want to look. If you're planning on wearing a bubble hem skirt, make sure that you wear a fitted top to highlight your waist and a tailored top half. On the other hand, if you're planning on wearing a dress, choose between a leg flashing or arm baring style.
3. Floral Patterns
The big floral prints are back in fashion for spring/summer 2023. At London Fashion Week, the large-scale prints were showcased by designers such as Rixo, Paul & Joe, and Richard Quinn. While everyone had their own take on the style, the vibrant colours were the main factor that made the look stand out. One of the most popular summer prints is floral, which can be used for wedding guest dresses. The bold colours give a nod to last year's dressing trend, which was uplifting and timeless. Expect to see this trend heavily covered by both straight-to-market and online retailers. It's a safe bet that this look will last for a long time.
4. Underwear Outerwear
Underwear as outerwear is a risquè trend that can fluctuate in popularity. It's ideal for spring and summer seasons, and in 2023, it's expected to get a more vintage-inspired take. At Erdem, the look was more feminine and softer, with the addition of crinoline-style full skirts and corset detailing. While corsets have been a staple in the fashion world for quite some time, in 2023, they're expected to be more delicate. This will allow them to be used as dress bodices. Christopher Kane's collection featured lace bra cups and body braces, which had a shapewear effect. While Erdem focused on the fashion archives, Kane opted for a more modern take.
5. Tailored Outfits
Big and bold oversized jackets were the rage at both Valentino and Chanel, and the latter opted for relaxed versions of its signature jackets in vibrant pinks. If you're a serious sharp dresser, Victoria Beckham created mini dresses out of simple tailored blazers.