It’s always exciting when the countdown culminates in the clock striking midnight on New Year’s Eve. From setting your intentions for the year ahead to jotting down some healthy habits you want to aim for, the start of a new year brings a lot of possibilities and a fresh start. And with the newness all around you, it’s also a great time to try out different looks or refresh your wardrobe with the current trends.
While there’s no rule saying that you have to completely revamp your style in the new year, there are definitely some 2023 fashion trends to look forward to. Read on for easy ways to incorporate these noteworthy trends into your existing outfits for a fresh look in the year ahead.
One trend we’re looking forward to in the new year is long hemlines for skirts and dresses. We love this trend because longer hemlines add an effortlessly chic touch to any outfit while providing more coverage and a flattering and graceful silhouette. This is also a really easy trend to incorporate into your outfit rotation – simply opt for a few maxi dresses or midi skirts that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion.
This next trend is a fun one to look forward to – bright fluorescent hues! We’re seeing the rise of vibrant shades like lime green and hot pink. If you wear mostly black or neutral tones, don’t be afraid to find subtle ways to incorporate these not-so-subtle shades into your existing wardrobe. For example, a fluorescent women's sweater pairs perfectly with your existing staples like black or blue denim jeans, meaning you don’t have to reinvent your entire vibe to incorporate these fun, on-trend hues.
It’s pretty clear that y2k trends have been making a major comeback, and this doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2023. The good news is that you can get in on this trend without shopping for super low-rise jeans or a bedazzled super-crop top (unless you want to!) and by rocking some high-rise cargo pants or a cargo jacket. The y2K cargo trend is one we can get behind because cargo pants or a jacket are practical in addition to being on-trend. Plus, these pieces feature one thing we can all probably agree is pretty exciting: real pockets!
Another fun trend to look forward to in 2023 is shimmery metallics. Metallics are a great way to mix up your standard day-to-day look like fluorescent hues. Metallics are also a bit more subtle than bright fluorescents (especially if you opt for darker shades with a metallic shimmer), so they’ll be even easier to work into your existing looks. Opt for an eye-catching yet versatile, trendy metallic puffer jacket or a pair of metallic pleather leggings.
Adding a professional twist to an otherwise casual outfit is becoming increasingly popular, so we’ll continue to see this aesthetic take shape in 2023. Blazers, in particular, are having a moment, which we love because they can bring major boardroom energy to an otherwise low-key look. For this trend, pair a simple crewneck t-shirt with light-wash straight-leg jeans, and add a blazer as your outer layer. With a simple necklace or a cute headband and some ballet flats or high-top sneakers, you’ll want to rock this look again and again in 2023.
Speaking of on-trend footwear, you’ll want a pair of chunky loafers if you want to stay on-trend in the new year. We love this footwear trend because it fits perfectly with the professional yet casual aesthetic and because these shoes are easy to dress up or down. The chunky sole can add height to your look and lengthen the leg without having to deal with uncomfortable heels. These trendy kicks look great with wide-leg or straight-leg women's jeans, a pair of print leggings, or a maxi or midi skirt.
Comfortable, stylish, and oh-so-easy, these are a few 2023 fashion trends we’re looking forward to in the new year. The best aesthetic or look will always be the one you feel most comfortable in. But keeping an eye on trends can be the perfect inspiration for changing up your look or incorporating some new pieces into your outfit rotation as you take on the year ahead!