We’re only in the first third of winter 22/23, but what better time to look ahead to spring 2023 fashion trends? Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we can’t start daydreaming about sunshine and short sleeves.
InStyle tells us hot pants and puff shoes will be hot in the months ahead, but really? I’d rather invest in less extreme options. So here’s the Budget Fashionista download on the most wearable trends this season. From fresh takes on classic styles to bold new looks, these spring 2023 fashion trends are sure to have you looking your best. Enjoy!
1. Oversized denim
Oversized denim is back for another season of fun. This season, wear the all-purpose fabric in baggy jeans, loose jackets, and longline shorts. Oversized denim is a mostly casual look, but you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion.
One of the best parts of this trend is its versatility. You can find oversized denim in various colors, textures, and styles to suit your look. Whether you opt for a full-length pair of jeans or some distressed boyfriend shorts, there is an oversized denim style for everyone!
The key to pulling off this trend is to avoid going too extreme with the sizing. Opt for pieces that are just slightly larger than your normal size for a more flattering fit.
Corsets are making a major comeback in 2023! The trend offers the perfect excuse to show off your curves this season. Corsets can create an alluring hourglass silhouette, especially when paired with a high-waisted skirt or trousers.
Your options range from romantic, delicate lace corsets to bold, statement-making leather versions. Any piece in that range is sure to add a touch of drama to your style. If you want to make a bold style statement, try wearing a corset as a top with high-waisted jeans.
3. Sheer fabrics and cutouts
Sheer fabrics and cutouts add a hint of mystery and sexiness to your spring wardrobe. Think silky, lingerie-inspired blouses or romantic, see-through skirts with high-side slits. Try pairing sheer fabric with solid panels in contrasting colors for a more subtle take.
These pieces look great when layered over a crisp white blouse or camisole and jeans. A sheer blouse can also add a touch of glamour to a classic look — think a tweed skirt with a light chiffon blouse.
For a daring evening look, try a sheer top or dress with strategically placed cutouts. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color and texture. Sheer lace in bold colors will be on point this evening. Same goes for a sheer chiffon dress with gold beading.
4. Cargo pants
Cargo pants are poised to be one of the hottest trends for spring. And why not? They’re practical and stylish. Their leg pockets provide extra storage and the pants can be dressed up or down depending on the look you want.
The most popular style will be the mid-rise, straight-leg cargo. You’ll also see cargos in various colors and fabrics. Feel free to experiment. To go all in on the trends, choose cargos with a drawstring waist or ribbons at the ankles.
Try pairing your cargo with a blouse and mules. Or dress them up with a fitted top and heels.
Fringe is another boomerang trend for spring 2023. From suede-fringed skirts and bohemian-inspired fringe jackets to swinging earrings and beaded bags, there are plenty of ways to rock this trend.
Fringe adds a touch of fun and whimsy to any outfit plus visual drama and texture. Whether you’re looking for a piece to dress up a basic t-shirt or add something fun to an already stylish ensemble, fringe will do the trick.
6. Crop tops
Crop tops are an easy way to update your wardrobe for the upcoming spring season. This trend is perfect for those looking to show off a bit of midriff and make a statement.
There’s something for everyone when it comes to crop tops: from plain and simple tees to more detailed pieces such as ones with florals, embroidery, beading, or ruffles.
You can pair a crop top with just about anything in your closet, from high-waisted jeans and skirts to bike shorts.
7. Punk rock inspired
If you want to make a statement with your fashion this spring, punk rock-inspired pieces are the way to go. Chunky boots, leather jackets and pants, and edgy details like chains are perfect for bringing a bit of attitude to your wardrobe.
This trend is great for mixing and matching with other looks. So you can pair chunky boots with a corset or cargo pants for a more unique look. Leather (including faux leather) is also a fun choice for a touch of punk. Pair leather with denim for a classic grunge look.
8. Shimmer and shine
Metallics and sequins are back in a big way, so be ready to add glamour to your wardrobe with this trend. Whether it’s a glittery top, a metallic dress, or sequin embellishments on jeans or jackets, there’s no limit to how much you can sparkle up your look.
This trend is all about standing out and making a statement, so don’t be afraid to go bold! With bright golds, silvers, and even vibrant rainbow hues, you’re sure to turn heads wherever you go.
9. Ballet flats
Ballet flats will be having a major moment in spring and summer 2023. From traditional leather to bold and edgy metallic hues, you will find ballet flats in every color (including magenta, the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year) and style imaginable. These classic shoes offer comfort, convenience, and an effortless way to elevate any look.
Whether you pair them with your favorite jeans and a t-shirt or a dressy outfit, you can use a fun pair of ballet flats to add flair. Look for pairs with playful details like metallic buckles or embroidery to take your look to the next level.
Spring 2023 fashion trends: Embrace the bold
Spring 2023 fashion trends include some styles that may be outside of your comfort zone. That’s a good thing. It gives you the perfect excuse to experiment with, say, a corset or a chunky lug boot.
So why not branch out and find new styles to add to your repertoire? You can easily make these trends yours with the right mix of classic pieces. If budget isn’t an issue, experiment with brand names like Versace, Fendi, Dior, Y2k, Prada, Richard Quinn, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, or Louis Vuitton. Or, do what the rest of us do, and shop these same trends without the logos at our fav budget clothing stores.