| Barbiecore | Bermuda Shorts | Blazers | Cargo Pants | Crochet | Denim on Denim | Maxi Skirts | Monochromatic | Sheer | Trousers | White |
It’s time to swap out your warm winter layers and cozy boots for lighter, airier fabrics and skin-exposing ensembles. Although most of the over-the-top fashion runway shows highlight leggy, statuesque models wearing outfits that don’t make it to the racks of department stores, it’s still a glimpse into what’s trending for the upcoming season.
There are usually a few trends to pick from, even if most don’t quite fit your personality or would really work IRL. Top fashion houses – Miu Miu, Versace and Chanel – are always right on the pulse of fashion and inspire the spring trends and must-have essentials you’ll see at your favorite stores.
And this year, there are oodles of fun spring trends to experiment with, including bright colors, boho-inspired crochet, floor-sweeping skirts, and see-through fabrics, to name a few. Denim is also having a moment, either dressing it up or down, depending on the occasion. Street styles feature a nod to the ’90s with grunge-inspired fashion that’s mixed with pretty accents this time around, and a focus on simplicity with column dresses and longer hems that can add a statuesque length to every body type.
These are the spring fashion trends we’re adding to our wardrobes ASAP and the designer looks that inspired them:
1. Maxi Skirts to the Max
Perhaps a counter to the micro mini trend we saw in 2022 that bordered on scandalous but also downright adorable, the floor-length skirt has returned for 2023. While mini and midi skirts aren’t going anywhere, maxi skirts were taking over the runways of the Milan Fashion Week spring/summer 2023 collections from designers Max Mara, Ellie Saab and Alberta Ferretti.
Based on the most recent Paris Fashion Week for the fall/winter season, the maxi skirt is a staple that will hold its own through 2023, although spring fabrics are lighter and a bit brighter.
Shop Maxi Skirts
2. A Head-to-Toe White Ensemble
Wearing an all-white outfit screams out for the spring and summer seasons. All-white ensembles were seen on runways and in street styles during both the Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks from fashion houses like Ellie Saab, Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior and Givenchy, among other truly amazing ready-to-wear designer looks. Mixing up fabrics, patterns and even other neutral tones can bring your own personality to your look.
Shop All White Looks
3. Slouchy Trousers
A well-made pair of trousers is a staple everyone should have in their wardrobe. In 2023, designers like Max Mara, Coperni and Stella McCarthy returned with a variety of slouchy, trousers in a variety of rises in more relaxed fits that are mixed with casual tops or sneakers. If you’re one who prefers higher rises in your bottoms, you’ll still have plenty of options alongside the low, low rises of this year’s fashion.
4. Bolden Oversized Blazers
You just can’t beat a great fashion future-proofing blazer. Fashion houses Chanel, Max Mara, Stella McCarthy, and Prada included the staple in their spring/summer 2023 collections, along with streetwear styles heading into both the Milan and Paris Fashion Week shows.
Whether it’s fitted or oversized, a blazer is the one clothing item experts and designers agree will timelessly transition for decades to come, so invest in one that will easily last a lifetime.
5. Boho-Inspired Crochet
Fashion houses Dior, Ellie Saab and Carolina Herrera runway shows hit the crochet trend hard with dresses, shorts and skirts during their spring/summer collections. If you invested in the look last year, it’ll see you into 2023.
Shop Crochet Looks
6. Baggy Cargo Pants
Mom jeans are taking a back seat for the time being, while cargo pants are in the driver’s seat in 2023 with longer hems, baggier silhouettes and lots of pockets. Almost every designer featured their own take on cargo pants during their spring/summer runway shows, including Versace, Coperni and Givenchy.
Shop Cargo Pants
Say goodbye to neutrals and hello to bright, fabulous pink shades of Barbiecore. The trend gained traction at last year’s Paris Fashion Week with runway shows dripping in pastels and bright hues. You can catch the Barbiecore vibe with a big pop of pink or an allover pink outfit.
Similar to the all-white trend, a monochromatic look can be achieved with any color like the spring/summer collections from Giambattista Valli, Moschino, Carolina Herrera and other fashion houses. The look is polished and can add long lines to your silhouette.
Shop Monocromatic Looks
9. Peek-a-Boo Sheer Fabric
Fashion houses Tom Ford, Tory Burch and Miu Miu are again embracing the sheer trend for tops, skirts and pants with their spring/summer runway shows for 2023. The see-through fabrics can easily be incorporated into everyday streetwear without revealing things you don’t want to highlight. A bodysuit or other clever solid color underneath should do the trick to cover up the bits you want.
Shop Sheer Outfits
10. Baggy Bermuda Shorts
You can dress them up or down, but whichever way you choose, Bermuda shorts are trending in 2023. The Zimmermann, Moschino and Givenchy fashion houses styled these shorts with their own take on the trend.
Shop Bermuda Shorts
11. Denim on Denim
For the majority of my life, I grew up believing you don’t wear denim on denim because they likely won’t match. But that’s been blown out of the water thanks to streetwear styles at the New York and Paris Fashion Shows. Worn with chunky boots or platforms, this denim-on-denim look is easy to get with minimal effort.
Shop Denim Looks
The post Fashion Edits From the 2023 Spring/Summer Designer Runways appeared first on The Real Deal by RetailMeNot.