10 Spring 2023 Fashion Week Trends Worth Adding to Your Wardrobe
We unpack the Spring 2023 Fashion Week trends that are chic, practical, and worth a spot in your spring closet.
As the new season approaches, it’s time to give our spring and summer wardrobes a refresh. Spring 2023 Fashion Week was a season of juxtapositions, with sheer and delicate fabrics seen alongside utilitarian maximalism, and high-shine fabrics turning heads. Floor-length maxi skirts and crisp tailoring made a cameo while some of the biggest trends on the spring runways included heavy cargo, wide-leg denim, and oversized pastel blazers. The colors and patterns of the season included lime green, crochet, and floral motifs. We know, florals for spring? How groundbreaking.
From denim-on-denim looks to sculptural bags and pastels, here are the 10 spring fashion trends worth adding to your wardrobe.
Spring 2023 Fashion Trends
1. Denim on Denim
As Y2K everything continues to have a moment, denim-on-denim is back in a big way for 2023, and we are here for it. The trend was seen all over the runway, with designers pairing light and dark denim together in creative and stylish ways. From cargo jeans to denim pleated trousers, there are so many ways to rock this trend.
Whether you’re looking for something bold and adventurous or something more subtle and timeless, there’s a denim look out there for everyone. For those who want to make a statement, experiment with a cropped denim top and a pair of wide-leg denim pants. If you’re after something more understated, try a chambray shirt or denim jacket and relaxed denim pants. If you want to shop consciously, sustainable denim is the way to go.
2. Maxi Skirts
Maxi skirts are having a moment in spring 2023. From the runways of Peter Do to fashion street style, the maxi skirt is back in full force. Whether you want to experiment with the denim maxi skirt that’s flooding your Instagram feed or something more daring like a slit maxi skirt, there are so many ways to make this trend your own.
Denim maxi skirts in particular have been spotted on celebrities and the street-style fashion set. From Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner, many of the world’s most famous models and actresses have been seen wearing denim maxi skirts.
The maxi skirt is versatile pairing with everything from crop tops to blouses and t-shirts. Perfect for transitioning between seasons, this should be the first 2023 spring staple you add to your wardrobe.
3. Pastel Blazers and Suits
This spring, fashion is taking a softer approach with the pastel blazers and suits trend. While pastels are not a new concept for spring, think oversized pastel blazers, monochrome pastel outfits, and bold accessories for an edgy twist.
The Carolina Herrera Spring Summer 2023 Runway Show featured pastel blazers and suits. The collection was inspired by the designer’s love for color and featured a range of pastel hues, from soft pinks to powder blues.
For those who prefer a more classic look, try pairing a pastel suit with a crisp white shirt and black loafers. For those looking for something more daring, go full monochrome outfit or go for an all-white ensemble with a pop of pastel.
4. Wide-Leg Denim
Wide-leg denim is another trend that’s everywhere for spring, with wide-leg denim taking center stage at Spring 2023 Fashion Week. From Burberry to Ganni, designers showcased a variety of silhouettes featuring the classic denim staple. Jackets featured wide cuffs and extra-large pockets, while seams detailed the front of jeans.
This style of jeans looks great with everything from t-shirts to blouses and can easily be dressed up or down depending on your mood. If you’re feeling daring, try out the pooling wide-leg jeans trend for an ultra-wide look that will turn heads.
5. Sheer Clothing
This season, the runways, red carpets, and streets are embracing subtle nudity in a way that feels far more approachable. From “naked” dresses to completely see-through wedding looks, sheer fabrics like tulle and knits are taking over. Whether you choose to go all out with a high-waisted brief and bralette or opt for a more modest approach with a shorter slip under a longer silhouette, this trend is sure to make an impact this spring.
For those looking to add some edge to their wardrobe, layer sheer blouses and skirts over bra tops or pair them with metallic hues and thick layers of fringing for a party-ready look.
6. Cargo Pants
Another Y2K fashion revival, cargo pants were a major trend at the Spring 2023 Fashion Week shows. From satin jumpsuits to sheer utility pants and statement cargo pockets, designers showcased this workwear-inspired look in a variety of ways. On the runway, we saw cargo pants paired with everything from blazers to crop tops. On the streets, fashion influencers showed us how to style cargo pants for a more casual look.
Whether you want a casual look with a t-shirt and sneakers or something more elevated by dressing up your look with a blazer, cargo pants are a versatile spring staple. With baggy legs, long hems, and plenty of pocket space, these pants are as practical as they are stylish.
Whether you want to go with a monochrome look with yellow pastel cargo pants from Acne Studios, go tan or cream with these cargo pants from Agolde, or keep it classic with this relaxed fit pair from Rag and Bone.
7. Sculptural Bags
Sculptural bags are one of the hottest spring 2023 trends. From Fendi to Bottega Veneta, the artfully woven and sleek styles offer a unique and warmer-weather feel. The Spring 2023 fashion week shows featured sculptural bags from a variety of designers, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Ferragamo, Miu Miu, and Saint Laurent. The trend was seen on the runway in a variety of styles and colors, from woven leather tote bags to sleek and modern sky-blue sculptural silhouettes. These designer bags were designed to add a mood-boosting pop of color to any outfit.
Whether you prefer top handles, shoulder bags, or carryall work bags, sculptural bags come in many shapes and sizes, from minimal and sophisticated to novel and kitschy. Think wearable modern art vibes.
8. Platform Shoes
Platform shoes have been popular for a while now, but they’re still going strong into Spring 2023. Whether you go with a chunky sneaker or a platform-style sandal, platform shoes will skyrocket your look this spring.
Platform shoes were a major trend on the Spring 2023 Fashion Week runways. From Tevas to mules to kitten heels, designers showcased a variety of styles that are sure to be seen in the coming months. Balmain’s runway featured an array of platforms, boots, and more. Other notable trends included peep-toe heels and Y2K-inspired styles. Whether you’re looking for something girly or grunge, there’s a platform shoe for every occasion this spring season.
For classic black platform sandals, we love the CHLOÉ Black Odina sandals, for a beachy vibe, we love these rope platform sandals from Isabel Marant, and we can’t get enough of these margo cord platform sandals from Vince in green, black, cream, and papaya.
9. Chunky Loafers
Chunky loafer shoes were a major trend at Spring 2023 fashion week. From the classic penny loafers to chunky platforms, designers showcased a variety of styles on the runway. The trend is not only fashionable but practical too. Chunky loafers are versatile and can be dressed up with a dress or maxi skirt or dressed down with jeans and flared leggings for any occasion. We love this look paired with white socks for a feminine touch.
The chunky loafer is also a great transitional shoe that can be worn in the fall. You can’t go wrong with this classic chunky loafer from TOD’s, these cream loafers from Flattered that are handmade in Spain, or make a statement with these pastel loafers from GANNI.
10. Ballerina Flats
This spring, ballet flats are making a comeback with a modern twist.
Whether you’ve wanted to dabble in the balletcore trend, or simply are prioritizing comfort this spring, ballet flats make an elegant companion to denim jeans, maxi skirts, and dresses.
From the Miu Miu ballet flats with straps to the classic Chanel two-tone style, there are plenty of chic options. Our favorite ballet flats are from Repetto, a brand that’s world-renowned for making ballet pointe shoes. With a unique savoir-faire, Repetto has been creating beautiful ballet flats since 1947, so you know you are in good hands.