2023 is right around the corner, and how can we not talk about fashion trends that might make it big in the new year? While we will see the year kick off with winter styling, there is a lot for us to catch up on for the latest street style era. From luxury brands to brands promoting affordability, street style is on the cards for everyone.
But how can you keep up with so many trends in this era of constantly changing style and global fashion? In this article, we will cover the top highlights of 2022 and the upcoming street style trends that will shape 2023.
Utilitarianism is the new cool!
2023 is going to be a crucial year for a lot of sectors like politics and the economy. Still, the practicality of the year will also reflect in its street fashion trends. Utilitarian fashion is not just about being stylish but comes with the perks of being comfy and convenient. This fashion trend derives influence from menswear and military and comes off as a functional style. The most highlighted pieces of this trend are the baggy cargo pants that have swarmed the internet fashion pages. The plaid flannel shirts are another gift of this trend that is here to stay in 2023.
Utilitarian fashion can quickly go from casual to dressy with just a few alterations in your accessories and footwear.
Spring’s going to be green!
Green is the colour for positive vibes, and we are optimistic that it will rule the street style for the trends for 2023. From Copenhagen to New York, we are already witnessing a healthy dosage of all shades of green infused with monochrome looks to add a punch to the overall look. Green is becoming a statement colour, pairing well with your beiges, browns, denim, and all your basics that could use a bit of a splash.
Did anyone say Maxi Skirts?
Do not deny Y2K’s influence on street style trends. And long length maxi skirts are a gift of this trend. 2023 will see an overwhelming response to this trend as fashion icons across the globe are already giving the inspiration to pull off these maxi skirts with style.
Bella Hadid was recently captured in her ACG cargo-style maxi skirt, making the internet go crazy. Ganni’s recent Levi collaboration also garnered attention as her denim skirt became the front-row favourite. Long skirts were a trend in the late 90s and early 2000s, and 2023 will see the return of this fashion trend in the street style sector.
Shorts are an all-season affair.
It’s the winter season but are shorts off the racks? Of course, not! According to Sanctuary, women’s shorts are now evergreen clothing open to numerous rounds of experimentation. The current favourite for the winter is a layering of your shorts with nylon or fleece leggings paired with thigh-high boots. In addition, create this look with mini skirts paired with high-neck tops and an overcoat. Even though shorts in winter can be a bold street style statement, the fashion sector is drooling over this current trend. Moreover, this obsession with wearing shorts all year round makes the clothing more relevant and asks you to stock up on more blues and blacks as you enter 2023 with style.
Cargo pants are in for the win!
The skinny jeans love is long gone, and 2022 is ending with an obsession with cargo pants. The street style trends for 2023 cannot escape these wonder pants. Oversized cargo pants paired with fitted T-shirts are one street-style trend that people will not let go of any time soon. Moreover, cargo pants allow us to embrace gender-fluid fashion and contribute to the fashion industry’s fair share of inclusivity.
Do you still need to own a moto jacket?
Street style fashion in 2022 found its potential match in the bike core subculture, and the two styles infused to give a strong head start to 2023. Moto Jackets are an outcome of this infusion. These jackets are a healthy rival of the bomber and varsity trends that did make it big in the mid of 2022. The release of Rosalia’s Motomami album and the noughties nostalgia resurgence with Diesel’s comeback propelled the trend, and now the mass market for these jackets is shooting high. In addition, the Gucci x Palace collaboration for leather jackets has fortified the continuation of the trend next year as more consumers are looking for padded, colour-blocked, zipped, and peppy moto jackets.
Athleisure is a golden gateway to street styling.
About to hit the gym? A quick grocery run? Office meeting at two or a casual coffee date? What is one outfit that can keep you going? Athleisure is the answer to all your questions. Thanks to the pandemic, athleisure came to light and is here to stay and rule 2023.
Sweatpants are no more a boring piece of clothing. However, it would be best to modernize it with more expansive silhouettes or cropped sweatshirts and jackets. A nice pair of sneakers and a solid colour cap will complete your look. You can also keep some essential jewellery like ear hoops or a chain in your side bag to switch the aesthetics of your look when needed.
Fashion is an ever-evolving sector; staying with the trend is always a good idea. The street style trends discussed in this article are some of the top picks shaping 2023 as the year reveals many more new ideas for fashion lovers, brands, and industry experts. We wish you all the luck as you dive into the new year. We hope the fashion gods shower you with on-fleek outfits, unique seasonal shopping experiences, and a style that mesmerizes your room. Happy styling!