When the weather turns nice in the spring, everyone rushes to unpack their summer clothes from storage. The idea of getting rid of your bulky-warm outfits is already exciting, but people can’t wait to reevaluate their closets and start wearing some of the latest spring pieces. Luckily for you and other fashionistas, there is much to throw into the pot for the spring of 2023.
Like the other seasons, spring has its own trends when it comes to clothing and accessories, including big bags, maxi skirts, flowy blouses, tank tops, and light-wash denim. Furthermore, there are so many ways to style these pieces. Since so many incredible styles have been shown off on the red carpet, on the runway, and featured on Instagram, you have so much at your disposal when it comes to putting together spring outfits that feel new and exciting.
If you’re curious about what’s in, here are eight hot trends to try out this spring.
1. Denim maxi skirt
The heyday of miniskirts has passed. However, maxi skirts, especially denim ones, have arrived and are ready for their moment. They were everywhere during New York Fashion Week, held in February, where the models artfully showcased their adaptability.
You can make the denim maxi skirt look good on you, whether your personal style is edgy, boho, or basic. It’s a show-stopper that can elevate your outfit to a 10 with as little as a beige ribbed tank and some cool sneakers.
2. Big bags
Mini or micro bags that can barely fit your lipstick and keys are so last season! Instead, critics are happy to see the utilitarian ‘throw everything in’ tote make a comeback. This bag will easily fit your toiletry bag, keys, phone (for a few quick hands of Everygame Poker on the go) and possibly a small laptop too!
You can go for the big clutch bag feel (Altuzzara, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney) or opt for a crossbody style (Coach) if you’re constantly on the move.
3. Ballet flats
There’s no denying that a pair of ballet flats are a timeless investment. However, they are also among this spring’s most fashionable footwear options. Please don’t freak out about your old (possibly stinky) ones from the 2000s; they won’t look the same in 2023. While the shoe is still a ballerina flat, the updated look lends it a fresh feel.
Look no further than these if you’re looking for a casual, no-fuss alternative to your go-to sneakers. They look great peeking out from long, wide-leg jeans, layered with chunky white socks and a little skirt, or worn with the trendy denim maxi skirt.
4. ’70s eyewear frames
The idea that “bigger is better” holds up when it comes to eyeglasses in 2023. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest fashion trends on TikTok, you know that oversized, square sunglasses reminiscent of the ’70s are making a comeback. Any pair of sunglasses, vintage or otherwise, made of tortoiseshell will effectively channel the disco era.
5. Drop waists
Drop waists can be thought of as the more modern sibling of the Bridgerton-like regencycore style of 2022.
Drop waists, which have a corset-like appearance, are the ultra-flattering silhouette no one knows why everyone ever stopped wearing. When worn with a loose, billowing skirt, the waistband’s position slightly above the hips elongates the body to extreme statuesqueness.
Nowadays, it seems like every day consists of coming up with another cutout design. For the past year, the “negative space” movement has been widely embraced by celebrities, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
There is a cutout style for everyone interested in trying the trend, from adding a playful edge to longer, elegant dresses (Michael Kors, Saint Laurent, Prabal Gurung, Tom Ford, Nensi Dojaka) to turning up the fierceness on more casual pieces (Rejina Pyo, Ester Manas).
7. Tulle ruffles
Tulle, which has a similar ethereal quality to sheer fabric, is another popular choice this year. It’s been near the end of its cycle for a while, but as soon as the temperature rises a bit, you’ll see it everywhere.
You might not immediately associate tulle with casual attire. Still, a simple white tee with a tulle skirt or a minidress paired with some platform Chuck Taylors can completely transform the look.
8. Tank tops
Despite their negative reputation in the past, tank tops are now a wardrobe essential for the warmer months. You may pair yours with anything of your liking, but if you want to look super on-trend, try a monochrome outfit with high-waisted, wide-leg pants (a la Sinéad O’Dwyer, Michael Kors, or Stella McCartney). Under a corset top (Brandon Maxwell) or a dress is a surefire way to up your fashion ante.
Other style trends to look out for this spring
Since what one person finds wearable may not be to yours and vice versa, here is a sneak peek at some of the other most popular spring 2023 fashion trends to keep an eye out for:
- Denim on denim
- Leather, on leather
- Sheer fabric
And then there’s the pantless fashion. Apparently, in spring 2023, the trendiest thing to do is not to wear pants at all!