Wondering about the big trends for the upcoming season? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of the top spring/summer trends of 2023!
Now that the dark, cold days of winter are over and summer is well underway, we need to start bringing the fun and playful spring and summer fashions back into our wardrobes. But what are the biggest trends fashion girls should keep in mind when dressing or shopping this season?
We’ve taken a look at and analyzed the top spring/summer trends of 2023 that were prominent at ready-to-wear fashion shows from the four big fashion weeks, so that you don’t have to. In this article, we cover all the biggest trends that emerged from the runways of top fashion houses, which are easy to incorporate into your own wardrobe now that warmer weather is approaching.
We have also included shoppable links so you can easily pick up new, super stylish pieces to add to your life for this season, meaning it’s never been simpler to look chic and fashionable for spring and summer 2023.
10 Key Spring/Summer Trends For 2023
1. Striking Statement Maxi Skirts
One of the biggest trends for this season is statement maxi skirts. These skirts can take many different forms, with different colors, materials, prints, ruffles, and sparkles available so you can really adapt this trend to suit your personal style – just make sure the skirt is maxi in length and has a striking look.
We saw this trend on the Michael Kors, Jil Sander, Etro, and Ralph Lauren catwalks, as you can see above with this gorgeous shimmering purple silk taffeta skirt. There is actually a very similar skirt available to purchase from Neiman Marcus that is perfect for dressing up or down during the summer, complete with a super comfortable adjustable waist.
2. Utilitarian Cargo Pants
You are likely to have seen cargo pants all over your social media as these are one of the top trends spotted on the catwalk during the Spring/Summer catwalks each fashion week.
These cargo pants are ideal for transitional dressing during the cool spring months and can be paired with so many different pieces, including an oversized t-shirt for a casual look or a cargo jacket for the full super stylish utilitarian look. There are loads of different variations of these cargo pants available, as you can see from the shoppable images above.
We love the silky finish of these Frame Satin Straight Cargo Pants, ideal for an evening out, or the darker Acne Studios Cotton-ripstop wide-leg cargo pants that look effortlessly chic when styled with your favorite sneakers, or go for these Isabel Marant Nazemi Cargo Joggers that have been pulled straight from the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
3. Demure yet Glam Flats
Demure and embellished flats were a common theme during the Spring/Summer ready-to-wear catwalks, as you can from these sparkling Chanel slingback flats. Thom Brown and Miu Miu also celebrated flats in the form of ballet flats, with glamorous embellishments, luxurious materials, or sleek and sharp silhouettes to elevate your standard early 2000s ballerina flat shoes.
These stunning flats from the top luxury brands are perfect for evening wear if you don’t fancy pulling out the heels, or just to slip on to add a touch more glam to your everyday summer aesthetic.
We love the glittering embellishments on these Badgley Mischka Saga Crystal Slingback Flats and Stuart Weitzman Goldie Pearly Stud Ballerina Flats, and the elegant, sophisticated look of the Brunello Cucinelli Leather Monili Slingback Ballerina Flats and iconic Miu Miu Leather Ballerina Flats – all of which are perfect for the summer months.
4. Figure-hugging Corsets
A corset may be a piece you already own in your wardrobe that you need to pull out ready for the warm weather of the spring-summer season. Corsets appeared in a variety of ways on the runway of each fashion week, most notably seen at Issey Miyake over white shirts, at Vivienne Westwood in silk materials, and at Christian Dior in pastel tones.
We love the incongruous mix of a corset paired with cargo pants or wide-leg jeans for a casual, streetwear aesthetic, or go a little more traditional and pair it with a skirt for an ultra-feminine look.
There are so many incredible corsets to choose from, including pale blue options from Versace and Gucci, and versatile black corsets from Alexander McQueen and Maison Margiela that are ideal for layering over white shirts as see at Issey Miyake and Christian Dior.
5. Purple Hues
Purple is one of the top colors for Spring/Summer 2023 that was seen in a variety of hues at Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham, Loewe, Valentino, and Roksanda. This purple trend is one of the easiest to add to your wardrobe either in new dresses, skirts, or tops, or handbags and shoes to add a stylish finishing touch.
The full range of purples, from pastel lilacs to deep plums to rich violets are all up for grabs and would add a gorgeous pop of color to your summer wardrobe.
There are so many stunning pieces available from the top fashion houses, but we particularly love the relaxed fit of these Loewe Anagram pleated embroidered silk-satin pants, which would look incredible with both heels and flat strap sandals. This JW Anderson Draped Zip Camisole Mini Dress is also just irresistible, ideal for summer evenings out.
6. Sparkling silver
Silver is one of the most glamorous spring fashion trends that you may have already seen pop up on the red carpet of the Grammy’s and the Oscars on the likes of Kate Hudson, Jessica Chastain, Lizzo, and Harry Styles.
This silver trend may be in the form of shiny skirts or trousers, reflective silver handbags, or glittering, highly embellished dresses that catch the light beautiful summer days. Givenchy, Valentino, Sacai, Stella McCartney, and Rodarte incorporated the silver trend in a range of different ways, ideal for both day and night.
If you are looking to add a little more silver to your wardrobe this striking Loewe Asymmetric wrap-effect metallic stretch-jersey maxi skirt is just perfect and so easy to style throughout the warmer months. Or you can opt for this Gucci Voile lamé top, with a cropped silhouette and oversized fit.
7. Sensuous Sheer
Sheer and mesh tops, dresses, and skirts have been seen on the red carpet and social media recently since these pieces were such a big hit at the Spring/Summer 2023 fashion weeks – and it is a super easy trend to add to your summer wardrobe.
Oversized sheer blouses were seen at Valentino, while Chanel opted for black sheer tailored shirts with a bra top layered over a black bra top. Sheer fabrics are everywhere at the moment so there are lots of different options to pick from that will suit your personal style.
We particularly love the sensuality of the sheer black pieces from brands such as The Row, Saint Laurent, Rick Owens, and Dolce & Gabbana. You can style these sheer tops with tank tops underneath for a more wearable look, or if you are heading on a night out a black bra or bralette underneath would look stunning.
8. Bold, Oversized handbags
Oversized bags are one of the top trends in the world of handbags, which was seen on the catwalk at Paris and New York Fashion Week. These giant, exaggerated handbags may be large in size, but they have an otherwise minimalist, chic look with clean lines and luxurious materials.
Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, and Chloe all created oversized editions of some of the most beloved handbags, including a large Louis Vuitton Coussin bag and a soft and squishy, giant Stella McCartney Frame bag.
Our top picks for this trend include the Nanushka The Origami Large Faux-Leather Tote Bag, with contrasting white stitching and a super spacious interior, and Chloe Marcie Large Grain Calfskin Tote Bag which has a similarly sumptuous and timeless look as the oversized Chloe bag seen on the Paris runway.
9. Gleaming and Glittering Neutrals
Classic neutral shades are a must-have in any spring-summer wardrobe, but for the 2023 season, they have been upgraded to shiny, glossy, and glittering neutral tones. At Fendi and Valentino, the neutral tones were shimmery and lustrous in warm gold tones, while at Balmain white satin and silky dresses appeared on the runway, paired with matching white and off-white accessories.
These shiny neutrals trend is easy to incorporate into your summer look and these pieces can then be worn year after year for a timeless style. If you love the gold and bronze shades at Valentino, then the Ralph Lauren Collection Presling Beaded Metallic Tank Top and the Proenza Schouler Cutout sequined knitted maxi dress are just perfect for you.
But if you love the sound of the shimmering white tones at Balmain, then the Dolce and Gabbana Kim Stretch Satin Corset Minidress, the Christopher John Rogers Cotton and silk-blend satin straight-leg pants, or the Frame Cargo Pants picture above would make wonderful additions to your wardrobe.
10. Glossy layers of leather
Leather may seem like a slightly unusual spring-summer trend but the Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Alexander McQueen, and Coach runways proved you can do leather in a chic, summery way. Black leather dresses were a particular hit, as seen in this gorgeous, voluminous glossy leather dress as seen on the Louis Vuitton catwalk.
The Alexander McQueen Asymmetric Drape Leather Bustier Mini Dress, Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Sleeveless Leather Dress, or Givenchy Draped One-Shoulder Leather Mini Dress are all great options if you are looking to add a leather dress to your own wardrobe and each are fantastic transitional pieces that can be paired with sheer black tights if the temperature drops.
This The Row Boice leather jacket is an incredible staple that everyone needs in their wardrobe to layer over any look during chilly summer evenings. Oversized blazers are also a big trend this season so this leather jacket from The Row ticks two trends off the list!
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