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When curating a seasonal wardrobe, there are many factors to consider—personal style and fashionable new arrivals, for starters. Even if you’re not one to seek out trends specifically, you can certainly let them inform the way you approach your shopping list. And the top spring 2023 fashion pieces range from dainty sheer pastel tops to distressed utilitarian-looking skirts and everything in between. It was a season where reinterpreted wardrobe staples ruled.
Using the spring runways as a guide, we’ve rounded up a handful of these notable runway-inspired trends to help you narrow down specific pieces to incorporate into your own wardrobe. Say, a luxuriously soft draped jersey midi (if you’re dress shopping) or a fluted jean skirt (if you’re on the hunt to update your denim.)
Below, find the top ten themes to inspire your spring shopping list—it’s everything you need to know to shop spring fashion pieces.
New Wardrobe Heroes
Not all closet staples are created equal. Look at these stylish transformations of the button-up shirt, trench coat, and tailoring pieces from Bottega Veneta, Helmut Lang, and Fforme. They’re sure to be your new not-so-basic wardrobe heroes for the season. An everyday wardrobe, guaranteed.
Likely the softest and arguably one of the more comfortable ready-to-wear themes to come out of the spring 2023 season were the liquidy dresses, tops, and skirts made from soft jersey fabrics. Get the draped, wrapped, or twisted look from Tory Burch, Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham, and more.
Torn, frayed, or shredded, fashion is embracing perfectly imperfect pieces. Take a note from Vogue’s March issue feature styled by Alex Harrington and shot on Kendall Jenner; you too can add a dress, skirt, or top with those “unfinished” details from spring collections into your wardrobe this season.
Transparently, this is one of the chicest trends of the season. Displayed on the runways at Prada, Miu Miu, Tory Burch, Tibi, and Dries Van Noten (to name a few), see-through garments in delicate fabrics and hues are one clear way to wear the season’s pastel palette.
Spring, of course, is the most optimal season for a lightweight jacket. This season, outerwear references classic styles made for the great outdoors. Modern interpretations are a breath of fresh air to heritage outerwear silhouettes, in waxed cottons or quilting. This crop of jackets is outfitted with patch pockets, drawstrings, and corduroy collars, and sticks to a khaki color palette.
The spring runways were chock full of denim-on-denim looks, making it easy to add distinctly spring 2023 denim to your wardrobe. While the runways styled denim jackets or bodysuits with jeans and jean skirts, you don’t have to. Shop a few of the season’s highlights—from Khaite, Alaia, and 3.1 Phillip Lim—to be worn together or as separates.
If you’re experiencing floral print overload, might we suggest a three-dimensional take on the trend? In pastels and feminine silhouettes, dresses, and tops from Prada, Dries Van Noten, and Coperni are solid in color and spotlight the floral motif of Spring 2023 through their appliqué roses and blooms.
While you might think an embellished skirt should be saved for occasions or evening wear, the spring runways suggest otherwise. Paired back with seriously understated, albeit basic tops (waffle henleys at Bottega to cotton long-sleeve tops at Valentino), a decorated skirt suddenly feels right as daywear too. It’s a look made even lovelier by the contrast.
Like the cargo pants trend of late, you’ll find similarly roomy pockets on many of the season’s key pieces. Utilitarian details and large patch pockets adorn more than just trousers, they’re on mini and midi skirts, jeans, and even tops.
We’ve seen motocross-inspired pieces worn on the streets by supermodels and street style stars alike, as well as on the runways at Chloé, Versace, and Diesel. A sporty biker jacket, distressed leather skirt, or leather racing pants will add a dose of off-duty cool to any spring outfit.