As we enter cuffing season, a time traditionally associated with redefining romantic relationships, fashion enthusiasts are redefining their wardrobes for the coming year. Our qualms have less to do with efforts to secure a ring and more to do with solidifying our year-end wardrobe with staples and pieces that we can bring (and wear) to the new year.
To help you identify the best fashion trends you can invest in for the long haul, we spent hours sifting through this year’s collections. We’ve curated a list of 8 trends that promise enduring style and can be reintegrated into your wardrobe for seasons to come.
Calming shades of blue dominated the fashion landscape in 2023. We expect this serene shade to make even more waves across fashion collections in the upcoming seasons.
Coming back with a vengeance, cropped capri pants have made a striking return in 2023. This marks a brand-new direction for pant proportions and we won’t be surprised if we see more capris on the fashion runways and in street style looks.
Gone are the days when you can’t put the words “fun” and “professional” in the same sentence. These days, dressing professionally doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. Colored blazers took centerstage this 2023, adding more personality and character to what has previously been controlled by blacks, whites and nudes. We’re definitely keeping these in our workwear rotation.
Utilitarian wear set the stage for the return of the cargo pants this year. For any practical girl who wants to keep their outfit both fashion-forward and functional at the same time, a pair of cargo pants are as versatile as your favorite pair of jeans.
Dressing for the vacation you want to be on is considered manifesting, right? Whether you want to venture to exotic islands or dreaming of frolicking on the beach, wearing a seascape print is essential for entering your “vacation girl” era.
BACK TO BASICS
Minimalism is a versatile and timeless trend that can be re-worn from one season to another. Clean cuts and sleek silhouettes have and will continue to dominate every year’s trend list.
Florals have a place in this year’s trend list when they come in refreshing styles. These variations are perfect for those who prefer not to go full-on when it comes to incorporating florals to their everyday style.
If we’re being honest, most color trends are fleeting, but occasionally, one manages to break out of the cycle and become a foundational hue in its own right―red has done just that. Although shades differ in vibrancy, it’s a reminder that any color can be a staple if you’re willing to commit.
As we wrap up 2023, we also look into the future. Years from now, when we want to be nostalgic and dress up like it’s 2023, let this guide serve as a humble yet enduring reference.