December may feel like an unusual time to be thinking about spring fashion trends, but – as we’ve all learned this year – time has actually learned to fly, and we’re refusing to be caught out again come March.
That, and the fact that daydreaming about next season’s wardrobe is the perfect way to tune out of the inevitable family drama over the Christmas dinner table…
Luckily for us, the fashion industry is always one step – and six months – ahead, having staged its spring/summer 2023 runways in September and forecasting our new season wardrobes for us before we’d even given it one thought.
Sure, a quiet Tuesday morning in the office might not see you reach for an anthurium flower to wear across your chest (unless you’re an utterly devoted Loewe stan) or a metre-wide clutch bag (although Louis Vuitton’s are undeniably tempting), but the seasonal runways are nothing if not bursting with inspiration. These theatrical catwalk accents might not make their way to you wardrobes, but you’d be naïve to assume that the trends on show won’t heavily influence the fashion landscape – wherever you buy your clothes.
So what’s in store for spring/summer 2023?
2022’s obsession with all things fuchsia makes way for a softer, pastel take on pink, while black and cobalt blue are set to be the surprise stand-out shades of the season. Low-rise waists and sheer fabrics will be rife for those looking for something a little sexy, while ‘groundbreaking’ florals for spring get a punchy, three-dimensional upgrade.
For those of you who can’t wait three months to indulge, you’ll be pleased to hear that there were some strong trends to suit a winter wardrobe too… more specifically your party season wardrobe. From riqsué boudoir-inspired eveningwear to high-octane sequins and some pretty major party bags (of the glitzy kind, not the plastic 90s kind filled with Haribo, blow bubbles and a napkin-wrapped slice of cake) you’d be savvy to invest in those spring trends a few months ahead of time to truly get your money’s worth.
Keen to get ahead? Scroll down for your first look at the 13 fashion trends that will be dominating our wardrobes next spring.