Spring evokes the desire for freshness. It’s a season of renewal and new beginnings, and it’s a great time to update your wardrobe with the latest looks. Ideally, together with an excellent home spring clean and decluttering:)
Time to talk about Spring outfits and seasonal fashion trends for 2023!
From a worldwide financial point of view, 2022 was not easy. The cost of living crisis has reduced the amount of extra cash available to spend. It is more important than ever to learn to extend the lifespan of our wardrobe into 2023 by investing in timeless pieces that ensure we will get the most out of our clothing.
This is why, once more, I won’t be suggesting many extravagant purchases but instead recommending items that will last for many years and, at the same time, add a touch of newness by complementing the new season’s trends.
What are the fashion trends for Spring 2023?
Spring 2023 is all about elevated basics. More than ever, it is not what you wear but how you wear it.
Get ready to be swept away by two of the hottest trends this season. Soft-shade tailoring in pastel tones will make you look sophisticated, while metallics will add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe. Get set to shine while you embrace the new season in style.
An oversized white shirt left unbuttoned at the neck, or tailored wide-leg trousers paired with a chunky knit jumper, a satin shirt teamed up with your everyday denim, showing off your precious socks…you, casually walking with your hands in your pockets. In one word: details. Attention to the little things will be the cutting-edge of dressing.
If last season was all about the 90s, with high-waisted mom jeans and logo t-shirts being the IT items, Spring 2023 signals the reinstatement of elegant simplicity and wearability with a sophisticated color palette. Think whites, camel, navy, and shades of beige. Then add a shiny or metallic touch and a nostalgic pinch of “the 80s”, and you’ll be all set to go.
Soft-shade tailoring: elevate your wardrobe with this chic and comfortable Spring fashion trend.
Get ready to elevate your Spring/Summer-style game! Tailoring will become more and more popular during the warmer months, thanks to the fashion industry embracing this relaxed and comfortable trend by leaning into softer, slouchier shapes. And, it’s not just about any pastel shades, but a breathtaking display of soft neutrals and greys set to dominate the suiting scene.
The most popular 2023 trend worth our attention: the metallic touch.
During the latest Fashion Week shows, designers spoke clearly and with one voice: shimmer and shine are no longer just for party wear. From shoes to outerwear and accessories, metallics will be the vibe for everyday outfits. So get your party bags out, ladies.
How to wear the metallic trend for Spring 2023
Adding a metallic touch to an outfit is a great way to add shine and glamour. Here are a few ways to incorporate it into your look:
- Metallic footwear: Metallic footwear: A pair of metallic shoes, such as silver or gold sneakers, sandals, or heels, can instantly add a dash of shine to an outfit.
- Metallic accessories: Metallic accessories: Such as a silver or gold belt, handbag, or jewelry. Choose items that complement your outfit, and keep the rest of your look neutral.
- Metallic fabric: Metallic fabric, such as a silver or gold skirt, dress, or top, can make a statement and add glamour to an ensemble. It’s important to choose pieces that are well-fitting and flattering to your body shape.
- Metallic accents: Metallic accents: Incorporate metallic accents, such as buttons or zippers, into your clothing items for a subtle touch of sparkle. You can also add metallic details to items such as a jacket or cardigan.
- Metallic layering pieces: Metallic layering pieces: Speaking of cardigans, you can definitely wear a metallic one (or a jacket for the brave) to incorporate metallics into your look. Take care to choose pieces that complement the rest of your outfit.
Whichever of these you choose, remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple and neutral to avoid overloading on shine. Experiment with different metallic touches to find what works best for you and your style.
The top 5 metallic pieces to wear for Spring/Summer 2023
It’s safe to say metallic will be around through all of 2023, so here are the 5 pieces I believe will have the best cost-per-wear ratio to justify a purchase yet satisfy your fashion craving.
- Metallic top
- Metallic shoes and bag
- Metallic skirt
- Jewelry and other accessories
I’ve had these 5 items in my wardrobe for a few years now, and I am still very happy to wear them! As usual, I am always very keen to suggest pieces that will stand the test of time.
What to consider when choosing what to wear during the Spring season
For such a transitional season with unpredictable weather, it’s essential to have a few key pieces in your wardrobe that will mix and match to create various looks according to weather changes. When putting together a spring outfit, it’s important to consider temperature and dress in layers.
For example, a light denim jacket over a dress can add an extra touch of style by keeping you warm during the coldest hours of the day. You can remove layers as the temperature starts to warm up. Below is a step-by-step formula for creating the perfect spring outfit, highlighting key pieces and how they work together to create the final look.
What are the top 5 essential timeless pieces to wear during the Spring season?
Below you will find 5 must-have pieces of the season! These essential items are the building blocks of a timeless wardrobe that will dress you every day with effortless style.
- A denim jacket or faux leather jacket
- Stripey sweater or top
- White shirt and t-shirt
- Sneakers and espadrilles
- Light color denim jeans
How to put together the perfect Spring outfit
Creating a killer outfit is like putting together a puzzle, where every piece counts! For a look that’s both stylish and on-point, there are a few key points to consider. From the type of occasion to the choice of color palette to selecting standout pieces and complementary accessories. Let’s walk through each step together so you can build the perfect outfit every time!
- Consider the occasion: Consider the occasion: The first step in building an outfit is to bear in mind the occasion. Is it a formal event, a casual day out, or a professional meeting? The occasion will determine the level of dress code formality.
- Choose a color palette: Choose a color palette: Decide on a color scheme for your outfit. This could be as simple as choosing one dominant color or selecting 2 or 3 complementary colors to create a harmonious look.
- Select key pieces: Select key pieces: The next step is to choose the core pieces that will form the basis of your outfit: items such as a top, pants, skirt, or dress. Consider the cut, fit, and style of each piece to ensure they work well together and flatter your body shape.
- Add layering pieces: Add layering pieces: Depending on the weather and the occasion, you may want to add layering pieces such as a jacket, cardigan, or scarf. These pieces can help create texture, add warmth, and enhance the overall look of your outfit.
- Accessorize: The final step is to add accessories that complement your outfit and complete the look. This could include jewelry, shoes, a bag, a hat, or sunglasses. Consider the scale and style of each accessory to ensure it doesn’t overpower your outfit.
These steps will enable you to build a well-coordinated and stylish outfit that suits the occasion and gives you confidence.
21 Effortless Spring outfits to try now
It’s now time to turn words into action. Let’s put all we’ve talked about to work!
Spring is almost here, and it’s time to give your wardrobe (or capsule wardrobe) a well-deserved refresh.
I’ve assembled a carefully curated collection of trendy on-point looks that will have you feeling confident and fashionable from head to toe.
From breezy sundresses to bold statement pieces, these outfits are the perfect way to embrace the new season in style. So, whether you’re looking for an effortless daytime look or a show-stopping evening ensemble, this selection of spring outfits has got you covered. Get ready to turn heads and make a personal style statement this season!