Even if the new year is just two months away, fashion travels at its own lightning speed, so some of the trends we admired in 2022 and the beginning of 2023 already feel antiquated.
The worldwide fast fashion market increased from $91.23 billion in 2021 to $99.23 billion in 2022. Fast fashion is more popular than ever, making it challenging to keep up with trends that appear to change quickly. In fact, there are a few trends that 2022 won’t be eager to welcome back.
Fashion has been making a comeback by representing contemporary lifestyles in light of all that has occurred over the past couple of years, and it’s here to grab your attention in 2023. The world’s fashion capital, NYC (New York City), has gotten all the fashion back in the streets now. While some trends are here to stay, some of the biggest trends from last year need to be thrown out to make space in the wardrobe.
So if you’re anxious to update your wardrobe as spring approaches, here are the trends we advise you to put on hold for the time being and new looks you should carry in their place.
Faux Leather Blazers
Faux leather blazers are a thing of the past. So, let’s just say faux leather jackets are not coming back. It’s time to let go of this trend and accept it is over for good. And as for those who were still hoping that one day they would see a resurgence in popularity, here’s some sobering news.
Even if you live in NYC and have access to all sorts of cool events and parties, there will be no place for faux leather in your fall wardrobe this year. Not very long ago, we were of the opinion that faux-leather blazers would never go out of style because they were so widely popular.
However, as heavy-duty leather jackets became increasingly popular from brands like Miu Miu, Prada, Alexander McQueen, and others, their more understated predecessors began to fade away. What makes this revised version the best? The excitement doesn’t only apply to one type of jacket; it also applies to bombers, blazers, and moto designs.
Technicolor brights are replacing minimalism as diamonds share the spotlight with a rainbow of precious and semi-precious stones in vibrant hues. All colors and sizes of fancy color diamonds had price increases, with an average increase of 0.8%, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). Whatever your colors, there’s a gem to suit, from the fiery rubellites and lush emeralds to the aquamarines and tourmalines.
Select hues that highlight your features and go well with your skin tone. Canary yellow is the color of the year, and sunshine diamonds can be seen shining everywhere, from Hollywood parties to high couture runways. Regardless of the overall metals utilized in the item, the stones are often set on yellow gold prongs and range in tone from intense to mild yellow.
If you don’t want to go too bold, you can choose from a wide variety of charming chocolates or a special color like champagne. Diamonds in chocolate, cognac, and champagne colors are particularly popular this year due to their vast range of overtones and tints.
These earth-toned diamonds are the ideal warm, neutral stones for embellishing practically any outfit. They come in an infinite variety of colors, from deep to exquisitely faint.
You’re probably thinking, “But my leggings are so comfortable!” And they are, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them all the time. Even though they look good on some people, they can make others look too big around the waist or bottom area and make their legs look shorter.
Leggings, loafers, and oversized cashmere jumpers were the only things any stylish person wore last fall, and the results were unquestionably chic. However, a new, less-fitted, stylish pant style has replaced this year’s previous one. The low-rise puddle pants of 2023 exude a much more carefree and relaxed vibe.
These pants came back in style after Kate Middleton wore them. You can style them with anything, particularly when combined with a straightforward tank or shirt or a more fitted, classic sweater.
Chelsea boots are a great fall shoe option. They are comfortable and warm, making them perfect for cooler days when you want to stay cozy while still looking stylish. They can be worn with jeans, leggings, and skirts alike. But they’re overdone now.
After F/W 22 fashion month, when every show nearly wore the divisive boots, it was obvious that over-the-knee boots were about to make a reappearance.
And now that 2023 is close to hitting, the buzz hasn’t slowed down. You’ll need to clear some space in your closet for their return, though, since the style does take up a lot more space than most shoes. Let go of those Chelsea boots.
In the 90s, flared jeans were all the rage. They were replaced by ultra-skinny, and then in the last few years, they made a huge comeback. But just like other trends from that era, their popularity also has been short-lived. Also, flared jeans are not appropriate for work or casual wear; even if you think they’re cute and funny looking, it’s best to leave those at home.
Instead, ultra-relaxed jeans, as shown at ACNE Studios, Khaite, Our Legacy, and Givenchy at F/W 22 fashion week, are the topic of every discussion on denim for the upcoming season. Denim jeans do not seem to go away ever, and the market is projected to grow at 6.7% from 2021 to 2028.
The understated, cool jeans look should be at the top of your fall wish list, especially when paired with chic boots and point-toe heels, as well as throwback Adidas and New Balance sneakers.
If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, we’ve compiled a list of fashion trends that won’t be as big this year. These are styles that have been around for a while but, for whatever reason, won’t be making waves like they used to do. It’s important to remember that fashion is always evolving, and these aren’t necessarily bad looks. They just don’t have the same staying power as other trends currently taking over street style right now. Whatever happens, enjoy being fashionable.
Karen works for a big hedge fund, she’s awesome with numbers and loves what she does, but above all – she loves traveling. Whenever she’s on the road, she tries to get into the gritty tiny details of every location she explores.