Ties, ascots, 80s shoulders, wide and low-waisted pants, ballerinas with straps, yellow, blue, cargo pants, or even motorcycle jackets are among the most striking and becoming pieces of the year 2023, here are the main fashion trends.
Ties and ascots to always be on your neck(p)
For the look of a lost poet, you can take inspiration from recent fashion shows which were full of variations around ties and pussy bows. The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie has a bright future ahead of it.
Eighties maxi-shoulders to have the build for the job
While the 2023 Rugby World Cup is in full swing in France (the opportunity to listen to our podcast with the French women’s rugby team), jackets and coats with large shoulder pads ensure you don’t feel left out of the game and to have the build for the job, as we saw on the catwalks.
The ever lower waist to give us a beautiful leg
For several seasons now, the low waist, a deliberately visible underwear option, has divided the general public, between fans who love the look it offers, and its enemies traumatized by the Muffin Top effect (which can still be very cute). But that’s forgetting that you can also adopt this trend without necessarily having your stomach exposed, since you just need to slip a top (rather tight-fitting) into your bottom (rather loose) to telescope the volumes and proportions effectively without catching a cold.
Ballerinas with straps or babies because “we don’t leave babies in a corner”
Yes, the ballerina is divisive, and that’s surely why fashion adores it, like everything that is polarizing. But for 2023 and even 2024, it is rather its version with a strap that crosses the instep like babies which fascinates the fashion crowd and even provokes absurd thefts as we saw on TikTok with the crazy story of thief by Mary-Janes Tabi de Margiela.
The dose of yellow to brighten up your wardrobe
White on red nothing moves, red on white everything goes wrong, but yellow on yellow is fashion. This could be the new saying of the season, as chick shades have invaded the catwalks. And given the happiness that this can arouse among those who adopt them, or who see them, we might as well indulge in them without moderation. I promise, you can’t get sunburned while wearing yellow.
It’s already in your pocket: cargo pants
It’s been a few seasons since he returned to the forefront of the fashion scene, driven by the Y2K trend. Dear to Kim Possible, cargo pants bring the 2020s back, rather in a baggy version, to twist on its military and austere origins with a closer-fitting top. This contrast of volumes is easy to handle for a look worthy of Alain Bashung’s military fantasy.
The genius of the long denim skirt
If we often consider it in a mini version for the summer, the denim skirt takes a step ahead this year by establishing itself in a maxi version this winter. You can choose it in a raw denim fabric, for a more preppy / quiet luxury or normcore look. It works equally well with heeled sandals, ankle boots or sneakers. The most cutting-edge fashionistas can try the long denim skirt in a faded or even torn canvas, for a look full of grunge genius.
Blue remains a warm color
If Viva Magenta was elected color of 2023 (to the delight of the Barbiecore trend), we find many in the collections for that year another extremely saturated color: Klein blue, cobalt, or ultramarine. It doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as the shade of indigo appears as vibrant as possible, even unreal. To wear as a total look for the most daring and obsessive, or just as a touch to liven up any outfit that lacks vitamin sea.
Motomania presses the turbo
Maybe it’s thanks to the singer Rosalía and her album Motomami which made almost half the planet want to ride mechanics. In any case, the fashionistas have taken their biker jackets out of the closet, and found second-hand authentic automobile jackets decorated with badges. Enough to add dog to any outfit that’s a little too conservative. The most unexpected (and therefore tasty) layering is to wear it with a very flowing evening dress, and pumps, which will contrast with the tough-as-nails jacket. The most fashionable can even try wearing their biker jacket around their waist as if it were a skirt. Perfecto!
Little Red Riding Hood goes to the party
You might think these kinds of pieces are reserved for celebrities for red carpets, but who keeps ordinary people from wearing a dress with a built-in hood? Who’s stopping you from playing Grace Jones at New Year’s Eve as well as at college or the office? Perhaps the prevailing Islamophobia in France and the 2004 law against what can be perceived as an ostentatious sign of religion. Depending on whether you can be perceived as Muslim or not, this is a fashion trend that can prove to be a double-edged sword. Those who wish can, however, try their hand at this piece, while continuing to question themselves and denounce the double standard at work when it comes to headgear.
Transparency is praised to the skies
If celebrities love to wear full nudity effect dresses (nicknamed naked dress) to make marked appearances, it is more complicated to wear in daily life. But in recent months another way of daring transparency has emerged without feeling completely naked: the top in tulle, fishnet, or loose mesh, with a bra underneath or a corset on top. In short, the naked top is worn loud and clear, to make the trend of selfwear a little more realistic and practicable for the everyday life of ordinary people.