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Spring 2023 trends from NYFW

spring 2023 trends from nyfw

NYFW spring 2023 from left: Khaite / Vivienne Hu / Altuzarra / Photos courtesy of Runway 360 & PR

The last model has walked off the New York Fashion Week runway for the spring/summer 2023 season, and we are left with inspiration for the new year.

New York designers favored two distinct color palettes for the spring 2023 season. We are seeing bright hues, and also mixed neutrals; which are reminiscent of 1970s fashion.

Speaking of 1970s inspiration, the decades of influence from New York for the spring season were heavy on the 1970s, and also mixed in with 1960s vibes, and some 1990s and early 2000s trends. Think the return of Jellies and swamp foot. Yikes!

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Handbags spring 2023 NYFW from top left: Coach / Tory Burch / Proenza Schouler / Photos courtesy of PR

The handbag trends from NYFW for spring 2023 include the return of the doctor bag, slouchy and large bags, jelly bags, and the continuation of the hobo bag, moon shaped bag, small bags with structure, and structured clutches.

For fashion, we are seeing asymmetric necklines and hemlines, maxi skirts and dresses, 1960s mini dresses and skirts, more puff sleeves, off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder necklines, pencil skirts, blazers, all-white looks, cut-outs, and wait for it-it’s very groundbreaking-florals!!!

The overall vibe for spring 2023 is a return to dressing up. Look for less loungewear, and more dressy styles. While street sneakers are still hot, they are paired with pants and a blazer instead of a track suit. The rule of this thumb this spring; comb your hair and tuck in your shirt, there is no room for being sloppy.

Well, that’s it! Not a lot of changes from fall 2022. What are you looking forward to for the spring 2023 season?

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From left: Son Jung Wan / Tadashi Shoji / Pamela Rolland / Photos courtesy of PR

Spring 2023 color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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color swatches courtesy of Pantone, collage made by me

It is New York Fashion Week, and fashion month season! The spring/summer 2023 collections are starting to grace the runways, and a whole new color palette is coming our way. Love!

Last spring/summer, we enjoyed brighter colors, and playful hues which made it from the runways to the streets. The spring 2023 season is no different. Designers are opting for bright and playful colors in their collection, which will ultimately make it to the streets, and give us a happy, bright future. Love that!

Not into bright hues? That is not a problem! Designers are moving away from dark neutrals and looking for soft grey, soft brown, and few pastels to balance out the bright hues. When spring arrives, you can store your dark neutrals, your black (gasp!), and anything on the darker side in favor of bright colors, and select pastel hues. The spring and summer seasons will be bright, playful, and not-too-serious. Are you ready? I am!

Are you hesitating about the Barbiecore trend? There is a bright pink named “Beetroot Purple” in the spring color palette, so it appears that this cheeky hue will continue into 2023. So don’t be afraid to rock shades of bright pink now and into 2023. This color will stick around for awhile!

A few fall items in hues from the spring/summer 2023 color trends report:

What is your favorite hue from the spring 2023 color trends report? You can read Pantone’s full report online at

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my spring/summer 2023 NYFW recap!


Fall 2022 trends from NYFW

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Son Jung Wan fall/winter 2022/23 New York Fashion Week / Photos: IMAX Tree /

New York Fashion Week is starting to come back! Although I still watched the shows online this season instead of attending in person, I was able to feel the excitement of seeing more in-person shows as well as more style on the street via videos and still’s. Many designers still showed online instead of opting to return in person, while others skipped the week entirely and released their collections quietly. It is an interesting trend which only time will tell if many designers return to live shows, or if this hybrid version of fashion week is the new way to showcase collections.

For the fall/winter 2022/2023 season, designers began to move away from the loungewear, urban streetwear, and casual looks we have been enjoying for the past few years. While urban streetwear was huge even before the pandemic, it seems to be grouped in with more comfortable trends that designers are tossing aside as we move back into a more regular version of life. Fashion is getting dressier.

This fall 2022 season, don’t try leaving the house in your loungewear, you will look “so last year.” The fall 2022 season is all about the power suit, structured shoulders, statement-making silhouettes, micro-mini skirts, and getting dressed up. Look for influences from the 1960s and 1980s; which were dressier decades in fashion than the 1970s and 1990s which have been popular influences over the past few decades.

As I posted last week, the color palette for fall is both autumn-like, and summer bright. This trend held true on the New York Fashion Week runways as designers showed bright colors, as well as fall colors. There is a color palette to suit your mood this fall season whether you’re feeling dark, or bright and cheery.

Can we chat about the power suit? This trend has been gaining momentum this year and it is exploding in the fall. There are power suits not just for daytime, but for formal affairs as well. If you don’t invest in a power suit, you will be missing out. This is a trend you can jump on right now. Power suits are more versatile than you might think. You can mix and match the pants and blazer with dresses, jeans, shorts, and skirts; creating a whole new wardrobe with just those two pieces. While it might look expensive at face value, you can find a power suit for under $300 and save money by mixing with other items in your closet. The power suit is actually a money saver. Now THAT’S power!

Alice + Olivia / Vivienne Hu / Kevan Hall / NYFW Fall 2022 photos: IMAX Tree /

Wondering about handbags? Of course you are! Handbags for the fall season will continue to be on the small side, and we are still seeing hobo bags (soft and structured), as well as top handle bags, and bowler bags. Tory Burch had a fabulous version with squared off corners on her runway for fall. That bag is on my wish list! Also trending were clean and simple handbags which evoke luxury without screaming logos at you. Coach has a beautiful bag to covet for fall on their runway. I cannot wait for it to hit store shelves!

What do you think of the fall 2022 runways from New York? Are you excited about a return to dressing, and the power suit?

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Tadashi Shoji NYFW fall 2022 photos: IMAX TREE /