spring 2023


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?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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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 Pantone.com.

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

XOXO
Cathy