Summer 2023 is fast approaching, and fashion lovers like ourselves are eagerly awaiting the latest trends and styles. From cargo pants (also featured in our ‘Chick Flicks of the 2000’s’ post), to bold colors and flowy silhouettes, this season promises to bring us a lot of exciting fashion choices.
According to the month of fashion runways, this season is going to focus on playing around with proportion and focusing on bold details that will make your look pop. Maximalism is definitely in and it’s here to stay. You can also opt for fresh and bright color schemes to spice up your otherwise classic combinations.
At the end of the day, summer is also about ease. No more fumbling around with hefty jackets, scarves and gloves, we’re moving into a season of stress-free dressing where sometimes all you need is a slip dress and bold jewelry. Follow this guide to spice up your wardrobe with these summer 2023 fashion trends.
10 Summer 2023 Fashion Trends
Francis High Rise Pleated Shorts
We personally see these being styled with a breezy button down and bikini top for your summer at the beach.
Both Chanel and Tom Ford included knee-length, versatile Bermuda styles into the spring and summer collections this year. So if you needed any proof that bermuda shorts were in… well that’s it!
Bold & Bright Colors
X REVOLVE Dress
Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors for a statement-making outfit.
We talked about bold, bright and neon making a comeback this summer in our ‘Summer 2023 Nails Colors & Trends’ post, but be ready to add some color to your wardrobe as well. We recently got asked if Dopamine Dressing was here to stay, and when it comes to incorporating color… absolutely. We especially see bright colors of orange and green being popular for dresses, skirts and tops. Plus with the release of the Barbie Movie this summer, you can bet that pink is going to be in.
We’re seeing more eco-friendly materials like bamboo, organic cotton and recycled polyester gaining popularity, and brands are emphasizing their ethical production practices.
Sustainability is more important to people than ever before, and summer 2023 fashion trends reflect this growing concern.
Sustainability in fashion is another trend that’s here to stay, and one way that we’re going to see this more in practice is investing in clothes that we’ll wear for years to come. This can be through creating a capsule wardrobe like this one here, or finding pieces that you know you’re going to love forever.
Flowy and Comfortable Silhouettes
All you need this summer is a light weight, flowy pair of linen pants to go with everything.
This summer we are staying cool and comfortable. And luckily the 2023 summer fashion trends are delivering on both fronts. We’re seeing more flowy silhouettes and loose oversized pieces. Get ready for more dresses, jumpsuits and wide-leg pants to make an impact. Plus choosing light, breathable fabrics like linen for maximum comfort.
The perfect summer shoe is a slide style sandal, that’s easy to slip on as you’re headed out the door.
Puff slides have been becoming a popular trend for sometime now, but we’re really going to see them take off this summer.
Platform options are all the rage at Proenza Schouler, Fendi and more. These puff slides have proven themselves to pair just as well with bikinis as they do with sparkly dresses, and they are here to stay!
Whether you’re looking for casual, dressed up, or boho options, fringe of all styles is going to be trending this summer.
We’ve already talked about Fringe around here and it’s definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. We love this dress, especially for summer 2023. It’s the perfect coverup for the beach and the bold color it bright and perfect for summer.
Eye Catching Prints
Prints are always in style, but this summer’s patterns are more bold and eye catching than ever before.
Animal prints, florals and stripes are all popular choices but we’re really starting to see more people play around with blending them together. Floral with stripes or stripes with animal print. You can experiment with so many different prints and patterns to create a unique and trendy look for summer 2023.
Chunky necklaces and oversized sunglasses are back, so don’t be afraid to play around with your accessories for a bold look this summer.
We’ve also mentioned that maximalism is in for summer 2023 fashion trends, and a big place for this trend is in accessories. Accessories can make or break an outfit, and this summer’s trends are all about making a statement.
Vogue recently said, if you buy one thing this spring, let it be cargo pants.
Cargo pants are still making their 2000’s comeback! We talked about them before in this post, but we also saw a lot of cargo walking down the runway this year. And babe, that trend is still making headway this summer.
Black Halter Dress
We love a halter dress and this cut out style is amazing. Plus, having a black dress is a must this summer.
Summer usually comes with the bright colors and prints that we’ve already showcased in this blog post. But summer season 2023 is showing us that fashion’s favorite shade isn’t only suited for winter months. Yup, this summer we’re going to see a lot more black and we’re definitely here for it.
At the end of the day, similar trends we see every summer like bold colors and beautiful prints are definitely coming into play this year – but bigger and better than ever before. We’re also seeing a move towards comfortable and sustainable fashion, which means buying pieces that you love and that you know you’re going to wear again and again. Use these trends as your inspiration to create a wardrobe that’s both fashionable and unique.
We can’t wait to see what trends stick around and what styles show up in the fall. Make sure you’re following @basiarestrepo on both Pinterest and Instagram to stay up with our favorite trends, products and styles of 2023.