IT’S OFFICIAL! THESE ARE KEY FASHION TRENDS FOR WINTER 2023
Winter 2023 is here! Well, not really, but fashion month has ended, and we already know all the winter 2023 key trends! Yes, here are the key winter 2023 fashion trends from NYFW, LFW, MFW and PFW winter 2022/23 fashion week just in case winter comes sooner as expected. Scroll down to learn all about the biggest trends for winter 2023 before your friends even figure it out that it’s time to bring the cape out of the closet again.
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NEW SEASON NOW – KEY WINTER 2023 FASHION TRENDS
I don’t know about you, but I love starting to wear new season’s trends before the current season even ends. Hence, I’m already thinking about winter 2023 and planning my cold season capsule wardrobe.
Well, luckily, I already know all the key fashion trends for winter 2023. Don’t worry; I won’t keep them in secret as long, as usual, this time.
In fact, I will share some of the biggest key winter 2023 fashion trends with all of you today. Yes, today! Why keep the key fashion trends for winter 2023 in secret when we are all already wrapped in a cape and wearing a catsuit, anyway?
Whatsoever, here are key fashion trends for winter 2023.
THE KEY WINTER FASHION TRENDS FOR WINTER 2023
From what we have seen on the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, these are the key fashion trends for winter 2023.
1 SUSTAINABLE FASHION
The most important winter 2023 fashion trend, the key fashion trend for 2023 is sustainability.
The fashion industry is trying to minimize its impact on the environment and no longer be the biggest polluter. Hence 2023 will be a year of changes to cleaner, sustainable fashion.
Recycling, borrowing, and even stealing from your mom’s closet is the latest trend.
Obviously, we will still shop for new clothes this winter. But we will make smarter purchasing decisions, shop smarter, and invest in quality pieces that won’t fall apart the second time we put them on.
Moreover, we will buy clothes made of more sustainable materials like faux fur and vegan leather and recycled fabrics, such as recycled denim, recycled wool, recycled nylon, recycled jersey, and recycled cotton.
By the way, if you don’t know how to follow the biggest winter 2023 fashion trend, how to be more sustainable in fashion – check carmitive on Instagram. My friend Carmen is a sustainability enthusiast who can help you be more sustainable in 2023, and the following seasons.
2 Y2K FASHION – the 00s
Just when we thought Y2K styling had reached its peak, designers brought more 00s styles on the runway. They mined the early 2000s for inspiration, culminating in an array of youth-focused looks.
Micro mini skirts, midi 90s style midi skirt, cropped tops, long sleeves, second-skin tops, bodysuits with high cut, waisted blazer, fluffy trimmed biker jackets, summery bandana tops, thrift-style tees, pointy boots, bootcut jeans, embellished denim jeans, sheer mesh shirt, strapless top, denim bralette, corset, choker necklace, thin scarves, low waist pants; Y2K is the biggest winter 2023 fashion trend.
Tapping the ongoing nostalgia for all things noughties, low-rise cargo pants are one of the standout new trends for AW 2023.
Style with pointy high heel boots (pointy boots will be one of the key winter 2023 shoe trends), oversized outerwear (double-breasted maxi coat will be the most fashionable winter coat 2023) and cropped-fit tops (like denim bustier – that seizes two more key winter 2023 fashion trends – the corset trend and denim trend) to offset the proportions and seize the Y2K trend. Don’t forget to grab the most fashionable bag of the season – the bowling bag.
Y2K IS THE BIGGEST WINTER 2023 FASHION TREND – BUY INTO THIS KEY WINTER TREND AHEAD
3 RUCHED AND GATHERED
Winter 2023 is bringing back everything sexy. Ruched tops and dresses dominated on all the AW2023 runways.
The mini ruched bodycon dress is the latest dress trend you need to buy into immediately. It’s the key AW2023 runway fashion trend everyone chic will be wearing a few days from now.
THE MINI RUCHED DRESS IS THE TRENDIEST WINTER DRESS IN 2023 – BUY ONE TODAY
Mini lengths have been trending the past few seasons for dresses and skirts and continue through for winter 2023 as one of the key fashion trends. The mini bodycon dress is the most fashionable dress of winter 2023 and the super mini skirt with a low waist is the No. 1 most fashionable skirt in 2023.
MINI LOW WAIST SKIRT IS THE KEY TREND FOR WINTER 2023 YOU CAN WEAR TODAY ALREADY
While the mini skirt might be most suited to the 20-something, get a mini skirt and pair it with the trendy over the knee boots – the most fashionable shoes of the season for a fashion-forward take. This way you will be able to wear the mini skirt no matter how old you are or where you are going to – just like the next key winter 2023 fashion trend.
5 RAVE FASHION
Seen across AW22/23 catwalks, the Berlin rave fashion is the latest turn on the ever-growing noughties trend.
Looking at winter 2023 most commercial directions, the rave style emerged strongly on the A/W 22/23 catwalks and is expected to be the followed fashion trend in 2023.
RAVE PARTY AESTHETIC IS THE LATEST WINTER KEY FASHION TREND EVERYONE IS BUYING INTO ALREADY
Ps. If you want to buy into this key fashion trend but simply don’t see how to bring it from runway to real life – get this cutout suit and wear it with a mini skirt. It’s not really how a catsuit was presented on the catwalks, but hey, having a great fashion style means you make the runway trends work on your terms – even the tackiest ones.
Corsets made a statement as the key underwear-outwear look on the autumn winter 2022/23 catwalks.
Pair your new corset with tailored trousers in black-on-black, or show how this youth-led key winter fashion trend can be worn for the day with the addition of sleeves or layered under a blazer.
Or wear it around the clock – as I do, with my favourite pleated shorts, some heels, pearls (another key 2023 trend) and an aviator jacket that is coming back in fashion for winter 2023.
CORSET IS THE LATEST KEY FASHION TREND WE ARE BUYING INTO
Highly popular over the last few seasons, cutouts preserve their key fashion status for winter 2023.
A fashion trend for several seasons now, cutouts will transition into winter 2023 and remain one of the biggest winter key fashion trends.
Whether it be flesh-flashing, sexy style or pared-back placements, cutouts remain the detail to look for when shopping for winter dresses, winter tops and sweaters.
Browse through the widget below to shop for some cutout clothes that shouldn’t miss in your updated capsule wardrobe.
THE CUTOUT TREND IS THE TREND TO BUY INTO NOW AND WEAR INTO WINTER 2023
Yes, there is a reason why there are only black garments in the widget above.
8 BLACK ON BLACK
Wearing all in black is the most fashionable yet.
The ongoing modern goth trend was introduced in a dark and seditious mood to Paris catwalks, as seen at Balmain, Courrèges, Givenchy, Chloé Acne Studios and Milan as seen at Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
If you love this key winter 2023 fashion trend as much as I do and want to wear it too, shop for this look. It is how I pair my new Valentino Garavani combat boots.
HERE IS HOW TO WEAR THE KEY WINTER FASHION RUNWAY TREND IN REAL LIFE
Ps. The headband is a must add – it’s the most fashionable hair accessory for winter 2023. And yes, it’s because of the following key fashion trend.
9 SCHOOLGIRL STYLE
Preppy, modern academia, the schoolgirl style, or however you name it – it is the key winter 2023 fashion trend.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING THE PREPPY FROM THE RUNWAY TO THE STREET
10 the 90s
The 90s inspired many designers to bring back the minimalist underwired bra, slinky jerseys, coloured sheers, slip dress, and a pared-back approach, working into close-cut separates such as mini skirts and matching sets, or tailored pants and cropped jackets.
And yes, the knitted set trend continues! Knitted sets seen in Milan varied from occasion-level elegance to loungewear cosiness.
Andreadamo presented an elegant rib-knit set, featuring cutouts and a lacing detail down the outer legs. Marco Rambaldi delivered comfy tactility in a chenille knit set, while Sophie Nubes elevated the cut-and-sew set.
KNIT SETS ARE STILL ONE OF THE KEY FASHION TRENDS WORTHY OF FOLLOWING BLINDLY
Tweed has been popular across all four fashion month cities. While Versace brought exciting updates to tweeds with blown-up patterns and bright colourways, Chanel gave the tweed a modern twist in an infinite combination of colours.
I don’t know about you yet, but this is one of the key 2023 fashion trends I am most excited about. Browse through the widget below to see what I will buy. Ps. You can shop for the same item, too. The widget below is hyperlinked – your click will take you to the store where I’m shopping for tweed, too.
TWEED IS THE KEY WINTER 2023 FASHION TREND WORTHY OF A SPLURGE
While print is taking a noticeable backseat for winter 2023, lavish textures continue to shine, with velvet making quite the comeback.
Spotted in all fashion cities, velvet is the key fashion trend for winter 2023 via luxurious iterations and high-shine surfaces.
Refresh your wardrobe with black velvet and jewel-inspired shades. Emerald and ruby will bring that dramatic appeal for the evening and special occasion looks.
EVERYONE WILL WEAR VELVET FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR
If you prefer something more light, buy into the transparent trend.
Sheer fabrics cropped up on the autumn winter runways as a key direction for night-ready blouses and dresses.
SEXY IS THE KEY TREND FOR WINTER 2023 – BUY INTO THIS TREND IMMEDIATELY
FAQ THE BIGGEST WINTER 2023 FASHION TRENDS
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the biggest winter 2023 fashion trends and deliberating which fashion trend to follow, go through the FAQ – it will help, for sure.
Sustainable fashion, Y2K fashion, rave fashion, Barbie style and romcom fashion, grunge, and old money.
Mini lengths, platforms, cutouts, low waist, oversized jackets, crop tops, transparent clothes, tweed, velvet, casual pantsuits.
Sustainable fashion, Y2K fashion, rave fashion, Barbie style and romcom fashion, grunge, and old money.
Fashion trends that are true to your personal style and answer your lifestyle.
THE BIGGEST FASHION TRENDS FOR WINTER 2023 AND WHAT TRENDS TO FOLLOW IN 2023
So this is it – all the key winter 2022 fashion trends – except for the colours. Check the colour trend report to find out what colours will be the most fashionable for winter 2023. Next up: how to build the best winter 2023 capsule wardrobe and how to follow the biggest fashion trends for winter 2023 blindly! But in a way that fits your style, of course. By the way, what key winter 2022 fashion trend is your favourite? What winter 2023 fashion trend will you follow blindly? You can share your favourite winter trends in the comments below.