Summer styling trends 2023 for all of you who haven’t had a chance to update your closet for summer 2023 yet and are still wearing last season’s clothes. Which, is, by the way, totally ok. Especially if you still love and feel good in your old clothes, shoes, and accessories, and just like me, wouldn’t give them away for anything in this world. Not even for a bunch of new clothes. Besides, new or old, there are these summer 2023 style trends you need to follow if you want to look fashionable.
After all, you know it’s true; money can’t buy style. You can have a closet full of new clothes, yet these clothes won’t make you look stylish in summer 2023 if you style them wrong and wear them like you were trapped in the wrong decade. Whatsoever, we won’t let this happen. Now scroll down to see the list of all summer 2023 style trends for summer 2023.
Ps. I hope this summer 2023 styling trend report makes you feel much better when getting ready to put on your old summer clothes and shoes. After all, styled as suggested below, almost everything you currently have in your wardrobe can somehow still be in fashion for summer 2023.
I know, it sounds unbelievable. Furthermore, too good to be true. Yet, it is true. Now scroll down and find a wearable summer style trend to follow this summer. Ha, what am I writing? All 2023 summer style trends are wearable. We are at the beginning of a new era – “the letto 20s”.
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Sure, new season’s clothes, shoes and accessories can make you look fashionable instantly (unless you follow outdated style trends, of course). But the secret is that you can look stylish in last season’s clothes, too.
All you actually need to do is to style whatever you have in your closet, fashionably.
Indeed, all it takes for you to look fashionable in summer 2023 is to style the clothes, shoes, and accessories as stated below.
STYLE FORMULAS FOR SUMMER 2023
Summer is that season when we all feel compelled to try something a bit different. Why not go for indie sleaze aesthetics or slip into a figure-hugging dress? Or try a low waist cargo skirt and a hanky hem top? Or like me, wear head to toe black, After all, there is no time like present.
I thought you would appreciate a list of style formulas for summer 2023. I put together some easy outfit ideas that will help you follow the biggest summer 2023 style trends effortlessly.
LIST OF ALL SUMMER 2023 STYLING TRENDS THAT ARE TRENDING NOW
So what style trends to follow in summer 2023 to look fashionable no matter what you wear? Well, I already told you what style trends you shouldn’t follow in summer 2023 if you don’t want to look unstylish and I gave you some easy outfit style formulas for summer 2023.
But, if you might want to find out more about key summer 2023 style trends: coastal cowgirl, mermaidcore, quiet luxury, barbiecore, romcom and Indie sleaze.
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1 INDIE SLEAZE
It’s official; gen Z is taking revenge on millennials for adopting cropped tops and cargo pants by recreating the signature millennial skinny jeans outfits.
Tapping the ongoing nostalgia for all things noughties, indie sleaze style is the standout new styling trend for summer 2023.
Offset the proportions with hanky hem tops and skinny jeans; try the low waist midi pleated cargo skirt with an open lace top. Or explore the new ways to wear your old staples – the midi denim skirt and ballet flats.
This summer styling trend brings infinite possibilities for what lies in your wardrobe. Sheer tops are our preferred looks for statement tops as we step forward into the future in skinny jeans. Get set – it’s time to have fun again.
Indie sleaze is one big confusing styling trend that brings together different styles, different subcultures, different decades (the main inspiration comes from early 2010, with origins in 2003 and the late ’80s, early ’90s), and different interests but somehow works as an entirely new aesthetic.
GEN Z TAKE ON INDIE SLEAZE TREND – FOLLOW IT EFFORTLESSLY
2 ROMCOM STYLING
Forget about the skinny jeans and round ballet flats – this style trend is not coming back like this.
Instead, prepare yourself for a fresh take on the classic meet-cute, drawing inspiration from your most beloved romantic comedies of the 2000s. This upcoming approach to love and relationships is sure to evoke nostalgia and spark a renewed sense of hope and optimism in modern-day romance.
Try outfits filled with lace, tulle, ruffles and skinny jeans paired with kitten heel slingbacks and headbands with 3D rosettes. Or pretty floral dresses with black espadrilles and a half moon handbag.
ROMCOM STYLE IS SUMMER 2023 TAKE ON THE TIKTOK OLD MONEY STYLING TREND
3 BARBIE STYLE
Sensuality and colour are defining looks of this summer 2023. Don’t miss out on daring cut-outs, the no pants, and bold colors, including black!
In the wake of three years of predominantly wearing sweatpants and loungewear, the current trend is centered around revealing and form-fitting styles, representing a fashion-forward movement of empowerment during tumultuous times. This trend seamlessly merges delicate sensuality with enchanting femininity. In other words, it’s tacky, but we like it nonetheless.
Get ready for the season ahead with stunning designs and details, such as floral rosettes and halter necks, interpreted through vivacious and joyful color palettes of pink, purple, grey (the fashion IT color of the season), and silver.
Ruched and slinky garments create a fitted and sculpted silhouette that will have you looking fabulous. To add interest and definition to your look, consider strategically placed ruching around the waist and cut-outs that flatter in an elegant manner.
Jump on the no-pants trend with hot pants, super short shorts that are preferably ruched or with wrap and layered construction (a super short skort). Wearing super short shorts is effortless and allows freedom of movement, making it an excellent choice for any occasion. All you need to complete the look is some trendy summer shoes, preferably wedges, a headband, or a silk scarf tied under your chin, a tote, and you’re ready to go. For the top, consider wearing something sheer and airy.
Here are the styles that are instant hits.
BIMBO SUMMER OUTFITS
Shine your brightest in looks that seriously deliver. Designed for the heady days of summer, relish the feel of sensuous silhouettes and exceptional shoes.
EASY WAY TO WEAR MORE BLACK THIS SUMMER
Look for optimism in black! Black will put you in the right frame of mind to create glorious memories and heartfelt moments.
4 QUIET LUXURY ACADEMIA STYLE
Stop romanticizing about the “old money styling” that had nothing to do with the old money in the first place, and finally embrace the quiet luxury.
POV If you can’t move on from fancy tweed sets, try romcom style trend instead. As explained earlier, romcom is equally romantic and ladylike, only less tacky and more wearable in real life.
Admittedly, not as much as the quiet luxury, but a mix of Parisian chic and the real old money style is my personal style – so please pardon my lack of objectiveness.
Still, the quiet luxury style is the best summer 2023 fashion trend.
Pared back silhouettes make a big statement when executed in grey or country club aesthetic with chic ladylike finishes.
HEAD TO TOE GREY IS A STYLING TREND YOU NEED TO FOLLOW BLINDLY
Revamp your entire mood with a sensational outfit in grey. Never boring but always luxurious, you will feel at the top of the world.
5 COASTAL COWGIRL
Embrace the carefree allure of coastal cowgirl style as it gallops onto the fashion scene this season. Combining the rugged spirit of the Wild West with the effortless coastal charm, this trend is a refreshing twist on the traditional cowgirl aesthetic. Picture sun-kissed beaches, rolling waves, and wide-open spaces as the backdrop for a wardrobe that seamlessly blends rustic elements with beachy vibes. Get ready to ride the fashion wave as we guide you through the key elements and styling tips that will have you channeling your inner coastal cowgirl with effortless flair.
From sandy shores to sun-drenched boardwalks, the coastal cowgirl fashion trend encapsulates the essence of laid-back seaside living with a dash of Western flair. Coastal cowgirl style embraces the bohemian spirit with flowing maxi dresses, loose-fitting blouses, and crochet detailing. Look for lightweight fabrics like linen or cotton to keep you cool on those sunny beach days.
Opt for earthy tones such as sandy beige, soft blues, and sun-kissed yellows to capture the coastal atmosphere. Infuse your coastal cowgirl outfits with subtle nods to the Wild West. Think raffia cowboy hats (I will buy this raffia cowboy hat before I head to the beach), tooled leather belts, and tall cowboy boots (btw I’m obsessed with these Ganni boots). These rustic elements add a touch of rugged authenticity to your ensemble, blending harmoniously with the laid-back coastal vibe.
Embellishments play a significant role in coastal cowgirl fashion. Fringe accents on handbags, sandals, or suede vests add a playful touch to your outfits and pay homage to the carefree coastal lifestyle.
Evenings by the beach can get chilly, so layering becomes essential. Opt for lightweight knits like crochet cardigans or ponchos that effortlessly drape over your bohemian dresses or denim shorts. These versatile pieces not only keep you warm but also add texture and depth to your coastal cowgirl ensembles.
COASTAL COWGIRL STYLE FORMULA FOR SUMMER 2023 YOU NEED TO TRY
Dive into a whimsical underwater world with the enchanting fashion trend known as mermaidcore. Inspired by the mythical allure of mermaids and their ethereal beauty, mermaidcore embraces a dreamy aesthetic that captivates both the eyes and imagination.
Mermaidcore is all about embracing iridescent hues that mimic the shimmering scales of mythical sea creatures. Look for clothing and accessories in shades of iridescent blues, greens, and purples. Fabrics with holographic or reflective finishes add an otherworldly touch, creating a captivating and ever-changing visual effect.
Embody the graceful movement of mermaids with flowing silhouettes that evoke a sense of fluidity. Opt for maxi dresses, skirts, and wide-leg pants made from lightweight materials such as chiffon or silk. Ps. I’m obsessed with this tulle bikini. The airy fabrics create a sense of movement and enhance the magical aura of your outfit.
But look also for clothing adorned with seashell-shaped buttons, delicate seashell embroidery, or even seashell-inspired jewelry. These whimsical details add a touch of maritime charm and further enhance the mermaid-inspired aesthetic.
Complete your mermaidcore look with whimsical hair and makeup. Experiment with pastel-colored hair extensions or temporary dyes in shades of aqua, lavender, or pink. Opt for shimmery, iridescent makeup with dewy finishes, emphasizing soft, dreamy pastel tones. Delicate face jewels, glitter, and sea-inspired hair accessories can add the final touch of mermaid magic to your overall aesthetic.
HERE’S HOW TO EMBRACE THE MERMAIDCORE AESTHETIC IN THE CITY AND ON THE BEACH
2023 SUMMER STYLE TRENDS TO FOLLOW THIS SUMMER
If you are feeling overwhelmed by summer 2023 styling trends and deliberating what style trend to follow, I made a comprehensive list of delectable options for summer 2023. Go through the FAQ – it will help, for sure.
Style trends that make you look the best yet.
Coastal cowgirl, mermaidcore, Indie sleaze, quiet luxury, romcom, barbiecore.
Indie sleaze, Romcom, Barbiecore and Quiet Luxury.
Experimenting with various styles is key to discovering the one that best suits and flatters your appearance.
There are many ways to layer clothes and look trendy this spring. Check the list of spring style formulas published in this article for some examples.
By trying and testing different styles until you find the one that makes you look the best.
Check the most fashionable summer outfits.
There are many ways to layer clothes and look trendy this summer. Check the list of summer style formulas published in this article for some examples.
Yes, wearing contrasting colours is fashionable this summer. POV Make sure you wear colours that are in fashion for summer 2023.
Yes, it’s fashionable to wear one print head to toe this summer. Just make sure you wear one of the prints that are in fashion this season.
Yes, wearing knits in summer is very old money and hence very fashionable for summer 2023. Check how to wear knits from head to toe this summer effortlessly.
Yes! You can wear a camisole as a top and bra as a cropped top.
It is not a trend, but check the best tips on wearing a dress with sneakers if you don’t know how to style dress and sneakers effortlessly.
Yes, you can wear swimwear as clothing this summer. It’s a styling trend you can wear from summer to the street effortlessly if you pair your swimsuit with chic tailored shorts and fashionable summer shoes.
No, wearing leggings with skirts is not fashionable for summer 2023. But this style trend might come back in 2024. Short pleated skirt on pants is already a trend for fall winter 2023/24.
Coastal cowgirl, mermaidcore, Indie sleaze, quiet luxury, romcom, barbiecore.
That much about 2023 summer style trends. By the way, which summer 2023 style trends are you already following? Which one will you try next? Let me know in the comments below. Ps. If you are looking for more summer 2023 fashion reports, check all summer 2023 trends next. Up next, fall winter 2023/24 style trends.