Bubblegum pink, cut-outs, and gorpcore are three words that would best sum up the year 2022 in terms of fashion. But they won’t be our favorites in 2023 either, like any respectable trend. What then will we bring into the new year?
The shade of green
The preferred green of Generation Z is somewhat paler than the gemstone and unquestionably brighter. They have even given the specific emerald hue, which has a tint of lime in it, the new name Gen Z Green. Green will take center stage in contrast to Pantone’s selection of Viva Magenta as the season’s color, much like fuchsia did in 2022. In fact, a recent survey by the online retailer Stylight revealed a +1722% increase in demand for sales of clothing in this very colour. Could this have anything to do with Kate Middleton in particular?
The Angelic Core and Romcom
Thanks to the resurgence of ugly clothing remade in a cool way, such as fleece and Uggs, which have been channeled into the category of Gorpcore together with the ultra-pink category of Barbiecore, the year 2022 earned the moniker of a comfortable year with a trendy flair. On the other hand, 2023 will be a celebration of exquisite romanticism that isn’t overly sentimental. Start noting the terms “romcomcore” and “angeliccore” to add to your arsenal of fashion terms. The former pays homage to the TikTok-favorite Cool Girl aesthetic by recreating outfits from the most well-liked romance flicks of the 2000s. This entails elevating commonplace experiences by playing the lead, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Rachel from Friends, who, even when they were out getting coffee at the bar (or slaying monsters), left an impression on us that has lasted for twenty years. The second, however, puts the use of lace, ruffles, tulle, and a hint of sparkle front and center, thanks to gowns with ethereal and impalpable textures, fluttering sleeves, and subtle frills. In other words, a tendency that seeks to bestow an angelic moment of splendour.
Perhaps the most lovely and unexpected fashion discovery of 2023 is bubble hems. They resemble the caramel colors that were popular in the 1980s and include an egg-shaped gathering at the bottom of skirts. Notable among the top clothing are the models by Proenza Schouler and Simone Rocha, which add a not-too-romantic touch to traditional workplace attire.
Fringes, pearls, and luminous silhouettes are all back.
According to Pinterest, brightness and lightness will take center stage. But not soberly; rather, in a way that is connected to sinuous forms and priceless details. Fringes come first because they offer any clothing or accessory the proper mobility. But also blouses with frills and eye-catching shimmers that are translucent a sexy look. Stylight reports that searches for see-through dresses have steadily increased since September, thanks in part to celebrities like Dua Lipa and Camille Charriere who were inspired by Kate Moss, who continues to reign as the queen of the nude look now as she did thirty years ago.
The shield eyewear
The resurgence of silver in eyeglass accessories was something we had long expected. These eyewear are nothing more than the shield version of the popular athletic sunglasses from 2022, which have returned. Contamination was a Y2K constant that the celebrity of the time, including Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, redefined. Stylight saw a 63% spike in purchasing searches just throughout the winter. Pinterest also supports the idea that in 2023, thanks to streetwear with a gaming aesthetic, fashion will carry us far into the future. A dystopian aesthetic that draws inspiration from the pervasive movie concept of dark contamination and reflects the gloomy and unreliable times of our day but in style.
Jewelry becomes flashier
Forget for a second the gold chain-link necklace layering craze that occurred in 2022. Due to the disco vibe that has been absent from our life for almost three years, there is now a desire to go overboard. Long, swaggering earrings in sculptural designs are worn with intimidating chokers and bracelets that are back in style. Yes to sparkle sparkle as well.
It’s waistcoat time again
Corsets in the Bridgerton style, good bye. Now, it seems that Diane Keaton’s carefree 1990s style is making a comeback to inspire us. The star of our wardrobes will unquestionably be the waistcoat, which is worn similarly to a corset top but in a more preppy key. Nowadays, waistcoats can be worn as a sophisticated three-piece ensemble with a jacket and matching slacks or alone to draw attention to the waist. The demand for them has increased by 165% just in the last month, therefore they will be very popular with Stylight.