Feeling the need for some sunshine and a wardrobe revamp? You’re certainly not alone! With spring just around the corner, and all the highlights from New York, London, Paris and Milan fashion week fresh in our minds, now is the perfect time to look ahead to a new season of great fashion. The runway delivered on some exciting new inspirations alongside a few old classics revisited. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest spring/summer fashion trends we’re expecting to see in 2023.
High Octane Sequins
Gone are the days when sequins were reserved for a brief appearance during the festive season. The spring/summer fashion trends for 2023 are showing that every day is the perfect time for a little glitz and glamour. There’s no holding back with this 2023 fashion trend - we’re talking sequined dresses, bags, trousers, shirts - you name it, with softer, lighter colour palettes like pale pinks and nudes set to be the most prolific.
There’s a certain romantic feel to the upcoming fashion season. Heart motifs were spotted across the runways in September, adorning dresses and designs in various forms. We’re loving this trend at Zatchels, and the fun character that it adds to everyday looks. Our Love Heart Motif Luna Bag is bang on trend for the season, featuring a pillar box red design with 2 appliqued hearts at the front.
Sheer fabrics are also having a moment among 2023’s spring/summer fashion trends, and in a number of different combinations. Whether it’s in the form of a fitted turtleneck, or overlay dress, we’re guaranteed to see sheer fabric used in a variety of styles, and the lightness of the fabric makes it perfect for the warmer weather that we’re so looking forward to.
Stepping into a whirlwind of nostalgia, we’re super excited to see grunge make a reappearance in 2023, albeit with a new twist. We’re talking the same angsty spirit of original grunge, but with added polish - a more grown up version. Kate Moss set the tone for this trend perfectly, taking to the Bottega Veneta catwalk in a clean cut checked shirt with baggy denim jeans.
Another one of the biggest spring/summer fashion trends to expect this year? Sunset shades. Reflecting all the warm hues of summer, we’re talking reds running into oranges, and whites falling into yellows in ombre styles. Orange and yellow handbags are the perfect accessory to complement sunset shades, creating a seamless and summery look.
Fringing is nothing new, but it’s a classic way to add fun and character to any look. This year, we’re excited to see fringing in a whole range of styles. From fringed cuffs, sleeves and hems to fully fringed dresses and trousers, spring/summer 2023 certainly isn’t going to be a season for holding back in the fashion department.
Many of the spring/summer fashion trends this year will demonstrate that there’s certainly more to denim than just jeans. We’re excited to see a lot of patchwork denim, in the form of dresses, skirts, shirts and jeans, alongside funky denim crop tops and co-ords - it will most certainly be a time to embrace double denim.
Classic suiting will never go out of style, and it’s set to make a prominent appearance in the fashion world this year. There’ll be an emphasis on clean lines and elegant materials, but with a few pastel shades thrown in here and there. The Sugarcube handmade leather bag is the perfect accessory for clean cut tailoring, with its boxy shape and sleek silver nickel detailing.
Nothing screams spring quite like flowers, and so we’re super excited to start incorporating florals into our everyday looks. Whilst ditsy floral patterns will always be a spring staple, 2023 will also see this classic trend becoming more tactile, with 3D embellishments blooming from tops, skirts and dresses to create stunning silhouettes.
Bright & Blue
Fuschia was the colour of 2022, but the colour for 2023’s spring/summer fashion trends is set to be all things blue. Bright and bold blues like cobalt blue will lead the way, however sky blues and lighter pastel shades will also be prolific. Get ready to see blues splashed across outfits and handbags, both formal and casual.