The changing of the seasons from winter to spring is a most exciting time—especially sartorially. In with lighter layers, dresses, and a sense of freedom; out with heavy outerwear, knits, and boots. When it comes to the spring 2023 trends, there’s a lot to look forward to. As noted by Vogue Runway’s trend report, the collections reflected many moods: from soft and undone (read draped jersey, distressed fabrics, and other touchable textures) to utilitarian preparedness (think well-pocketed garments) and a streamlined minimalism (see smart tailoring and even smarter button-up shirting). Our editors have already begun to gravitate to a handful of these, eager to transition to the spring wardrobe.
Among these trends are a sense of practicality and an emphasis on a daily uniform. Two editors are bringing their maxi skirts and tailored vests into spring with a fresh perspective inspired by the shows, while others are looking for new ways to wear or repurpose those most cherished classics: denim or the white dress shirt, for example. Look to this shoppable spring 2023 trend guide for an inside look at what our editors are shopping now and most excited about.
Skirt Suits But Make it Fashion
My new obsession is the skirt suit. Earlier this year I got one from Theory—a little cropped jacket and a mini skirt in a navy cashmere wool and it suddenly awakened in me a desire to wear them all the time. They are harder to find than one might think—the proportions need to be exactly right so I don’t feel like I am playing dress-up. In a perfect world, this desire would mean I’d get to wear a Gucci black and white wool gingham suit with the cropped jacket and knee-length pencil skirt; or maybe Marine Serre’s wallpaper floral toweling suit in shades of blue and green. – Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor, Vogue Runway
Are we here for it? Not...really. Skirt suits are for lawyers, or people working client-facing, business formal jobs. I just bought two pairs of stretchy pants, and I WFH. But even if I didn't, skirt suits are very aging on most of us.
I loved the way sequined, embroidered, and embellished midi skirts were styled on the spring 2023 runways. Paired with standard tops you already have in your wardrobe—like button downs, tees, and tanks—designers posed the question: do you really need a special occasion as an excuse or reason to wear something beautiful? Or in my case, sparkling? This season, I’m pairing the precious with the everyday, using Commission’s shimmering silver midi skirt as a base with flat black loafers, a striped button down, and a boring gray sweater. I love the unexpected surprise something sparkly gives when worn underneath otherwise completely average wardrobe staples! – Madeline Fass, market editor
Are we here for it? HELL YES. Basically I take it to mean sparkles, sequins, a touch of interest. Very here for that.
I’ve been a fan of baggy jeans forever and J6 happens to make my new favorite pair. The drawstring at the cuff gives the best silhouette especially with a nice heel. – Chioma Nnadi, global network lead & editor, Vogue.com
Are we here for it? Not...really. Personally I find that slouchy, baggy, loose, "borrowed from the boys" looks best on 17 year old's with trim, 17 year old bodies. Now a version of this CAN be rocked for sure. But I'll pass.
I recently wore Prada’s satin midi skirt during New York Fashion Week, which debuted on the designer’s spring 2023 runway in Milan last fall. The style evokes a sense of “unfinishedness,” featuring an irregularly dyed print and a slit that is made to look like the skirt is torn. – Lisa Aiken, executive fashion director, Vogue.com
Are we here for it?
HELL YES. Asymmetry is my jam, and I love a good frayed/unraveled/disheveled look, mostly because I can't make a sleek and chic look work.
Short n Sweet Jackets
For me it’s all about maximizing the pieces in my closet. Spring is a perfect transitional time to use your jacket as a blazer, so I have been looking at options that have collars which smarten any look and can be thrown over dresses or worn with trousers. – Sam Sussman, director, creative development, social + visuals
Are we here for it? Yes, but not on purpose. I like cropped, natural-waist jackets
Buttoned Up Shirting
From classic white button downs paired with skirts at Dior and Prada to striped iterations dominating the spring 2023 Etro show, this season proved that versatility has no limits when it comes to styling the menswear-inspired piece. The oversized poplin shirt is quickly becoming a personal wardrobe staple, mixed and matched in new ways to give a fresh take on the timeless silhouette. – Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, associate fashion editor
Are we here for it? Is this...a trend? Or is this a staple? I mean...it's every spring and summer, come on Vogue.
This spring, I am excited to embrace the imperfect fashion seen on the runways of Jil Sander, Marni, Prada, and Dries van Noten. The frayed edges, crochet details, and romantic distressing exuded a nonchalance that feels like a breath of fresh air, especially after wearing structured trousers and outerwear all winter! —Mai Morsch, fashion editor
Are we here for it? Not...really. I had my boho fun about 5-7 years ago and I'm not ready to go back there.
Blazers Become Cinched
When ultimate cool-girl Chloe Sevigny stepped out in Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2023 runway show during NYFW earlier this month, it only reconfirmed the cinched waist trend. I can't stop thinking about it and am looking to emulate this chic office-ready look now for spring. – Julie Tong, commerce director
Are we here for it? HELL YES but not on purpose. 80% (or more) of my blazers are Lilith, and Lilith typically does a peplum and/or a cinched waist. I never had slouchy, oversized, boxy blazers, I just waited those out.
I’m very excited for all of spring’s not-so-basic denim, like this maxiskirt from one of my favorite shows of the season, Altuzarra. —Willow Lindley, accessories and collaborations director
Are we here for it?
Kind of. I dunno, this type of thing also looks best on the Miley Cyrii of this world.
A luxe piece of leather is simultaneously elegant and edgy. Inspired by the biker jackets seen on the spring runways, I'm gravitating toward this cropped style from Musier Paris. To match, Mango's sleek leather midi skirt is a must-have in my wardrobe this season. Accessory-wise, toughened-up biker boots from & Other Stories and Prada's Moon bag are at the top of my shopping list.– Laura Jackson, commerce writer
Are we here for it? Me? No. I'm not a "badass" nor will I ever be.
Bold Color Bottoms
As someone who tends to lean on a denim crutch most days, this Spring, I’m excited to try a few bold color options like what we saw on the runways of Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Dries Van Noten. These bold, cherry red pants from High Sport are my starting point: their vibrant hue is as immediately uplifting as it is unexpected. I look forward to pairing with whisper-thin henleys, crisp white shirts, and every shoe varietal—the cropped length really lends itself to each and every one.– Daisy Shaw-Ellis, jewelry director
Are we here for it? In theory, yes. But not something I'm rushing out and buying immediately.
Bright White Footwear
I'm excited to lighten up my shoe collection this spring with bright white mules and comfy loafers, inspired by Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Dries Van Noten, and more of the collections that used white footwear to ground their spring 2023 looks. – Alexis Bennett, commerce writer
Are we here for it? No, because I have enough shoes and white shoes = nurse shoes, I'm sorry. Also I'm a klutz and those will get ruined super fast.
Sculptural Statement Earrings
For me, this spring will be all about the statement earring. I recently realized my jewelry box was seriously lacking. While I initially prioritized replenishing my assortment of everyday earrings and necklaces, I constantly kept gravitating toward a bold earring. Sculptural hoops, dangles, and gems are all fair game.– Kiana Murden, commerce beauty writer
Are we here for it? HELL YES. But only because I never was not here for it.
I am always smitten with ladylike pieces, and few do that better than Giambattista Valli. For his spring collection, he sent out pieces down the runway which featured, yes, his signature bouclé tweeds but also pieces adorned with gold braided shoulder straps and gold piping. (Several other labels, from Pucci to Bevza, also embraced the same vibe.) The effect is one that feels Grecian but with a modern twist. Let’s call it the new, neoclassical. – Lilah Ramzi, commerce editor
Are we here for it? Yes, but only kind of. The way they show these it's very dainty, femme, cute and skimpy. I am here for more of a draped/dramatic look.
The Tailored Look
This spring, I’m looking to lean into a pared-back approach to my wardrobe, taking inspiration from the neo-minimalism trend that dominated the 2023 runways at Khaite, The Row, and Peter Do, which emphasized chic tailoring and crisp white shirting. —Julie Tong, commerce director
Are we here for it? Oh whatever Vogue.
As I tend to mostly buy outerwear, pants, and shoes, I am always on the hunt for tops. What I’ve realized, however, is while I appreciate a lovely blouse or statement shirt, I am really a button-up shirt or plain T-shirt devotee. The transformed iterations of these classics and fresh ways to style simple shirting found in abundance in spring 2023 collections are all to my benefit. Luckily for me, I have Peter Do, Stella McCartney, and Bottega Veneta to look to for styling inspiration on how to reincorporate dress shirts with a sense of relevance for the spring season. And Tory Burch, Dries Van Noten, and Miu Miu have me wanting and wearing delicate layers of subdued color via long-sleeve or turtleneck tops with my trousers and jeans for the rest of winter. —Madeline Fass, market editor
Are we here for it?
'Tops' are a trend? Come on Vogue.
I can’t wait to wear spring’s most seductively cool trend: slinky, draped dresses and skirts. If I could, I’d invest in Saint Laurent’s and Alaïa’s entire spring 2023 collections. But this Paris Georgia skirt and Norma Kamali dress are both just as dreamy as the runway pieces. —Alexis Bennett, commerce writer
Are we here for it? HELL YES. I live for a drape.
I never in my life thought I would be a sheer-clothing kind of person (well, since graduating college). But the runways have convinced me to slowly get out of my comfort zone. I’d wear this polo shirt because it’s not the kind of top you’d expect to be sheer, which adds an interesting textural element to any of the preppy outfits already in my rotation. (Plus, it’s not that sheer.) —Sarah Spellings, fashion news editor
Are we here for it? Yes, if I can find the version that works for me.
Floor Length for Days
Floor-grazing maxiskirts were at the spring 2023 shows at New York Fashion Week, with brands like Tibi and Altuzarra putting together some effortless looks paired with button-downs, knits, and slightly unbuttoned blazers. It’s the perfect spring uniform for someone like me who wants casual and simple outfits to easily throw together in the morning and wear with my sneakers. —Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator, Vogue Runway
Are we here for it? HELL YES. Again, see above. At 5'10", I may struggle to find something that is actually floor length.
Late last year, I suddenly decided that my wardrobe was absolutely lacking a pair of red shoes, and I’ve been on the lookout ever since. Some great pieces have started to trickle in in the new year, but now I can’t decide what vibe to go for. Do I want something classic (Manolo Blahnik’s Carolyn kitten-heel slingback), something comfortable yet unhinged (Khaite’s Marcy shearling flat), or something less comfortable but absolutely, devastatingly glamorous (Alaïa’s Coeur mule)? The jury’s still out, but for sure, 2023 will be my year of the red shoe. —Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor
Are we here for it? Sure, why not.
Gone are the days when I want to wear a micro bag that can only fit my lip gloss and driver’s license. I’m now all about enormous totes and the endless amount of things I can fit in them. —Naomi Elizée, market editor
Are we here for it? Yes, but won't be buying anything.
The suit vest sparked a sartorial sensation over the summer, and the fad isn’t going anywhere in 2023 either. I specifically loved the pinstripe versions seen at the Coperni SS23 show. I plan on wearing this one from Favorite Daughter with a matching pant for the ultimate gray outfit. —Laura Jackson, commerce writer
Are we here for it? Having flashbacks to 2007 where everything on the red carpet was business club-ual, but sure, what the hell.
New Reasons for Nightwear
Influenced by the sultry, bedroom-inspired silhouettes of Nensi Dojaka and Ludovic de Saint Sernin, I’m thinking of swapping out my crop tops and cutouts for lingerie-esque going-out looks this spring. Think a lot of sheer and lace! —Elise Taylor, senior living writer
Are we here for it? Kind of. It's very impractical for my daily life.
Okay so what do we think? What styles and trends are we here for and passing by?
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-Something bold and dynamic - dark and edgy - something authentic and cohesive - something Minimalistic
Designs, patterns, and textures I love:
-Out of all styles, I think I'm most drawn to Industrial, some glam elements, and I definitely see global elements
-I like geometric, some floral patterns, and I like the dynamic tribal, and bohemian patterns
-I'm looking for my living room to have lots of texture. My favorite textures I have discovered is faux alligator, Chrome, Acrylic, faux Leather, Metallic, dark wood, bronze, marble, and maybe shag
-I live in an apartment and very limited in space. I pretty much only have space in my living room for my oversized section and it's sitting right in front of my tv and a small shelf
-I cannot paint the walls
-I don't have enough patience to do something like wallpaper
I would like to bring color into the mix without it looking too preppy. And I don't want the style to look too Boho either.