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Well, it’s official: Springtime is here. We don’t know about you, but we are so ready to take a much-needed break from our winter pieces and selectively update our wardrobes with some spring 2023 trends from the runways. Keep in mind that trends are fun to use sparingly, but you certainly don’t need to overhaul your wardrobe every season. In fact, you shouldn’t! If you want to try the spring 2023 trends but are skeptical you’ll find anything classy – we’ve got you covered. Among the many over-the-top and Avant-garde fashion pieces like whimsical toy handbags and carved heels, there were some timeless clothes that you could realistically wear. From sleek suiting to maxi skirts, keep scrolling to discover 2023 spring fashion trends that classic fashion lovers can easily get behind.
1. Denim Skirts
According to the runways of Bottega Venetta, Etro, and Tibi, denim is the material to wear for spring 2023. And a denim style that particularly stood out was denim skirts.
That’s right, denim skirts, specifically midi to maxi denim skirts, are in. “What goes around comes around” has never rung more true. I know that these have an outdated perception (because I used to wear them as a kid), but don’t worry, you can wear them this season in a fresh way!
And as far as trends to get behind, incorporating denim skirts in your spring wardrobe is an easy and realistic trend to try. They’re so timeless you can still wear them for fall, spring next year, and beyond. For spring and summer, style your denim skirt with ballet flats, sunshine-ready sandals, or a tank top – the options are endless.
2. Silver Jewelry
After years of the fashion world favoring gold jewelry, silver jewelry has finally taken center stage and has emerged as the accessory to wear in spring. And for those with a cooler skin tone, this is your time to shine (literally), because silver jewelry will look great on you!
We like this “trend”, because you can never go wrong with silver jewelry. Just like gold, it will forever be a classic. So rock this spring 2023 trend by wearing a silver bracelet, necklace, or earrings. And since accessories can make or break an outfit, investing in classy silver jewelry is a good idea this season.
So what should you do if your wardrobe is full of gold jewelry? If you love it, keep wearing it! Remember, the fashion calendar doesn’t decide your wardrobe and style for you. You get to decide what styles you want to adopt from the fashion calendar.
However, if you want to try out this trend, start small by getting a simple pair of silver hoops and go from there. Alternatively, you can mix your metals and pair your existing gold jewelry with new silver pieces.
3. Ballet Flats
There is just something about ballet flats in spring that feels right. Sure, other trendy footwear like Birkenstock clogs or metallic silver heels may seem cool and creative, but nothing can beat ballet flats.
They are incredibly classy and versatile enough to wear with many spring looks. And for classic fashion lovers, ballet flats were already on repeat in your closet, but now, the fashion world is getting in on the action too.
Designers from Simone Rocha to Tod’s showcased ballet flats on their latest runway shows. Embrace the balletcore look this season by pairing your flats with skirts, jeans, and even shorts.
4. Soccer Sneakers (Adidas Sambas)
Step aside, converse sneakers, the Adidas Sambas are here to take over spring 2023! Not only is this it-sneaker versatile and easy to style, but it’s also affordable when compared to other designer sneakers.
They’re not hard to style either – just treat these like any other sneakers in your wardrobe. Pair them with anything from shorts to dresses. For a no-fail look, style your pair with a trench coat, white tee, and jeans.
Another recurring trend on the runways for the s/s season was tailoring. Think oversized blazers, pinstripes, and elongated silhouettes. Yes, it’s the menswear look all over again, just slightly reimagined.
What’s great about this trend is that you can partake in it just by wearing your favorite blazer or dress pants. For an extra spring touch, designers like Stella McCartney and Eudon Choi reimagined simple tailoring in soft pastel hues. So if you want to add a season-specific update, look for pieces in baby blue, ballet pink, or lavender.
This trend is also great if you need to switch up your spring office fashion looks. The soft pastels and the tailoring is classic and very fitting for the warmer months!
6. Barbie Pink
Pink is having another moment! A few seasons ago, millennial pink was all the rage. This season, barbie pink is flooding the fashion world. So what’s the difference? Millennial pink is a softer, more subdued shade whereas barbie pink is more of a hot pink. When it comes to color this season, dopamine dressing is very popular – dressing in bright colors in order to boost your mood.
Thankfully, you don’t have to wear neon hot pink in order to try this trend out, as the whole palette of pink has been represented this season. Candy floss pink is a sweet shade that graced the spring runways of Victoria Beckham, Acne Studios, and Zimmermann.
Pink can be a spring trend every classic fashion lover can try because soft pink is a sort of neutral. Not to mention feminine and sweet. Pink can be styled with many other colors in your wardrobe like white, black, grey, and beige.
7. Drop Waist Dresses
Carolina Herrera and Sandy Liang officially brought back drop waists on the spring 2023 runways. This ’80s style can easily be a ’23 style and looks incredibly romantic and feminine on dresses.
Plus, a drop waist silhouette is more realistic to wear than the bubble skirts that dominated the runway. It’s a classy and feminine style to wear during spring, especially with ballet flats or sandals.
If the sheer fabric trend is not something you’re into, consider wearing heavy leather instead. Pieces like heavy-duty skirts, jackets, and pants dominated the runways.
How does this work if you have a classic style? This is a great trend to get behind if you’re a classic fashion lover because as we all know, leather will never go out of style. However, you don’t have to wear a full-on leather Harley-Davidson look to make this work.
Incorporate this style into your wardrobe by pairing a biker jacket with a floral dress or finding a leather trench coat in a fresh beige or sage green hue.
9. Sculptural Earrings
Sculptural earrings dominated the spring 2023 runways and though they’re far from subtle, they can still be incorporated into a chic and timeless outfit.
A pair of artistic earrings may be just the thing you need to elevate your everyday outfits. Incorporate a statement (not outlandish) pair of earrings into your everyday look for a posh finishing touch.
Florals are always the official print of spring and this season, they’re getting a 3D update. The runways of Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Dior all showcased this season’s newest accessory – the rosette. Floral designs for the spring 2023 season have a three-dimensional look.
So how can you wear this without looking in costume? Classic fashion lovers can use this feminine style to celebrate the spring season. You don’t have to don a giant flower on top of your head, instead, look for pieces with floral motifs and embellishments that give a nod to the 2023 trend.
Trying fashion trends as a classic fashion lover can seem impossible when everything looks too unrealistic to wear.
However, these 10 classic spring fashion trends are proof that it is indeed possible to find trendy pieces that can stand the test of time – and you don’t have to wear cargo pants!
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