Let's talk spring & summer fashion trends. This year there is a lot to look forward to. Skirts, vests, shade of purple, emerald green & more - so where do we even start?They seem
to come back every year, but this summer they are back
- bigger than ever. Large scale blooms were seen on the runway at
London Fashion Week, it was all about the bright and punchy hues for maximum
impact. Also the abstract floral is definitely trending.
We've compiled our top NZ picks for the spring fashion trends to wear this season to help narrow it down.
the go-to print for spring-summer seasons, often popular for wedding guests.
They offer a timeless femininity, the bolder palettes give a nod to the
dopamine dressing trend that dominated last year, giving a mood-boosting colour
pop at every opportunity.
always worth the investment, as it’s a look that will never go out of style.
2. SHADES OF PURPLEWhile
pastels are the staple for spring, this season hues of purple are making a
breakthrough. Lilac has adorned everything from casual separates to special
occasion pieces and it seems that purple tones across the spectrum are here to
vibrancy of a purple pansy or the brightness of fresh lavender, the hue lends
itself to the arrival of spring. While the pastel iteration was by far the most
popular at New York Fashion Week, richer, deeper hues look particularly chic
paired with lighter, lavender pieces for a tonal ensemble. Yes the suit looks is also here!
still based on what we have seen at the NY Fashion Week 2023 shows,
lavender and lilac hues are set to remain big right through autumn and winter
making for an excellent investment - plus some fun!
classic white button-down shirts paired with skirts to multi coloured striped shirts with jeans , this
spring the versatility of shirts has no limits. The oversized shirt is
quickly becoming a wardrobe staple, it both bold and easy.
so many styling options when it comes to the over sized shirt, but a favourite
for summer is wearing it partially open or tucked in on side for a warm
weather, relaxed vibe that can work at the office or the beach.
4. LACE DETAILINGLace
detailing is a great look for spring, as the lighter fabric and cut out
detailing lends itself to warm weather. Over the past few seasons,
we have seen an increased leaning towards artisan detailing and also broidery anglaise.
foundation of this trend is lace fabric, whether this be as a trim on a skirt
or top or as the main fabric of a top. Look for lace over vintage
inspired shapes to offer a more modern perspective, adding a romantic touch to
any outfit. It's the details that count!
5. WIDE LEG PANTS The wider
the better this season. Whether they’re colourful dress pants or jeans, wide
leg trousers have continued to rise in popularity. While wide leg is a broad
term, there are so many different styles that fit under that category.
quite literally something for everyone.
styles we have seen popping up are loose taper or tulip, puddle jeans, tailored joggers and cargos. Each one of these could easily be their
own category but all in all they have a nice loose fit and are more elevated
than your classic blue denim.
6. MAXI SKIRTSAs far as
hemlines are concerned the maxis have been out in full force. There has been a shift in dress length (back to being more of a mid length) but the skirts have shifted to be longer!
draw factor in this trend is the versatility of a maxi skirt. Maxis can be worn
from 9am to 9pm and from desk to dinner table. Simply change your top and
accessories and you have a whole new look.
shorties out there don’t worry if a skirt is too long when you try it on –
quite often your local dry cleaners will have an alterations service. Just have
them take off the necessary inches if needs be, and make sure the fit is as
flattering as can be while they’re at it.
7. LINENS- Natural fibresLinen is
the ultimate summer staple that is chic, versatile and sustainable. It’s also
incredibly breathable and naturally temperature-regulating, meaning it will
keep you cool in the heat and warm in the chill. Linen is also durable, easy to
care for, and it gets softer with every wash!
is all over the fashion scene this year, tops, pants, dresses – you name it there
will be a linen version. They key with all of these is that they can either be
nice and simple or maximalist.
entered the fashion group chat in a major way and it doesn’t look like they are
leaving any time soon.
Whether as a stand alone top, base layers or part of a
summer suit, the vest comes in many forms.
It’s a comfortable and elegant addition
to your wardrobe, which can help make your outfits stand out more.
Remember to have fun with fashion.
Release the inner fashionista you have!
A recap of the 8 fashion trends for summer 2023
1. Floral everything
2. Shades of purple
4. Lace detailing
5. Wide leg pants
6. Maxi skirts
Most of all - just embrace them!
BE TRUE TO YOU.
Want to know more? We have deep dive posts on each trend over on our blog x
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