There’s no denying that 2022 was an exciting year for fashion. From the revival of Y2K trends to the continuous rise in the popularity of thrifting, to the obsession with different fashion cores, last year reminded us of everything there is to love about fashion, and the art of expressing oneself. As we settle into the new year, it’s the perfect time for us to change up our styles and step out of our comfort zone.
And before you say anything, no, this doesn’t mean that we should all just do a complete 180 and throw out everything in our closet! Rather, we can start incorporating different pieces that we wouldn’t normally go for into our outfits. No idea where to start? We gotchu! After doing some digging ourselves, here are some pieces that will be taking over the fashion scene and social media in 2023.
Pointed Toe Shoes
Though the 2000s took over 2022, the 90s are not going anywhere anytime soon. If you’ve browsed through fashion TikTok or Pinterest, you’re likely to have come across some of these shoes, whether they’re pointed toe flats, heels, or boots. They’re everywhere! They have been going in and out of fashion for the past few years, and you bet they’re gonna be staying in 2023. One of the reasons why people keep going back to them is thanks to their angular shape, which lengthens the appearance of the legs. They go with a lot of outfits and can elevate any look. What’s not to love about that?
One easy way to update your look is to switch out your skinny jeans for some flared ones. But unlike the flared jeans in the 70s, the modern flared jeans are sleek, elegant, and will just give any outfit some extra flair. You can either go for a more streetwear look by pairing it with sneakers, or you could go all out with some platform boots.
Track Pants & Track Suits
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Ever since COVID happened, people have been opting for comfortable everyday wear rather than dressing to make a statement. Though we all love an occasional suit-and-tie moment, most of us just wanna feel comfortable while looking stylish when we go through our daily errands. This is where track pants and matching track suits come in. People are getting creative and styling these sporty pieces with more formal looks. Adidas track pants with a blazer? We don’t see why not!
Gorpcore is a style of fashion that is characterized by utilitarian, functional, and outdoors-inspired gear. Basically, clothing that is practical and traditionally designed for activities that require functional attire such as hiking, trail running, etc. Gorpcore shoes, in particular, have been on the rise in the fashion scene, one of the most popular ones being the Salomon Xt-6. Highly praised for their comfort and utility, they could be dressed up or down for any occasion.
An edgier version of the classic leather jacket, motorcycle jackets are making a huge comeback this year. This can be seen on the Fall 2022 runways, as well as on TikTok, where vintage shopping has taken over everyone’s ‘For You’ page. Durable and stylish, celebrities like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber have already been seen dressing like they’re going for a bike ride. So start your engines, and may the best racer win!
It goes without saying that baggy pants are everywhere nowadays, and they’re definitely NOT going anywhere in 2023! This includes baggy jeans, cargo pants, parachute pants and so on. This trend is especially prominent among Gen Z, as it fully embraces the Y2K look. Besides being super comfortable, the baggy style also gives some shape to the body, since it gives contrast to the waist. So for the peeps who love everything oversized, baggy pants are a must-have!