After spending months in 2022 wearing little more than leggings and loungewear, I ‘m excited to experiment with some of the new trends that are emerging for fall and winter 2023. Here, 11 trends that I think will be big this season, along with a few styling tips on how to wear them.
1. Puff Sleeves
Puff sleeves were everywhere on the fall 2021 runways, from Givenchy to Christopher Kane. This trend is an easy way to add some drama and interest to your look, without going too over-the-top. To keep it from looking too costume-y, stick to a monochromatic color palette and pair with simple, tailored pieces.
2. Chunky Boots
Chunky boots are having a moment right now, thanks in part to brands like Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga giving them a high-fashion makeover. These boots are surprisingly versatile – they can be dressed up or down, depending on how you style them. I love them paired with a floaty dress or skirt for a contrast in silhouette, or with jeans and a chunky knit for a more casual look.
3. Tailored Coats
Tailored coats are always a good idea, but they’re especially well-suited for fall and winter when you need an extra layer to keep warm. Look for coats with interesting details like oversized lapels or belted waists – these will help elevate your look and make you stand out from the crowd.
Velvet is one of those fabrics that always manages to feel luxurious, regardless of how much you spend on it. It’s also surprisingly easy to wear – just avoid anything too clingy or body-con and you’ll be fine. I like to style velvet dresses and skirts with a simple white tee or blouse for a chic day-to-night look.
5. Statement Earrings
Statement earrings are the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to any outfit. Whether you go for something over-the-top or more understated, they’re sure to turn heads. Just be sure to keep the rest of your jewelry minimal so as not to overwhelm your look.
Plaid is always popular in the fall and winter months, but this year it feels particularly relevant given the return to ’90s fashion trends. Look for plaid shirts, skirts, and trousers in unexpected colors like yellow or pink – these will help you stand out from the sea of traditional red and green plaids. And don’t be afraid to mix different plaids together – it’s all about having fun with this trend.
Feathers might sound like something best left to Halloween costumes, but they can actually be quite stylish when used sparingly. A feather trim on a coat or dress adds a touch of whimsy and helps create an overall sense of luxury. Just be careful not to go overboard – too many feathers can quickly veer into tacky territory.
8. Polka Dots
Polka dots are one of those timeless patterns that always seem to come back around every few years. They’re especially popular for fall and winter, when they add a touch of playfulness to otherwise drab cold weather clothing. You can find polka dot prints on everything from dresses and skirts to tops and scarves – so have fun mixing and matching different pieces until you find a look you love.
9. Shearling Jackets
Shearling jackets are insanely cozy and perfect for nippy weather – no wonder they’re such a popular trend right now. To keep this look from veering into “grandpa” territory, opt for a jacket in a dark color like black or brown. And if you want to really make a statement, look for a jacket with embellishments like fur trims or studded detailing.