April 11, 2024

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The Best Spring Fashion Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe in 2023

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When curating a seasonal wardrobe, there are many factors to consider—personal style and fashionable new arrivals, for starters. Even if you’re not one to seek out trends specifically, you can certainly let them inform the way you approach your shopping list. And the top spring 2023 fashion pieces range from dainty sheer pastel tops to distressed utilitarian-looking skirts and everything in between. It was a season where reinterpreted wardrobe staples ruled.

Using the spring runways as a guide, we’ve rounded up a handful of these notable runway-inspired trends to help you narrow down specific pieces to incorporate into your own wardrobe. Say, a luxuriously soft draped jersey midi (if you’re dress shopping) or a fluted jean skirt (if you’re on the hunt to update your denim.) 

Below, find the top ten themes to inspire your spring shopping list—it’s everything you need to know to shop spring fashion pieces. 

Photos: GoRunway.com

New Wardrobe Heroes

Not all closet staples are created equal. Look at these stylish transformations of the button-up shirt, trench coat, and tailoring pieces from Bottega Veneta, Helmut Lang, and Fforme. They’re sure to be your new not-so-basic wardrobe heroes for the season. An everyday wardrobe, guaranteed. 

Bottega Veneta layered shirt

Helmut Lang belted two-tone trench coat

Valentino Sartorial popeline shirt

The Row Milla two-tone pleated pants

Fforme Maya bias jersey T-shirt

Victoria Beckham tailored inside out skirt

Photos: GoRunway.com

Liquid Jersey

Likely the softest and arguably one of the more comfortable ready-to-wear themes to come out of the spring 2023 season were the liquidy dresses, tops, and skirts made from soft jersey fabrics. Get the draped, wrapped, or twisted look from Tory Burch, Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham, and more.

Saint Laurent knotted jersey gown

Esse Studios asymmetric draped bodysuit

Another Tomorrow ruched long-sleeve jersey dress

Victoria Beckham cutout wrap-effect top

Tory Burch ruched jersey miniskirt

Unfinished Business

Torn, frayed, or shredded, fashion is embracing perfectly imperfect pieces. Take a note from Vogue’s March issue feature styled by Alex Harrington and shot on Kendall Jenner; you too can add a dress, skirt, or top with those “unfinished” details from spring collections into your wardrobe this season. 

Dries Van Noten open-back chiffon top

Dries Van Noten distressed denim midi skirt

R13 distressed floral-print dress

MM6 Maison Margiela exposed seam midi skirt

Photos: GoRunway.com

Sheer Brilliance

Transparently, this is one of the chicest trends of the season. Displayed on the runways at Prada, Miu Miu, Tory Burch, Tibi, and Dries Van Noten (to name a few), see-through garments in delicate fabrics and hues are one clear way to wear the season’s pastel palette.

Dries Van Noten Simi sequin-embellished midi-skirt

Miu Miu Magliera nylon skirt

Helmut Lang sheer ribbed turtleneck

Tibi sheer gauze easy tee

Photos: GoRunway.com

Countryside Coats

Spring, of course, is the most optimal season for a lightweight jacket. This season, outerwear references classic styles made for the great outdoors. Modern interpretations are a breath of fresh air to heritage outerwear silhouettes, in waxed cottons or quilting. This crop of jackets is outfitted with patch pockets, drawstrings, and corduroy collars, and sticks to a khaki color palette.

Loewe short trapeze parka

A.W.A.K.E. MODE scarf-embellished shell jacket

Totême cotton twill jacket

Nili Lotan Denise belted jacket

& Other Stories collared jacket

Altuzarra Gunn hooded jacket

Photos: GoRunway.com

Designer Denim

The spring runways were chock full of denim-on-denim looks, making it easy to add distinctly spring 2023 denim to your wardrobe. While the runways styled denim jackets or bodysuits with jeans and jean skirts, you don’t have to. Shop a few of the season’s highlights—from Khaite, Alaia, and 3.1 Phillip Lim—to be worn together or as separates.

Alaïa denim and stretch-jersey bodysuit

Alaïa high-rise slim-leg jeans

3.1 Phillip Lim overdyed denim boxy jacket

3.1 Phillip Lim overdyed denim utility jeans

Khaite Rizzo denim jacket

Khaite Levine denim midi skirt

Rosettes

If you’re experiencing floral print overload, might we suggest a three-dimensional take on the trend? In pastels and feminine silhouettes, dresses, and tops from Prada, Dries Van Noten, and Coperni are solid in color and spotlight the floral motif of Spring 2023 through their appliqué roses and blooms. 

Dries Van Noten Hervies floral ruffle T-shirt

Magda Butrym appliquéd maxi dress

Magda Butrym bell-sleeved jersey maxi dress

Prada jersey dress with embroidered appliqué flowers

Coperni asymmetric floral-appliqué top

Blumarine ruched corsage jersey midi dress

Photos: GoRunway.com

Everyday Preciousness

While you might think an embellished skirt should be saved for occasions or evening wear, the spring runways suggest otherwise. Paired back with seriously understated, albeit basic tops (waffle henleys at Bottega to cotton long-sleeve tops at Valentino), a decorated skirt suddenly feels right as daywear too. It’s a look made even lovelier by the contrast.

Des_Phemmes embroidered Georgette midi skirt

Everlane organic cotton waffle henley

Bottega Veneta Fil Coupé wool skirt

Mango rounded neck cotton T-shirt

Jil Sander mid-length skirt

Photos: GoRunway.com

Pocket Change

Like the cargo pants trend of late, you’ll find similarly roomy pockets on many of the season’s key pieces. Utilitarian details and large patch pockets adorn more than just trousers, they’re on mini and midi skirts, jeans, and even tops.  

Miu Miu washed-denim mini skirt

Sacai A-line front-split denim midi skirt

Sacai cropped cotton-twill shirt

Staud Justine cargo midi-skirt

The Attico Fay cargo pocket denim miniskirt

Agolde Cass straight-leg jeans

Photos: GoRunway.com

Hello Moto

We’ve seen motocross-inspired pieces worn on the streets by supermodels and street style stars alike, as well as on the runways at Chloé, Versace, and Diesel. A sporty biker jacket, distressed leather skirt, or leather racing pants will add a dose of off-duty cool to any spring outfit. 

Balenciaga cropped distressed leather jacket

Chloé whipstitched color-block leather straight-leg pants

Ganni color-block recycled-shell jacket

Versace brushed leather mini skirt