2023 fashion trendsThe Kathmandu Post gives you a low down on maxi skirts, gothic style and ballet flats, which will all have moments in the Nepali fashion scene this year.
Fashion trends are cyclical. Approximately, every 20 years or so, styles and items of clothing come back in fashion. This means, the things that were popular in 2010s are modified versions of the items popular in the 90s, and styles and items that are getting popular now are mostly inspired by things popular in the 2000s. So, it is easy for people in the fashion industry to predict what will be in fashion in the near future.
Here, the Post brings you some trends that are expected by fashion industry insiders and trend (prediction) to hit big this year.
The maxi skirt mania
From grunge to preppy, you can find maxi skirts that fit all kinds of style—especially on this season’s runway. So, it is not a surprise to see that fashion trend analyzers predict this fashion item to be the most popular thing in 2021. There is a range of things you can style them with including crop-tops, formal shirts, blazers, flats, heels and boots. Maxi skirts are also incredibly comfortable to wear.
One of the most popular style of maxi skirts is the denim maxi skirt. Denim adds another layer of versatality to the clothing item as it can be mixed with colours and fabrics of all kinds. During the summer, opt for a breezy chiffon or cotton maxi skirt that will help you stay cool while still looking styling. For the winter months, you can wear a maxi skirt made from any fabric, just wear a pair of tights underneath for warmth.
Comeback of the ballet flats
With how popular ballet-core was last year, it is not a surprise to see ballet flats’ rise to being the new ‘It’ shoes over the past few months. What is more is that this style of shoes will remain popular this year too.
Because they are so comforatble to wear and walk in, ballet flats are popular among women and girls from all age groups. They are also extremely versatile can be styled with anything from jeans and shorts to dresses and gowns. Experts speculate, now that ballet flats have come in fashion, they will continue to be one of the most popular style of shoes for the next couple years or so.
The Wednesday Addams look
Gothic and grunge style will also be trending in the upcoming year. Highly influenced by the popular Netflix show Wednesday’s titular character, the dark grunge style is expected to reach peak popularity this year. The style had already been getting popular over the past few years because of the resurgence of Tumblr-core and Twilight-core aesthetics.
Wednesday, in particular, is known for her dark dresses, vampy dark red lip stain, white collared tops and dresses, and black boots. As all of these items are easily accesibly in countless different styles and designs, this trend is very accessible.
Truth be told, oversize clothing never goes out-of-style. But as seen on the fashion week runways this year, oversized clothing are making a major comeback—if we can even call it that.
We will see large pockets, oversized blazers and baggy jeans everywhere in 2023. As the current fashion is highly inspired by the Y2K style, most things that were trendy back then are coming back in style and oversized clothing—especially pants and jackets are at the forefront of this trend.
Big earrings and tiny bags
We cannot forget accessories when we talk about fashion. And the one accessory that is popular with most individuals who are inclined towards fashion is earrings. While the past few years were all about dainty jewelry—especially earrings, this year, big earrings are coming back into fashion. Big bracelets along with gold rings also have high chances of trending among Gen Zs.
2023 will also see a continuation of mini bags being uber popular. Gone are the days when you carried a functional big bag that could actually hold things other than your phone. The one major pull of tiny bags is that they are available in many different styles. So, even if the rest of your outfit is pretty tame and boring, a miniscule strawberry shaped bag can add the much needed jazz to your outfit.