5 Months Into 2023, These Are the Trends That Are Fleeting While These Will Stay


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While I’m a huge proponent of wearing what feels right, regardless of outside chatter, I completely understand the allure of following a great fashion trend. And because constant and ever-revolving trends are the current reality of the fashion landscape, it can be hard to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s considered "in” at the moment. Either way, you can rest easy knowing you can always turn to our editors for insider tips on what to keep an eye out for.

If you’re looking to add a few fresh trends to your outfit rotation this season, there are some stylish pieces worth considering. Think cool summer bags, elevated blazers, "naked” dresses, and more. Ahead, peruse five of the current top fashion trends that are here to stay (for now), plus check out some outfit inspiration for how to pull off each trend.

Fleeting: Dresses With Cutouts

Staying: Sheer Dresses


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And just like that, sheer dresses have taken over everything from our Instagram feeds to the red carpet. Whether you want subtle paneling or something more revealing, varying degrees of sheerness are available.


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Fleeting: Satin Flats

Staying: Mesh Flats


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Mesh flats are popping up everywhere. There are more minimal options from designer labels like The Row and statement styles with rhinestone embellishments.


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Fleeting: Mini Bags

Staying: Relaxed Totes


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While mini bags will always be pertinent for elevated occasions, we've seen a shift toward larger bags for everyday use. For summer, we're also seeing bags in seasonal woven materials. There are plenty of options ranging from bright colors to classic natural tones.


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Fleeting: Oversize Blazers

Staying: Cinched-Waist Blazers


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Cinched-waist blazers are back in the spotlight thanks to the cool hourglass silhouette they help to create. Wear one with everything from your favorite dresses to your go-to jeans.


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Fleeting: Denim Maxi Skirts

Staying: Maxi Skirts


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While maxi skirts reign supreme this season, denim maxi skirts have suddenly become supersaturated. I recommend opting for a '90s-inspired style in other materials like cotton or silk for a look with a little more longevity.


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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.