The 10 Most Important Pieces to Buy in 2023, According to Net-a-Porter


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Several times a year, Net-a-Porter shares its seasonal presentation to editors with insights about the most noteworthy fashion trends on the runways and how they translate to their buying strategy for the months ahead. In short, it boils down to the key trends they predict will be major for the upcoming season and the exact pieces they’re investing in across the retailer. I like to think of it as a sneak peek at the most important items to own that have the Net-a-Porter stamp of approval and are set to be sold online soon.

For spring, there are 10 directional staples Net-a-Porter has earmarked as the key ones to own for spring 2023. From denim maxi skirts to duster coats, these are the updated takes on stealth staples that got the runway stamp of approval from brands ranging from Saint Laurent to The Row. Ahead, the 10 most important spring 2023 fashion staples to buy, according to Net-a-Porter.


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Maxi hemlines have been a hot topic on Who What Wear across the board, but we have all eyes on denim maxi skirts for spring 2023. Net-a-Porter invested in nine styles for the category, ranging in fit and shades, meaning that you'll be able to find the perfect version.


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Celebrities including Kendall Jenner and Zoë Kravitz have already been spotted wearing one of the key outerwear pieces to own for 2023: Duster coats. The Row and Saint Laurent debuted the cult pieces to own, as well as cool styling ideas ranging from casual boxer shorts to sheer dresses.


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Moto jackets are returning for spring—especially vintage-inspired pieces with a nod to racing jackets, as seen on the Chloé runway. This piece feels especially primed for the return of 2010s model-off-duty style we're predicting.


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"Naked" dresses have been a regular topic of discussion in the last several years with versions appearing everywhere from the runways to the red carpet. Each season, designers have been introducing new iterations and for spring it will be all about the sheer see-through dress.


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Whether you're ready or not, low-rise pants are here to stay. Fueled by the recent resurgence of Y2K fashion, this silhouette is one that will be sticking around in both denim and tailored trouser varieties.


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While jacket shapes have been big and boxy for the past few years, designers made a case for cropped jackets. The refreshing silhouette was particularly strong at Loewe, Chloé, and Versace.


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Crochet was practically everywhere on the runways, including Proenza Schouler where gold crochet looks closed out the S/S 23 runway show. We already know these pieces will be everywhere for upcoming beach looks.


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Net-a-Porter noted that cargo pants were featured by almost a quarter of designers during fashion month—a staggering number that proves how big the trend will be for spring. One of the best styles to own? Frankie Shop's designs, which have already sold over 1,000 units across Net-a-Porter.


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'90s-inspired fashion was a common theme for the spring collections overall and impacted the buy for Net-a-Porter. One of the standout pieces to own that took inspiration from the decade? Strapless bustier dresses with clean, minimal silhouettes.


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The piece that will tie all of your looks together for the season ahead? A black jacket in the form of anything from a blazer to a jacket to an aviator style.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.