We're but eight days into 2023, and yet the year is already brimming with viral or potentially viral items and trends that are sure to go on to reign throughout the next 357 days. Thanks to platforms like Instagram and TikTok, where content is spat out every second of every day, there's no need to wait months to determine what's going to be big for Q1. We already know it, and yes, Ugg's ubiquitous new Classic Ultra Mini Platforms play an integral part in the discussion.
But the popular booties aren't the only items taking over our feeds and in-person reality at this very moment. Rather, 2023 has racked up its fair share of year-defining fashion pieces, from Loewe's padded leather bomber jacket (which has already been spotted on Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Taylor Russell) to Mango's faux-shearling alternative for Totême's cult-favorite and often sold-out jacket. (Mango's version is equally likely to sell out, so act fast while it's restocked.) To see and shop them all, keep scrolling.
And just like that, the anti-skinny jean mania continues. Thanks to designers and celebrities alike, denim that opposites the super-fitted look we once frequented is all anyone really wants to wear, be it a wide leg or a straight one. As long as it's baggy, it's big for 2023 (pun intended).
There's this photo I found on Pinterest of Jennifer Aniston from the '90s where she's posing for a magazine in a black blouse, miniskirt, and shockingly good point-toe knee-high boots (that I believe are Jimmy Choo) that haunts me. Her boots are incredible (like dreamy incredible). And ever since I saw it, I've been on the hunt for a similar pair. This pair from Reformation is it.
Remember when Hailey Bieber couldn't stop wearing those rimless Balenciaga sunglasses at the end of 2022, causing similar styles to go completely viral? Well, she's ditched those in favor of a slim, oval Saint Laurent pair, which she's been wearing practically every day lately. And we all know what that means…
Loewe's leather padded bomber jacket was destined for internet fame ever since it debuted on the fall/winter 2022 runway. Eye-catching yet surprisingly wearable, the style has become a fan favorite among celebrities like Taylor Russell, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Bieber, with all three styling it in a very laid-back, casual fashion.
TikTok has done it again with yet another Skims product. Just like with the brand's maxi lounge dress, the app has caused a huge sell-out of this contour lift underwire tank as well as the bodysuit version, with both being completely sold out on Skims's website. Luckily, Net-a-Porter still has the Sienna color in stock.
Thanks to Dua Lipa, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bella Hadid, and both of the Jenner sisters, these oversize, teardrop-shaped earrings from Bottega Veneta garnered massive popularity, so much so that they sold out. Don't fret, though. The brand quickly restocked the style to the joy of many excited shoppers (myself included).
Every time Adidas partners up with a buzzy brand on a fresh pair of Sambas, the fashion world eats it up. So, of course, when it was announced that Sporty & Rich would be coming out with a pair, the green-and-white style sold out pretty much immediately. Luckily, there's a thing called StockX.
Khaite's leather bomber jacket with a shearling collar has rocked the influencer and celebrity world in recent weeks, with sightings on Laura Harrier and Camille Charrière. With a high price tag, though, comes the need for many people to source a more affordable style that still packs a lot of punch. That's where this Hudson Jeans alt comes in.
No pants, no problem. The most integral part of pulling off 2023's pants-less trend are semi-sheer black tights, which then have to be worn without pants (but with some sort of brief or bodysuit) and with point-toed boots or heels. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
The modern-day version of YSL's 2000's-era Mombasa bag, Matthieu Blazy's Sardine bag from his debut collection for Bottega Veneta was always going to be a huge hit on the fashion circuit. With its gold, horn-shaped handle and the brand's iconic intrecciato weave, it's more of a work of art than most any bags on the market right now. And since it was brought back for the brand's spring/summer 2023 collection, the style is gearing up for another popular run.
We adored the cotton version of this off-the-shoulder Reformation top, but nothing prepared us for the love we'd feel toward its dressed-up, velvet big sister. Gorgeous with everything, the winter silhouette will be in everyone's cart (and later, on their feeds) in the coming weeks. Just wait.
There's always one Khaite dress that dominates a season, and this time, it's the Octavia off-the-shoulder mini, which comes in this olive shade and cream. Paired with tights and point-toe pumps, it's sure to bring in compliments galore. Oh, and did I mention that it's available in all sizes and 50% off at Net-a-Porter?
Metallic accessories, especially silver ones, are taking over after a successful run on the spring/summer 2023 runways. While many pieces from fashion month could cost you your life savings, plenty of off-runway options are available to fill the gaps, like for example, this $26 skinny belt from Mango that will turn any jeans-and-sweater outfits up a few hundred notches.
Almost every Who What Wear editor owns this collar. Not only that, but they wear it constantly. But we're not the only ones. Structured chokers are really the only necklaces people are wearing right now apart from those of the heart-shaped variety. If I had to choose, though, this elevated style is far better.
This coat—designed by Hailey Bieber for fashion-favorite basics brand Wardrobe.NYC—is what dreams are made of. Already worn by Bieber herself, paired with a groutfit and sneakers, of course, the ultra-oversize, Polo-style silhouette is proving itself worthy of the price tag more and more each day.
A year ago, I wouldn't have dared to say footed leggings, let alone a footed, leggings bodysuit, was year-defining. But with the no-pants trend thriving and Kim Kardashian's obsession with pantaleggings in 2022, it appears that my position on the silhouette is shifting.
Last year it was the Tank, this year, the Panthère. Cartier's gorgeous timepiece might be trending in 2023, but don't expect it to go "out" anytime soon. Timeless and classic, you can own it forever. And if you're anything like Nicola Peltz, you'll invest in a second one and wear them together.
Stop what you're doing and get in on the madness surrounding Fancí, otherwise known as Fancí Club, designer Khanh Duy Tran's Vietnam-based dress brand that's already been spotted on Elsa Hosk and Hailey Bieber. Wildly enough given the hype surrounding the label and how difficult it is to get your hands on one of its pieces, although, a handful of them are on sale right now at Ssense.