As an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, it’s fun to research trends, learn them and share them with you as well as some ways I wear trends. Of course, most of us watch the style shows as a fantasy parade, but many times what see there does manifest in the styles that retailers eventually put out.
Indiana Wardrobe Stylist Trends for 2023
Bright hues continue to dominate out there in the marketplace. Yellow, orange, red, bright pink (last year’s color of the year). I have seen this trend in coats, purses, and even shoes. I have been looking at a bright pink kitten heel at Nordstrom. It’s definitely a statement piece that can be worn with any more neutral (don’t want to say dull) outfit. Add these colors to your outfits in small doses if you are not a color fan.
We continue to see neutrals in camel, brown, and plaid. Your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist has seen many types of plaid pants this season and even some plaid dresses. What I like about plaid is that you can dress it up or down.
Glitter and glam, gold and silver with sheen and shimmer. I even wear my glittery silver top during the day with jeans for just a fun lunch out. So you don’t have to limit that shiny, fun piece to the employee Christmas party.
Other trends we’re seeing out there…you see texture abounds…
- Some crochet but not as much as last year
- Denim but updated
- Upcycling (putting old clothes with the new in one garment)
- Sheer (see-through)
- The 80s are back (hence the bright, neon colors)
- Bubble hem dress
- Puff jacket but often short
- Pants with volume (not skinny, high waist, low rise)
- Oversized blazers
- Power tailoring
- Clothes with a defined waist, think 1950s Dior
- Cropped capes
- Tops over the jacket
- Off-the-shoulder pieces
- cut-out, slits in skirts
- mini skirts
- column dress (straight dress)
- Corset touches on a dress or top/jacket/jumpsuit
- Volume skirt
- maxi skirts
- White tank top
- Fitted silhouette
In general, on the runways and beyond, we are seeing more plus-size models, inclusivity, and more gender-neutral clothing. As an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, I see that retailers are telling us more about the fabrics they use and the working conditions of their factories in their “sustainability” statements.
Accessories are always fun to learn about…As we saw last fall, Hobo bags are popular as are oversized bags, and fabric bags in velvet and fur. Bags with jewels and neon colors are also out there. I, your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, love to use a neon bag in yellow, red, or hot pink to add spice to a plain outfit.
Shoes with rubber soles, lug soles, velvet shoes, and structured ballerina shoes that are different than what we’ve seen in the past. Think pizzaz! Patch and color block shoes as well as animal print continue to be popular.
What about makeup and hair? As an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, I was particularly interested in the metallic blush look and tried it this am. It was interesting and I liked the look (probably keep this in your back pocket for nights out). Also smugged eyeliner, metallic glitter for eye shadow and other areas, and metallic lip with an overall soft and glossy look. Red lips are in along with other hues we might not commonly use in our makeup. Messy hair and high bun are popular. To me the attitude to much more carefree, casual, and colorful.
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Keep it sassy, Indy.
Beth Divine, MA, AICI-CIC
Personal Image Consultant & Indiana Wardrobe Stylist