Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Trends for Students

Spring is almost upon us, and every time the season changes, we all are faced with the question, ‘what do I wear?’

Your parka suddenly looks old, but it’s still freezing, so you can’t wear your favorite trench coat. 2023 is bringing a major shift in the way we dress. Some say it will even define this decade of fashion. But how do you know which trends are only here for a month and which ones will stay for the decade to come? 

In this article, we will try to figure it out. By the time you’re done reading, you will want to order a write a paper for me service and go shopping for all new and exciting items for your spring look. So, without further ado, what do we wear this next season? 

High Waist Is Done

Now that we’ve officially entered the 20’s era, we are letting go of the high waist and coming back to low-rise everything. This time, even lower. We are done accentuating our waists with belts and elongating legs by wringing the waistline higher. This time, we are elongating the entire silhouette. By wearing a monochrome outfit with the shirt untucked, you will elongate the bodice. In this case, though, make sure that the bottom is also long. Jeans should be touching or even dragging on the floor, and the skirt hemline should go to the ankles.

This kind of outfit will look elegant and elevated. If you want it to be edgier, you can style it with over-the-ear headphones and heavy-duty platform boots.

Sheer Fabrics

Sheer or see-through tops have had their moment in the 2000s, and they have never really gone out of style. But this time, you will be seeing them everywhere. Whether it’s an entirely sheer dress you wear on top of chic underwear or a relatively modest turtleneck - sheer is the way to go this next season. 

If you’re too shy to reveal that much skin, consider sheer elements. Tops that cover the breasts but are sheer on the belly are a great alternative. Skirts with see-through sides look incredible while also keeping you covered.

Oversize on Oversize

If you think these past few years, we have been wearing oversized items, think again. Baggy pants, especially denim, will look really cool. And if you’re not afraid of looking baggy, pair them with a supersized blazer. The male section in your local thrift store should help.

And if you want to add more feminine touches to this outfit and look a bit less homeless, add a stiletto shoe, a white body-con top under the blazer, and accessories. Tiny bags, layered jewelry, mixed metals - all these details were introduced a few seasons ago, and they remain relevant. Bags are getting even tinier, and the jewelry stacks higher and heavier.

Sequins and Metallics

If you bought a sequin dress for a New Year’s Eve party a few years back and have never worn it since, this is it's time to shine, literally. We’ve seen lots of sequins and metallics on the Spring/Summer runways, and we are expecting to see a lot more on the streets this year. When the world is crashing before our eyes, we would rather party. That’s the vibe. Even Beyonce wore a metallic dress to this year’s Grammys, which is an indisputable argument for this style.



Slow Fashion

This fully contradicts the previous statement, and it’s not even a trend, really. Let’s all hope that sustainability and slow fashion will stay as a way of living. 

Gen Z seems fascinated with crocheting, DIY, upcycling, sewing, knitting, and all that. Many mass market stores have hopped on the trend, making more knit and crochet items, But kids are not so easy to trick these days. 

This season, we are seeing more and more people opting for DIY clothes, upcycling their old stuff, and supporting brands that support sustainable production and fair conditions for their workers. While these items will be more expensive, they are an investment. Opting for timeless things instead of chasing trends will not only make you look good, regardless of the occasion. Such shopping also comes guilt-free.


Finally, the last thing on our list has been a recent and unexpected addition. Some say the leather trend has been brought to us single-handedly by no other than Ms. Julia Fox. While she’s not as viral anymore as a few months back, we’re still seeing ripples of her rise to popularity. Edgy styles, messy makeup, no-brow look, black and brown leather, again, DIY items, and denial of displays of wealth (which she is not completely free of but ok) are all assigned to her. 

Yet, an oversized leather jacket is a classic. Leather pants can instantly elevate almost any look, and a leather skirt will look edgy and sexy. And these things will hardly go out of style anytime soon. The sustainability debate here is as heated as ever. On the one hand, real leather is durable, while eco-leather tends to fray and wear out in a few years. Cheap faux leather can be made with cheap plastic and with the workers treated poorly. While real leather obviously presupposes a dead animal. This could go on forever, and it’s up to you to decide whether to buy it or not.

Wrapping Up

Whether you like it or not, the 2000s are back, and they are here to stay. With a decent amount of modifications, this aesthetic has earned a spot in our hearts and in the streets. Low-rise jeans and see-through fabrics come with less body critique this time. Twenty years have passed, and we, as a society, are less focused on unattainable beauty standards. We have a long way to go still, but we are on this path. 

Oversized items don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, and you finally get a chance to wear your party dresses with sequins. Leather pants will make a great addition to your wardrobe. Try to look for sustainable brands, experiment with DIY and unique clothes, and be bold!