2023 Spring Fashion Trends from the Runway That You’ll Want to Wear - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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2023 Spring Fashion Trends from the Runway That You’ll Want to Wear


How many times have you watched a fashion show and thought, “I could see wearing that!”, sarcastically.  Well, I am sharing the 2023 Spring Fashion trends that are from the runway that you will want to wear.

St Patty’s Day

Before I get into that, let me wish you a Happy St Patrick’s Day! I am part Irish, and I think of my dad, every year on this day. If you didn’t see my latest reel, where I style a St Patty’s outfit to the Clancy Brothers, one of dad’s favorite bands, check it out HERE!

I also share some other St. Patrick’s day fashion inspiration this week on Instagram.

We are off tomorrow to a festival at Raylen Vineyards, where there will be beer, wine, Celtic music, Irish Food, lots of fun. I am looking forward to it.

Spring trends

In the Fall, did you catch the video of the Balenciaga fashion show with Kim Kardashian and Nicole Kidman? My hubby always knows what I mean when I say, “Interesting.” It generally means, I’m not fond of it but, ok, that is artistic, but looks like some foil that someone wrapped around her body. ” Not something I would go out in. But it’s art. Right?

Vogue is showing the Moto style and leather. I shared the pair I bought from Poshmark ON THIS POST.

Who doesn’t love a great moto jacket or leather pants? I have both in my closet. Leather is a great transitional look, in between Winter and Spring. I’ve scored my leather pants secondhand, by asking for measurements and additional information on Poshmark. If you go for leather clothing, this is my best tip.

Bright Colors!  Some ladies call the idea of wearing bright colors “dopamine dressing”, which stems from colors making us feel good, especially in the more humdrum cold months of Winter. Now the bright colors are here to stay for the Spring. Oranges, magenta, kelly green, cobalt blue. I do love color and it is a mood enhancer for sure. There are lots to choose from in blazers, trousers, blouses, you name it!

Maxi skirt/Jean skirts- the maxi jean skirt is showing everywhere, and I have my eye on one from Mango. ( no surprise/ !) Styled just as you would a pair of jeans, it would be a workhorse in your wardrobe. Oh, I had so many of these over the years – one in a kind of bell/mermaid shape.. glad I got rid of that one! I am quite glad the micro-mini or as I call it, a “napkin” is not popular this year. ( it was last year)

Tailored looks- tailored looks are here to stay and I have to say, I love it. Ever since I got my hands on a Spiegel catalogue in high school, I was enamored with blazers. I remember a particular one I had in mint green with an elastic waisted midi skirt that matched. Now, there are blazers in every color, and a more fitted blazer is trending, more so than the oversized look from a year or so ago.

Denim- 90’s styles and the baggier denim looks are in currently. ( I will still wear skinny jeans) I have bought more cuts of denim over the past two years and love these wide leg jeans. There are a wide array of styles- and the itty bitty boot cut and straight leg are some of my favorites too. I just bought this pair in white. They say they are a bootcut, but I own the blue denim pair and are more like a straight leg. It is just nice to have options! There is denim out there in vests, jackets, jeans, skirts this season.

Cargo pants- they were “on trend” last year, but are also this year. Isn’t this one trend that I bet many of us have in our closet’s already. If you are thinking about the khaki cargos we all know about, it is a bit different this year, with patterned cargo pants and looser designs- silky styles. You have seen me wear cargos HERE.

Stripes- It has taken me 54 years to get to a point where I like stripes! I don’t know why, but I like the variety of garments with multidirectional stripes. I did buy this sweater ( you have seen THIS POST) and I wrote about stripes in THIS POST. There are plenty of stripe variatals this year, with chunkier, and vertical also being seen. The traditional striped Spring dress is out in full form, as is the cream and navy or black sweater.

These are the ones that I would be more prone to wear, so I’ve left out some that are considered a “no” for me. For example, “sheerness” is something you will see more of and I’ll pass.

Any one of these trends catch your eye? Which will you wear thsi Spring? Let me know in the comments.

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  • Jean | Delightful Repast
    Posted at 12:48h, 22 March Reply

    I will never do the midi skirt thing again! OR the mini! I’m strictly a knee-length pencil skirt wearer now. Though I do occasionally wear a maxi skirt and would like to get a denim maxi now.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:25h, 26 March Reply

      Hi Jean! It really is a very individual decision, and comfort. The denim maxi is trending now, and you can find them all over. They have some at Mango I am eyeing!

  • jodie
    Posted at 00:37h, 18 March Reply

    I have to say that the bright colors are definitely in my wheel house, but I do like trying them all.

  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 22:13h, 17 March Reply

    I follow a number of bloggers who love and wear that bright pinky=magenta so well. Such a pretty, girly color. Screams spring is here!! I didn’t wear stripes for about 50 years, myself. Bought into that old adage that stripes make you look bigger/wider. Finally got over myself and have embraced them in this season of life. They are FUN!! And who can’t use more fun in their lives??

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