Winter is creeping ever closer, and as the temperature takes a dip, we can't help but fantasise about what awaits us next season. Getting ahead of the game never hurt anyone, and what better way to occupy the gloomier months than by planning our 2023 wardrobe.
Slouchy, oversized blazers were all the rage at Valentino and even Chanel opted for relaxed-fit versions of its trademark bouclé jackets in playful pinks. If you're a die-hard sharp tailoring gal, luckily Victoria Beckham came through with simple tailored blazers that acted as mini dresses.
Speak of the devil, mini dresses are back and at the SS23 iterations are all about texture. Pearl embellishments at Givenchy and belted LBDs at Chanel provided a certain opulence, whereas Versace's shiny purple chromes felt flashy, in the best possible way.
Versace's buttery leather fringing felt very 'cool-girl-meets-cowboy', whereas Victoria Beckham's take spotlighted ra-ra minis and ultra-kinetic hems.
The dramatic bombshell split that we are accustomed to seeing on the red carpet is making its way into SS23. Silky slip dresses at Givenchy, colourful florals at Dries Van Noten, and glossy midis at Prada are paving the way – and are very much into it.
Designers made denim sexy for SS23 – who'd have thought it? Asymmetric fitted shirts paired with soft brown co-ords at A.W.A.K.E. had a certain hippyish glam, whereas Bella Hadid's buckle Givenchy buckle bra exuded utilitarian sultriness.
Cut-outs are having a major moment, and British trailblazer Poster Girl has been leading the way with its stretchy geometric designs. However, next season we're loving larger proportioned cut-outs, looking at the likes of Andreadamo, Valentino and A.W.A.K.E for inspiration.
Hello! Fashion's Style Editor Laura Weatherburn provides her take on the season's cool colour palette. "I love a bright cerulean blue as a contrast to the sickly sweet Barbiecore pink trend. It feels a little bit more sophisticated, works year-round, and fits snugly into my nearly all-black wardrobe. I have my eye on a Christopher John Rogers oversized overcoat in particular - très chic."
"Everyone has an opinion on animal print, it's very much marmite in the fashionsphere. I, on one hand, love zebra print, especially when it comes to accessorising," Laura explains. "But struggle to get my head around a leopard look. That being said, you may well find me in an Alessandra Rich twinset come summer."
"The glam utility trend is peak Y2K - a nostalgic mashup of satin jumpsuits, sheer cargo pants and low-slung belted skirts (you can thank Miu Miu for that), that have been elevated for a true dress-up moment. Simply slip on a boiler suit, unzip to the navel and add a killer pair of heels," Laura advises.