Clothing Chronicles: Latest Styles and Trends is a fashion blog that charts the latest trends directly from runway shows, street style, A-list celebrities, influencers, and more.
For SS23, designers made denim sexy. Think asymmetric fitted shirts paired with soft brown co-ords, and Bella Hadid’s Givenchy buckle bra for utilitarian glam. Check Women Magazine.
Whether thigh-skimming minis or floor-grazing styles, longer hemlines have been making a big impression this summer. But while the trend may conjure up images of a y2K boho tragedy, it’s easy to make the floor-sweeping look your own, says R29 Fashion Director and content creator Irina Grechko.
Try a floaty linen silhouette paired with a cute pair of sandals for a dreamy beach vacay look or opt for a white maxi skirt in a feminine broderie anglaise fabric for a casual office-ready outfit. The versatility of maxi skirts means they work well all year round – just add a chunky sweater and Doc Martens for cold-weather styling. You can also play with texture and trims to elevate the style even further. For instance, adding tassels or fringe to your skirt is a great way to keep the bohemian vibes alive.
Denim is one of those stealth closet staples that never goes out of style. But this year, jeans are more than just your everyday go-to. Wide-leg jeans, baggy jeans, and other relaxed styles made the runway from brands like Altuzarra to Khaite. Pair with a neat button-up shirt from Chloe or a plain white tee for an elevated take on casual weekend dressing.
Acne Studios and Tibi both sent super light denim washes down the runway, highlighting just how important this new silhouette is. Choose from slouchy, puddle-hemmed jeans or barrel-leg denim in black and deep true blue to upgrade your day-to-day style.
In this fashion trend, glam meets utility. The glam utility aesthetic is characterized by workwear-inspired clothing, such as baggy cargo pants and jackets with multiple pockets and straps. It also combines a sense of glamour with the utility elements, like snazzy buckles, zippers, and adjustable straps.
It’s an ideal look for anyone who wants to make a statement in their outfits. You can pair the cargo pants with a chic tucked-in blouse for a look that’s both practical and stylish. You can also add a parka that features faux fur to your wardrobe for an extra dose of glamour.
Glam utility is a trend that’s taking the world by storm, from runways to influencers’ feeds. This fashion trend is perfect for those who love to wear bold colors, as it’s often paired with bright hues, such as green or tangerine.
The Little Mermaid
The latest trend to swim to the surface this summer is the mermaid aesthetic. A nod to the Andersen fairytale, it incorporates elements like pearls, ruffles, and seashells in a variety of clothing items. This includes mermaid-inspired prom dresses, iridescent one-pieces, and crochet skirts that are perfect for a beach getaway.
The mermaid aesthetic is also inspired by the new live-action movie The Little Mermaid, which debuted in theaters on May 26. Halle Bailey, who portrays Ariel in the film, wore a mermaid-inspired white gown on the red carpet. Other designers like Anya Hindmarch and Blumarine have reimagined the style, with their oceanic colors and iridescent textures. In fact, searches for the “mermaid core” trend on Pinterest have risen by 614% this year. Even Disney has joined the fun, with its own line of mermaid-inspired merchandise.