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Colors and Styles for 2023

Each new year brings the latest and greatest the fashion world has to offer. New designers, new colors, new styles, new accessories.....oh my! I have no doubt as you have scrolled through your social feeds you have begun to see posts or photos promoting the latest trends. I also know that it can be overwhelming to digest all of that and decipher what or if any of this fits with your own personal style. I hope to make life a little easier for you by summarizing what is most popular and furthermore, what is most realistic for the "everywoman" and not the "runway model." So, whether you are looking to update your everyday wardrobe or you are looking for something fresh and fun to wear at your next photo shoot, this blog post should give you plenty of ideas to mull over!


As you might already know, THE color of the year is Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta. Personally, I LOVE it. Pantone states that Viva Magenta is a "New animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint. An electrifying and boundary-less shade that manifests as a stand-out statement. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all." Couldn't have said it any better myself! This color is really going to pop against white and black backdrops alike, not to mention urban settings and out in the midst of nature. In addition to Viva Magenta, other colors to watch for in 2023 are:

  • Earthy Orange

  • Olive Green

  • Pale Pink

  • Yellow

  • Creige (Yes, this is a word! It's a mix of gray and beige)

  • Metallics (Silver, Gold, Bronze)

  • Edgy Black

  • Summer Song Blue (Grayish Blue)

  • Cobalt Blue

Here are a few color examples:

Style & Materials

Before I get into specifics, I will speak in generalities. We are back to the 90's, baby! While some styles in 2023 will be newer and we will continue to see some traditional pieces, get ready to see A LOT of items being resurrected from the days of Saved by the Bell and Friends. For example:

  • Crop tops/Peplum shirts

  • Oversized blazers

  • Bodysuits

  • Maxi skirts

  • Outfits that mix professional and playful articles (Think t-shirts with suits)

  • Cargo jackets and pants

  • Mini dresses

  • Grunge

  • Anything metallic or with a shine

  • Sheer material

  • Lace material

  • Fringe edges

Here are a few examples:


As Michael Kors said "I always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit." So what are THE accessories to look out for this year? Here are a handful:

  • Pearls (Not your grandmother's pearls, but ones in unusual shapes and paired with different materials)

  • Flower jewelry

  • Silver statement jewelry

  • Cuff bracelets

  • Wedge shoes

  • Metallic shoes

  • Mary Jane shoes (yay!)

  • Ballet Flats (also yay!)

  • Designer rain boots

  • Oversized purses/bags

  • Bucket hats

  • Knee High Socks

Check out a few accessory examples here:

Now just because these are the new trends for 2023 doesn't mean that you have to style your story to match. My advice has been and will always be that you should wear what makes you feel the most comfortable, confident and chic. But if you are looking to spice up your wardrobe with a 2023 fashion staple, then I hope I have given you lots to choose from. And if you are looking for guidance with putting outfits together for work, play or for a photo shoot I know of an amazing stylist that can help. Check out LeAnn Conway's website and see the great work she is doing with women in the Milwaukee area! You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram.

Be fearless in the pursuit of the fashion that sets your soul on fire!


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