5 trends my New York friends will try first in 2023


One of my favorite parts of New York as a fashion editor is the constant inspiration for outfits from the sidewalks of Manhattan. A brief stroll downtown can tell you what people will be wearing six months from now, the freshest way to style your old clothes, and the new must-have you didn’t know you needed in just 20 minutes. This ambitious and effortless yet inspired dressing is why I turned to New Yorkers for the trends they’ll be sure to indulge in in 2023.

This year’s fashion was defined by a resurgence in outlet wear, an onslaught of Y2K throwback fashion, and an increased focus on the capsule wardrobe, among other trends. While I expect these themes to continue into the new year, there are a few hot trends to note as you fill your 2023 basket.

After interviewing my New York friends and gathering my observations around town, I’ve put together a trend-based shopping list below that will have you feeling cosmopolitan in an instant.


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