No matter what your style is, playing around with fashion trends is always intriguing. Who wouldn’t want the hottest piece of clothing on them?
In the current world of fast-paced TikTok trends and mass scale of new businesses, there are style trends popping every other week. The right move to make? Be curious and pick the ones that set your soul on fire.
After months of observations and tons of research, we’ve listed down our forecasts for 2023! It’s sexy, timeless, chic and quite iconic.
Hint: If you loved the 90s and 2000s, you are in for a treat!
1. Purple shades
Versace dedicated their whole SS23 show to purple, it brought the gothic sense of the collection in a very seductive way. Aside from that, big names like Valentino and Tory Burch play with this dramatic hue in their iconic statement pieces.
Also, did you know that Digital Lavendar (a light pastel purple hue) is the colour of the year according to the trend forecasting experts at WGSN?
This colour flatters any type of skin tone. We would say for warmer undertones, pick the darker purple shades and for cooler undertones, go lighter.
Whether it’s a night out or an urge to make a special appearance anywhere, this colour is your bestie. At Frok, you’d find our “Call Me Royalty Maxi Dress” as a smoking hot addition to your wardrobe. It’s a highly versatile design featuring a slit and a halter neck. You could style it on its own or pair with a pair of bottoms for that extra edge.
And don’t forget the earrings!
We are not talking about basic crotchet, 2023 is the year for statement pieces made in crotchet. Take a page from Proenza Schular and Gabriela Hearst shows, there’s something so elevated about this clothing technique. It feels cosy yet so effortlessly chic.
This clothing technique will fit both your messy grunge or clean girl aesthetic. We’d advise you sport it as cute tops, skirts, shorts or even as maxi dresses to start off and then experiment further. Our Tuscany Bralette is soft as butter on skin and yet stands out in a striking red shade. This handmade crotchet knit can be styled with blazers, flared pants or even over a body con dress. The options are endless!
3. Oblique Cutouts
Especially, the one-sided ones. Cutouts have been in for some time now, but now more specific forms of cutouts are rising to fame. From the glitzy Tom Ford Spring Summer 2023 show to the Carolina Herrera staples, you’d fall in love with this timelessly elegant trend.
If you’re looking to appear somewhere with a sophisticated yet sultry appeal, keep reading. A fail-proof way to pull off oblique cutouts is to pick items with one-off shoulders or halter neck as it provides a nice balance to the entire ensemble.
Our newly-added Midnight Classique is a showstopper for both day and night occasions. The best way to style it? Pair it with chandelier earrings and bejewelled hair clips, it’s sure to leave you feeling like a cool girl! And feel free to style add a waist chain over this dress for that extra oomph!
4. Boxy Silhouettes
On paper, the idea of wearing something like a box feels odd but in reality, it’s the epitome of Parisian dream.
What do we mean by boxy silhouettes. Think rigid shoulder lines, straight form, formal-esque. For inspiration, look no further than the staples by Peter Do, Khaite and The Row.
Androgynous in nature, any boxy design makes a great layering component for any kind of outfit. And it adds that instant shift in energy by elevating anything you wear it with. Just pure class.
Our kind of boxy silhouette is our Satin Shoulder Pad Top. It’s seamless fit as office wear, day out and whenever you’re in the mood for some incognito action.
5. Elevated Basics
Nobody has time for just the classics. Life’s better with a twist. And owning basics with sublime modifications puts it in a sweet spot in relation to statement pieces.
Look at Isabel Marant’s playful take on the casual little black number, there are few changes with the cutouts, neckline and the way the dress moves.
And Celine’s off-shoulder top with the corset design along the waist, makes your usual top something more.
Make your everyday casual outings much more interesting with our backless Silky Coral Peach Shirt. It’s glossy, comes in a colour that enhances your tropical skintone. The best part? Give it a turn and you’d find a cheeky peek-a-boo situation at the lower back.
Style it with your mini statement skirts and you’re ready for anything!
6. Effortless Bows!
Bow down to the bows! They are timeless pieces of fashion but in a more regular setting, you don’t see them that often. But you’re about to!
Prada has been revolutionizing bows ever since its Spring 2022 show and we are grateful. The fashion house has successfully convinced us all that having flowy bow on the back of skirt is chic. And then you have the ultra-chic use of gold work on bows by brands such as YSL.
Our electric blue Luxe Jumpsuit gets its youth exuberance from its bow placement. We would say get a glossy hair makeover, put on some highlight and bold lippie and wear rings. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the fit for a perfect night out.