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Lately, I can’t stop thinking about one specific concept: impermanence. In some popular philosophies, the idea is that the only permanent thing in life is change itself. It’s a relevant sentiment, even more so within the context of the fashion industry. Because something “new” is always considered à la mode—whether that’s trends, designers, or buzzy items. Transformation is an inevitable part of what makes fashion, well, fashion.
But for those who aren’t fans of change, much less the prospect of continuously updating our closets, it can be tiring to keep up. At the same time, the possibility of sticking to a capsule wardrobe isn’t for everyone. So how does one strike a balance, then? It all lies in being able to identify which trends will actually be around for the long haul. It’s not about adopting every niché item you see on the internet; instead, it’s about investing in a few pieces that carry from one season to the next. Wondering which trends transition from spring to fall?
In search of that answer, I scrolled through countless spring/summer 2023 and fall/winter collections 2023 to identify trends that will be around for the rest of the year. Change may be unavoidable, but so is the continuity of these 12 trends across collections. These trends prove that as much as things change, they stay the same.