I try to hold onto things just as long as the next person, knowing all too well that the trend cycle has dramatically shortened due to the combined impacts of social media and fast fashion, allowing trends to come back in vogue far quicker than they once would have. The smart thing would be to store everything rather than get rid of anything. And yet, my complete lack of storage in New York City begs to differ. I just moved and am in desperate need of additional space, leading me to only one possible action item: spring cleaning.
Over the last week, I’ve had to take a long, hard look at my wardrobe in order to decide what trends for the season ahead just don’t do it for me anymore and which ones still deserve a spot in the closet (i.e., the large, metal rack I now hang my clothes on). And after examining the spring/summer 2023 runways for the umpteenth time and hours of sorting, I finally settled on 7 spring trends that, to me, have lost their spark. Scroll down to discover each one, as well as the warm-weather trends I’m prioritizing instead.