In the age of new drops and limited-edition collaborations, it’s refreshing to see that in 2023, the biggest trends are barely discernible at all. Forget logos and statement-makers; under-the-radar, classic style staples are having a moment. We’re calling it the non-trend trends—pieces that can’t be dated to a particular season, don’t scream a particular designer’s name, and, most importantly, have everlasting appeal.
Fashion has taken a turn down the minimalist road, where something as simple as a plain shirt or a pair of classic straight-leg jeans reign supreme. Both of those closet essentials reached new heights on the runway last season, from Bottega Veneta’s deceptively chic leather iterations to the effortlessly polished finishing touches at The Row. If there were ever a time to adopt the old adage less is more, it certainly feels like now.
Of course, there are so many brands redefining modern simplicity, which means it can be hard to discover the best of the best. But—like we always do—we’re making it easy to shop all of the pared-back trends. Ahead, you’ll discover the classic styles having a moment, plus several ways to incorporate each “trend” into your closet. Read on to unearth and shop the need-to-know non-trend trends.
BY ALEXIS BENNETT
January 18, 2023