If you’re anything like me, you might find it difficult to keep up with all the trends emerging on TikTok and be quickly amplified by the app’s finely tuned algorithms. trendmakers cycle through a variety of aesthetics so rapidly that even the most loyal fashionistas can hardly keep up. If that sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Digital media and retail moguls such as have predicted all the major Gen Z fashion trends for 2023 and have compiled them into a quick list. (Whenthe stylish Gen Z creators TZR spoke to for this story fully approved their predictions.)
To gather this data, Instagram used trend forecasting agency WGSN to survey more than 1,000 social media users between the ages of 16 and 24 across the United States. What was their greatest discovery? With a growing interest in eco-friendly and ethical fashion, we are focused on creating buying habits that reflect our values. (Only 30% of her in Gen Z is old enough to vote during the election, so she votes with her dollars instead.) Darian Symoné Harvin, Instagram’s designated trends expert, tells TZR.
Meanwhile, Depop’s 2023 Fashion Themes report revealed that several existing trends will evolve into new iterations throughout 2023. The deconstructed garment emerges as a new incarnation of the tailor’s subversion. Here are some Gen Z pro tips. Whatever trend you decide to embrace, you are completely free to tweak it to reflect your personal style. TikTok content creator Pierrah Hilaire said, “As trend cycles shorten, many Gen Z creators are moving away from clothing to fit a particular aesthetic.” and trends such as deconstructed fashion can transcend many niche fashion styles.”
Scroll ahead to see what the younger generation will wear in 2023.
Recycled & DIY Fashion
According to Depop, 90% of community members have recently made changes to live a more sustainable lifestyle. When it comes to wardrobes, that often means shopping frugally, typically on the second-hand market. Not only is it a more sustainable way of making products for consumers, but reusing and upcycling can make an item truly unique,” Dool explains. “Also, even if you haven’t customized your second-hand item, it’s less likely that your friend has the exact same one as you.”
Another thing to note here is that in 2023, more and more Gen Z will start DIYing their own clothes and accessories.
space age 2.0
In 2022, Lipa’s discogram style made headlines. Now, this flashy aesthetic has set the stage for an up-and-coming fashion trend. Look out for space-her-age-inspired clothing, including chainmail, zodiac motifs, and feather-her trims. Recently, we’ve seen a huge spike in searches on Depop. In short, fashion-savvy Gen Z are shopping for this new trend. “I’ve seen niche communities get into futuristic accessories, but I think we can go all-out. the fifth element [in 2023]” said Gen Z content creator Clara Perlmutter.
Another trend to watch over the next few months is deconstructed clothing. That is, clothes and accessories that can be transformed by functional details such as zippers and buttons. So Hilaire cites Wisdom Kaye’s Dion Lee puffer, Joe Floww’s button jeans from Y/PROJECT, and the delicate lace tailored ensembles from Yuhan Wang’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection as prime examples of this burgeoning aesthetic. I’m here. (If you’ve had your eye on the sultry knit ensemble pictured above, you can scoop one for yourself here, but do so ASAP as there’s only one size left in stock.)
When talking about TikTok’s rising trend, Perlmutter points to the genre of brocket fashion, which she describes as an offshoot of Bella Hadid’s personal style. In a nutshell, it mixes two of her TikTok aesthetics that will be popular in 2022. A whimsical coquette look and a sporty, football-inspired Broke core. The best part is that you can put together a brocket outfit or two together with pieces you already have in your wardrobe. It’s a samba sneaker.
“And it’s not irrelevant to the Brockets trend. I think emulations of the whole Bella Hadid aesthetic will become more prevalent,” Perlmutter adds. “I feel like this is already happening among fashion people.” But it will soon hit the masses, and fast fashion will hook up Prada’s archive imitations.”