5 Streetwear trends we’ll wear in 2023.


Retro soccer style has taken off already for a few years, although only relegated to fan scarves, already seen in the collections of Martine Rose and Balenciaga - just to name a few. In 2023 the jersey will go crazy, this time with logos prominently displayed and oversized.

Rising trends include the retro soccer aesthetic and cargo pants, which will become XL in 2023.

Find out what we’ll be wearing next year.

The influence of the Y2K aesthetic will go crazy especially in 2023, the year of the final consecration of early 2000s fashion; denim emerges as a key fabric for all styles, as we have already seen during the Diesel show at Milan Fashion Week SS23, even fueling a certain grunge aesthetic.

While, with a 198% increase in arrivals in fall 2022, Cargo pants will reign supreme among streetwear trends in 2023 as well, albeit with some updates: those in the new year will be even wider of technical fabrics and new heights, including ¾ model. The women’s streetwear style will be the star of the streetwear of the future with maxi skirts declined for all genders and in all materials. The only rule: bare navel.

Retro soccer style has taken off already for a few years, although only relegated to fan scarves, already seen in the collections of Martine Rose and Balenciaga – just to name a few. In 2023 the jersey will go crazy, this time with logos prominently displayed and oversized.

And again, the Varsity jacket, an evergreen of course, but in 2023 it will be worn by practically everyone, not just those nostalgic for Hip Hop and classic Streetwear.

1) The XL Cargo Pants.

We’ve already talked about Gorpcore – the trend of people dressing like mountaineers, find the editorial here – and the Y2K aesthetic, which has come back strongly since the Millennium Bug and is particularly popular with Gen Z.

We have already spotted parachute style cargo pants parading down the runway or worn by celebrities but, next year, the waist leg trend will be even bolder they will have XL wide leg sizes, made in tech fabrics with the addition of large pockets on the sides. For the more nostalgic and refined, we spotted satin fabric and a good percentage of denim models – dark denim favored – such as the model born from the Tommy x Martine Rose collaboration.

2) The Maxi Skirts

Long skirts have been the novelty of 2022, spotted just about everywhere and reinterpreted in luxury, such as the silver one launched by Acne Studios and, more recently, Gannis collaboration with Levi’s, which has become a favorite of front – row guests at Paris Fashion Week.

As we have already seen, denim fabric will take center stage especially in women’s streetwear, and the return of Gorpcore will create a winning mix of comfort and style. The Maxi skirts we will wear in 2023 will be in cargo versions, with side pockets and a very low waist, as anticipated by Miu Miu in its Spring Summer ’23 collection.

3) The Varsity Jacket.

Although the varsity jacket remains a key element of the Preppy aesthetic, the 2023 trend goes beyond the classic bomber jacket, with collegiate-inspired graphics and patches also applied to sweatshirts, accessories, and knitwear.

Streetwear brands have done well to shake off the elitist Ivy League feeling attached to the Preppy trend, in favor of a more inclusive Prep Boy style that encompasses a new kind of self-expression. Read more about Ivy League and Preppy Style here.

Kenzo’s Spring 2023 fashion show ushered in a new vision of the Preppy legacy, more playful and ironic, which also includes an entirely new version of the classic Varsity. The classic elitist college jacket shrugged off its snobbish heritage to receive a tailored, fresh twist designed for a younger audience.

While, for next season, we will also find patches, embroidered prints and banners on tees, sweatshirts, pants and caps.

4) Blockcore Jerseys

Although muted, Blockcore has been a trend present since at least 2018, when Martine Rose launched the first tee Jersey with the brand’s logo “askew”; which has become a streetwear cult.

The Blockcore subculture: that is, the style that references soccer apparel, from “fan” style scarves to jerseys that resemble jerseys on the field, will explode consistently in 2023 and, of course, streetwear brands will pioneer the trend.

Collaborations with sportswear brands have become a fixture, such as ARIES‘ recent partnership with New Balance and PALACE‘s collaboration with Umbro.

Not to mention the luxury market has gotten in on the action, spotting jerseys in some of the biggest collaborations this year: PALACE x Gucci and Balenciaga x adidas. Interestingly, Balenciaga‘s red soccer shirt was also launched in an “oversize” version after Bella Hadid wore it three sizes larger than her own.

The streetwear of 2023 is finally ready to embrace this trend, with the placid good of Martine Rose: 2022 sales have seen a significant increase from consumers, destined to reach significant figures in what is coming.

Read more about Martine Rose: “The designer who turned outsiders into trendsetters”.

The trend will be identifiable to streetwear brands, with a retro feel, oversized sizes, and a large logo in plain sight – just think of the adidas originals soccer jersey in collaboration with Balenciaga.

5) The Printed Fleece Jacket.

Outdoor and streetwear brands continue their longstanding relationship, influencing each other by launching gorpcore garments for the everyday lifestyle. One such product that has become mass-market, but was born for mountain sports – is the fleece jacket, already reimagined by brands such as White Mountaineering®︎, Nike ACG, Patagonia, and North Face.

Next season, the warm fleece will receive a streetwear treatment with abstract prints, bold colors and patterns, staying true to its initial goal of technical clothing and retaining its reversible style and technical padding materials.

Puma x P.A.M Fleece Jacket available at blackboxstore.com



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