These fashion trends will be important in 2023, according to an expert

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As the mastermind behind the headline-grabbing red carpet looks of stars like Justin and Hailey Bieber, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Paulson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Karla Welch is one of the most powerful celebrity stylists in the game. .

So, with 2023 fast approaching, we couldn’t think of anyone better to ask about the fashion trends that are about to be everywhere in the new year.

From seasonally inspired colors to sexy sheer styles, the looks below are set to define 2023, according to Welch. Read on for the scoop – and to shop each one.

Color analysis

Hailey Bieber Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2022

Have you ever wondered why Hailey Bieber (pictured wearing Saint Laurent) looks so good in shades of beige? Like a mild autumn, she has the warmth to make them work – without looking washed out.


Hailey Bieber Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2022

Have you ever wondered why Hailey Bieber (pictured wearing Saint Laurent) looks so good in shades of beige? Like a mild autumn, she has the warmth to make them work – without looking washed out.


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As Welch tells Page Six Style she expects to see Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023, Viva Magenta, represented in a big way next year — “They’ve always really hit it off,” the stylist says — she recently dabbled in seasonal color analysis, a method of determining which shades best complement her skin tone and the color of her eyes and hair.

It’s already a booming trend on TikTok that has racked up nearly a billion views, and Welch expects it to become even more mainstream in the coming months.

Karla Welch Gets a Color Analysis Consultation
Welch’s color analysis consultation with Marques confirmed she’s a winter – which makes sense, as she often gravitates towards black and white when it comes to her own wardrobe.
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“I was a bit floored by that. Stylist for 20 years, I have a trendy approach to color. And knowing my clients, I know what colors look good on them,” she says. “But I think [color analysis] is great for a consumer…someone who says, “I’m not sure this color looks good on me”, which I get from people who aren’t my customers and love fashion.

To that end, Welch recently partnered with Amazon Style on its Color Me Curated pop-up, offering shoppers free color analysis consultations led by Mariana Marques of The Outfit Curator. Welch curated clothes racks for every seasonal palette at the event, held at Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif.

Shop the trend:

magenta coat
Saks Fifth Avenue

Elie Tahari Wool and Cashmere Wrap Coat ($695)

blue pouch
Francoise Valentine

Frances Valentine Bici Chain Clutch ($228, originally $348)

green coat
Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto Hooded Buckle Jacket ($220)


Playful prints (and patterns)

Lashana Lynch Matilda the musical premiere

Lashana Lynch’s multi-colored sequin Ashish slip dress has a lot of looks on its own, so Welch has smartly kept its accessories simple.


Lashana Lynch Matilda the musical premiere

Lashana Lynch’s multi-colored sequin Ashish slip dress has a lot of looks on its own, so Welch has smartly kept its accessories simple.


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Bad news for those who hated the chaotic Gen-Z looks of Haley Lu Richardson’s character on ‘The White Lotus’ – “I think we’re going to see a lot of people leaning into Portia [and her style]says Welch, calling her outfits “so bad” but “amazing.”

That means mixed prints, contrasting colors and stacked patterns are fair game, but perhaps not all worn simultaneously like HBO’s hit set-up assistant; even Welch admits Portia’s appearance was “out of control” at times.

Still, she adds, “I think we’re going to see a lot of that kind of freedom in clothing.”

Shop the trend:

heart print cardigan
Net to wear

Farm Rio Jacquard Knit Cardigan ($175)

Sea floral pants
Farfetch

Sea Carson Floral Pants ($255)

leopard fur bucket hat
Amazon

Purfanree Leopard Print Faux Fur Bucket Hat ($14)


luxury leather

Justin Bieber performing at the 2022 Grammys

Justin Bieber’s shiny Balenciaga leather pants may have divided fans (and inspired more than a few comparisons to Ross Geller), but they were certainly fashion-forward.


Justin Bieber performing at the 2022 Grammys

Justin Bieber’s shiny Balenciaga leather pants may have divided fans (and inspired more than a few comparisons to Ross Geller), but they were certainly fashion-forward.


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Welch says she’s “still obsessed” with the creamy material and points out that leather jackets are a particularly good purchase for the New Year; she was even wearing a faux leather blazer at the time of our conversation.

“Literally, everyone needs [one],” she says. “It’s affordable, it’s so comfortable. And it’s like the perfect piece that’s going to live in your closet for a few years.

For those who prefer just a touch of the stuff, Welch says a leather scrunchie is a “great little way to bring back a bit of the ’90s and do it right.”

Shop the trend:

black leather blazer
Steve Madden

Steve Madden Audrey Jacket ($99)

leather scrunchies
Amazon

Eighttown Soft Leatherette Scrunchies ($12 for four)

white leather motorcycle jacket
Zappos

NYC Blank Moto Jacket ($70, originally $98)


Feminine vibe

Sarah Paulson arrives at 20th Television And FX's "Impeachment: A History of American Crime" FYC Event
Sarah Paulson’s bow-tie heels and pearl earrings lend a feminine touch to her Christian Siriano fit-and-flare dress.
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“There’s a real femininity that I see in dressing again,” says Welch — not just when it comes to on-trend touches like ruffles and lace, but also “a return to form,” with skirts fitted pencil and filtering wasp-waisted silhouettes brought back into vogue.

For those whose personal style leans more minimalist, like hers, Welch says a well-placed girly accessory is a good fit.

“We have this stunning black satin shoe with a big crystal bow on our rack right now,” she says. “A trendy little shoe goes a long way.”

Shop the trend:

black pencil skirt
Saks Fifth Avenue

Max Mara Hiltex Ruffled Jersey Pencil Skirt ($525)

white lace blouse
Saks Fifth Avenue

L’Agence Jenica Lace Blouse ($395)

black crystal bow heels
Mytheresa

Mach & Mach Double Bow Satin Pumps ($984)


pure genius

Olivia Wilde People's Choice Awards 2022

Olivia Wilde’s Dior leather and lace dress has lit up social media.


Olivia Wilde People's Choice Awards 2022

Olivia Wilde’s Dior leather and lace dress has lit up social media.


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“I love the nude dress – I don’t even think it’s necessarily a thing more,” says Welch, who recently dressed Wilde in a much-discussed lace Dior version for the People’s Choice Awards. “It’s like boyfriend jeans; boyfriend jeans never go anywhere, do they? It has become a must. »

The stylist particularly likes working with sheer styles because they “really show off the craftsmanship, like the beautiful lace or the hand-worked crystals,” but notes that you definitely don’t have to be sheer from head to toe. feet to follow the trend.

“A little crystal skirt is a fun piece to work with. I just think it needs to be balanced; like, I’m going to wear (mine) with a sweatshirt and a pair of tights and a nice pair of boots.

Shop the trend:

purple transparent crystal mini skirt
SSENSE

Fleur du Mal Purple Rhinestone Mini Skirt ($375)

sheer black maxi dress
& other stories

& Other Stories Sheer Lace Midi Dress ($149)

sheer teal bodysuit
free people

Free People Under It All Bodysuit ($58)


Suitable sharp

Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a yellow suit

No one wears a brightly colored suit quite like Tracee Ellis Ross, seen here in a Lafayette 148 look.


Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a yellow suit

No one wears a brightly colored suit quite like Tracee Ellis Ross, seen here in a Lafayette 148 look.


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You can’t go wrong with tailored pants or an oversized blazer, according to Welch. “I’m so classic; I love suits,” she says, adding that she likes to see the lines between menswear and womenswear continue to blur.

“I think there’s so much more freedom in clothing, and I like the fluidity,” she says.

Shop the trend:

red blazer
Nordström

Single Button Halogen Blazer ($129)

navy blue pinstripe trousers
Hinny

Bardot Stripe Wide Leg Pants ($129)

white tuxedo jumpsuit
Reiss

Reiss Lennon Tuxedo Jumpsuit ($390)


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