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Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Trends You Can Wear Over 50

By Sandra Roussy March 12, 2023 Makeup and Fashion

Do you follow trends? Do you like to watch the seasonal runway collections? Twice a year, designers from all over the world present their collections to fashion buyers, apparel industry professionals, and fashion lovers. Every six months, typically in September and February, they work their creativity into a fashion collection with trends that fashionistas will be wearing the following season.

A few of the top trends from the Spring/Summer 2023 runways include:

  1. Relaxed Jeans
  2. Romantic Lace
  3. Cargo Pockets
  4. Flowers
  5. Hearts
  6. Bold Stripes

I like to follow the trends and see the common inspirations that they hold. I know that these will be interpreted by the apparel industry and sold in stores internationally where common trends will be available.

The fashion shows can be quite overwhelming, and I don’t think that what they present can be worn by everybody – actually almost no one can wear what they show sometimes. That’s why fashion writers and professionals break it all down and make it easy to define the upcoming trends.

Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Trends You Can Actually Wear

Here are some key takeaways for Spring/Summer 2023 trends that you can interpret and merge into your wardrobe and lifestyle.

Relaxed Comfortable Jeans

Not that skinny jeans are completely gone, but we saw more relaxed fit jeans in almost all the runway shows. We also saw some flared hems that brought us back to the bell bottom era. Remember those?

Waist-Match™ Relaxed Flared Jeans

Waist-Match™ Relaxed Flared Jeans

Sheer Romance and Lace

There was a lot of skin showing on the runways with a lot of delicate sheer fabrics and laces. This always tends to give a romantic feeling.

ANNE KLEIN Broderie Cropped Lace Cardigan

ANNE KLEIN Broderie Cropped Lace Cardigan

Cargo Everything and Pockets Everywhere

I love the cargo look, and I’m always glad to see it on the runways. It’s a super easy look to wear, and you get pants and jackets with pockets to put your personal belongings.

Ralph Lauren Collection Tasha Broken-Twill Field Jacket

Ralph Lauren Collection Tasha Broken-Twill Field Jacket

Flower Prints

Flowered prints and embroideries were again in many shows. Small to big florals with a lot of blue tints.

No-Iron Stretch Flower Print Tunic

No-Iron Stretch Flower Print Tunic

All About Hearts

Hearts were all over the runways and can already be seen in the retail Spring collections. You can find bold heart prints, heart graphics, and heart embroideries.

Classic Open-Front Heart Jacquard Cardigan

Classic Open-Front Heart Jacquard Cardigan

Bold Stripes for Everyone

Stripes never really go out of style, they are a staple. But some seasons they are small stripes and others they are bold.

Multi Stripe Crewneck Pullover Sweater

Multi Stripe Crewneck Pullover Sweater

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you like the Spring 2023 trends? Which is your favorite? Which trend will you be wearing? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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There is such a gap in the high street for women of our age now.Wallis, Principles, Dorothy Perkins, Gap, Debenhams and others have gone and I’m at a loss! Looked in Zara and H & M and it’s all about crop tops!! I’d love to know where you all shop, on a budget.


I shop at Cleo’s.


I dislike so many of the newer styles. Too much fluff, midriff tops, articles with too much fabric. Give me classic every day!


Well, I was looking for fashion for a plus size woman, then I wanted it to be for someone 60 years old. All I saw was thin girls under the age of 40 years old. Not particularly helpful

Sandra Roussy

Hi Diane,

We have articles about plus-size fashions for women over 60. Click the links below.

You can also type in “plus size fashion” in the search button at the top of the page to access more articles.

Hope this helps. :)


I love the flared jeans and have bought two pair in recent years. So much cooler than skinny jeans are during the warmer months. I agree that they don’t work for everyone but they do for me, However, I can’t wear the form fitting type jeans that look so cute on women with pear shaped bodies. So, we figure out what works for us, I would like to see some suggestions for types of tops to wear with the flared jeans.


Oh dear those jeans look dreadful ! Toast have some wonderful Jean type trousers worth hecking out !

The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website:

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