With the not-so-springy weather we’re experiencing in New York, over here at Vogue we’re looking forward to jumping straight into summer. With a new season on the horizon, our editors are already planning their summer wardrobes and contemplating which statement items or summer 2023 trends they want to add to their roster of warm-weather wears. We’re shopping for pieces to be worn on those cherished summer Friday weekends and holidays spent out of the office. We’re equally excited about what we’ll be wearing for our summer in the city—caftans and swimsuits in exquisite prints, dip-dye skirts, sandals with wedged heels or fisherman straps, and raffia accessories of all kinds.
Let these editor-approved summer 2023 trends get you in the post–Memorial Day mindset—shop them all below.
Summer is finally here, and I’ve never been more thrilled to leave the drab, cloudy, and chilly NYC weather behind! This summer will be all about sunset hues for me. Loving the idea of wearing colors of the perfect sunset on the beach. I basically want to be a walking Tequila Sunrise this summer!—Naomi Elizée, market editor
After years of wearing bikinis, I’m feeling for a one-piece again—blame it on the Pamela Anderson renaissance. I also love a good print, and Vilebrequin’s new collaboration with Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont (a.k.a. Deux Femmes Noires) is about to help me bring one of my favorite artists to the beach. —Chioma Nnadi, editor, Vogue.com
Hot Halter Tops
If you know me, then you’re well aware of my love for tiny tops. I recently bought Anine Bing’s satin halter top and have already worn it more times than I can count. —Laura Jackson, commerce writer
I look forward to wearing raffia accessories in all forms this season. —Julie Tong, commerce director
Delicate Mesh Flats
A pair of mesh ballet flats is at the top of my summer wish list! I always feel polished and feminine in a classic flat and think a mesh version is the perfect sporty hybrid for the warmer months ahead. —Mai Morsch, editor
A Retro Aesthetic
Each summer, even if I have no plans to be in Italy, I douse myself in Pucci and Missoni. And with the recent-ish appointment of a new creative director at Emilio Pucci (Camille Miceli), it feels as though a breath of fresh air has swept through the storied Italian fashion house known for its prints. I’m just adoring the updated, more minimalist takes on Pucci’s classic prints that Miceli has been designing. —Lilah Ramzi, parties and commerce editor
When it comes to summer footwear, I love a closed-toe sandal. Be it a fisherman or a cutout or backless loafer, it’s the perfect shoe for every summer occasion that doesn’t require being barefoot. They’re easier to wear for traveling, a safer bet for city sidewalks, and a polished option for the office when you’re in need of a pedicure. What’s more, they’ll look chic with just about every summer wardrobe item. —Madeline Fass, fashion market editor
I’ve been gravitating toward flowy, asymmetrical silhouettes for summer—pieces that are a bit unexpected but don’t feel too overdone. I can already envision this Acne Studios wrap skirt at a beach barbeque out east or paired with a spaghetti-strap tank for a night out in the city. For a more formal affair, this off-the-shoulder silk maxidress by Ferragamo is a no-brainer. —Eliseé Browchuk, production and marketing manager, Vogue100
When I was younger, I used to wear flats all the time—it was the early ’00s, and I had a Marc by Marc obsession like the rest of us gals. Lately I’ve been feeling that same pull again—likely the effect of Prada’s fall 2023 collection, which I haven’t been able to stop thinking about. I keep getting served a Mansur Gavriel ad on Instagram that’s heavily influencing me, and I admit I’ve also moseyed on over to the Repetto website to check out their wares. I want something a little bit pointy or maybe square—it needs to feel a little off somehow. —Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor
I bought a vintage cotton Prada midiskirt before a trip to Mexico last fall with orange and pink tie-dye, and I can’t wait to wear it on a regular basis come summer. Despite being a modest midi-length silhouette, the color dye exudes a laid-back attitude I love for summer. I’ll wear it with a button-down shirt or tee during the week and with flip-flops and a bikini top on weekends. These colorful skirts are popping up from a handful of brands this season—making me ask myself, Do I need another? —M.F.
I’m really excited about the updated wedge trend. I already have a pair by The Attico that I can’t wait to whip out, but I’m also obsessed with Alaïa, Bottega Veneta, and Gia Borghini’s modern take on the classic silhouette. —Alexis Bennett, commerce writer
I feel like I’ve been planning lots of white-on-white outfits for when it gets warmer and searching for vintage tennis dresses on the resale site Vestiaire Collective. —Joy Montgomery, senior commerce writer, British Vogue
By now everyone is familiar with a raffia tote bag or two. This summer I’m going one step further and eyeing raffia-adorned footwear from 3.1 Phillip Lim and St. Agni. I plan on wearing mine with a flowy linen set for a festive textural take. —L.J.
White Poplin Pieces
This year spring has felt nearly nonexistent, so I’m very excited for the summer season to finally arrive in full force. I’m looking to embrace crisp white shirting as spotted at spring 2023 runways from Peter Do to Valentino. I’ll be styling these with a sleek denim skirt—this Dodo Bar Or one in a patchwork style gives it an unexpected twist. —J.T.