Barbie & Oppenheimer

Barbie and Oppenheimer brought 2023 to a halt when the films were released at the same time. The classic Barbie pink met this 1940’s war era vibe that no one expected to be a part of 2023. This was another massive trend this year, where people actually started getting dressed up for the movies. With these themed outfits and the whole get up of the pink and the black – Barbenheimer was born. Key features of these outfits were of course the Barbie pink – how could you miss it(?!), and the suits, with the old-fashioned style and dark colours. Barbenheimer was truly a trend of 2023.


Love on Tour & Eras Tour

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift took the world by storm with their tours this year. As soon as these tours hit the ground running, people were jumping at the opportunity to go. Unlike other concerts, things changed… not only were people so hyped they were crying, but people also started creating the most extravagant and amazing outfits to ever have caught your eye. Of course, when you think about past concerts you think about maybe using glitter, dressing up a little, but you wouldn’t think… Denim on denim, feather boas (with feathers everywhere), and bedazzled outfits. People really took their outfits seriously and it showed – what an incredible era of 2023.


Clean girl aesthetic vs Y2K

Last but not least, Clean Girl VS Y2K. 2023 was full of changes and controversies, especially when it came to fashion.

The clean girl aesthetic and Y2K had some similar features but honestly, were so far apart in aesthetics that they just worked together.

Clean girl included simple dewy makeup, slick back bun, simple and timeless outfits. Basically, minimalism in a fashion style. Y2K did the complete opposite, just full on maximalism. Low rise jeans have made a comeback due to Y2K, as well as baby tees, butterfly hair clips and of course, a good lip gloss.


And that is 2023 summed up in fashion trends. I certainly cannot wait for what 2024 has to offer!

Ivy-Rose Laidler

Ivy-Rose Laidler

Hey! My name is Ivy-Rose! I’m the student life columnist and contributor for the Opus mag! I love writing about life as a student, the societal expectations, and experiences that help us grow and shape us to who we are today – as individuals and a collective! When I’m not contributing to Opus, I’m helping out local charity organisations SHIBUI Services and What Were You Wearing as well as creating content!