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4 trends a fashion expert says we'll see in 2023 — and how to style them

Give your wardrobe a fresh feel for the new year with these essentials.

The start of the new year is the perfect time to embrace change — especially when it comes to your wardrobe. It's a great opportunity to rid your closet of pieces you've worn for years on end and replace them with stylish options you actually want to reach for.

To help you get started, style expert Kathy Buccio stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share some of the fashion trends that you'll see everywhere this year — and the key pieces you'll want in order to pull them off.

Keep reading to shop the top four looks for men and women in 2023.

Winter 2023 wardrobe essentials, according to a style expert

Classic women's look

Ann Taylor Perfect Shirt

A white button down can go a long way when it comes to your everyday wardrobe. This blouse from Ann Taylor is aptly named the "Perfect" shirt has a crisp look but offers a little bit of stretch, so you can wear it through the spring. Plus, once summer rolls around, you'll be able to wear it over a tank top.

Ann Taylor Tall Sculpting Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

Who said skinny jeans are going out of style? Buccio picked this denim from Ann Taylor to pair with the button down top to flatter your silhouette. Not only does the medium wash pair well with just about anything, but the pockets on the jeans are also designed to sculpt and shape to your body, according to the brand.

Cole Haan Suede Keira Ballet Flats

A chic pair of flats can go a long way when it comes to your wardrobe. Whether you need an easy shoe for the office or for brunch, Buccio loves these trendy ballet flats that boast a suede upper and comfort footbed.

Steve Madden Three-For-One Leather Belt Pack

Complete the look with this designer accessory. Since all three of the belts in the set are neutral colors, they're easy to integrate into your existing wardrobe and can be worn with anything from slacks to jeans.

Metallic look

Scoop Women's Metallic Turtleneck Sweater

Buccio says that metallics will be a big trend in 2023. This bright sweater has just the right amount of shimmer and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

Gap SoftRib Metallic Turtleneck

This turtleneck is similar to Buccio's pick and it is also available in grey. It's made from a soft fabric that also allows for a bit of stretch, according to the brand.

Scoop Women's Printed Sequin Midi Pencil Skirt

Buccio paired the metallic sweater with a skirt that is equally as shiny. During the colder months, you can wear it with a pair of booties to complete the look. As the weather gets warmer, Buccio found the perfect pair of sandals to wear with it.

Vince Camuto Nanalee Platform Sandal

Buccio added some height to the look with this color-coordinated sandal. The platform heel is stabilized by the ankle strap and heel extender, which give it a sturdy feel.

Dolce Vita Wessi Platform Sandals

Looking for even more of a platform feel? These open-toe sandals feature a thicker platform, which balances out the look of the shoe.

Classic men's look

Lauren Ralph Lauren Men's Wool Ultraflex Plaid Blazer

Need a look that will never go out of style? This classic blazer has a sleek look but is designed to offer some stretch as you navigate about the day. The simple look is one that'll last the test of time.

Old Navy Men's Turtleneck Jersey-Knit T-Shirt

Another timeless piece Buccio worked into the look is this classic turtleneck. While she chose the dark heather gray style for this look, you can also shop it in navy or wish bone.

Old Navy Men's Wow Straight Five-Pocket Pants

These straight jeans are made from 100% cotton, so they're perfect for the guy who prefers a nice pair of slacks, without the stretch. They're as durable as jeans but are a little easier to dress up, as the brand puts it.

Deer Stags Men's Mark Dress Comfort Lace-Up Boot

Whether he needs footwear for the office or everyday wear, these casual boots are a stylish pick. From the contrast detailing to the faux leather upper, there's a lot to love about them.

Men's leather look

H&M Bomber Jacket

Buccio picked this bomber jacket to complete the look. It's both stylish and functional — it is outfitted with two diagonal side pockets and features an inner pocket with a snap fastener, too.

H&M Relaxed Jeans

The acid wash on these jeans gives them a bit of a retro feel, but they are right on trend, Buccio says. They feature a zip fly and boast a relaxed fit from the thigh down, according to the brand.

Samtree Unisex Baseball Cap

This baseball cap isn't your average accessory. The sleek outer makes it not only a standout option, but it matches the bomber jacket, too.

H&M Chunky Sneakers

The chunky soles on these sneakers gives them a retro feel that perfectly completes the look. Plus, the neutral color scheme makes them perfect for year-round wear.

H&M Chunky Chelsea Boots

Chelsea boots are versatile in any wardrobe, but this pair feels a bit elevated thanks to the chunky soles.