Farewell sweatpants, you’ve served us well. But it’s time to step outside our comfort zones—literally—and sample some of the fall’s hottest fashion trends. If you thought the fall looks would reflect our recent forced dedication to hygge—the Danish concept of coziness—you’re only half right. While some trends still have that cozy vibe, even more are about painting the town red (safely, of course).
CABARET GLAMOUR: Sequins
For something optimistic and fun, try glistening sequins. Think of the Roaring 1920s, but with a modern twist (the Roaring 2020s, if you will): A sparkling midi skirt can make a bold statement on your reemergence. If sequins are still a bit too much, a glittering clutch or headband will do the trick.
Try: A Style Studio, 25 Hooks Lane, #111, Pikesville, 410-484-1115
APRÉS SKI: Knits
Just because the sweatpants are packed away (for now), that doesn’t mean we can’t be both cozy and glamorous. Whether you’re into a funky Fair Isle print or a classic argyle, stocking up on a quality knit is a must for this fall. Bonus trend points for those daring to match a knit cardigan with knit pants.
Try: South Moon Under, multiple locations including 815 Aliceanna Street, 410-685-7820
Maybe you need a little more structure in your life? A perfect fit gives the impression of high quality while maintaining the utmost comfort. Sporting a tailored trench coat or a blazer that fits like a glove is the way to go for an easy but classic look. Wear with a slinky slip dress for an added edge.
Try: Ruth Shaw, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 852, Towson, 410-532-7886
BOOT LEG: Knee-high Boots
The shoes of the season are sleek and sexy: the iconic knee-high boot. While slouchy boots and suede thigh-highs were “it” pre-COVID, this fall it’s all about calf-hugging high heels. Pair it with a mini skirt and bare legs or let them peek out beneath cuffed trousers.
Try: Poppy and Stella, multiple locations including 728 S. Broadway, 410-522-1970