Style & Shopping

Four Spring Fashion Trends, As Told by Baltimore Boutiques

We asked a few of our go-to shops about this season's essentials, and how we might put our own spin on them.

Spring is officially here, and we all know what that means: warmer weather and shorter hems. This season, we’re ready to strut our stuff in the latest and greatest trends. Nostalgia is in the air with the revival of ’80s prints, ’90s nonchalance, and Y2K favorites.

We asked a few of our go-to Baltimore boutiques what must-haves will be stored in their closets this spring, and how we might put our own spin on them.

A Style Studio

“Our favorite trend this spring is palazzo jeans,” says Lauren Rutkovitz, owner of A Style Studio in Pikesville. “I love the versatility and comfort of these jeans: Dress them up or down, day or night with a heel or a sneaker. The point of these jeans is to show off your waist! Wear them with a tucked-in blouse or a cropped sweater.” 25 Hooks Ln. # 111, Pikesville, 410-484-1115

House of Muse

“One of my favorite trends happening in spring 2022 is the use of unique geometric shapes in jewelry,” says Alex Dekowski, owner of House of Muse. “You’ll begin to see a lot of chunky rings and earrings in fun atypical designs. We saw a huge trend of mixing metals that is still going strong into spring, with pops of color being added into the mix.” Online.

Brightside Boutique

Paige Hamburg, marketing manager at Brightside Boutique, says that “Y2K looks are back!” Their style advice? “Look out for micro-mini skirts, baggy and low-rise denim styles, and corsets. We’re styling corset tops with low-rise denim and heels for nights out grabbing cocktails.” Multiple locations including 915 W 36th St., 410-814-0595

Keepers Vintage

“I get excited about trends that are revisited and reimagined. I encourage my customers to repurpose vintage pieces for creative, on-trend wardrobes,” says Erica Bentley, owner of Keepers Vintage. “My favorites I’ll be adding to both my closet and the shop are saturated hues from the ’70s and ’80s.” Two locations including 229 W Read St., 443-421-3757