When it’s still 90oF in the shade and everyone on your Instagram feed appears to be on the Amalfi Coast, it simply doesn’t feel right to think about sweaters. Believe me, I understand. But, as of yesterday, it’s officially fall, and odds are you’ll be grabbing for a sweatshirt soon. After five months of heat and humidity, I for one am ready for that. (I’m from the South…)
Sweaters are one of those items where you’ll want to invest in classic versions of previous fads, yet classics can become trends and vice versa. So, shall we discuss the fall sweater trends? There are five styles that are swiftly emerging as the season’s top trends, as well as five that I would recommend stockpiling for the time being. (There’s a good chance they’ll return.)
In: Fisherman Sweaters
I’m waving goodbye to puffy sleeves and frilly frills in favour of traditional fisherman sweaters that give off a comfortable coastal-grandmother vibe.
In: Collared Sweaters
Out: One-Shoulder Sweaters
One-shoulder sweaters, in my opinion, negate the purpose of wearing a sweater (which is for warmth). Collared sweaters, on the other hand, with their preppy and polished aesthetic, are here to stay for another season (at least).
In: Striped, Oversize Sweaters
Out: Shoulder Pads
Oversized striped sweaters, another coastal-grandmother-inspired trend, will be everywhere this season. This is a trend that you’ll most likely still be wearing in a decade’s time—I know I will.
In: Hairy Knits
Out: Bell Sleeves
Hairy knits, similar to the angora sweaters we all wore in the early 2000s, are shaping up to be one of the season’s trendiest trends. The Totême one was just ordered by this editor.
In: Open-Weave Sweaters
While this style may not keep you warm, it will certainly make you seem hip. Dion Lee is the clearest example of this trend.