5 2020 Micro-Trends That Have Officially Blown Up

Despite the fact that there wasn't much opportunity to flaunt all of the coolest trends and latest purchases in 2020 (in social settings at least), there was actually still a lot that happened in the fashion world last year. Yes, house slippers may have trumped heels and tailored suiting was quickly swapped for sweatsuits, but there were a handful of exciting trends that bubbled and for that, we are forever grateful. Those trends we speak of starting to gain traction thanks to the fashion girls on Instagram, but if you ask us, the 15 minutes of fame they got is far from over. 

Ahead, we have identified 5 micro-trends that crept onto the sartorial scene and according to our predictions, they are only about to get bigger. Including tummy ties, strappy sandals with trick toes, and much more, the trends ahead are destined for fame

Tummy Ties


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Ties around your tummy are a trend we've been following for quite some time and according to the S/S 21 runways, the trend is only going to get bigger. From tops to skirts to slinky trousers, this tiny detail has proven it has a lot going for it. 



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This might not seem like the most conventional trend, and that's why we like it. This comfortable trend is perfect for lounging in, working out in, and most importantly, creating special outfits. Throw a blazer on top, pair with a chunky boot, and you've got yourself a killer 'fit no one else will have. 

Tricky Toe Shoes


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This is a trend I am particularly excited for and I am calling it "tricky toes". Basically, any sandal that looks like it's putting your toes in a compromising situation fits the bill. Be it something like the above or more of a floss situation between your toes sort of vibe, this is one shoe trend we have high hopes for come 2021.

Checkerboard Prints


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Checkerboard prints are just plain fun. They are an easy way to liven up an outfit without adding too much fuss. Do yourself a favor and start your hunt for the perfect checkerboard piece now so you can get lots of use out of it next year. 

Second-Skin Tops


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We've said it once and we'll say it again—second-skin tops are it. They are versatile enough to make for the perfect layering piece but interesting enough to wear on their own. So yes, you should just buy one.

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.