These 7 Micro-Trends Will Be Big in 2023, and I Found Them All at H&M and Mango

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DRIES VAN NOTEN; ATLEIN; HERMÈS

While plenty of trends emerged from the September runways for the upcoming year, there is a selection of micro-trends that are less overarching than the major trends. But don't sleep on them. These slightly less obvious trends are almost like an insider secret. You’ll still see them carried through to retailers, celebrity looks, and influencers, but to anticipate them takes a little more research. You can leave that part to me!

I’ve nailed down seven key micro-trends from the S/S 23 season that are guaranteed to be prevalent this year. Some of these include statement textures like ruching, fringe, and paillettes, while others are accessory-focused like utilitarian bags and kitten-heel slingbacks. Although these trends began on the runways, they are also available at some of your favorite retailers such as Mango and H&M

Below, I’ve forecasted the best upcoming micro-trends and the easy pieces you can pick up now to start wearing them.

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VICTORIA BECKHAM; JIL SANDER

A few big designers showed bold, statement fringe for S/S 23, proving it deserves a place in your closet. Jil Sander showed long, stringy fringe, while Victoria Beckham displayed allover fringe clutches. Fun fringe trim is the perfect way to dramatize your 2023 ensembles.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY; ROKH; LOUIS VUITTON

Hardware usually comes in the form of spikes, studs, or grommets, but this, season circular appliqués decorated accessories. Bags, shoes, and jewelry alike exhibited these metallic bauble accents. 

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EMPORIO ARMANI; DRIES VAN NOTEN

Sequins are always a choice way to liven up your wardrobe, but the paillette sequin is an exaggerated version. The disc-like appliqués were applied to bags, shoes, dresses, tops, and skirts alike. Make this your 2023 going-out trend.

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HERMÈS; ALTUZARRA; FERRAGAMO

The practical handbag is a nonnegotiable, and 2023 is the year of the utilitarian bag. Extra pockets, neutral tones, and a reasonable size characterize this versatile handbag trend.

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VALENTINO; GIVENCHY; LOEWE

Naked dressing trends definitely include sheer fabrics, but this season, they weren't all overtly sexy. Billowy silhouettes from brands like Valentino and Loewe made this sheer material romantic and elegant. 

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COURÈGGES; ALTUZARRA

The ultra-sophisticated slingback hit the runways this season from designers like Courrèges, Altuzarra, and Bottega Veneta. This is your 2023 sensible heel. 

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ATLEIN; MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION; BLUMARINE

A major throwback to the many lives of ruching from the '80s and '90s. This modern update utilizes updated fabrics and new silhouettes while keeping true to the gathering technique that characterizes the trend.