I Spot Microtrends Like It's My Job, and These 5 Are About to Blow Up

You're probably aware to some degree of the major trends at play for spring and summer 2019. (But just as a refresher, here's our big, beautiful trend report.) And by the time March rolls around, we'll have hammered them into your permanent memory. But I'm not here to talk about anything mainstream… yet. Instead, I'm interested in what I'll call "microtrends." These are the hyper-specific iterations of all the bigger sartorial shifts at play, and I've become somewhat of an expert at spotting them (okay, it's basically a pastime of mine at this point).

These are trends or sometimes even specific items that a handful of influencers and fashion girls have all started wearing simultaneously. Take the hair clip trend, for instance. Barrettes, hairpins, and all manner of nostalgic hair accessories that remind us of our grade school days are trending in a major way. But under the surface, it's pearl-adorned hairpins specifically that have earned their own microtrend subcategory. Get the gist? Good.

I'm about to share five of these microtrends for spring and summer 2019 that may be all in the details but will have a big impact in just a few months time. Once you commit these to memory, consider yourself a bonafide insider. Keep reading to discover and shop all the microtrends of the moment.