7 Micro-Trends That Will Rule Summer 2022


If there's one thing I've learned from my days as a fashion editor, it's how to track down micro-trends before anyone else catches wind of them. The official announcement may not have been released for many of these trends that are currently having their moment, but that hasn't stopped them from slowly but surely taking over my Instagram feed.

It's crazy how fast these trends often pop up, once I noticed the under-$15 flower hair clip, it was like every It girl seemed to already have it in her repertoire. My roundup of summer 2022 micro-trends could have gone on and on but I had to narrow it down to the best of the best. Below, you'll find the seven micro-trends I insist everyone knows about before summer fully kicks off.


All of a sudden, my Instagram feed fully got taken over by what may just be one of the most popular Amazon buys in a while: the flower hair clip. There's a color that can go along with each of your outfits so the styling opportunities are endless. 

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It girls have already decided that crochet is the fabric of 2022, and I have a feeling the masses are about to catch on too. You can't go wrong with a maxi crochet dress on vacation, I should know I've already pulled that card twice.

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I could go on and on about my newfound love for Y2K-inspired wedge sandals. (In fact, I already have.) The trend is slowly on the come-up, and all of my fashion editor coworkers are here for it.

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To many fashion people, minimalism is so last year. I'm right with them having fully embraced bold colorways. Up next just so happens to be fun graphic prints. It's giving '90s.

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Everyone is talking all about mini and maxi skirts, but what about the in-betweens? Knee-length skirts are behaving like the typical middle child and making their name heard.

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Another chapter of Y2K nostalgia has opened up and in this case, it comes in the form of the butterfly motif. Whether it's jewelry, a print, or a top that's literally shaped like a butterfly prepare to see this pretty little insect everywhere.

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For many years camo print was "cheugy," but that all changed when my favorite fashion girls were seen wearing the print. Quickly, I added it to my closet as well. It's all in the styling, so I'm here for it.

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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.