These 10 Microtrends Are Going to Be the Next Big Thing

AUG 5, 2021

You probably know this by now: Team Who What Wear loves a microtrend. We're always keen to decode the runways in order to bring you a realistic line-up of the most influential looks you'll want to incorporate into your own wardrobe each season (and autumn/winter 2021 is looking particularly tempting already) but there's no denying the power of an up-and-coming item, styling idea, colour or detail that hasn't yet hit the big time or been splashed all over the catwalks. Nothing says in-the-know quite like a niche trend, and we're PHD-level hunters in this field. 


Our predictions ahead of summer were spot on: Key pieces we put bets on, such as fisherman sandals, floppy fabric hats and corsets, have not only spread far and wide on social media, but they've been present on the streets and at our favourite retailers too. 


This forthcoming season is an interesting mix of joyful outfits (think bright colours, shiny accessories, crafty finishes and bold layering combinations) and über practicality (comfy suits, chunky flat boots, classic coats), so there's a spectrum of offshoot trends that cater for the minimalists and the maximilists out tehre. If you sit somewhere in the middle, lucky you; your choices are almost endless. However, I've managed to filter through all of the early indicators of new ideas to bring you an edit of 10 autumn microtrends that I think will take over. Keep scrolling to get the lowdown.


Following on from last autumn's track-sole trend, chunky ankle boots have migrated north to become knee boots. Think of them as an elevated pair of wellies but don't just keep them aside for muddy walks: Try bare-legged with a shorter skirt, with jeans tucked in or peeking out from a midi dress.

Gia Borghini X Pernille Teisbaek Black Leather Knee-High Boots (£405)