I've Just Discovered 6 Secret Microtrends, and I'm Buying the Lot

Little details, big impact.

Microtrends are often an offshoot of defining looks from the runways. After a few months of percolating and being adopted early by fashion enthusiasts, the eagle-eyed can start to see key buys emerging. What's more, they're often easier to weave into our daily looks without resulting in side-eye from passersby in the street.

Take animal print, for example. It's undoubtedly one of autumn's frontrunners (showcased at Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy and Halpern in the most delightfully extravagant ways), but you may find that in reality, wearing it head to toe isn't the simplest option. Instead, we'll likely turn to hero pieces like a coat, skirt, or a jumper.

Another example of a microtrend that came to life this past summer via street style and social media was Réalisation's leopard-print skirt. Why did it become so popular? Because it's a game-changing item we can style with T-shirts and our go-to shoes.

In addition to reflecting the top trends, you'll also find that microtrends are often more affordable (win) and more likely to garner a nod from those in-the-know (double win). Keep scrolling to discover and shop the microtrends dominating autumn/winter 2018.

This dress will work just as well with sheer black tights and biker boots as it will dainty slingbacks and a beaded bag. 
Another day, another pink dress to pine after.
We've seen so many influencers rocking this minidress. 
Layer this belt over your favourite checked blazer for a glossy overhaul. 
The easy way to sass up your fail-safe LBD. 
Chocolate accessories still achieve the same impact as black pieces but provide a softer contrast to pastel or light-coloured clothing. 
Dip your toe into the zebra trend without worrying about the cost with this frugal knit. 
Prefer more subtle motifs? Then this minimal Mango offering is for you. 
We love the flash of orange on this monochromatic pullover. Why not match your bag to it? Trust us, it works.
Your favourite hoops, only significantly more extra. 
No one will believe where these beauties came from. 
After losing sleep over her pearly hair slides, Simone Rocha's drop earrings are also keeping us up at night. 
Yellow strides needn't be super bright. This muted marigold pair is easier to style but still stands out from the crowd.
Just when we thought our cord obsession couldn't get more out of hand, we then discovered these Mango strides. They're in the sale, too.
Opt for wooly textures that will keep the chill at bay as we delve further into autumn.
Wrap-around shoes will never fail to look sexy. 
Still not found the perfect pair of boots this season? Consider edgy mock croc.
The double-straps, architectural heels, square toes… These Topshop heels scream high end. 

Shopping on a budget? You need to see our expert edit of the best buys under £100. Enjoy!

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