This Microtrend Detail Makes Everything Look 100x More Expensive

Here at Who What Wear UK, we always strive to tell you about the next big trends ahead of time. That’s why we created Microtrend Monday, your weekly alert to let you know the items and styling tricks that are suddenly taking off.

A Christopher Esber dress seen at Sydney Fashion Week.

If we have one key niche takeaway from the streets of fashion week, it’s that we guarantee you’ll be seeing tortoiseshell buttons on everyone’s #ootd come summer. We know that sounds incredibly specific, but when you’re in the business of microtrends, if something proliferates the streets—no matter how small—you can guarantee we’ll notice it.

Brittany wearing an & Other Stories Plaid Blazer (£89).

Tortoiseshell finishes might be more commonly associated with sunglasses and more recently within our jewellery boxes, but now these mottled acrylic buttons are putting a little haute haberdashery in the spotlight. Whether artfully placed across a spliced wrap skirt to make a statement, or simply adorning a classic double-breasted jacket, we think you’ll agree they bring an air of sophistication, and by proxy, they can make a more affordable item look more expensive.

Sylwia Dolores does double buttons with her jacket and trench.

Are buttons the new frills? Quite possibly when you see just how many new-in pieces are flourished with them for the season. So we did the due diligence and picked the best of the best for you to shop now.

Ellery love using buttons on its luxurious tailoring.

Will the sun come out so we can wear this? We sure hope so.

Never has a shirtdress been so sassy.

This could easily pass as a ’90s vintage number.

Self-Portrait doesn’t just specialise in lace, you know.

You can actually skip the jewellery when you’re wearing statement buttons.