Micro-trends = our speciality. And with the new season starting to make itself known in our wardrobes (hands up if you've already bought a pink jumper, tried out these new shoe styles, bookmarked a fresh coat or even thought about wearing tights), it's also time to start thinking outside of the obvious autumn/winter 2017 headliners and drill down into the little tweaks that make each and every one of your outfits more advanced.
From the styling trick you never thought you'd do with those favourite ankle boots through to the very Carrie Bradshaw–esque accessories that are having a moment (yes, she's still an #influencer), allow us to present the eight micro-trends that are already bubbling up for A/W 17. Keep reading to see these new ideas in action on the streets; then carry on to shop them for yourself.
Style Notes: Although associated with subcultures, the fishnet top is finding itself in fashion circles as the layering piece du jour. Swap out last year's roll neck and see where this little addition takes you.
Style Notes: Very SATC but also relevant to the A/W 17 runways (see Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana for starters), the simple addition of a bright red corsage brooch will do wonderful, happy things to any outfit from here on out.
Style Notes: Much of the autumn landscape is dominated by red, but don't underestimate the staying power of pink. We've noticed it coming through via suits both on the streets and in-store.
BELT BAGS AND BUM BAGS
Style Notes: The bumbag-crossbody trend has filtered from menswear down to A-listers like Kendall and Gigi and now through to the street style circuit. Whether you use yours as more of a belt or style it as above, this is the season to go hands-free.
BRIGHT KNEE-HIGH BOOTS
Style Notes: From navy satin at Zara (everyone's gone loco for them) through to red leathers (as seen around Copenhagen Fashion Week), a pair of statement knee-high boots can be used to coax many a summer ensemble into autumn.
Style Notes: Prada gave the shell necklace the all-clear, adding to our long list of noughties trends to be revisited. Steer clear of surfer-style clothing, and you have yourself a cute way to add personality to a smarter look.
QIPAO AND CHEONGSAM INFLUENCES
Style Notes: Cheongsam dresses (as favoured so often by Alexa Chung) and qipao tops have both been notching up street style spottings. The traditional Chinese styles have been commonly worn with jeans for a casual slant, just like model Binx Walton has chosen to do here.
TUCKED-IN TROUSER HEMS
Style Notes: You may find this idea hard to get on board with, but with both fashion editors and designers choosing to style all kinds of trousers tucked into both knee-high and ankle boots, you may need to listen up. Start with a tailored pair of pants and sock boots, and move onto a more complex sports-luxe/sci-fi mashup like this later down the line.