4 Fashion Micro-Trends Blowing Up in May

Welcome to Micro-Trends. In this series, I’m zeroing in on the hyper-specific iterations of what’s trending at large, and I’ve become somewhat of an expert at spotting them. (Okay, it’s basically a pastime of mine at this point.) Once you discover this month’s micro-trends, consider yourself an insider.

You’re probably aware to some degree of the biggest trends this season. (You’re a Who What Wear reader, after all.) So here’s where I give you the download on all the trends that aren’t exactly trends yet but will be very soon. From the Instagram feeds of my favorite influencers to the new-arrivals section of the most forward brands and retailers, I’ve spotted four micro-trends that are emerging on the scene this May.

In the below roundup, expect to see a new jean trend that your mother 100% wore in the ’80s, the color trend that will cancel plain neutrals, and a few other styles I’ve uncovered. These may be all in the details but will have a big impact in the trend-o-sphere in just a few months’ time. Keep reading to discover and shop all the fashion micro-trends of the moment.