5 Fashion Micro-Trends That Will Be Huge in October

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.

As a digital fashion editor, much of my day involves perusing the new-arrivals sections of my favorite online shopping destinations to source the coolest new pieces for my stories here on Who What Wear. As you can probably imagine, it’s both a blessing and a curse. While on the one hand, I’m acutely aware of the holes in my own closet, on the flip side, I’m able to spot trends before they fully emerge on the fashion scene and chart their path from micro to major trend.

After hours of online shopping (all in the name of research!), I’m sharing the micro-trends on my radar at the moment. I’ve spotted these pieces on the feeds of the most influential women I know and stocked at several key retailers, which tells me that each of these micro-trends is on the brink of becoming huge. From the denim trend that looks so sophisticated to the flannel shirts that will make you nostalgic for 2009, keep reading to see and shop the five micro-trends of the moment.