We all know that trends come and go, that much is a fact of life. And the best time to invest in a trend isn’t near the end of its life cycle (when you see it in every high street — or, worse yet, it’s always on sale), but at the very fledgling beginnings. The time when it’s just come off the runway and you might need to look in vintage stores to source the perfect version. Or when it pops up on the street, but not en masse. And — best of all — when you’ve only really spotted it a few times, but just have that feeling that it’s about to blow up. Luckily, it’s our job to track them down at this early stage. So, without further ado, these are the micro trends we’ve seen that are about to be everywhere.
1. Orange tartan
The sister to classic red tartan or traditional brown plaids, orange tartan is perfect to add a little colour to an outfit, with a twist.
2. Clasp bags
Cute as a button, these top clasp bags are more likely to be found in your grandmother’s closet than your local high street fave, but trust us, they will be soon.
3. Longline cardigans
Cool-girl cardis have been on our radars for a while, and while button-up at the front styles are definitely a trend already, it’s their longline cousins that have our attention now.
4. Tie dye
Let your hippie side show, as tie dye wriggles its way into high fashion. Pair with structured suiting for an on-trend take. And best of all, you can make it yourself!
Although they’re nothing new for French girls, berets are coming back. Perhaps it’s a trickle-on from the pageboy trend (now, that’s a style that needs to be retired), but berets have been sported by a few key It girls in the last few months. Invest!
This story originally appeared on InStyle Australia