4 Of The Best Micro-Trends To Try This Summer

To be honest, I’m not one for uber-trendy items. I definitely didn’t participate in the neon, biker shorts, or train conductor hat trends, but I will admit to loving the tie-dye trend, à la Proenza Schouler, of course. But I’m not here to talk about the big trends that are spread across NYFW street style collages, I want to touch on the little details that a select few are wearing and imitating.

These, to me, are more enticing than *regular* trends because of their quiet nature. When you’re wearing dad shoes, you’re wearing dad shoes, and everyone knows you’re wearing dad shoes. Micro-trends are less understandable; when you half-tucked your shirt in 5 years ago, most people thought you just were running late. But a handful of peers saw it on Chiara and told you how much they loved it. It’s like a little club, I guess? Anyways, here are 4 micro-trends I’m loving for this summer:

The Bottega-Fueled “Paper Bag Ankles” (term via MR)

Prompted into the It-Girl atmosphere after Bottega’s Resort 2020 collection came to light, this trend is definitely going to get a lot of attention this summer. Amy Smilovic of Tibi is ahead of the curve (seen below).

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doesn’t get better than this

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Shop “Paper Bag Ankles”

NBD Audri Pants in White. - size L (also in XXS,XS,S,M,XL)
NBD Audri Pants in White

RAYE India Heel in Olive. - size 8 (also in 5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8.5,9,9.5,10)
RAYE India Heel in Olive

Camila Coelho Priscila Pant in Yellow. - size L (also in S,XS,M,XL)
Camila Coelho Priscila Pant in Yellow

RAYE Dali Sandal in Black. - size 8 (also in 5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8.5,9,9.5,10)
RAYE Dali Sandal in Black

PAIGE Rachel Pant in White. - size 6 (also in 0,4,8)
PAIGE Rachel Pant in White

Loeffler Randall Wrap Sandal With Shells in Metallic Gold. - size 5 (also in 6,6.5,7.5,8,8.5,10)
Loeffler Randall Wrap Sandal With Shells in Metallic Gold

MAJORELLE Serrano Pant in Purple. - size XS (also in XXS,S,M,XL)
MAJORELLE Serrano Pant in Purple

GEDEBE Devon Heel in Brown. - size 36 (also in 37.5,38,39,40)
GEDEBE Devon Heel in Brown

Pearl Jewelry

Some might think you’ve just rummaged through grandma’s jewelry box, but we know this trend is being brought back to life by indie designers like Amber Sceats.

Shop Pearl Jewelry:

Natalie B Jewelry Pearl Of Love Necklace in Metallic Gold.
Natalie B Jewelry Pearl Of Love Necklace in Metallic Gold

Amber Sceats Miller Earrings in Metallic Gold.
Amber Sceats Miller Earrings in Metallic Gold

Lele Sadoughi Freshwater Pearl Rope Necklace in White.
Lele Sadoughi Freshwater Pearl Rope Necklace in White

joolz by Martha Calvo Sobe Bracelet Set in Pink.
joolz by Martha Calvo Sobe Bracelet Set in Pink

Amber Sceats Bobbie Necklace in Metallic Gold.
Amber Sceats Bobbie Necklace in Metallic Gold

joolz by Martha Calvo Pearl Puka Shell Choker in Metallic Gold.
joolz by Martha Calvo Pearl Puka Shell Choker in Metallic Gold

Child of Wild Pomona Baroque Earrings in Metallic Gold.
Child of Wild Pomona Baroque Earrings in Metallic Gold

joolz by Martha Calvo Into The Blue Pearl Bracelet in Blue.
joolz by Martha Calvo Into The Blue Pearl Bracelet in Blue

Natalie B Jewelry St. Tropez Necklace in Metallic Gold.
Natalie B Jewelry St. Tropez Necklace in Metallic Gold

The Big-Girl Bucket Hat

I was not a fan of the canvas-logo mashup bucket hats that surfaced on the streetwear scene a few years back, but newer, more *adult* bucket hats are making their way to IG with fabrics like leather and denim.

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is it me or is it my attention span?

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Shop The Big-Girl Bucket Hat:

Acne Studios Bucket Hat in Brown.
Acne Studios Bucket Hat in Brown

Genie by Eugenia Kim Sara Bucket Hat in Black.
Genie by Eugenia Kim Sara Bucket Hat in Black

Eugenia Kim Toby Bucket Hat in White.
Eugenia Kim Toby Bucket Hat in White

Brixton Essex Raffia Bucket Hat in Blue. - size XS (also in S,M)
Brixton Essex Raffia Bucket Hat in Blue

VERSACE Logo Print Bucket Hat. - size 57 (also in )
VERSACE Logo Print Bucket Hat

Lola Hats Single Take in Blue.
Lola Hats Single Take in Blue

Alexander McQueen Black Lambskin Bucket Hat
Alexander McQueen Black Lambskin Bucket Hat

Brixton Essex Straw Bucket Hat in Gray. - size XS (also in S,M,L)
Brixton Essex Straw Bucket Hat in Gray

Straw Bags

You’ve likely seen the Jacquemus “Le Petit Baci” bag, especially after Kylie Jenner wore it and it shortly after sold out. Now many brands are cashing in on this micro-trend that it started.

Shop Straw Bags:

SENSI STUDIO Baby Oval Base Bag in Black.
SENSI STUDIO Baby Oval Base Bag in Black

Kaanas Bora Bora Sunshine Bag in Beige.
Kaanas Bora Bora Sunshine Bag in Beige

Fendi Mini Flip Crossbody Bag in Black,Brown,Neutral.
Fendi Mini Flip Crossbody Bag

SILVIA TCHERASSI Camile Bag with Chain Strap in Green.
SILVIA TCHERASSI Camile Bag with Chain Strap in Green

SENSI STUDIO Maxi Calado Canasta With Polished Bamboo Handle in Neutral.
SENSI STUDIO Maxi Calado Canasta With Polished Bamboo Handle in Neutral

Carolina Santo Domingo Mae Small Bag in Blue.
Carolina Santo Domingo Mae Small Bag in Blue

Nannacay Aurora Bag in Beige.
Nannacay Aurora Bag in Beige

florabella Coachello Bag in Tan.
florabella Coachello Bag in Tan

Cleobella Vicente Basket in Tan.
Cleobella Vicente Basket in Tan

Cover Photo Via @endlesselyloveclub

Words by Kate Sullivan

@kateerin