You are probably wondering what Micro Trends are, and beyond that what are some of the micro trends for this spring and summer 2020. Micro trends are the trends that aren’t necessarily listed on all the big magazine sites when they talk about the different seasonal trends. They are the trends that you tend to see again and again on all the fashion bloggers on IG. You might notice them and even pick up on them, but in today’s video I am going to show you the top trends and what pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe.
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Today, I'm going to talk to you about micro trends. I'm sure you're like, Micrio trends? I've never heard of that. Well, I don't actually think I've ever discussed them. So micro trends are not some of the trends that are listed on the big fashion magazines, are on all the websites. You know, when they normally say like, these are the top 10 spring trends, or these are the top 5 summer trends.
Micro trends are the ones that you actually see kind of sneaking in and you're seeing them all the time. But it's not actually registering to you as a trend until now because I'm going to bring attention to it. Micro trends are what all the bloggers are wearing, what all the people in the know actually know about.
So today I'm going to share them with you and you too can be in the know and be super cool and on top of your style.Read more....
So the very first micro trend I want to talk about is polka dots. Okay? So polka dots are maybe not a hundred percent micro trend. Because they are listed in like one of the main trends for spring. But the reason I think they are a micro trend is because you see them on a lot of the bloggers and they're not really talked about that much.
So I actually reached out to Lily silk. So Lily silk is actually one of my favorite brands to work with. Um, I think I've been working with them for sure at least a year. But anyway, they're a designer has actually come from working with silk in a silk background in France, I believe, is where she trained and they are direct to consumer so you can get silk products for half the price of what you're going to pay in the store. And the quality is insane.
If you guys watch my channel, you know that I wear Lily's silk all the time. I wore the silk joggers to Europe on the plane. It was like wearing pajamas. I have their bomber. I have a bunch of their blouses. I really can't say enough good things about them. You have to check them out.
But anyway, I reached out to them and I'm like, I'm looking for polka dots. Do you have any polka dots? And so I looked online and I found this tank top. Something I really love about this tank top, for those of you who are not sure, it has thin straps. So if you feel like you need to wear a bra, maybe it's not the greatest tank top for you. However, you could wear a really thin strapped black bra that would work.
Something I love about this top is it actually has adjustable straps because I need to be able to do that. I ordered a small. They give a good reference on the website. Anyway, I really love how this one bets.
I'll just turn to the side. I love the side profile of it too. It's wide enough that it gives me enough room, but tailored enough that it actually still looks really great. There's a code for Lily silk. Actually, it's KimXO12 if you want to order from them and get 12% off.
What do I think? I'm going to show you guys this because again, I was specifically looking on Lily silks website for polka dots. Um, and I think they thought I was crazy cause they're like, well we have all these other great things. I'm like, no, I want the pink dots.
This is a wrap skirt. How classy is this? So I envisioned the skirt with like a black tank top, a white tank top, a Jean jacket, a nude pair of kitten heels, like the ones I have on, which are amazing by Nicole Richie.
I'm just going to put this on for you. I'm not going to really put it on, but I wanted to kind of give you the idea. I'm gonna wrap it around and tie it. The great thing about wrap skirts is they fit pretty much anyone because they're a rap.
So this one that I got, I believe is also a small. I think it looks really good. I actually would wear it matched with the tank top. That's so cute. I haven't actually wear this with the tank top. I think it's so cute. If it's not your jam, you can wear it with like a, like I said, a plain color tank, throw on a blazer, thrown a Jean jacket, whatever. This skirt would also look really cute with a graphic tee and a pair of runners.
So I'm just going to give you the details on this because I am newly in love. This is a small. I bought a small. I'm always, I'm probably an extra small. I have talked about this in previous videos. I tend to size up a little bit. It gives my clothes a little bit of longevity and I like how they hang. I like hate being stuffed into my clothes, like hate it. It makes me crazy.
Again, straight to direct consumer. They come really quickly. If you're going to give a gift, comes in a really pretty box. High quality silk. I've had pieces in my wardrobe for a year to two years. How cute is this?
So when you get out there this summer and you have baby showers to go to, a mother's day brunch, anything like that, this pieces are to die for.
The next micro trend that I am seeing everywhere on Instagram and all the bloggers. You guys are gonna love this. We're going to love it. It is a Ruching. I don't know a woman out there that doesn't like Ruching. It is so great. It makes things comfortable . It hides everything. It like looks classy.
So here's the funny thing. Ruching was massive in the nineties. I actually just tried on one of my girlfriend Linda's dresses, and it was like Billy Roost from Lucia toe in the nineties. You can check out me cleaning out her closet right here. It's a really fun closet clean-out video. It's actually trending. It's one of my top trending videos right now, so check that out. It's fun. You can see us going through stuff and we actually look like sisters, which is really nuts.
But anyway, I digress. Ruching. It's trending. Great on dresses and um, on purses. There's a product purse out right now, and that is also trending. I saw it in like a bright green color. It's all ruched. I love that purse. Like I think with a jeans, a white tee shirt, and that little purse. So cute. So you're going to start to notice it everywhere. Embrace it. It looked, makes every body type looks so good, and often it's really elastic. So it's really comfortable. A great little black dress all ruched. Your best friend of this summer.
The next micro trend that I'm really loving. I mean, I think I'm kind of obsessed with all of these. This is, which is why I'm sharing them with you.
The haltor micro trend. I'm seeing a lot of like haltor tops with like a really thin string. Bikini tops that are coming out with that same look. It's again, very nineties. If you are someone with a fantastic shoulders, if you are the inverted triangle body type, you love your arms, this is something to really embrace, something beautiful and it will look great on you.
But anyway, start taking a look. You will see it everywhere. Find one that works for you. If you're thinking like, Oh, I can't wear that. I have a really large chest. Actually you can. There's a lot of great bandeau bras that are really sticky. And if you want to wear that and you're into it, they'll just squishy right down and they're super comfortable. So I'll leave a link to a couple of my favorites down below.
The next micro trend is wrap sandals. Okay. So this is like, they've been around a super long time. I think I've had a pair for at least five years. So I'm telling you what the sandals, the flat ones or like a small heel or even a tall heel where you wrap them all the way around your ankle.
They had been around a really long time, but they disappeared for a while last year . So I was looking for them for a client. I couldn't find them. Now I'm back online. I was looking for something for myself. And all I can see is wrap saddles and I really love them. I love them because they look so classy with like a long middy skirt. So the skirt that I just tried on.
My favorite wrap sandal is a nude sandal because it's just so, um, unintrusive. It doesn't break up your leg. It gives a little style. I love the flat ones because I love wearing flat shoes. But I've seen a couple pairs that are kitten heels. Those are amazing because it gives you a little bit of femininity, a little bit of height. But there, it's not like you're on really high heels. If you're a high old girl. There's tons out there that are wraps as well. I love them.
I'm going to give you a hint. If you're going to buy them in a darker color or a fun color, like a pink or whatever, don't wear them with a short skirt. You can wear the nude wrap sandals with the short skirt. But if you're wearing black, pink, yellow, whatever, it actually chops up your legs.
So then you have these little stumps that show in between. So you don't want to do that. If you're going to wear colored or a dark color pair of wrap sandals, wear them with a pair of crop jeans where they just, they actually cover the space. So it actually shows off the shoes. So a pair of cropped pants, miniskirt and it meets the jeans or the skirt. Wrap sandals.
The last micro trend that I'm really obsessed with, and I'm sure you guys have seen it, is the water colored prints. Oh my gosh. It maybe hasn't quite registered to you yet, but you've seen the colors and you haven't really identified what it is. It looks like someone just went in and colored like a beautiful watercolor painting with like a bunch of really pretty like pinks, yellows, greens, so that's on shoes. I saw a pair of Vans with that on.
Sweatshirts. So I love the tie dye sweatshirts. So that's a main trend. The watercolor trend is sort of like a micro trend, is that watercolor look all over the sweatshirt. Oh my gosh. Get it in the shorts. I'm obsessed. There's so many great pieces out there. I'll leave links to some down below.
You can also Google them. Watercolor sweatshirt, watercolor shorts, whatever works for you. You can find something.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this video and now you know something new you've learned about micro trends and hopefully there's something in here that you really love.
Leave me a comment down below. Tell me what is your favorite micro trend? And I want to know, were you already on top of the micro trend gang? What had you noticed? I want to hear about it and if you think something else is a micro trend, tell me. Let's chat. Okay, I will see you guys on the next video. Bye!
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