As a fashion editor, Fashion Month—aka the month-long period when NYC, London, Milan and Paris host hordes of editors, influencers and buyers at hundreds of runway shows and brand presentations—has long been one of my favorite times of the year. Not because I get to go to fun shows (although that is a perk), but because it’s the best time of year for people watching. I love combing through street style photos of chic attendees to see what runway trends have actually been adapted to real life. This helps me predict which styles you’re likely to see flooding your Instagram feeds in just a few short weeks, and which are more likely to be relegated to editorial spreads and red carpets.
First it was New York City’s turn in the spotlight, but now it’s London’s time to shine. Here are six micro trends I spotted making the rounds during LFW that might just prove to be the next big thing.