Meet the Latest Micro-Trend to Capture The Fashion World’s Attention

By this point, it should be obvious that trendspotting is what I live for. Whether it’s a major runway theme or something more along the lines of a micro-trend, I’m always taking stock of what my fashion friends are wearing and while there are so many smaller-scale trends on the scene right now, the lastest micro-trend to bubble up is one that’s simply too stunning to ignore.

The style in question? It’s all about layered clothing. Think an exposed bra situation like we’ve seen from Jonthan Simkhai and Rosie Assoulin or even two plain tank tops layered on top of each other. What’s great about this trend is that the styles on offer fall on a spectrum from riskier to more simple, so it’s easy for anyone to get in on. In the market, you can find a single piece designed to look like there are multiple garments layered on top of each other but if you’re feeling inventive you could easily achieve the look with a few good basics.

Ahead, see evidence of the trend that I’ve charted from the runways to Instagram and shop my favorite layered pieces along the way.

Jonathan Simkhai’s fall/winter 2021 collection included this stunning knit ensemble featuring a sheer dress showing off a coordinating bra top underneath.

At Jacquemus this spring, the dresses were designed to look like there are several necklines layered on top of each other.

On the riskier end of the spectrum is this stunning Rosie Assoulin creation consisting of an unbuttoned dress that opens to frame a bra top underneath.

This particular Jacquemus dress has been making its way around Instagram, but you could easily achieve the same look with coordinating separates (Zara is stocking them aplenty).

Shop the matching Knit Wrap Top ($18)

I’ve been seeing plenty of simple dresses and tops like this that come with this built-in layering and they couldn’t be any easier to wear. Now, this is a special basic.

Tackle two trends in one go with pieces that combine asymmetric cutouts with layering. They might look complicated, but I would argue that’s part of their intrigue.

Layered knits are really just *chef’s kiss*. 

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