The click-clack of heels steadily grew as Houston’s biggest fashion bloggers made their way from the clothing racks to Mariposa restaurant on the third floor of Neiman Marcus. We glanced at our invite once more: “Join fashionable friends as you enjoy mimosas and breakfast during a fashion presentation of this year’s Spring Trends.” We giggled like little girls, thrilled to join them for a fashion presentation on the store's take on this spring's biggest trends, then composed ourselves and sat down for the VIP presentation.
Embellished Bomber Jackets
Not going to lie, it was a bittersweet moment when we got a glimpse of this trend. Why? Well, bomber jackets are the one on-trend thing we had in our closet, and now unless we learn how to rock a needle and thread, our bombers are out of business. But we’re always looking for excuses to go shopping, and this sequin-embellished bomber from Alice + Olivia is everything! Blue sequins make it dazzle while the black-and-white stripe tucked on the side gives it a sporty flare. This is definitely a statement piece that can dress up any ensemble you put together.
Neiman Marcus tip: Pair a bomber with embroidered denim and platform tennis shoes to create an all-over sporty ensemble.
Embroidered Denim, a.k.a. Not Your Mama’s Jeans
Denim is making a statement this season. Gone are the days of washed out or distressed denim. A tailored denim skirt with floral embellishments is what you need in your closet this season. And yes, we know floral is not exactly groundbreaking for spring, but we’re feeling pretty confident about floral embroidered denim. This comeback is almost as good as Britney’s.
Neiman Marcus tip: Pair your bold denim with a colorful clutch. The simple background with minimal details make the perfect backdrop for a statement mini handbag.
Just when we thought Adidas Originals Superstars and Nike Tanjun shoes had taken over the sneaker arena, someone decided to bring back sneakers with a touch of flare. Yup, spring’s hottest shoe trend is platform sneakers, combining '70s glam with the street-savvy of '90s versions.
Neiman Marcus tip: Go glam with your accessories alongside simple white platform tennis shoes for a diva-getting-down-to-business look.
Colorful Miniature Clutches
Who needs a huge satchel when all you need is something to house the bare essentials, a lipstick, your credit cards and your phone. Mini purses the size of a wallet are the latest fad. Colorful tassels, snake prints, interesting color combinations, and metal chains were Neiman Marcus’ top picks this season.
Neiman Marcus tip: Go for colorful clutches, as long as they are paired with a neutral outfit and don’t pose as a major detraction from the main look. For more intricately designed outfits, a simple metal or textured purse will do perfectly.
Chunky Statement Jewelry
You’re officially allowed to wear tassels, dangly earrings and chunky beaded jewelry all at once without looking gaudy. It gets better; fashionistas are even allowed to get creative with this trend, mixing gold and silver pieces without looking like you have committed a major faux pas.
Neiman Marcus tip: Pair long necklaces with plain tops. If the earrings are extra long, wear them with a choker necklace.