A spring thing at Neiman Marcus

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Photographs courtesy Neiman Marcus.

 

Like a shadow-less Punxsutawney Phil, the spring trends report from Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing is a sure sign that the soft season is just around the corner. Here’s what Ken says you’ll need for your spring fling:

Boho is back — If indeed it ever went away. But as usual there’s a twist. This time Jet Set meets Gypsy in blouses, tunics, maxi dresses, distressed denim and embroidery.

The not-so lunatic fringe — This is one time when being on the fringe — with jackets, skirts, bags and more — puts you front and center.

Spice is nice — Imagine you’re in the spice markets of the Middle East or India as you drench yourself in the colors of paprika, cayenne, saffron and sage.  On the other hand, you may choose to…

Make it monochromatic — Does anything quite spell the sunny seasons like all white or sandy beige?

Suede:  It’s not just for winter — The luxe fabric goes lightweight as it makes an appearance in apparel and accessories.

The Bucket (Bag) List  — Its generous proportions offer security to the woman who can’t travel light even as it pulls any outfit together.

The world is flat — When it comes to the trendiest sandals, the ultimate form of flattery.

Long, layered necklaces — Ken gives us full permission to mix metals and stones. And while he’s at it, he says…

No matchy, matchy — Prints, patterns and textures play well together. Since we’re really out on a limb here…

Go sleeveless — With the new jackets, the latest word in layering. And finally, don’t forget that…

Everything’s coming up roses — In fragrances and cosmetics, for me and for you.

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