One of the good things to come out of the pandemic is that it has made us rethink how we live, including how we dress.
Just because we’re working from or hunkering down at home doesn’t mean we can’t be stylish. But we don’t have to be button-down and power-suited either.
Welcome to the new casual chic, as seen in Neiman Marcus’ annual trends report, whose looks are available at Neiman Marcus Westchester:
1. Say “goodbye” to the stuffed shirt — Shirts this spring are easy and breezy. For her, think innovative silhouettes, layered ruffles and dramatic details to engage the eye. For him, prints make the fashionisto.
2. Denim is divine — Where would America be without its denizens of denim? But there’s denim and then there’s denim. For her, it’s everything from cutoffs to straight-cut jeans. For him, it’s all about being a little bit retro and a lot relaxed in worn-in washes.
3. Beyond the sea — While we may not all get to the beach any time soon, we can evoke its palette in our wardrobe. She will gleam in optic white; he, in blues from azure to navy that can be mixed and matched.
4. Sneakers peak — It’s all about comfortable footwear, isn’t it? But form can follow function fabulously. (Apologies, architect Louis Sullivan.) Check out what the designers have to offer and have fun building your look from the foot up.
5. Slide into spring — For him and her but particularly for the guys, those shoes you can slide into — including the hot, hot, hot pool slide — are musts. After all, you need to be quick when you’re chasing kids, contractors, dogs and Zoom meetings around the house.
Other trends for her include:
6. Romantic florals that bring new meaning to a garden of color;
7. Layers of delicate necklaces and/or stacks of bracelets that tell a story and let you tap into your inner Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge;
8. Artisanal details that take us back to nature;
9. Shoes and accessories that add pops of color;
10. Sleek dresses, lightweight sweaters and elevated loungewear styles that make us “knit wits” in the best possible sense.
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