While we all have a soft spot for fall fashion (September issues, luxe layers, cozy winter coats), there comes a time at the tail-end of cold weather, when dreaming of spring looks becomes a full-time job. With open-toed-sandal season in full swing, we've put together the spring must-haves for a wardrobe you'd be proud of.
With some help from Neiman Marcus, we’ve assembled a cheat sheet for three of this season’s can't-miss trends—and they couldn’t be easier to embrace. Our top advice? Pass on the obvious, and get clued up on this subtler take on spring styles. Into nautical, but don't want a look that feels too costume-y? These shirt-dresses understand. Want to throw some prints into the mix? There’s more to spring than just florals (we know, groundbreaking). Time to test-drive the embroidered denim you've seen everywhere as of late? Patchwork is making things way more interesting.
Spring is clearly in the air, so go ahead—start adding these top picks exclusively from Neiman Marcus to your cart now—before they sell out.
You've spotted it on It girls all year long, and now it's time you incorporate it into your own wardrobe. Patchwork adds an extra dimension to your overall look, and from punk-inspired sewn-on patches to floral embellishments to iron-on insignias and sequin linings, there are plenty of ways to try out the trend. It's the cool-girl way to make all your spring outfits feel a little more fun. The key: Wear this trend with basics to let your subtle (or not-so-subtle) patchwork take center stage.
alice + olivia Chloe Cropped Denim Jacket with Patches, #OnlyatNM ($795)
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Nautical doesn't have to be so literal. This season, the trend is feeling extra preppy, like you're ready to dock your yacht at the country club just in time for tennis and mint juleps. Tidy, tailored looks in blues and whites are major. On-trend details to watch out for are cutouts, subtle peplum waists, and little asymmetric ruched tucks.
Alice + Olivia Camron Embellished-Collar Tunic Shirtdress, #OnlyatNM ($295)
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From the traditional floral to new interpretations on stripes, spring is meant for adding dimension to your outfits. The trick to update this look? Show a little skin like an off-the-shoulder situation or cutouts to break the look. Not really a print girl? Give stripes a spin—trust us, you'll wonder why you've spent so much time in solids.
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Want more trends? Shop some of the best pieces of the season here.