Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Trends Highlight Pinks, Packs & A Case of the Blues

  Twice yearly, Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing announces his top ten seasonal trends. These anticipated lists for spring and fall then inform shoppers’ purchases at the Dallas-based luxury retailer - and beyond. Incorporating clothing, accessories, beauty, and concepts, the Neiman Marcus trend lists always highlight a must-have color in the lead. For Spring 2014, Downing’s top pick is pink, with an unexpected handbag choice and a case of the blues adding interest on down the line. Read on for the full list:  

Ken Downing’s Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Trends


  1. Pinks: Downing loves many shades of this ladylike top color pick for spring, especially those bright and saturated. Shown: Nancy Gonzalez Floral-Applique Crocodile Satchel Bag & Saint Laurent Tribute High-Heel Sandal 2. White with Black: The perennial pairing returns, and Neiman’s places the emphasis on accessories for the coming season.  

  3. Shirt Chic: The retailer urges us to “keep cool under the collar” with this versatile wardrobe staple. Shown: Burberry London Long Sleeve Two-Tone Blouse, Donna Karan Cap Sleeve Top, and Halston Heritage Long-Sleeve Shirtdress 4. Short Stories: Not limited to bottoms, both crop tops and shorts fit into this abbreviated category.  

5. Backpacks: Our pick of the list, we love this unexpected focus on chic, strappy carryalls in all shapes and colors. Shown: Stella McCartney Flabella Drawstring Backpack & Elizabeth & James Cynnie Drawstring Backpack 6. Summer Booties: Another outside-the-box trend choice, this festival fave looks to oust skimpier footwear from the premier warm weather post. 7. Layered Bracelets: Lending an air of the bohemian, Downing commands arm candy to multiply come spring.  

8. Artistic Prints: Whether graphic, abstract, painterly, or digital, Neiman’s list suggests we “build a collection” of printed pieces. Shown: Mary Katrantzou Bejeweled Bow Cropped Top and High Waist Skirt, Escada Butterfly-Print Dress, and Alice + Olivia Triss Floral-Print Dress 9. The Pink Lip: Ladies will love this new hot hue, both lighter and more versatile, after a season of heavy crimson pouts. 10. Denim on Denim: A case of the blues wraps the list, just in time to break out our cut-offs and oversized chambray button-downs. All images via    

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