Last week I attended the Spring Trend Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus.   I have attended their trend fashion shows for several seasons now, and love them as much as I love appreciating art in a fine museum.

Are these outfits I am likely to wear in my life or are they within my budget?  Most often, they are not.  But, I always walk away inspired with ideas of how to bring the trends into my life and my wardrobe…in order to have a little fun.   From studying the styling, the fashion shows have encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone in small ways and update my wardrobe to remain current and youthful.  Sometimes I cringe when I am introduced as a fashion blogger, because I am more of a ready-to-wear blogger.  I love it when a reader says, “I would wear that” or “you just inspired me to style a garment I have differently.”

If I can inspire you to bring ideas into your own closets or to simply decide to look and feel your best over fifty, then I have done my job as a blogger. Fashion shows are really the same type of inspiration. Though I am more ready-to-wear than cutting edge fashionable, I still think people who go to a fashion show and walk away disgruntled and thinking “That was crazy…there was nothing there for me!” are sad.  You can always be inspired in some ways by what you see in creative outlets.

So, with the hope of warmth and spring flowers on our radars, here is how I will be looking to stay current with spring styles for 2019 and how the Neiman Marcus Spring Fashion Show inspired me:

  1. Creative, Fun Sneakers! I have not been silent about my funky feet issues, and my feet are much happier these days in sneakers.  But, in my mind wearing sneakers with anything but my casual wear made me feel, well..old. Until this fashion show, sneakers were styled with just about anything and some were highly embellished.  And they looked great with dresses, skirts and professional wear.  Now, I have been given the courage to get some “fun” sneakers and try them in my daily work life to see how it goes.  My feet are really looking forward to bringing this trend into my life.  Of course, updates will be done here.

2. Touches of Leopard!  I am really pleased to see animal prints remain in the trend column.  If you look at the three outfits above, you will see touches of leopard in each one.  I am ready now to take my own leopard pieces into spring and style them in new ways with new colors.  Don’t put them away…just look how to use them in new ways!

3. All Occasion Blazers!  This show included colorful blazers, long blazers, embellished blazers, neutral blazers, patterned blazers… blazers with denim, and blazers with dresses. I love the look of blazers and I think I wear them more with jeans than anything.  I think the one above is a gorgeous orange with light pink pants and the look is strong.  I really prefer the structure of a blazer to a cardigan any day.  When I put cold weather away, I will be leaving out some of the blazers.

This is Part I of a two part series on the spring fashion show, so look for the other wearable fashion trends later in the week.  Are there any trends inspiring you so far as everyone begins to discuss Spring?  Please share.   Springtime, fashion shows, and talented creativity….all helps us to…………………………………………

KEEP SMILING!!

 

Here I am at the fashion show with some of the fabulous San Antonio bloggers.  Such wonderful, talented women!

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