Right now, in New York City, I'm fairly certain I can see hundreds of fashion editors leaning their heads against the cool glass of their office windows, looking out upon the chilly Manhattan skyline as they wonder, For the love of fashion, is it spring yet?! I don't know about you, but I have open-toe mules to debut, and my patience is wearing thinner than the straps on this really good satin slip dress from Banana Republic.
The great news: Daylight saving time is finally upon us, which means that surely, surely, no matter how unlikely it seems, the flick of the switch to turn on daffodils and outside tables at restaurants is mere moments away. I refuse to let that first balmy weekend creep up on me, hence the surplus of spring looks hanging hopefully in my closet—I'm painting my toenails a devastatingly bright coral as we speak. So start perusing Craigslist for air-conditioning units, and check out the 10 trending dresses we have ready to roll the second it creeps above 50 degrees.
Very important: Long dresses are most certainly a thing this season, and this effortless-luxe floral print is getting all our attention. Please wear with these you-wouldn't-believe-they're-under-$30 toucan earrings.
If this floral midi dress isn't sitting pretty next to the dictionary definition of "spring style," well, the next round of Aperol spritzes is on us. There's nothing wrong with wearing this one to the office, of course, but we're also envisioning wearing it with leather espadrille sneakers and a white denim jacket on the weekend.
If you think for a second that we're done wearing slip dresses over T-shirts, you'd be mistaken. These stripes give the look just a little more structure, and are perfect to dress up and clash with another trending print.
Bright head-to-toe whites are on everyone's radar this season, but this does also come in navy. And we love navy. Help.
The answer to So what's my day-to-night look going to be this season? Guaranteed to take you from wedding guest one weekend to brunch the next.
Oversize gingham is your friend. Also, still looking for proof that there's a single dress out there that doesn't look even better with sneakers.
We'll keep saying it: Botanical prints are where it's at. Lean into the garden-party vibe, or add accessories to give the look a little 'tude.
File under: "cute-lazy outfits you can wear anywhere." Also, raised-hand emojis to Banana Republic for offering up hot-ticket items like this in regular, tall, and petite sizes.
Want to get into all those on-trend ice cream hues, but don't actually want to go full Candyland? A sporty gray base will play nicely with all your pastels, while toning it down just a notch.