As cliché as it sounds, warm weather does feel like a breath of fresh air. After months of darkness, the moment the sun shines well into the evening, it’s all about outfit planning for balmy nights spent sitting outside at dinner with a drink and friends.
To create actual looks this spring, update your closet with interesting cuts, vibrant color, playful movement, and a little bit of sensuality coupled with plenty of optimism and confidence. And to get these styles, there’s no better place than Anthropologie.
Anthropologie’s spring dresses hit on all of the major trends of the season—whether you’re looking for a major, red-carpet-worthy moment, a slinky number that’s meant for date night, or vibrant pieces for that big summer vacation you’re planning.
For a straight-from-the-runway look with a bit of a sexy vibe, try a hooded dress; clingy and curve-enhancing, this has been the red carpet go-to for nearly everyone. Channel some of that best-dressed-list energy with simple sandals for a wedding, or add flat sandals for the ideal vacation look that’s still fashion-forward.
Slinky slips are a seasonal mainstay. This spring, they get added details and splashes of playful color. Something that has a slit up the thigh is just as date-night-friendly as it is for evenings with friends. Try it with dramatic earrings and strappy sandals for an easy yet pulled-together ensemble.
Another big look for spring is dresses that’ll shake and shimmy with you, a.k.a. the stuff made for memorable social-media posts. They’re extremely fun to wear and have that carefree warm-weather energy. Contrast a red fringed number with barely-there jewelry. If you’re more of a ruffles person, opt for an orange midi with cascades of fabric that will have the same sense of movement.
Go really big with splashy and festive, bold floral prints. They’re made for that tropical trip you’ve been planning with friends. They’ll pull double duty in your suitcase—tossed over a bikini and it’s the perfect cover-up that’ll go from the beach to cocktails.
Anthropologie has the dresses you’ll need to make this spring (and summer) one to remember. Click here to shop them all.
Diana Tsui is a stylist and writer living in New York City. She also writes for The New York Times, W, Elle, and more. Previously she was the senior market editor at New York Magazine’s The Cut.