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.
Banana Republic Botanical Print Flutter-Sleeve Maxi Shirtdress ( $158 ) ($95)
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.
Banana Republic Sparkle Floral Paneled Midi Dress ( $148 ) ($88)
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.
Banana Republic Life in Motion Performance Silk-Cotton Sweater Dress ($138)
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.