Winter‘s about to start, but that doesn’t mean spring has to stay five months away. There are ways to bring a little spring into your wardrobe before New Year’s Eve even rolls around. Whether you favor bright prints or colorful patterns, spring dresses are the best way to lift yourself out of the winter doldrums.
A great perk of winter dressing is that voluminous silhouettes and edgy layering are totally acceptable. To put it simply, there’s more room for drama. And tights in every shade of the rainbow along with boots that come to your ankles all the way up past your knees are on the table.
Check out below to see the best spring dresses you can wear right now straight through summer. We even included a few seasonal styling tips.
Elio Off-the-Shoulder Cotton-Blend Maxi Dress, $199 at Matches Fashion
You’ll be hard to miss this winter decked out in this orange maxi dress styled with a thick black turtleneck and floral boots. Then sport with strappy square-toe sandals in late spring.
Kaila Dress Es in Danube, $98 at Reformation
For now, put on a chunky turtleneck sweater over the dress, then add in black wool tights and suede pumps. Pack away the turtleneck, tights and pumps in favor of animal print mules come spring.
Silk Ruffle-Sleeve Button-Front Dress in Little Lilies, $148 at Madewell
This flirty dress deserves to be worn year-round. Layer a textured sweater underneath and add in opaque tights and Mary Janes now. Swap in black cowboy boots once the weather takes a turn.
Halle Sweetheart Satin Midi Dress, $550 at Bergdorf Goodman
Layer a fine-knit crew-neck sweater under this eye-catching dress. Cap off the winterized look with knee-high boots. In spring, all you need is a pair of neon sandals.
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Nora Floral Crepe Midi Dress, $189 at Urban Outfitters
Make the dress pop with a soft pink sweater, leggings and a pair of Dr. Martens. Pink pumps are all you need in spring.
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Checked Linen Dress, $59.99 at Mango
Play up the buttons on this linen dress by sporting a wool cardigan underneath. Wool tights in a complementary color and mules work for winter. Then just style with a white tee and stark sandals for spring.
Palermo Prairie Floral Mini Square Neck Dress, $68 at Topshop
Complement the square neck with a black sweater boasting a similar neckline. Black tights and loafers will help you stay warm. Team with flared jeans for spring (and maybe even summer).