The best evening wear for spring, freshly picked
After two years of hiatuses, springtime socialising is back and there's a lot of catching up to do. From celebratory cocktails for all those missed events to a first date or three (hey, we're not judging), we're certain your calendar is fully booked. Forget last year's loungewear, this season it's all about rediscovering your going out-out style and we've got you covered with our spring evening outfit ideas.
TREND-SETTING TOPS FOR SPRING EVENINGS
Second-guessing the dress code for dinner with the girls? Well, forget jeans and a nice top. This spring's all about a nice top, full stop. Whatever the venue or the vibe, you can pretty much rely on a statement top bridging the gap between a little black dress and your daily style.
Think ground-breaking florals, corset designs and cut-out bodysuits. Be brave with your top half and let the bottom follow. Keep it plain but well-fitted on your lower half so your top can really make an impact. Team your cap-sleeve corset with contrasting trousers, chilled white wine and a good gossip.
Going Out Tops
ALFRESCO EVENING OUTFITS
While we've not quite hit sandals-and-swimwear weather yet, we have got lighter evenings and pretty sunsets. Take advantage of the warmer nights and switch up your style for alfresco dining at home with friends and family. Cue the lightweight layers. Keep the breeze at bay with a transitional blazer in a spring-season colour.
Choose the rest of your evening clothes in the same shade to create an oh-so-current colour block effect – we're big fans of the blazer-shorts-crop top combo in springtime hues like lemon yellow. Start adding these versatile favourites to your wardrobe now and you'll still be grateful for them in summer (we all know what the British weather's like).
EVENING WEAR FIT FOR A ROOFTOP
Attention: rooftop bars are back. It's all about the views, vibes and mojitos. Picture this – the sun is setting behind the city skyline, the song you've recently added to your playlist has just come on and you're sitting with your best friends toasting to the night ahead. This night will be a memory in the making so make sure you dress for it. A spring-loaded co-ord is always a winner for smart-casual dress codes.
Serve looks with a long-sleeved patterned top and matching wide-legged trousers for an effortlessly chic and weather-appropriate ensemble. Should your rooftop location not feature heaters, you can take the co-ord to the next level. Opt for one of our three-piece sets that include a jacket or a blazer. Forever fashionable, your outfit will still be on point if you keep the top layer on or slip it off.
DESK-TO-DINNER EVENING CLOTHES
Close that laptop and head straight out. With the nights getting lighter and summer fast approaching, we don't need to run home to Netflix and a hot chocolate anymore. Take advantage of being out and stay out. Whether it's first-date drinks or hundredth-date dinner, take your office attire and make it romance-ready. Have a solid foundation – a simple cami is great for the office with a knitted cardigan thrown over.
Once five o'clock hits, amp up the carefree feeling by swapping out your work trousers for tailored shorts in a bold colour. Feeling confident? The that girl aesthetic is all about the shoes. Finish off your look with sky-high chunky heeled sandals for a 'summer's coming' celebration, or channel Y2K vibes with sliders in a satiny-finish fuchsia. Really, who's going to know you just came from the office when you turn up in these outfits? So, you can stop scrolling, your new favourite evening ensemble is only one click away.