Most New Yorkers have learned this one the hard way: The official start to spring isn't reason to bust out the mini skirts as soon as the clock strikes 12. After one too many chilly, premature bare leg moments, fashion girls know to ease into seasonal style with bright and breezy pieces that are still safe for mild temps and surprise rainfall. As the weather continues down its unpredictable, temperamental pathway to summer, flouncy florals and whimsical silhouettes are here to match the spirit of renewal and rejuvenation, and Emma Robert's blue midi dress will convince you to give the puff-sleeve trend a whirl.
The American Horror Story actor was spotted with her new boyfriend in L.A. on Sun., stopping by the supermarket while en route to an Easter gathering. Appropriately dressed in a pale blue midi dress, a white bucket bag, and stacked gold chains, the 28-year-old laid out an airy aesthetic to borrow this season.
Offsetting the short puff sleeves with casual low-top Converse sneakers and a relaxed lob, Roberts showed just how approachable Victorian-inspired shapes can be. From statement blouses to printed dresses, there are so many pretty, voluminous pieces on the market right now, and the romantic style is a surefire way to serve cheerful vibes for spring.
When you're headed to a casual coffee date or an afternoon at the farmers market, a simple sundress is a springtime uniform that will never go out of style. Looking to take things up a notch and put a 2019 spin on the timeless staple? Opt for puffy sleeves like Roberts. If the feminine silhouette is out of your comfort zone, downplay the romantic detailing with a good pair of sneakers.
Whether you reach for classic Converse or a chunky option from Fila or Balenciaga, athletic footwear puts a fresh spin on flouncy pieces that street-style stars love. Opposites attract, and the unexpected pairing strikes an inherently stylish balance. There's a wide variety of styles to choose from, so start by snagging some inspiration from The Zoe Report's picks, below.