If, like many people, you’ve spent most of the winter indoors, then the idea of spring clothes — actual clothes — might feel pretty exciting. It’s been about a year since many stay-at-home orders rolled out across the U.S., and looking at the same four walls while wearing the same rotation of sweatpants just adds to the Groundhog Day feel. Still, if news (and trend) reports are any indications, we’re looking forward to a brighter, less-restricted future. Call it hope, if you will.
Although floral prints and picnic-adjacent gingham trousers are familiar spring go-to’s, upgrading an outfit or two can transform a sunny weekend afternoon into a whole event. Ahead, we’ve curated the best new spring pieces to help you feel put-together, perhaps even a little dressed-up. You’ll find something for every emerge-from-hibernation occasion, and since all these trendy picks are available from Affirm merchants — which let you buy now and pay over time — you won’t break the bank along your way. Affirm allows you to pay overtime for the luxurious styles you’re coveting — from leather boots to the current season’s trendiest handbags. The best part? There’s no interest added to any purchases or hidden or scary late fees (ever). All you need to do is select Affirm at checkout to see exactly what’s owed upfront. Whether you’re headed to a downtown rooftop or the farmer’s market around the corner, these stylish new picks, available on varying budget-friendly payment schedules, will have you ready to tell your worn-out leggings goodbye.
An Outdoor Coffee Meetup
Nothing says “I put so much thought into this outfit, but you’d never know” quite like a coordinating two-piece set you can score for a reasonable price with Affirm — which allows you to finance items over time. Cut from a lightweight pleated knit, Joseph’s signature milky-colored combo offers a loungewear effect and pairs perfectly with a logo-embellished slide. Keep the ‘fit streamlined with a buttery leather shoulder bag (big enough to store your entire life) and sculptural hoop earrings as you sip a steaming latte in the sun.
All products from Affirm: 1. Joesph Ribbed-Knit Polo Shirt at Moda Operandi, as low as $33 per month; 2. Joseph Textured Ribbed-Knit Midi Skirt at Moda Operandi, as low as $47 per month; 3. Lizzie Fortunato Organic Hoop Earrings at Neiman Marcus, as low as $38 per month; 4. Prada Leather Logo Flat Slide Sandals at Neiman Marcus, as low as $64 per month; 5. Staud Large Shasha Leather Shoulder Bag at Moda Operandi, as low as $39 per month
A Rooftop Cocktail Hour
Is spring really spring if you didn’t grab a drink with a dear friend on an airy outdoor patio? An evening dress doesn’t have to go with sky-high heels to look sophisticated — try sturdy combat boots instead, since they’ll let you walk or run to your destination. Tone down a silky dress even further with a carry-all backpack, and leave your embellished clutch at home.
All prices from Affirm: 1. Rag & Bone Beatrice Midi Dress at Rag & Bone, as low as $79 per month; 2. Alighieri The Key Of Vulnerability 24k Gold Necklace at Moda Operandi, as low as $25 per month; 3. David Yurman DY United Wedding Band in 18K Gold at David Yurman, as low as $54 per month; 4. AllSaints Lear Leather Drawstring Backpack at Neiman Marcus, as low as $35 per month; 5. Prada Leather Zip Pocket Combat Booties at Neiman Marcus, as low as $126 per month
Early-Morning Dog Strolls
Previously, walking the dog was no legendary venture, but during these pared-back times, getting dragged down a vacant sidewalk by your eight-pound Frenchie is cause enough to put on a stylish but functional outfit. But don’t reach for sweatpants — because what about some leisurely performance gear with a classic bike short and Varley’s easy pullover sweatshirt? A designer scrunchie and vintage frames say “I didn’t just roll out of bed.”
All prices from Affirm: 1. Varley Barton Sweat Funnel Neck Pullover Sweatshirt at Neiman Marcus, as low as $25 per month; 2. Gucci Narrow Tinted Sunglasses at The Real Real, as low as $27 per month 3. Prada Drawstring Leather Airpod Case at Moda Operandi, as low as $45 per month; 4. Prada Logo-Detailed Nylon Hair Scrunchie at Moda Operandi, as low as $24 per month; 5. Rag & Bone The Knit Rib Bike Short at Rag & Bone, as low as $22 per month; 6. Givenchy Urban Street Low Leather Sneakers at Neiman Marcus, as low as $45 per month
A Weekend Farmer’s Market Run
Grocery shopping, for many, is the new event of the week, so why not step up your outfit for it? White trousers are always a great building block — and with Affirm these linen must-haves are only $50 a month. Picture this: You’re the protagonist in a gutsy rom-com wearing a lightweight trench coat with fresh flowers tucked under your arm, holding a homemade jar of something-or-other while dramatically reaching down to tie a shoelace on some retro runners. Isn’t that better than leggings?
All prices from Affirm: 1. Rag & Bone The Essential Rib Tank at Rag & Bone, as low as $18 per month; 2. Isabel Marant Lecce Leather Belt at Moda Operandi, as low as $15 per month; 3. Michael Lo Sordo Pleated Linen Straight-Leg Pants at Moda Operandi, as low as $50 per month; 4. Alice + Olivia Gitana Vegan Leather Coat at Neiman Marcus, as low as $54 per month; 5. NEST Jewelry 22k Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings at Neiman Marcus, as low as $19 per month; 6. Rag & Bone Retro Runner at Rag & Bone, as low as $57 per month
Crime Documentaries & Chill
With the heat on low and the outside temperatures still a little chilly, it’s not quite time to break out your sleep tanks and short-shorts. The streaming marathon requires a leisurely look: say, a cozy, matching sweatsuit with a nostalgic tie-dye print. Slippers aren’t required, but a sea salt-colored slide is perfect for lounging with a significant other.
All prices from Affirm: 1. Rag & Bone City Tie Dye Terry Sweatshirt at Rag & Bone, as low as $39 per month; 2. Rag & Bone Miramar Sweatpants at Rag & Bone, as low as $57 per month; 3. Bottega Veneta The Slider Puffy Pool Sandals at Neiman Marcus, as low as $36 per month ; 4. Cult Gaia Oda Transparent Acrylic Hoop Earrings at Moda Operandi, as low as $10 per month
A Socially Distanced Picnic
There aren’t a ton of reasons to go all-out with our clothing choices, but if you’re yearning for an excuse, then indulge in a park picnic ’fit that shouts “spring is here!” The breezy trousers and matching woven oversized button-down are easygoing but full of sophistication — and just so springy they might lead you to spontaneously sing to the tune of someone’s acoustic guitar. Keep things cool and collected with a classic baseball cap and Veja’s Esplar sneakers, all available through flexible payment schedules and transparent pricing.
All prices from Affirm: 1. Joseph Brena Oversized Shantung Shirt at Moda Operandi, as low as $43 per month; 2. Joseph Morissey Shantung Wide-Leg Pants at Moda Operandi, as low as $43 per month; 3. Rag & Bone Addison Baseball Cap at Rag & Bone, as low as $22 per month; 4. VEJA Esplar Leather Logo Sneakers at Neiman Marcus, as low as $30 per month; 5. Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Raffia Shoulder Bag at Neiman Marcus, as low as $77 per month
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