But if, like us, you find it a challenge to find a foolproof transseasonal piece that weathers the unruly British climate and works from day to night, then prepare to call off the search.
Thanks to a record-breaking bank holiday scorcher, we’re finally ready to relinquish our black tights and break out our legs in a summer dress.
Everyone’s favourite high-street hero and purveyor of cult garments, Zara, have just released a gorgeous printed prairie dress, and judging by the scores of style influencers like Susie Verrill and Lily Pebbles donning it on our Instagram feeds, it’s going to be a certified winner.
With long floaty sleeves, a flowing ruffled skirt and a playful polka dot print, the dress is the perfect update to your spring wardrobe, and will definitely keep you cool even when the heat is on.
Plus, if you haven’t already caught onto the power of the prairie dress, then consider it your new spring silhouette. Totally on trend and entirely wearable, the style is cool, comfy and suits the full spectrum of body types.
While the longer sleeves and mid-length hemline keep it entirely work-appropriate, the dress will also double as the perfect party piece when paired with chunky boots and a statement pair of earrings. And you can consider your wedding guest dress dilemmas sorted, too.
The dress has already been flying off the shelves, and at just £39.99, we can totally see why. Happily, all sizes are still available on the website – but be quick, because they won’t hang around for long!