Nothing threatens to ruin an evening more than an outfit that requires more attention than the entertaining at hand. Which is why we’re huge advocates of pieces that combine style and comfort. Because spring feels so wonderfully optimistic, we tend to eschew wintry knits and heavier trousers for lighter, more fluid dresses, albeit ones that mirror our love of interesting detail, like the easy but effortlessly chic Alicia dress from Cutter Brooks. Pair with some earrings like these asymmetric freshwater pearls from Dinny Hall and you’re all set. If the weather doesn’t live up to the balmy spring idyll, fear not. This is a combination that would work just as well with the addition of tights and a statement waist belt.