The Only 3 New Outfits You'll Find Me Wearing on the Weekend

I don't mind making an effort when it comes to my workday wardrobe, but on the weekend, I'd rather have a few trusty, good-looking combinations I can fling on in a hurry. No one wants to be the eternally late person to brunch when everyone else is hanging and in desperate need of avocado. So rather than chopping and changing my look every week/month/year as I used to in my 20s, I'd much rather gather a solid lineup of comfortable, easy pieces that work harmoniously together and in a few different formulas.

Although summer hasn't hit yet, there have been a few wildly warm moments that have meant planning what I'll wear from June onwards doesn't seem so crazy. Thanks to Instagram, I can see that a few women are aligned to my way of thinking already. Anyone would believe it's 30º Celsius out in the UK right now, according to the influx of cute summer dresses on the feed. So to save you time, hassle and money (in the long run), I've come up with three summer-weekend outfit formulas that actually work quite well in spring (with a layering trick or shoe change) and are classic enough to see you through many hot seasons to come. Keep scrolling…

1. VOLUMINOUS FLORAL DRESS + STRAPPY SANDALS

Style Notes: Just because you've got a long floral dress on doesn't mean you have to look twee. Courtney Trop always walks that line so well, choosing lower-heeled sandals and having perfectly dishevelled hair to accompany her maxi.

Style Notes: Nicole's flouncy mini is balanced out so well with barely there sandals, but it'd look just as cool on the weekend with sneaks.

Style Notes: If you like to play up to the cuteness of any given floral dress, add a headband and sweet sandals like Maria here.

2. BLUE JEANS + WHITE TOP

Style Notes: Looking out for subtle details (see Lizzy's exaggerated cuffs and straight-leg jean shape) can take this simple combination into the big leagues.

Style Notes: Nothing better than a bright-white vest and some true blues. Add mules and a basket bag when it's really hot out, like Marisa here.

Style Notes: High-waisted looser-fit jeans are having a moment, and how Sylvie's styled hers with a cropped sweater makes the most of the silhouette.

3. BLAZER + MIDI SKIRT

Style Notes: I'd wear Darja's exact getup for the office with little heels, and then swap them out for some flat shoes or sandals for Saturday and Sunday.

Style Notes: This formula can work in the maddest way or in the simplest. Ada takes it to the next level with this combo of a mesh skirt and a bow-tie blazer.

Style Notes: Jessica's subtle mix of satin with a soft woollen blazer is such a good springtime option or for a chilly Saturday night out.