What to wear for brunch? Well, over the years, we've enjoyed our fair share of lazy, late breakfasts with friends and have learnt a few things. First, you can never make too much of an effort. There's something truly enjoyable about shaking off your work clothes and debuting something new or different for the weekend. Second, you must be sensible. Super-tight dresses are not your friend, particularly when you find yourself in a bottomless situation. Give yourself some breathing space, and opt for looser fits that are comfortable to eat and sit down for a good few hours of gossip. Finally, think about your footwear choice. Unless you're a hardcore high-heel lover who can last all day long on a regular basis, it's best to opt for flats or comfortable block heels (you never know where the day will take you). Now, scroll down to see nine brunch outfits that are perfect for the weekend.
1. A CHUNKY CARDIGAN
Style Notes: Like jumpers, cardigans take very little effort to style but the button-down fastening makes them look somewhat cooler—particularly when a couple of bottom buttons are left undone.
2. DOUBLE DENIM
Style Notes: Elsy's double denim combination will work well all weekend long.
3. PRINTED BOOTS + BOHO DRESS
Style Notes: The easiest way to breathe a new lease of life into an old dress or skirt is with a pair of printed ankle boots. We're opting for snake-print due to its versatility and sudden surge in popularity.
4. A WRAP DRESS
Style Notes: With all of the comfort of a jumper dress and all the polish of a formal frock, wrap dresses serve as the chic go-between. Plus, the tie waist always comes in handy should you require a little extra breathing room.
5. A SLOGAN SWEATER
Style Notes: You know the saying, "You are what you eat"? Well, thanks to this Sézane jumper, we're turning the mantra on its head by eating what we wear. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this French toast emblazoned sweatshirt will go directly to the brand's charity, Demain, which seeks to improve children’s lives and education all over the world.
6. A STANDOUT COAT
Style Notes: Nothing confirms you're off the clock quite like a statement coat. We've long had our eye on this Saks Potts number—make like Vanessa and give it an edge with leather trousers.
7. CHECKED TROUSERS
Style Notes: Checked trousers give you a free pass to keep the rest of your outfit simple, meaning you can focus on sipping on those mimosas instead of spending copious amounts of time getting ready.
8. AN IMPRACTICAL BAG
Style Notes: Post-brunch, chances are you'll be heading straight home for a well-deserved snooze. In turn, this means you won't be needing excessive amounts of supplies with you—which provides the perfect opportunity to debut a seriously pretty, albeit impractical, piece of arm candy.
9. A LEOPARD BLOUSE
Style Notes: If you're looking for new ways to get your leopard-print fix, look no further than a blouse, layered necklaces and boyfriend jeans.
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