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. Instead of jeans, which they of course go with, why not switch in a denim mini?
2. CUTE CO-ORD
Style Notes: Like dresses, cute co-ords make getting dressed so easy, as your outfit is practically sorted for you. Look for soft fabrications that will be comfortable to sit in—as chances are your brunch session will go on longer once you start chatting.
3. PRINTED DRESS + STRAW BAG
Style Notes: What makes this combination so appealing is that it looks fashionable whilst being pretty low-key—the ideal sartorial combination for brunch, where you want to look like you’ve put some effort in but not night-out effort.
4. A KNITTED DRESS
Style Notes: With both comfort and polish built in, knitted dresses serve as the ultimate attire for brunching. Plus, the stretchy material will come in handy should you require a little extra breathing room.
5. A TANK TOP + JEANS
Style Notes: Sometimes, the simplest outfit combinations are the most effective, and right now, basics are proving king amongst those in the know. Pair a staple vest top with your favourite denim, add sleek shoes, and you’re down to brunch.
Style Notes: We’ve already established that you won’t want to wear anything constricting to your brunch date, so instead, make like Lucy and opt for loose, fluid layers.
7. PRINTED TROUSERS
Style Notes: Printed 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. Plus, they’ll make any spillages less obvious.
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 an excessive number of supplies with you, which provides the perfect opportunity to debut a seriously pretty, albeit impractical, piece of arm candy.
9. A STRIPED SHIRT
Style Notes: If you're looking for new ways to style your classic striped shirt for summer, look no further than on-trend ecru trousers (just watch where you’re placing that glass of OJ) and gold jewellery.