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.
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?
This colour feels so on-trend.
A wardrobe staple you’ll wear on repeat this summer.
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.
As far as co-ords go, this one is up there with some of the best.
Chic arm candy, anyone?
The comfiest trousers to brunch in.
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.
A beautiful print.
A playful take on gold hoops.
The basket bag all our editors currently have on their wish lists.
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.
You can still snap up Karina’s Staud dress.
Bright accessories make any outfit feel “fashion.”
These mules come in a collection of style-forward colours.
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.
Another basic Arket gets so right.
Flares are still big on the denim scene for 2022.
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.
A very cool take on leather outerwear.
I own this dress and always get so many compliments when I wear it.
An off-beat shoe will elevate any outfit.
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.
Just think how nicely this will pair with jeans, too.
I just know these will fly.
Add an anklet into the equation for some summer style kudos.
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.
Breezy cotton fabrics are ideal for the summer months.
Luxe-looking linen doesn’t have to cost the earth.
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.
This will work just as well as a beach cover-up.
The perfect finishing touch to any ensemble.
I’ve added these very jeans to my basket—I’ll let you know how I get on.
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