Slay Brunch Fashion: 15 Ideas to Look Your Best
As I stare at my closet, I feel a sense of panic wash over me. In just two hours, I’ll be heading to a surprise birthday brunch at an upscale restaurant, and I have no idea what to wear. Should I go with a dress, a skirt, or maybe some skinny pants? I’m not the best at knowing how to dress for different occasions, and this one has me particularly stumped. The last thing I want is to show up underdressed or out of place, but at the same time, I don’t want to overdo it either. It’s a delicate balance, and I can’t help but wonder if I’ll be able to strike it just right.
This was me 5 years ago, the first time I was ever invited to brunch (fancy schmancy!). I’ve attended a couple more in the past few years and have since mastered the art of dressing for brunch. Pssst…it’s not that difficult!
My Go-to Outfits for Brunch
Here are my go-to outfit ideas for when I’m out brunching with my gals:
1. A white T-shirt/Top and light-wash jeans
Not sure what to wear to brunch? A white T-shirt and light-wash jeans is always a safe choice. This look is casual enough for a relaxed brunch, but put-together enough that you won’t feel underdressed. Plus, the light colors will help you stay cool if the weather is warm. And if it’s chilly out? Just add a cute cardigan or jacket. We guarantee you’ll love this brunch-approved outfit!
2. A printed maxi dress
A printed maxi dress is a great choice for brunch. It’s comfortable and stylish, and it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Prints are also versatile, so you can find one to suit any style. If you’re looking for something more casual, a floral print or gingham is perfect.
For a dressier look, try a geometric print or Houndstooth pattern. Whichever print you choose, make sure it complements your personal style and the overall vibe of the brunch.
3. A denim skirt and a chambray shirt
For a casual chic look, try a wearing a denim skirt and chambray shirt to brunch. Chambray is basically just a fancy word for denim, so it goes great with a denim skirt. Plus, it’s comfortable and casual, but still looks put together.
Just make sure your shirt is tucked in and you’re good to go. I also recommend adding a little bit of jewelry to dress it up a bit. Maybe some earrings or a necklace. And don’t forget your sunglasses. Have fun!
4. Khaki shorts and a white eyelet top
If you’re looking for an outfit that’s both stylish and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Khaki shorts and a white eyelet top. To complete the look, add a few accessories, such as a straw hat and a brightly colored scarf.
Don’t forget a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. With this outfit, you’ll be ready for anything, from a casual brunch to a day at the beach.
5. White jeans and a black tank top
Looking for a chic and easy outfit for brunch? Try pairing white jeans with a black tank top. This look is effortless yet put-together, and it’s perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. To style it, start by choosing a pair of white jeans that fit you well. Then, pair them with a black tank top or bodysuit.
For shoes, anything from sneakers to sandals will work. Finally, add some accessories like a statement necklace or earrings. And voila! You’re ready for brunch.
6. A Sundress
Wearing a sundress to brunch is a great way to look chic and stylish. Start with a basic sundress. Look for one that is made from a lightweight fabric and that falls just above the knee.
A pair of pearl earrings or a delicate necklace will add just the right amount of polish.
Depending on the dress, you can either go for flats or heels. But beware of selecting shoes that are too high – you don’t want to look like you’re going out for a night on the town!
Finish off the look with a light cardigan or jacket. This will help to transition the dress from day to night if need be.
7. A striped T-shirt dress
Brunch is the perfect opportunity to break out your comfiest and most stylish T-shirt dress. And what could be more summery than a striped T-shirt dress? To wear a striped T-shirt dress to brunch, start by picking the right style of dress.
A fitted or A-line dress will flatter your figure, while a flowing maxi dress will keep you cool in the summer heat. Once you’ve found the perfect dress, it’s time to accessorize. If you’re blessed with good weather, consider pairing your dress with a pair of sunglasses and a cute pair of sandals. If it’s a little cooler out, add a cardigan or light jacket to your ensemble.
For accessories, a straw sunhat or colorful statement necklace will add a touch of playfulness to your outfit.
8. A yellow midi skirt and a white cropped top
For a casual brunch with friends, pair a yellow midi skirt with a white cropped top. Add a denim jacket for a bit of extra warmth, and slip into some comfortable sneakers or sandals.
If you’re looking to dress up the look, switch out the sneakers for a pair of heels and add some statement jewelry. Add a colorful scarf or tie-dyed headband to complete the look!
9. Green/Black cargo pants and a white tank top
If you’re looking for a casual and comfortable outfit to wear to brunch, consider pairing green cargo pants with a white tank top. This outfit is perfect for warm weather, and the green pants will add a pop of color to your look.
To complete the outfit, add a pair of white sneakers and a crossbody bag. If you want to dress up the look a bit, you can add a gold necklace or bracelet.
10. A denim jacket and black leggings
Wearing denim jackets and black leggings to brunch is a great way to look stylish and comfortable at the same time. The key is to balance the casual look of the denim with the more polished look of the leggings.
For instance, you might pair a dark wash denim jacket with a pair of black leather leggings. Or, you could opt for a lighter wash jacket and pair it with a pair of faux leather leggings. either way, make sure to add a few accessories, such as a scarf or necklace, to complete the look.
11. Brown leather sandals and a white sundress
Brown leather sandals and a white sundress is the perfect combination for a casual brunch with friends. The sandals are comfortable and easy to walk in, while the sundress is cool and stylish. To complete the look, add a pair of sunglasses and a straw hat.
For a more dressy brunch, you could swap out the sundress for a white blouse and denim skirt. Add a pair of heels and some statement earrings, and you’re good to go. You’ll be sure to turn heads in this chic outfit.
12. Sneakers and ripped boyfriend jeans
Sneakers and ripped boyfriend jeans are the perfect choice for a casual brunch with friends. The key to pulling off this look is to keep the rest of your outfit simple and relaxed. A plain white tee or tank top will work well, and you can add a light jacket or cardigan if the weather is chilly.
For a finishing touch, add a pair of sunglasses and a cute cross-body bag.
13. Gladiator sandals and a flowy maxi dress
Gladiator sandals are a great choice for brunch because they’re comfortable and easy to walk in. Maxi dresses are also a good choice because they’re comfortable and look great with sandals. If you’re not sure how to wear these two items together, here are some tips.
First, choose a pair of Gladiator sandals that have a neutral color scheme. This will help them match any color dress you choose. Next, pick out a maxi dress that has a print or pattern that you like. Try to avoid choosing a dress that is too loose or baggy, as this can make you look larger than you are.
Finally, accessorize your outfit with a few simple pieces, such as a bracelet or necklace.
14. Ankle boots and skinny jeans
Ankle boots and skinny jeans are a great combination for a casual brunch outfit. To start, choose a pair of dark-wash skinny jeans. Then, select a pair of ankle boots that are comfortable and stylish. For a finishing touch, add a cute top and jacket. If it’s chilly outside, you can also throw on a scarf or hat.
15. Loafers and wide-leg trousers
Loafers and wide-leg trousers are the perfect combinations for a chic yet comfortable brunch outfit. Loafers are stylish and comfortable, making them ideal for a long day of walking and exploring. Wide-leg trousers are also comfortable and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. When paired together, loafers and wide-leg trousers make the perfect outfit for a casual brunch with friends.
Get inspired by these brunch outfit ideas the next time you need to dress up for a casual weekend gathering. With very little effort, you can easily put together a chic and comfortable look that will have you feeling confident all day long. Never forget to have on sunscreen and carry a pair of sunglasses if brunching outdoors.
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