What’s not to love about brunch? Platefuls of eggs Benedict – with smashed avo if you’re a Millennial, smoked salmon if you’re feeling fancy – or for the sweet-toothed, French toast or pancakes, all washed down with plenty of fizz. Brunch has come far in recent years and there are now hundreds of different themes available – bottomless, cabaret, pizza and prosecco, movie-themed – you name it, there’s a brunch for it.
So, if you’re keen to try the many brunches on offer, you’ll want an outfit to match the occasion. Read on for our article on what to wear for brunch, with some top outfit tips to make sure you look fab while you dine.
The casual brunch
It’s a Saturday, you might be feeling the effects of Friday night, and your girlfriend suggests going for brunch – the perfect hangover cure! If it’s a casual brunch sitch, there’s no need to go all-out with your look. Instead, a pair of skinny jeans and your fave cotton tee should see you through the morning. Just match with some stylish trainers and a sweater in case it’s chilly outside and you’re ready to catch up on all the goss with a coffee and a much-needed fry-up.
When it comes to brunch, you can’t go wrong with skinny jeans:
The fancy brunch
Whether it’s a friend’s birthday, a hen do, or any excuse to dress up a bit, a fancy brunch demands a fancy outfit. Depending on where you’ll be going, you could max out your look with a dress and heels – just make sure your dress has enough room for that sourdough pizza! Good options are wrap dresses or skater dresses, which are comfy to wear while still being formal. If you’re happy to wear heels for the day, there are some fabulous animal print options around to vamp up the glamour. If you’re not feeling a dress, go for a pair of jeans or culottes and a fancy top. Finally, add some statement jewellery and a clutch bag and you’re good to go.
Pair this organza zip-up top with skinnies and heels:
Complete your brunch look with this studded cross-body bag:
The winter brunch
When it’s still cold outside, the temptation to snuggle up in bed for a few more hours is hard to ignore. However, when hunger calls, brunch is the only answer. Winter brunch outfits can look both cute and cosy – we’re thinking a chunky cable knit jumper, worn over leggings or thick black tights and boots. Accessorise with a bobble hat, beanie, or beret if you’re feeling trés chic, and some gold jewellery for a touch of winter sparkle. A warm coat over the top pulls the whole look together – you’re now ready to catch up with your gal pals over a hot chocolate and a croissant or two.
Add a bit of bling with this gorgeous watch:
The summer brunch
Brunch truly comes into its own in the warmer months of the year, as hordes of brunchers sit outside cafés and restaurants to bask in the sun and chitchat. For a summer brunch outfit, don’t be afraid to try out bold colours and patterns – the more dramatic the better! Dungarees or pinafores look summery and sweet worn over a crop top, while floral tea dresses worn with flat sandals will give you an effortlessly chilled vibe. For a summer statement look, a printed maxi dress is perfect – you can throw a cardie over the top in the event of a breeze. To complete this summery look, make sure to add giant sunnies, a shoulder bag, and an ice-cold lemonade.
These cute slingback heels are a summer brunch must-have:
Throw shade in these tortoiseshell sunnies: