Brunch used to be for the late risers. Now, this laid-back meal is an opportunity to whip out all your favorite outfits before heading out to meet up with the squad. If you’re looking for inspiration that’s worthy of all the Instagram tags that are coming your way, check out this list of brunch outfits that range from flirty and fun to cool and collected.
1. Floral Dress & Booties
If you’re heading out during a transitional season, like fall or spring, you may not be sure where the weather’s gonna go. With a long sleeve floral dress, roll-tab blazer, and booties, you can be prepared for anything.
Add a little interest to your outfit with a dress that has tiered ruffles on the sleeves and hem, as well as a couple of accessories to make sure you stand out. Consider a wide brim hat, sunglasses, and stacked rings to complete the look!
This is a great ensemble because it’s easy to swap out just one piece to create a totally new outfit. When your outerwear and accessories are neutral colors, modifying the entire look gets much easier!
2. Paper Bag Pants & Turtleneck
The perfect brunch outfit for fall days starts with a brown corduroy paper bag pant. The high-waist and tapered leg are super slimming, while the corduroy texture is both retro and sophisticated. A bodysuit turtleneck completes this cozy ensemble and ensures you don’t have to bring a jacket unless it’s really chilly.
With a cropped pant like this, you can elongate your leg with booties in the same color or choose to coordinate with your top with a lighter-colored shoe. A wide brim hat and crossbody bag complete the look and ensure you have space to carry all your essentials!
3. Oversized Hoodie Blouse & Jeans
If you’re more interested in ensuring you’re comfortable enough to eat as much as you want, you can keep your look elegant and your waistband loose with a top that’s a cross between a flowy blouse and a hoodie. This oversized design has a Henley-style front, a high-low hem, slit sides, and dropped balloon sleeves. The textured waffle design and the embellished seam details create a put-together vibe.
With this top, you can wear nearly any pair of jeans. Choose your most comfortable elastic boot cut pants to pair with booties, or opt for slimming distressed skinnies.
4. Denim Skirt & Tucked In Top
A shorter outfit is ideal for a warm summer morning spent at a brunch bistro. Why not rock a denim skirt and tucked-in top to give off an effortless vibe? This is all about simple outfits with a chic, classic look. Let your skirt take the lead when you complement it with a simple tank and white sneakers. Keep the jewelry low-key and fresh with a single pendant necklace and a stack of thin gold bracelets.
A statement purse is the only concession made to this minimalist ensemble. This time, the vegan leather backpack won out against a regular purse or tote.
The best part about this outfit is that it’s subtle. At first glance, you won’t look like you agonized in front of the mirror to put it together, but the closer you get, the more you see subtle accents, like the platform sneakers, the fringe on the purse, and the artfully distressed areas on the skirt.
5. Skirt & Short Set
Going with a two-piece set makes getting ready for your brunch so much easier. Instead of choosing a top and bottom separately, you’ve got a pair that’s literally made to wear together! A ruffled skirt and loose top keep you feeling comfortable, no matter how many bagels make it into your belly. Opt for an all-black set so your ensemble is neutral enough that you can choose statement jewelry and eye-popping shoes to complete your look.
Consider animal print sneakers, studded cowboy boots, embroidered mules, or quilted flats. Each of these shoes can transform this simple outfit into something bold, daring, and adventurous.
Ready to Show the World Your Style?
Social media has made every get-together an event. If you want to present a fashion-forward yet effortless persona, these ensembles will get you there. If you have to shop for new pieces to enhance the versatility of your wardrobe, search for timeless silhouettes and styles that you can mix and match with anything!
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