Perfect brunch outfits
Kimono jacket + jeans
(maybe they’ll be Instagramming your get-together?) or maybe you just want to be one of those girls with a bounce in her step because it’s not even lunchtime and her outfit is great. But you also don’t want to look like a try-hard Sex and the City caricature either, and it’s a tricky balance to strike.
The kimono jacket's as outfit-making as a tweed jacket or bright blazer, but more brunch-casual (it's a thing). Your friends will love how it looks sorta exotic or vintage-y, and you'll love how it's drapey and so comfy. And yet the sleeves are short enough they won't drag in your eggs. Win-win.
"Lilly" bag, $235, Steven Alan, shopbop.com; kimono sleeve jacket, $189, zara.com; super-slim jeans, $49.99, mango.com; skinny liquid eyeliner, $16, Eyeko, sephora.com
Bright day dress + jewelry
Bright day dresses are just so easy, in the best way possible, and adding a piece of jewelry in a contrasting color will make the two colors really pop. (And make it look like you put more effort into getting dressed than you actually did.)
Aviator sunglasses, $145, ray-ban.com; belted pleated chiffon maxi dress, $195, Michael Michael Kors, netaporter.com; Alchemy earrings, $192, Lulu Frost, charmandchain.com; "Jival" thong sandals, $250, K. Jacques, shopbop.com; stacking rings, $24.94, Made, asos.com
Drawstring pants are what weekends were made for. Wear a pretty pair with a perfectly slouchy knit and polished accessories and it won't look pajama-y, it'll just look awesome and nonchalant-cool. (Plus you can eat the French toast without wanting to unbutton your jeans.)
"Easy" pant, $325, rag-bone.com; knitted sheer solid slouch top, $72, topshop.com; striped shopper, $89.90, zara.com; "Hillary" d'orsay flats, $240, Alice + Olivia, shopbop.com
Blazer + dress combos
If your brunch is a little more on the formal side, try topping a printed sundress with a blazer. It's neither too casual or too corporate, but a nice in-between weekend-polish sort of look.
Silk cami dress in flora, $155, madewell.com; "Regalia" long locket necklace, $145, Ben Amun, charmandchain.com; "Eurydice" lipstick, $24, Illamasqua, sephora.com; stretch wool-twill blazer, $198, JCrew, netaporter.com