What to Wear

Saturday or Sunday morning brunch is a great chance to get together with your best friends to unwind and catch up on everything that’s been going on in your busy lives. It’s also a fantastic time to divulge in a tasty meal from hot Madison brunch spots like Sunroom Cafe, DLUX and Bassett Street Brunch Club. While weekend brunch is typically a casual affair, it’s also an opportunity to step out of your fashion comfort zone by experimenting with new trends. This Fashionisto’s ensemble is perfect for brunch because the laid back elements are mixed with trendy touches. Fashionistos and Fashionistas alike can pull trends from his look to formulate their own perfect brunch day outfit.

This Fashionisto’s cool gray color palette is casual, yet put together; exactly what you want in a brunch ensemble. Gray, specifically called Paloma by Pantone, is one of their 10 trendy colors this spring. With gray, you can combine garments in multiple different shades while the end product is still cohesive. This light, simple monochromatic color palette is perfect for the transition from winter into spring.

Be sure to take full advantage of the extra time you have while you’re getting ready in the morning on the weekend for brunch. You have more of a chance to really examine your closet and pull out hot trends and interesting items. We all remember how Gwenyth Paltrow rocked her white Tom Ford cape dress at the 2012 Oscars. More recently, Lupita Nyong’o in a red Ralph Lauren cape number at the 2014 Golden Globes. This Fashionisto proved that the cape can be worn off the red carpet and even in menswear. When looking for your first cape, search for one that’s part of a zip-up, like this Fashionisto’s. You can even have one attached to a coat.

The second trend this Fashionisto proudly executes includes a metallic element. By adding just enough glimmer, your outfit and day are brightened. Sling a silver handbag over your shoulder for the perfect statement. I’ve noticed metallic shoes are having a moment this spring, so don’t be afraid to switch up the metallic element to your feet. Have fun with your metals, by choosing silver, gold or even everyone’s new favorite metal: rose gold. According to Harper’s Bazaar online, mixed metals is still going to be on-trend in spring 2014 so have fun combining metallic accessories.

Whether you choose to order French toast, the vegetable stuffed omelet or a maple bacon doughnut, follow this Fashionisto’s lead. Then you are sure to be the most fashionable individual at your local brunch spot this weekend.

One Simple Change: All you need to do is swap out the gray zip-up and replace it with a worn in leather jacket for a look that’s perfect for a casual date night.


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