What to Wear

There are some three-word phrases that quicken the heart of any Fashionista/o, like designer sample sale or back in stock. But one of my personal favorites? All day breakfast. This is because an invitation to brunch provides an occasion for a great outfit (usually along with a plate of Instagram-worthy pastries).

Spring is the season of brunch, from Mother’s and Father’s Day to graduation and post-exam celebrations. Yet, it can be a difficult event to dress for. It’s important to remember that brunch calls for “daytime dressy” attire. This means it’s not quite as formal as a fancy date night, but it’s dressier than other daytime events like class or study group. This Fashionista provides a perfect example of the proper look in her printed jeans, soft knit, statement necklace and leather booties.

These printed jeans are a great choice for brunch. Patterned denim is as comfortable as regular denim, without the too casual details of light washes, rips or fades. It’s an easy way to dress up a look without going too formal. In other words, it’s perfect “daytime dressy” attire. This Fashionista’s pair is a light blue with white detailing, ideal hues for spring. When investing in a pair of printed jeans, look for a pattern that works for a few occasions. The tribal-inspired print of this Fashionista’s jeans is so on-trend that it’s wearable for a number of spring events. For brunch, the ankle-length jeans are perfectly paired with some leather booties.

Accessories pull this outfit together. This Fashionista’s ankle booties are a great option for brunch-approved footwear. The black leather is simple and easy to pair with most wardrobe pieces. In addition, the heel height is especially ideal. For brunch, skip the stilettos and instead opt for a shorter kitten heel. Her statement necklace completes the look. For daytime dressy, avoid jewelry that is too flashy or sparkly. The black and gold details of this Fashionista’ necklace is fancy, but not over the top. Plus, the triangles are a great match to the tribal print of her patterned denim.

For brunch, take a cue from this stylish Fashionista and elevate your daytime looks with some dressy touches. With some soft knitwear and relaxed ombré waves, you’ll be ready for that all day breakfast.

One Simple Change: Swap out the knit sweater and complement the tribal print of the patterned jeans with a loose peasant top. The look is perfect for a summer concert.


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