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WHAT TO WEAR: Brunch

July 6th, 2015 at 2:00am

Trendy, tasty and always worthy of an Instagram post, brunch is probably one of our generations’ favorite events to dress for. Everyone knows brunch is the made-up meal between breakfast and lunch, full of fancy mocktails and finger sandwiches, but not everyone knows that the dress code for these feasts is pretty specific. The attire for brunch falls somewhere between dressy and casual, and it can be difficult to find the perfect outfit.

When I think of brunch, the spectrum of looks ranges from dresses to rompers. Some go for funky palazzos and sandals, while others go all out with tea length skirts and wedges. The possibilities are pretty much endless because the most important part of the brunch outfit is the execution. Accessories, bags, hair and makeup are all super important factors when it comes to brunch. I would say it’s the goal to look effortless at brunch, but I’ll go out on a limb and say that’s the exact opposite of what we’re aiming for.

This Fashionista exemplifies the brunch ensemble with ease. Though dresses of all lengths are welcomed for brunch attire, she shows versatility with her floor length maxi dress. The red and orange watercolor tie-dye of the frock resembles a picturesque summer sunrise, a notable choice for a happy Saturday morning sharing good food with good friends. The colorful print is busy enough to balance against the high neckline and basic sheath silhouette. This Fashionista accessorizes with dainty gold jewelry and a harmonizing Michael Kors watch. She wears two-tone strappy sandals that are simple enough not to distract from the gorgeous sunrise print maxi. To finish off the look, the Fashionista lets her long brunette locks flow straight and does her makeup to look very natural and sun-kissed.

One Simple Change: Have to go out to a nice restaurant with the family later in the day? No problem. Add a pair of wedges and some flashier earrings. With a little flair, you’re ready for the evening.