Sundays are meant for pressing the snooze button, lazy days spent in pajamas and brunch with bottomless mimosas. It is so easy to stay in bed and watch a movie marathon all day, but brunch forces us to but our best—and most fashionable—foot forward and look our best, while letting us sleep in a bit longer, stay lazy and sport oversized sunglasses. Although brunch is a treasured weekend treat everywhere, it is practically a ritual down in Florida—and why wouldn’t it be? Waffles, freshly-squeezed orange juice, hot coffee and mini muffins are a guaranteed way to start any day off right. Regardless of where you are in the state, there is always a neighboring city that celebrates this sleepy Sunday ritual, whether it be in overlooking the ocean in Clearwater or walking around gardens and quaint boutiques in Winter Park.
There isn’t necessarily a dress code for brunch, but it is usually sways closer to the formal side, which means that your outfit must be put together well. Normally, standard brunch attire can range from a sundress and swanky sandals, to crisp, white denim with a nice blouse. But during this time of year, the cold and leftover winter weather calls for something a bit warmer, like what this Fashionista is sporting. She opted for a simple olive green dress, adding opaque black tights to stay cozy. While it is easy to gravitate towards pants and jeans during cold weather, a dress with tights still let you stay warm, but also add a feminine flare. It is also a genius way to wear your summer and spring sundresses all year long, which is totally smart and savvy shopping.
Booties are an essential for cold weather, including these cognac colored booties. Rounded toes, golden zippers and metal detailing give the shoe a balance—simple with a slight edge. She finished the outfit with a tan monogrammed clutch, which helps the outfit look polished and put together. Adding a fun set of layering necklaces completed the outfit, bringing out the gold accent in the booties with the intricately designed gold pendant. It was minimal otherwise, but the ensemble was just as it should be for brunch: understated, fashion-forward and classy.
One Simple Change: Meeting up with your family after brunch for parent’s weekend? Simply add a sweater or cardigan and a chunky, oversized scarf, and you are good to go!