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WHAT TO WEAR: Brunch

One of my favorite activities after a long week is to enjoy a relaxing brunch with my main gals. However, the dress code for this occasion can be a difficult one to get just right. What is the perfect balance between too casual and too dressy? While it certainly varies depending on the restaurant, the overall ideal brunch attire captures a relaxed brand of class.

Luckily for those of us in need of some serious brunch outfit inspo, the Fashionista featured here perfectly captures that essence!

The base of the outfit is fairly simple, involving a classic black striped shirt paired perfectly with black jeans and booties, but this Fashionista elevates her look with an adorable, quilted jacket. The tan complements the outfit well, serving as a natural neutral while also switching up the primarily black color scheme. The jacket’s quilted pattern challenges the straight lines in the striped shirt, creating a look that draws the eye in a more positive way than either of the pieces could achieve alone.

For me, the cherry on top of this look is the purse that this Fashionista chose. I am a firm believer that accessories can make or break an outfit and in this case her purse totally ties the look together. Combining both black and tan, this simple finishing touch elevates this Fashionista’s look to the perfect brunch level!

One Simple Change: In the chillier months, a scarf can definitely be added to this outfit to not only provide warmth, but a pop of color as well. A patterned scarf could serve as an interesting contrast to this look and totally spice it up a bit, while still maintaining its classic appeal.