Got a brunch date soon and you have nothing to wear? Check out a few of our favorite options to wear to a brunch.
Weekend brunch is arguably the best thing to ever exist. It’s a great chance to catch up with friends, enjoy delicious food and coffee, and completely forget about your work. It’s also an opportunity for you and your friends or family members to get together for some quality time, and you get to drink as many mimosas as you want!
While brunch is a super casual time to get together with friends, you don’t want to look like a slob, especially if you’re seeing friends that you haven’t caught up with in a while.
While the perfect brunch outfit depends on the weather, there are definitely some universal options that work year-round, especially if you live in an area where AC tends to be on full blast.
Below, we’ve gathered some cute brunch outfits to help you inject some style to your look. Keep in mind that there’s really no set dress code for a casual brunch date with your friends or loved ones, so you can inject as much personal style into each look as you want.
What To Wear To Brunch
1. Oversized Blazers
If you love a polished look even on your days off, an oversized blazer is your best friend. Depending on the weather, you can style it with tailored pants when it’s chilly, or a pair of Bermuda shorts if it’s hot and humid.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to elevate an otherwise casual look, pair your blazer with distressed boyfriend jeans, or throw it over a basic t-shirt and denim jeans for a super laid-back vibe. Of course, blazers look amazing with flowy dresses as well, which are another wardrobe staple that’s perfect to wear for brunch.
2. Wide Leg Pants
Flared jeans and wide-leg pants in general have become incredibly fashionable in recent years due to evolving preferences in comfort and fit, and we’re here for it.
They offer a fashionable and sophisticated look that can be dressed up or down, making it easy for you to choose a look that’s perfect for the specific brunch plans that you have in mind. As you can see from the examples above, it’s easy to create very fashion-forward looks that vary between glamorous and more laid-back.
In addition to this, wide-leg pants offer a comfortable fit, which can be especially important when enjoying a leisurely brunch. Unlike tighter-fitting skinny jeans, wide-leg pants offer plenty of room for food, which can make a big difference when you are sitting for extended periods.
3. Feminine Dresses
Flowy and feminine dresses in all their forms make for great brunch outfits. They come in a variety of styles, fabrics, and colors, making it easy to wear one during almost all seasons, as long as it’s not snowing.
For spring brunches, you can opt for a floral or pastel-colored flowy dress. Pair it with some cute designer sandals and a light jacket or cardigan to keep you warm during the cooler mornings.
In the summer, you can choose a flowy maxi dress that will keep you cool and comfortable in the heat. Pair it with some strappy sandals, a sun hat, and some stylish designer sunglasses to complete your look.
For fall brunches, you can wear a flowy midi dress in autumnal colors, such as mustard or burgundy. You can layer it with a denim or leather jacket, tights, and ankle boots or knee-high boots to keep you warm in the crisp air.
In the winter, we recommend opting for sweater dresses instead, but if you want to wear a more airy dress, you can layer it with a warm sweater or turtleneck layered underneath. You can also pair it with some knee-high boots, tights, and a stylish coat to stay warm while still looking chic.
4. Cute Top + Jeans
The cute top + jeans ensemble is a classic look for brunch that is versatile enough to wear during any season, regardless of the weather. Opt for a top that reflects your personal style, fits the occasion and complements your figure, whether that’s a lace top, a puff-sleeve top, or an off-the-shoulder top – all of these styles will make you feel beautiful.
As for jeans, opt for your regular cut, which you feel most comfortable in. However, as you’re going for brunch, it might be wise to avoid tight-fitting jeans! If it’s cold outside, you can add layers such as a cardigan, a blazer, or a warm trench coat to keep you covered. You can also wear a scarf or a beanie to add some extra warmth and style.
5. Midi (& MAxi) Skirts
A midi skirt is the perfect garment for brunching or for picking up your favorite pumpkin spice latte, regardless of the weather. It’s cute and comfortable, and you can wear it with anything on top and the bottom, ranging from your favorite pair of designer slides to knee-high boots in the winter.
While you can choose a midi skirt in any color, pattern or fabric, we’re partial to satin skirts – they look effortlessly chic with almost anything!
6. Elevated Casual Styles
Generally, brunches are pretty casual occasions, and you can turn up wearing whatever makes you feel most comfortable. So, if you’re feeling uninspired and looking for something quick to throw on, why not opt for your trusty button-down shirt or a casual tee that you know and love?
Combine these with your favorite blue jeans or shorts, creating a clean base for your outfit that you can work off of. You can then start adding accessories, which will really define the outfit.
If you’re in the mood for a fuss-free look, wear your favorite sneakers and perhaps a hands-free belt bag like the best-selling Everywhere Belt Bag from lululemon, or alternatively, elevate your look with an elegant pair of flat sandals and some visible logos on your bag or elsewhere.
7. Plain Top + Mini Skirt
Give your favorite dress the day off with a mini skirt instead. Mini skirts work well with whatever top you choose, whether that’s a chunky sweater, a long-sleeve top, or a chic camisole.
If you’re looking to add a playful element to your look, why not choose a skirt in a bright color like in the featured image above? This is such an easy way to add a pop of color to your casual outfit!
If you’re heading out in cold weather, you can always keep your legs warm and covered with sheer black tights and a pair of chic boots.
8. Oversized Sweaters
An oversized sweater is the perfect item to wear for brunch when the weather starts turning chilly. While the garment itself is very casual, you can pair it with a more glamorous skirt to elevate your look, or if you want to keep things casual, a pair of straight-leg jeans.
A classic look, comfortable fit, and easy-to-wear style are just a few reasons why we love our chunky knits – it’s hard to beat the versatility of this go-to piece.
Whichever pair of bottoms you choose to style your knit with, we recommend opting for a chic pair of ankle boots or a classic pair of white sneakers if you’re looking to keep things more casual.
9.Cozy Matching Sets
A matching top and skirt set is a chic option to wear to brunch, no matter the season. It creates a cohesive look that is easy to put together without sacrificing style.
We especially love the look of knitwear sets, which are comfortable enough to lounge in, but of course, are super stylish, especially when paired with the right accessories, like a leather jacket and boots as featured above.
In the summer, an airy top and skirt set in lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen can keep you cool and comfortable. You can choose a floral or pastel print for a touch of femininity, and pair it with strappy sandals or wedges to complete the look.
10. Slip Dress + Sneakers
While slip dresses are typically reserved for dinners, when paired with casual sneakers and perhaps worn with a t-shirt underneath, these pretty dresses make for great Sunday brunch outfits as well.
We’re sure that if you own a slip dress, it doesn’t see the light of day as much as it should – if this is you, here is your sign to wear it to your next brunch gathering!
And there you have it! We hope this guide on what to wear for brunch has helped you figure out your next outfit for the next Saturday or Sunday morning. If you’re still looking for more fashion tips, check out the articles below.