Whether for a special occasion or an impromptu get together with friends, going out for brunch calls for a fabulous outfit. There are all sorts of ensembles to choose from that will make a great impression, from women's dresses to sleek slacks and blouses.
If you’re attending a brunch during the warmer spring and summer months, or if your tastes just naturally gravitate toward breezy and relaxed styles, a boho-chic dress makes a great choice. Look for details like flowy skirts, touches of lace, and soft, draping materials. Long cardigans make a good option if you need an extra layer over the dress. Pair it with flat sandals or cut-out booties to complete the look.
Because brunch is typically a more casual affair than an evening dinner, it’s the perfect opportunity to let loose with a little color and pizzazz in your outfit. A bright color denim jacket is a cool, creative option that has a little more flair, so if your preferred style leans toward the artistic side, this is a good look for you. Pair ladies’ denim pants or capri pants with a pretty print blouse. If you opt for fitted or skinny jeans with this outfit, choose a blouse that’s slightly looser to keep the look balanced. Floral, geometric, polka dots, chevron, and many more prints and patterns make stylish choices. Casual flat shoes in a neutral color will finish off the outfit.
Women who prefer to get dressed quickly can still look incredible for a casual brunch with a pair of well-fitting slacks or a simple pencil skirt in a neutral color and a crisp women's white blouse. This simple look is polished and put together without looking too formal. When you keep the pants or skirt color neutral (such as tan, gray, or navy) and opt for a basic white or cream blouse, you can jazz it up in the accessories department. Put on a pretty lightweight floral or print scarf or add a chunky necklace. You could also put the focus on your footwear by donning a pair of colored heels or flats.
Women’s midi skirts are a nice length for brunch, and a flowy style has a pretty, breezy appeal perfect for the occasion. You can choose a pattern and fabric that fits with the season—think lightweight rayon blends in colored stripes or prints for spring and summer and jacquard or corduroy for fall and winter. Pair the skirt with a fitted tee in a solid color that complements the skirt. A fitted tee, whether in a long-sleeved or short-sleeved style, has a relaxed appeal but looks dressy enough for brunch when tucked in and worn with a skirt. You can have some fun with jewelry here as well; long necklaces, dangling earrings, or bangle bracelets can add some extra flair.
If your brunch is a little more on the upscale side, consider a more formal appearance. A sheath dress is classic and versatile, so it will look perfectly appropriate for a dressy event. Cardigans can complement the dress if you need an additional layer to ward off a spring chill. Pair it with classic jewelry and neutral heels for a foolproof look.
Stripes have a slightly nautical feel that works well for any brunch outing. There are many options in striped tops, and you can create a look that’s relaxed yet sophisticated by choosing a striped top and pairing it with your choice of denim. A striped T-shirt, turtleneck, or sweater will look lovely worn with a pair of dark blue or black denim skinny jeans, medium-wash denim crops, a button-up denim midi skirt, and more. A shirt jacket is a nice complement to this look. Relaxed jewelry in simple gold or silver will work well with an outfit like this. For footwear, try espadrilles, loafers, or flats.
Fit and flare dresses have a flattering look that’s bright and beautiful. This is a good option for a brunch, and you can find a variety of fit and flare dress styles in solid colors as well as prints. These are versatile enough for any season—wear them alone for spring or summer, or layer them with jackets and tights for cooler temperatures. Fun shoe styles, like bejeweled flats or sandals, are a fun way to jazz up this dress style.
Ladies have plenty of options to match their personal sense of style for a brunch event. Whether you like the ease of a simple, solid-colored dress that you can dress up with statement-making jewelry and accessories, or you prefer the appeal of mixing and matching tops and bottoms for a fun, classy ensemble, there’s an outfit right for you. Uplifting colors, combinations of prints and solid colors, and dressy but not overly formal looks will all make you look and feel beautiful for your next brunch.