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16 January 2017

What to wear for the weekend: from brunch to parties

Deciding what to wear for the weekend can turn into an art form. Not restricted by your usual workwear staples, you’re faced with the freedom of your whole wardrobe to choose from. So it’s easy to fall into the trap of wearing the same basic items every time the weekend rolls around. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

What to wear for the weekend

The key to knowing what to wear for the weekend fashion is versatility. Having a selection of flattering and simply cut dresses, tees and skirts in neutral colours takes the agony out of deciding what to wear – even on a champagne hangover. 


Day-to-night outfits mean you can power through the weekend without having to make an Oscar-worthy costume change between a stroll around the park and speakeasy-style cocktails. A black T-shirt dress with ankle socks and brogues keeps things casual until the sun goes down, when flats can be swapped out for a pair of towering heels and some statement jewellery. 


Here are a few more weekend style ideas to help you breeze through the best days of the week.


Bomber jackets


Fashion’s favourite jacket, it's hard to resist the athleisure-inspired elegance of the bomber. Gucci, Jonathan Saunders and Dolce & Gabbana are just a few of the labels that have sent versions down the catwalk in 2016, so there are plenty of looks to choose from. 


Plain satin designs appeal as a low-key cover-up, while vintage-style embroidered pieces make a bold style statement whether worn with a pair of Mother jeans or a midi-skirt and crop top co-ord set. 


Yeezy's versions come in classic black or sleek army green tones. They can be paired with black leggings and a choker for a tough-luxe finish, as championed by Gigi Hadid. Alternatively, soft pastel hues of peach, lilac and eggshell with metallic zip details have an alluringly feminine feel. 3.1 Philip Lim offers a beautiful nude silk-blend version.


Stay optimistic for sunny summer days with a vibrant tropical print jacket, in Saint Laurent’s multi-coloured mixed print and sequin bomber. You can trust this weekend fashion piece to stylishly see you through many brunch dates – even if the rain won't let up. 




Whether they're high-waisted and flared or skinny and stonewashed with artfully slashed knees, jeans are a solid bet when it comes to what to wear for the weekend. Wide-leg jeans can be paired with a graphic Givenchy T-shirt and Sixties-inspired block heels for a retro look with a contemporary edge.


Emma Roberts nails weekend fashion by tucking a loose-fitting blouse into her jeans. Alternatively, for something a little more playful choose a pair of jeans dotted with colourful sew-on patches and embroidery. Florence Welch wears hers with a wide turn-up on the hem, a leather belt and a simple white blouse.  




Effortless sophistication is the order of the day for soaking up the atmosphere of art galleries and museums. Relaxed yet refined, this weekend clothing option will take you seamlessly from an afternoon of culture into an evening of fine dining.


A beautifully tailored blazer can be coupled with a crisp white T-shirt and skinny jeans for an aesthetic of low-key sophistication. Sacai tees feature layers and oversized shapes that create an offbeat silhouette. 


Chloé, Isabel Marant and Rodarte all kept things simple with subtle makeup on their 2016 catwalks. Accessorise with a fresh face, ponytail and a pair of statement earrings for a bold vintage feel.




Whether you’re heading to Street Feast in Shoreditch or Roka for sushi, the right accessories can take your weekend fashion to the next level. A vibrantly coloured clutch bag could equally complement tailored trousers or a flowing pleated skirt.


When it comes to the classic little black dress, subtle finishes take an outfit from safe to sultry. For example, shoulder cut-outs as featured by Yigal Azrouel and Versace, or Alexander McQueen's mesh details.


For evening wear with a twist, a silk jumpsuit strikes the ideal balance between playfulness and elegance. Equally, palazzo pants, preferably pleated like Alice + Olivia’s stunning gold pair, can be paired with a high-neck sleeveless cami for a touch of offbeat sophistication. 




When you’re deciding what to wear for the weekend, a night out is your chance to really express yourself. 


This season’s partywear comes in a rainbow of eye-catching, dramatic colours. Experimenting with weekend outfits in different shades of red can create a striking look that references old Hollywood glamour. Maison Margiela’s sleek ruby design with an asymmetrical hem is a modern take on a classic style. 



What to wear for the weekend brunch and parties
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