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Now that it’s spring, socially distanced mimosas for brunch are calling. It’s been a minute since we’ve had a reason to scour our closets for something to wear. Deciding on a brunch outfit can be tricky. Below, we’ve pared down a few brunch essentials that are simple yet stylish!
The t-shirt dress
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T-shirt dresses are a favorite part of spring and summer. They’re the ideal comfy dress that is effortlessly stylish and easy to throw on. You can keep it casual with slip-on sandals, go sporty-chic with a pair of sneaks, or dress it up with heels or boots. If you plan on layering your t-shirt dress, there are a couple of different ways you can do this. For a body-conscious look, go a size smaller, or tie a knot just above the knee to show off some leg. A short and billowy t-shirt dress can be just as flirty and fun, and either look will layer well with a denim jacket. Accessorize with your favorite pair of earrings and pile on some bangles; If you want to channel the 90’s, wear with a flannel wrapped around your waist and some vintage sunnies, coupled with statement earrings.
Our Pick: Nordstrom Tie Dye T-shirt Dress, $29.40 (Shop Here)
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It never hurts to have a solid collection of graphic tees. Casual graphic tees are a versatile and fun way to express what you’re all about. Pair a graphic tee with destructed denim and your favorite cardigan. To add cool and a little edge to your look, wear with high-waisted black denim and Doc Martens. If a boho, laidback style is more your thing, try a graphic tee with a printed wrap skirt and some Birks. There is no wrong way to wear a graphic tee.
Our Pick: Anthropologie Super Nice Letts Bon Voyage Graphic Tee, $68 (Shop Here)
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It never hurts to have a couple of perfectly tailored blazers sitting in your closet; it’s another great piece that can be dressed up or dressed down and, yes, even for brunch with the besties. Blazers can upstage a casual event with its all-business look, so the main goal here is to make sure you combine your blazer with laidback pieces such as raw hemmed denim and a simple t-shirt. For shoes, you can either opt for a heel, or make the look interesting with a slip-on mule or pair of Vans.
Our Pick: Zara Wrinkle Look Double Breasted Blazer, $69.90 (Shop Here)
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Oh, we love a statement piece, and you know why? If you have a good statement piece to start with, all you have to do is pair with neutrals and let your statement garment do the work. Choose pants in your favorite print; they can be as minimal or as big and bold as you like. Tie it together with your favorite pair of sandals, mules, or pointed-toe flats. For a complete look, accessorize with a delicate gold chain or a pair of simple earrings. Keep it cool and interesting with a chambray french tucked in or knotted just above the waistband. If you love a solid tee, wear a denim jacket to give your outfit a little more dimension and texture.
Our Pick: Reformation Dimo Pant, $158 (Shop Here)
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We love paper bag bottoms and all the glorious ways to wear them. For this outfit, we’re going to focus on paper bag shorts, cropped length. Paper bag shorts are super easy to work with because you already have the piece you’re building from (the shorts, obvs). For a simple look, pair them with a tucked-in t-shirt, and your favorite sandals. If you’re feeling a little extra, wear your paper bag shorts with a crop top or off-the-shoulder top, some vintage sunnies, and your best pair of heels in whatever height you feel most comfortable wearing.
Our Pick: Banana Republic Paperbag Tie-Waist Shorts, $29.99 (Shop Here)