What to Wear to Brunch? Brunch Outfit Ideas That Make Sunday’s Better
Brunch outfits that are cute, on trend and allow for eating! Dressing to meet the girls and brunch outfits can be the hardest to choose. What’s a girl to wear to brunch? I’m sharing my brunch outfit ideas by Season: Spring/Summer 2021 and Fall/Winter. As sometimes it’s harder finding cute brunch outfits and getting dressed for the day than for date night! Too dressy, too casual, too tight? Plus, a brunch outfit that’s fashion forward, stylish, will look good in photos and will hide the food baby without looking like you’re wearing a Mummu or getting frozen in the AC.
I still have no idea why they insist on making everywhere so cold, I do not want to be a human ice cube or poke someones eye out with body parts!
I’m sharing my favorite brunch outfit ideas from some of my favorite online stores and designers including luxury brands, mid-range and luxe for less like SHEIN and Femme Luxe. Separates, dresses and shoes that make the perfect brunch outfit. Plus reviews including sizing, quality and various ways to style them for all seasons.
Brunch Outfit Ideas Spring Summer 2021
These cute and feminine brunch outfits for Spring Summer 2021 are a mix of dresses and separates. I’ve added more Summer outfits than the other seasons as I know that’s when my friends and I brunch the most. I live for those long leisurely lunches over a glass (or bottle) of rosé in the sun.
A lot of these brunch outfit pieces like the tweed Balmain crop top are also big trends for Fall 2021.
Fall and Winter Brunch Outfits 2021
These cozy chic brunch outfits are perfect for when you want to dress up for the weekend rather than be Sunday casual. When thinking about what to wear to brunch in the cooler months, think layers, flattering knit dresses, luxe leathers and tailored high waisted pants, cozy knits and neutral colors that suit everyone. Along with some sparkling accessories to complete the look.
Brunch outfits : Affordable, fashionable, feminine cute brunch outfit ideas
Maybe it seems odd that I blog about luxury fashion and travel but buy a decent amount of budget friendly clothes. It’s not something I’d have done in the past, as I was dubious of the quality. However, once I discovered lower costs fashion sites like SHEIN and Femme Luxe I was more open to lower cost brands for seasonal trends. That’s not to say, all of their outfits are great, I’ve had some misses too but that’s what returns are for. I also like to mix both high end and more affordable options…
I know a lot of us are guilty for wearing some outfits only once, others I’ve had 20 years. Which is why I like to have both designer brands and affordable options to choose from. I’m always hunting down sales. We’ve all had at least one annoying experience when you pay full price and then it goes on sale! I also don’t like to waste money on clothes I’m going to wear only once or for 1 season. I prefer to spend my money on designer shoes, bags and accessories I’m going to get a lot of use out of and vacations that create memories for life.
Affordable Brunch Outfits for All Seasons
Femme Luxe Black Faux Leather Joggers | The Brunch pants for all seasons
Joggers aren’t something I’d originally have thought about wearing for brunch but they’re so versatile and comfortable; hello elasticated drawstring waist and pockets.
The vegan faux leather pants are cuffed at the bottom which is great for us petite girls so they don’t drag on the floor. I’m a US 0 and ordered both the UK 6 and 8. I normally wear a UK6 but prefer the 8 in these for a slouchier look. If you prefer them more fitted, then just order your normal size. Femme Luxe has lots of different joggers and pants/trousers depending on what’s more your style. These ones are under $30.
For more style inspiration, here’s 11 ways to style joggers from date night glam to cute brunch outfits.
Chic but comfortable brunch outfit | Black polka dot dress
Polka dots and ruffles feel so feminine and fun. This dress is great for Summer – Fall brunches. I love this ultra femme style and felt like I should be off salsa dancing in it. It can also double up from brunch to cocktail hour, dinner with the girls, or date night. It also comes in white for a more fresh spring or summer outfit.
It runs true to size and the non sleeve side stays up thanks to some strong elastic! You could switch the belt out for a statement belt or designer belt to give it more of a luxe look.
Black Polka Dot Ruffle One Shoulder Dress – Alea Femme Luxe Finery
Business Casual Brunch: White Rolled Oversized Shirt Dress
After wearing this I actually think it’ll be better as a beach coverup or everyday fashion, especially as my Mom said I look like a nurse. I work 7 days a week and this is a good work to brunch to work look belted with a Gucci belt instead of the plain white one it comes with and some killer heels.
Sorry, I can’t get into the square toes or kitten heels (I’m too petite and they make my calves look giant) so I’m sticking with my pointy stilettos and strappy sandals.
I was worried this white shirt dress might be see-through when it came but as you can tell from the photos, there’s nothing to see here, modesty intact!
Tips: I’d recommend sizing up in this style so that it doesn’t pull at the chest. Then you can belt it to make it fit in the waist for a more flattering fit. It’s always better too loose, especially for brunch, than too tight.
Brunch layering must have | Unstructured white blazer
Technically this isn’t a brunch outfit but a blazer, but if you’re sitting inside anywhere I know I’m not alone in needing a jacket and I don’t want to wear an outside coat inside.
Add this blazer, or any blazer, to layer over any of your cute brunch outfits. I have so many in my wardrobe as they’re so versatile and make a look more polished. This white blazer has also been my work blazer this week to keep down on what I’ve been traveling with as it’s super thin and folds up tiny.
White’s a brave choice of color for brunch but it’s fresher than black for Summer and Fall and goes with everything. Buy a few, like I do my white blazers and camis, and keep them on rotation.
Classic Style | Pink Tweed Dress
Tweed always looks classic and elegant. It reminds me of Chanel and Jackie O. It’s one of those timeless styles you can make look modern with the cut and how you accessorize it.
This tweed dress is from In The Style and I added the halter neck strap to keep it up. It’s sold out but I’ve linked lots of similar other styles if you click on the photo.
Pink Romper / Playsuit
I love a bright pink romper for giving me color and especially for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’d normally wear it with a black and gold belt but was getting ready in a rush this day. Plus pink is one of the trending colors this Fall, along with lilac and green.
Classic White Shirt and Bike Shorts
This is a more casual brunch look that could take you straight to or from the gym. A simple classic white shirt tied over bike shorts and a sports bra or cami is about the easiest and comfiest brunch outfit there is.
Plus this look doesn’t need heels so throw on your sneakers and you’re good to go. Which also makes it perfect for some post brunch shopping too.
White Lace Puff Sleeve Top
Lace and bows are still trending and this ones so easy to pop over a cami to dress it up and wear all seasons. This top would look great with a skirt or shorts for the Spring/Summer and with jeans or pants for Fall/Winter. I also have it in black as I love this style so much.
White Jean Jacket
A cropped white denim jacket is perfect for layering over dresses and cami’s in Spring and Summer. It’s lightweight, cropped, casual, and goes with pretty much everything! Or grab black version for Fall and Winter.
More Brunch Outfit Ideas | Shop The Looks
The brunch outfits above range from super affordable online stores like Femme Luxe Finery, to mainstream like ASOS, BCBG and Revolve, and high end luxury designers like Jimmy Choo, Gucci , Versace and Revolve designer collections.
I’ve also linked lots of end of summer sale find options and brunch outfit ideas below.
ASOS has lots of cute brunch outfits from affordable to more high end but nothing over $340. If you’re looking for more designer brunch outfits FarFetch has some beautiful dresses and separates that are more luxury fashion.
ASOS also has lots of cute brunch outfits from affordable to more high end but nothing over $340. On the other end of the scale, if you’re looking for more designer brunch outfits, FarFetch has some beautiful dresses and separates that are more luxury fashion that you should definitely check out.
I’m super flattered to be quoted on fashion alongside Kerry Pieri digital fashion and features editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Justine Carreon market editor at Elle, Marina Liao, beauty news editor at Marie Claire, Lauren Eggersten, fashion editor at Who What Wear and Jamé Jackson (The Blonde Misfit) among others I admire greatly in Best Life Magazines Fall Fashion round up of the most flattering fashion trends to adopt. A lot of which has transferred over to this years fashion trends.
If you want to check out the article and what all of the fashion editors had to say, its here: Best Life Online Fall Fashion trends
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.