Wear To Where: Long Weekend Outfit Guide
Last long weekend of the summer is fast approaching. We say let’s make it count with memorable outfits.
Don’t worry, we’ve prepared an outfit guide for all the plans you’ve made, from a brunch to a barbecue!
Planning to spend the day in the city? Whether it’s just running errands or shopping at the mall, you will want to look comfortable yet chic for the full day ahead of you.
Rather than going for an ordinary, everyday look, why not try adding a little fun and polish with a long button up tunic? It’s extremely stylish with either skinny jeans (blue or black, doesn’t matter), or leggings. The long length adds something new to your outfit, while the loose fit will keep you comfortable and airy.
Depending on the weather that day, feel free to roll up the sleeves to keep it cool and light, or wear something underneath like a cami for an extra layer.
In fact, a tunic is a great transitional piece to wear well into September and more as an outfit-making layer. Opt for a cami or a shirt underneath and you can choose to keep your tunic closed or open, or even tied in the front.
A chilly day or too much air conditioning in the office? No problem, add on a layer of a long, flowy cardigan or a more sophisticated piece like a long vest. Even in the winter, you can build a fun outfit by putting on this tunic under a long knit sweater or a sweater dress. This means all the more options for shoes to wear, including heels, sneakers, and boots -- decisions, decisions!
Cue the BBQ weather!
A warm, sunny long weekend calls for a proper barbecue day, no doubt. And a friendly, casual barbecue may not require a fancy dress or heels, but it always feels good to look good, and all the more fun if you can catch both comfort and style.
That’s why we recommend wearing casual yet crisp closet staples with a great fit, like this striped shirt. Not too simple nor busy, a clean shirt can go a long way with any pair of bottoms.
Of course, if you’re not a fan of stripes, consider a printed top or patterned blouse. Just add a pair of great sunglasses for a little bit of chic, and a pop-of-colour bag that’s full of casual charm and utility.
Dress to drink & dine in
When choosing your outfit of the day, there’s nothing more satisfying than choosing a dress and knowing that you’re set for the full day. That’s why elastic waist dresses are perfect if you’re looking for something easy yet stylish for the weekend. Simple to wear, style, and build, just choose an occasion and you’re ready to go.
For example, this delicate wildflower print dress will emphasize your feminine elegance with its flowy cut and mesh detailing, while the elastic waistband and cute, small prints maintain the comfort and nonchalance of a day dress. Depending on the occasion, simply choose between sandals, heels, or your favourite sneakers, and between a leather jacket or a cardigan for the cold evening breeze.
Or if you’re feeling a little more bold, wear a touch of bohemian with a dress with larger prints and fuller sleeves, perfect for colourful heels or sandals.