As the weather warms up and your weekends call for more activities outdoors, you may find yourself reaching for the same jeans and tee (or leggings and sweatshirt, or… you get the picture). While I’m a fan of keeping things casual and functional, the weekend’s also a great time to play with new looks outside your usual workweek repertoire!
As these five looks prove, it’s totally possible to be comfy enough for whatever the weekend holds, yet stylish and unexpected in your outfit choices. And you don’t have to do extra shopping to pull them off, since you likely already have the pieces you need to recreate them with your existing wardrobe.
Try these looks the next time you have the urge to throw on your same old weekend look. With time, these will be your new go-tos!
Otherwise known as a Canadian Tuxedo, a head-to-toe denim look is not only easy to put together, it also makes a classic fashion statement. All you need is a chambray button down, a relaxed jean jacket and skinny jeans. Pair with heels and a clutch for evening or sneakers and a tote for daytime and you’re ready to go!
Wearing a dress on the weekend can feel a little too fancy for relaxed activities like going for a family walk or running errands around town. The trick to making it work? Pair it with simple white sneakers, a neutral bag and sunglasses, for a low-key but put-together look.
Like everyone else, I love a good pair of leggings — especially on the weekend! But you can wear them with so much more than oversize tops! To keep the lines sleek and show off your curves, try wearing a belted shirtdress with the leggings underneath. Paired with high heel sandals and a tote, it’s a super comfy outfit that looks upscale enough for weekend dinner dates and lunch with the girls. To dress it down, just change into slides or strappy sandals.
As you all know, stripes are a regular go-to in my closet, and I’ve found they even look great when paired with other prints, like leopard. Don’t believe me? The weekend is a great time to test it out for yourself! The key to wearing them in a chic way is to keep the overall outfit pieces basic, and use the prints as accents — for example, wear jeans with a striped tee under a utility jacket, and top it off with leopard shoes. It sounds risky, but as long as both prints have a color in common, it works!
We all have graphic tees lying around, but if you’re like me, they’re usually part of your sleepwear or workout ensemble. Here’s how to get more mileage out of them: Tuck them into a colorful midi skirt, and keep your shoes and accessories casual. It’s the perfect combination of high-low, so you can lounge in the park by day and head straight to dinner afterwards.