June Bloom: What Do I Wear To Summer Brunch With The Ladies

By  June 27, 2014

June Bloom: What Do I Wear To Summer Brunch With The Ladies

With the sun finally shining, June is the month to step out and start enjoying the special things that come with warm weather—outings in the neighborhood, weekend barbecues, and girl time at a sidewalk cafe. It’s the month for mimosas, omelets, and the best of company over brunch. You and your friends have things to discuss now that the hibernating months are over. What summer trip should you get to planning? What accomplishments have you made nearly halfway into the new year? What’s new since the last ladies’ luncheon?

When dressing for the occasion, keep your look casual but put-together. Treat your brunch dates as a special occasion to show your friends that you’re enthusiastic and put effort into being here, but don’t overdo it—this is supposed to be a laid-back get-together with your posse, not a potential job interview. Hair and makeup should be casual but chic. A side braid or loose chignon for your locks, and natural makeup with a bold lip shade on your face. For cooler June days, colorful tailored trousers and an easy button-down keep you covered up but still in tune with the spring season. On warmer days, trade in the pants for a dress, accessorized with saucy sandals and a chic bag for your feminine affair. Even at the beginning of June, some regions may be already experiencing full-fledged summer weather. If so, we envy you, but also, skip the cutoffs and tank—this look gets the job done, but it’s a better fit for running errands or hitting the beach. An outing to a restaurant with friends, even on a super-hot day, calls for something more stylish. Try a printed playsuit, a fun alternative to shorts, and a shirt. With big sunglasses and cute flats, you’ll officially be a babe who brunches.

Look 1
Tapestry floral cigarette pants, available at Topshop for $76
Indigo linen “Ex-boyfriend” shirt, available at Madewell for $79.50
Elizabeth and James “Cynnie” sling backpack, available at Nordstrom for $545
Steve Madden “Nonstp” leather mules, available at Lord & Taylor for $109

Look 2
Mara Hoffman “Cosmic” dress, available at Farfetch.com for $298
“Nolita” denim jacket, available at J.Crew for $128
DV by Dolce Vita “Dalten” flat thongs, available at Macy’s for $79
Rebecca Minkoff “Mini Mac” cross-body bag, available at Nordstrom for $195

Look 3
Printed playsuit, available at Zara for $59.90
“Azalea” T-strap flats, available at Prima Donna for $19.99
Jerome Dreyfuss “Momo” printed calf-hair and textured-leather shoulder bag, available at Net-a-Porter.com for $725
Craig and Karl x Le Specs “Flatliner” sunglasses, available at Nordstrom for $89