We all know that sometimes, when you're having a little too much fun at brunch, you lose track of time. Especially when bottomless mimosas are offered well into the afternoon.
How many times have I been at a brunch literally the entire day, didn't realize I'd be out for that long, but still have plans at nighttime? Too many to count.
What I've learned, is that on weekends it's simple: you gotta be prepared. I never really dress down for brunch anyway, but there definitely is a fine line between going to a brunch knowing you're coming straight home after, versus having an open day filled with potential for spontaneity.
What To Wear To Brunch When You Have No Idea What Time You'll Be Outta there:
HEELS. They add that extra flair any outfit. Plus, you're sitting most of the time, so no complaints that your feet hurt! You'll thank yourself later when you decide to hit up your favorite nightclub.
A STATEMENT BAG. Another effortless and simple way to dress up an outfit without really trying.
A GLITZY TOP OR SIMPLE MINI DRESS. Either can be appropriate for an all-dayer into a nighter.
This is a lil something I put together that is super appropriate for a "started at brunch, now we here" kind of day. A gilded satin crop top (obviously), loose black pants, nude heels, a vintage sparkly gold star bag (cue the KiraKira app), and my mom's massively perfect gold and ivory starfish earrings from the 80s.
This is the kind of look that can be so easily transformed from day to night. But of course you're going to need to bring some things with you in your bag to truly complete the look so it's appropriate!
BAG ESSENTIALS - THE STUFF YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR LOOK FROM BRUNCH TO BOTTLE SERVICE READY
EARRINGS. An effortless and non-bulky accessory to pack along with you for the day to re-vamp your look.
MASCARA. Lashes start getting bleh after like... 8 hours. Do a couple more coats to bring them back to life.
MINI PERFUME OR ROLL-ON. A must have.
PRESSED SETTING POWDER. Again... need I say more?
LIPGLOSS. I always go with lipgloss vs. lipstick because I think there's something super flirty about a little shine.
From popping champagne at brunch to champagne showers at the club... just do a little light preparation before brunch, and you'll make an easy transition from your different degrees of partying. Cheers!
Photography by: Bryan Blair