Brunch season doesn't stop just because summer is over. While we're still tapering off that seasonal heat at this very moment, I've already mentally jumped ahead to the crisp air of fall. Quite frankly, it's my favorite brunching weather of all. Without the beating sun, sweltering temperatures, and muggy humidity, I'm free to put my best fashion foot forward. Ahead of actual winter chills, there's nothing that sounds better than a little fresh air as I eat French toast and drink Bloody Marys with my crew of friends on a Sunday morning.
Lucky for you, I'm well versed in this kind of thing. As the resident brunch expert of my friend group, I've learned the ins and outs of what to and what not to wear when it's time to down a stack of pancakes and plates of eggs. Whether you're heading to a diner or an exclusive spot, the key is to be comfortable and stylish. With either a fancy midi skirt and T-shirt, an effortless two-piece set, a dress, or vintage-inspired blue jeans, you'll be good to go. Below, find my thoroughly endorsed brunch outfits for fall.
1. OVERSIZE BLAZER + KNIT MINIDRESS
If it's still slightly warm where you are, a knitted minidress and an oversize blazer make for the perfect combination. Add patent-leather Mary Janes for a French-girl twist.
5. GRAPHIC PRINTED SET + COLORFUL HEELS
When you're looking to turn up the sartorial heat, a graphic matching set will do the trick.
6. MAXI SWEATERDRESS + BALLET FLATS
Sometimes, you just want to chill with your food baby in peace. In that case, I can't recommend a roomy, long sweaterdress any more. For a look that feels more intentional, style it with square-toe ballet flats and narrow sunglasses.
7. CARGO PANTS + MICRO-CARDIGAN
The opened cardigan, or "micro-cardigan" as I'm calling it now, is at fever pitch, so take advantage of its trendiness and style it with cool cargo pants for your next brunch outing.
8. LIGHT-COLORED BLAZER + LEGGINGS + TALL BOOTS
Don't be deceived by the dressiness of the blazer and boots—this outfit still manages to incorporate leggings, which is a holy-grail piece when comfort is key.
11. STATEMENT FAUX-FUR COAT + JEANS + LOAFERS
Cold weather be damned. This coat-and-jeans pairing will have you ready for any reservation.