My Guide to Comfy 'Weekend' Dressing
When it comes to certain genres of clothing, it can be really hard to feel 100% comfortable. Party wear seems to always have something that goes wrong like a zip or a seam or something, and summer outfits make me feel particularly uneasy - I need to shave my legs! Tan! Did I remember to de-fuzz my armpits this morning or am I going to have the spend the whole day with my elbows pinned to my sides? So how to work out what you’re going to wear on the weekend that’ll flatter a brunch-filled belly or take you from an arvo catch up through to dinner? I thought I’d share my spring/summer picks because hell yes I’ve been there when you’re clammy and bothered by the blouse that is too tight and definitely had too many sweaty under-boob moments from picking the wrong fabric on a hot day.
A White Cotton Tee. SUCH a basic but you really can’t go wrong. I personally love a higher neckline as I think it’s more flattering on me, but my non-negotiable is that it’s cotton. Super breathable and matches anything on the bottom, as well as being cool in the heat. You can tuck it in to dress it up or have it loose and out to look more casual. Mine is from an op-shop which I highly recommend checking out first before buying new as they’re often in amongst the short sleeves!
Light Denim Jeans. I am obsessed with this pair from Nobody Denim as they’re suuuuper comfortable (which I rarely say about jeans given I live in stretchy pants) and the flare is fun and cool for warmer weather. This lighter pair is also a good option, and you can read more about my love for this brand in my winter wardrobe post.
Comfy sandals. I really can’t beat Birkenstocks. Seriously if you know of a sandal brand more comfortable I am all ears. Often at the weekend we can find ourselves getting some serious steps in from walking to brunch or walking around after brunch. It’s also a bonus that this style of sandal is on trend - here’s hoping comfort is on the rise…
A fun midi dress. In the past when I’ve worn short dresses out and about at the weekends I’ve spent most of the time hoping it doesn’t fly up and expose my underwear to the poor passersby. So now I reserve those for the beach or beach holiday adventures, and stick to the slightly longer and mind-at-ease dress style. This is a great one too for being able to dress up or down. Again, have a squiz at some op shops for this style as it’s a common one.
Denim Skirt. I love a denim skirt as it falls slightly lower than shorts and the shape can be really smart so you can easily dress it up. I still love my black Dejour one which features here, but I’ve also got one from an op shop a few years ago that’s still going strong.
Your weekend dressing should totally be about what YOU feel like wearing. You might not need to buy anything new… check out ‘How to Mix Up Your Wardrobe’ for a bit of inspiration if you don’t feel like breaking the bank juuuuust yet… x