What to Wear to Brunch in the Summer

Brunch is all about comfortable clothes, a tailored silhouette and a fresh color palette. Get ideas on what to wear to brunch with my summer brunch outfit!

Hey gorgeous! I love brunch, especially on lazy Sunday mornings in the summer. Brunch fashion depends a lot on whether you’re going to a fancy restaurant with tasting menus or a more casual setting with some local cappuccino and croissants.

For me, no matter which of these it is, it has to be comfortable. Because I’m not wearing tight slacks or bodycon-dresses on a Sunday morning! I want to enjoy the food and relax with it! It’s the vibe, you know!! So here are some tips on what to wear to brunch in the summer:

What to Wear to Brunch


Neutral Colors: Neutrals are always my favorite idea. So pair your favorite pair of jeans with a neutral-colored top or wear a dress in the white or beige color family. Light summery pastels are also a good idea for pairing with neutrals for the Sunday brunch outfits – like apple green, sea-blue or lavender.

Basics: Flared mini-dresses, tees, cotton shorts or jeans are basic wardrobe-items that make no-fail brunch outfits. Maxi-dresses, crop tops and flared skirts are all great ideas, too. If you want something sexier, go for leather mini-skirt with a tee or an off-the-shoulder dress.

Tailored Pieces: Tailored pieces make you look more polished without any extra effort. And effort is the last thing we want to put before we have coffee on a Sunday morning, right?!

Minimal Accessories: An elegant necklace or a pendant chain, a stone ring or a pearl bracelet – choose any one accessory for the brunch outfit. Add a pair of trendy sunglasses!

Shoes: Pumps, strappy-heels or sneakers are all great ideas for the summer. Keep it light and un-embellished for the polished morning look! But you can try metallic shoes or flats!

Bags: Clutches, cross-body bags and small-to-medium sized handheld or top-knot-bags work well. Match them to your outfit or shoes for a mono-chromatic or two-tone outfit!

Hair: Keep it fuss-free, just like the rest of your outfit. Straightened or light-natural waves work well for me, but keep whatever’s natural for you if you like it! You can also try side-braid, side-chignon or low-side-ponytail.

For more ideas on what to wear to brunch in the fall, check out Sunday Brunch Outfits for Fall Winter 2016!

My Brunch Outfit


For this brunch outfit, I paired a mocha-colored knee-length flared skirt with a pale-pink crop-top. I love the comfort of flared skirts, and this one works both casually and for work-wear. So pairing it with a tailored crop-top created a rich, elegant outfit for brunch. I accessorized with a pearl necklace, a pale-pink micro-clutch, nude strappy heels and a tan belt. And of course, a pair of my favorite tortoise-shell oval sunglasses!

shilpa-ahuja-top-indian-fashion-blogger-brunch-outfit-summerI kept the hair and makeup equally fuss-free – loose curls with light winged eyeliner, mascara and pinkish-brown lipstick. I used deep browns and light-copper on my lids from a metallic eye-palette. For the face, I skipped contouring, but used a light bronzer, blush and highlighter for the cheekbones.shilpa-ahuja-top-indian-fashion-blogger-coffee-outfit-ccd-what-to-wearwhat-to-wear-to-brunch-outfit-coffee-date-dress-styleSo did you like my brunch outfit? Did you find my tips on what to wear for brunch? If yes, comment below with links to your brunch outfit posts on Instagram and I will double-tap them!!

Muaah! XOXO 🙂

I was wearing:

Mocha-Colored Skirt and Belt: Forever 21
Ralph Lauren Tortoise Square Sunglasses 10k Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace Nude Ankle-Strap Heels: Charles & Keith
EyeShadow palette: SportsGirl
Eyeliner: Dior Addict It-Line
Clinique High Impact Mascara Lipstick: Chanel Rouge-Coco Stylo 99 Melancolie
Christian Dior Dior Contour Lipliner – # 362 Rose Eclatir?t=shilahuj0f 21&l=as2&o=31&a=B00GRFHSJS

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