The cheat sheet to nailing throw-on-and-go weekend looks
From brunching, beaching, sundowners at rooftop bars, braai vibes and Tinder dates, the weekend is about finding that sweet spot between exerting just enough of yourself and relaxing; and doing it all in the right look makes all of the difference. The key is to stick to high impact style that comes without the fuss. You don’t want to spend the little bit of time you do have to yourself flustered about wardrobe details, but you still need to serve a look worth noting and it needs to be something comfortable. It’s a lot to consider, but quite simple when you make the right decisions before you ‘add to cart’. So, we’ve rounded up a selection of dresses and jumpsuits that will have you looking your best, at a fraction of the effort…
For when that delicate line between when it constitutes as “brunch” and when it’s just an early lunch gets blurry, throw on this belted slip and maybe make it in the knick of time. A straw hat and woven bag turn this into a cute wine farm picnic look, if mimosas and eggs benedict aren’t quite your thing.
Allow your mood to influence whether you’ll wear this number with a matching red lip and if you’re going with flats or sandals with a stiletto, block or kitten heel. And even if you’ve let your date pick the scene, you won’t have to worry about breaking any dress code rules.
Paired with a retro pair of trainers and a cap (or a hat), this gathered midi could come through as a polished look for running errands at the mall when you might drop in at the movie theatre later. It’s also an easy option for laid back family or friend get-togethers at home.
Let’s call this one the weekend special. With just enough flounce and flare, this flirty playsuit will take you from a day out to a night out - and we all know that that distinction only really matters on the weekend. Cute enough for you to kick back at a braai in, elegant enough for you to pull off a sophisticated look for a gallery visit and has enough pizazz for you to put on killer heels and wear on a night on the town.
Rooftop chilling, champagne sipping; this is the dress to show up for any and all the bad & boujie shenanigans you get into. A versatile number that lends itself well to an occasion look, a pair of kitten heels renders it fit for a high tea too. Just go ahead and flourish.
Playfully flirty, this halterneck jumpsuit can take you from a beach club to a social club with one change of shoes. It could also turn into a high key fashion moment if you full 90s style with a pair of platform creepers or ugly sneakers.
The classic weekend staple, laidback style is not complete without the perfect button-up denim dress. It doesn’t matter what your taste is or the season, it’s just one of those things you need in your wardrobe. Wear this with your favourite sneakers, statement heels or mules to nail a casual cool however you decide to spend your weekend.