6 Essential Weekend Wardrobe Pieces

woman relaxing on a weekend

Whether you’re an urbanite, a suburban mum, or a country girl, you need to have some essential items in your wardrobe for the weekend. Are you staying home or travelling? Enjoying fun and leisure or tackling a DIY project? Regardless of your weekend plans, here are six essentials that will keep you on-trend.

  1. The Flirty Dress

You should always have a fun dress on hand for cocktail hour or your bestie’s bridal shower. Choose a maxi dress with a stunning print or the classic lines of a slip or sheath dress. Fashion blogger Avery Matera with Glamour magazine says “the little black dress” is a staple for building a fashionable wardrobe. Slip into it on a romantic evening, whether you’re at home by the fire or in a swanky restaurant or bar.

  1. Sneakers

The classic look of sneakers is a perfect match for your jeans as much as it will for your wide-leg pants or a cute dress. Plus, they transition from errand-running to cocktail parties seamlessly. You can find these comfortable yet stylish sneakers in endless colours and prints. Stick with basic white for versatility.

  1. Boots

Ankle boots have always been on the fashion scene.  If you need a boot to do double-duty, choose an ankle boot in basic brown or black leather with a block heel that you can wear with your flower-printed dress as easily as with your work pants or jeans. We have a comprehensive guide to wearing ankle boots here.

  1. A Bright White Tee 

If you need a classic piece that won’t break the bank, or if you always like to have a bright white T-shirt on hand, grab a bag of men’s V-neck undershirts. The white tee will set off any blazer or jacket and can be paired with jeans or a skirt.

  1. Jeans That Fit Just Right

Nothing says comfort and style like your favourite jeans. If you need to pack light, opt for a single pair of dark wash jeans. Dark jeans are great for dressing up with a cute top and your ballet flats or high heels. And if you need to do real work, the thing jeans were originally made for, you’re good to go.

  1. Lounge Wear or Pyjamas

Some weekends, pyjamas and lounge wear might be the only thing you need from Friday night till Monday morning (especially in iso). You can even wear them to the shops — just add some sneakers and a coat and you’re good to go.

If anything, your neighbours will just be jealous of how nice and relaxed you look.

Whether you’re dressing up for a Saturday night party (those in lockdowns wish!) or lounging on the couch, with these six essential wardrobe pieces you’ll be set for anything the weekend throws at you.

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