If, like me, your weekends are spent either running around after the kids, walking the dog, shopping or just relaxing with friends and family (or all of those combined), the last thing you want to be worrying about is … what to wear!
My theory is keep it simple but stylish … and comfy.
A capsule weekend wardrobe is easy to achieve and you’ll find that those items will soon become your go to pieces that you wear over and over again.
Take the basics … Denim jeans, a Breton stripe jersey, a cosy knit and a pair of trainers. These are staples in building an easy to wear weekend wardrobe. They should be items we all have … and if not, you really need to consider adding them to your wardrobe – see it as a necessity!
For me, a statement pair of trainers is essential in making your outfit stand out. Dune London have come up trumps with the Enigma jewelled trainer. I have fallen in love with my pair and I’m finding that these trainers finish off my outfit perfectly. The rest of your outfit can be simple and classic as the trainers will definitely do the talking. Not only do they win in terms of style, sparkle and wow factor, they are also incredibly comfy. They come in two colourways, khaki/grey or navy/black. I’ve gone for the khaki/grey version as I find they work perfectly with most of my wardrobe and they look particularly good with leopard print … which is always a bonus!
We all own a pair (or in my case far too many pairs) of denim jeans – I find the best brands in terms of fit and quality are Replay, Pepe, H&M and Zara. You can’t beat H&M and Zara in terms of value and look. My latest purchase have been the patchwork raw hem jeans @hm. They tick all the boxes in terms of fit, style, quality and value. They also look great twinned with heels in the evening!
A Breton stripe is a classic. As I’ve mentioned on a previous blog, my t-shirt and jersey drawer is brimming with stripes …it’s verging on an obsession! I find stripes are my go to tops day after day. Try layering them, they look great peeking out from underneath a jumper. H&M and Boden offer a great selection of stripes, all at affordable prices and offering great quality.
I don’t think there can be a more versatile colour than grey when it comes to choosing a colourway for a cosy knit . As with stripes, a grey jumper works perfectly with denim. It’s a match made in heaven. For me, a jumper needs to be soft, warm and versatile e.g.it can be twinned with either denim or be dressed up with a skirt and heels when the occasion arises.
A grey v-neck cashmere jumper is high on my list of weekend wardrobe essentials and in terms of value for money and quality look no further than the Autograph cashmere range @marksandspencers.
I have recently fallen in love with Hush knitwear and the latest addition to my ever growing grey jumper collection has already become a firm favourite! As with the Dune Enigma trainers, the grey Hush Etoile embroidered jumper offers something more with its attention to style and detail. The Gold lurex embroidery sparkles, adds a little something extra and makes it unique. I know what I am going to be wearing in the weekends leading up to Christmas!
So here’s to making that ‘what to wear at the weekend’ dilemma a little bit easier!
Credits clockwise from the top:
- ENIGMA trainers @dune_london £85
- Sparkle socks @topshop£3.50
- Ralph Lauren sunglasses £190
- Leopard print belt @next £15
- Etoile embroidered knit @hush £79
- Breton stripe jersey @hm £7.99
- Patchwork frayed denim jeans @hm £29.99
- Leather Cloud bag @camsatchelco £135 (embossing at £7 per letter )
Enjoy your weekend & happy shopping! x