Have you already heard this: brunching is the new clubbing. It’s one of those posh ideas that’s now turned into a mandatory inclusion in one’s weekend calendar. And in case you think brunching is only for women who love to gossip… hold on, judgmental one. Men take their brunch game just as seriously. Since this culture is relatively new to us, we might, at times, get baffled about what to wear for a brunch scene. What’s too much, or too less. So, to make your life easier, here’s what we suggest for the next fabulous brunch on your mind (and itinerary). Read on…
Brighten up your look and take a break from mundane blues and blacks with some enchanting earthy hues. We’d like to call these hues safe yet interesting. Colours like mustard, pale green or rust make for good contenders. Team it up with skinny jeans, dark or light coloured, and the most-popular shoe on the block: white sneakers, and you’re all set to roll. A good watch and sunglasses are, obviously, a given.
The Short Way
Who says shorts are only for the beach? This outfit has certainly found its way into mainstream fashion. To make a pair of shorts look appropriate for brunch, team it with a shirt (or a polo tucked in if you are confident) and complete the look with shoes. You can easily go overboard with accessories here. A baseball cap or a panama hat and a belt are great accents. For a suaver look, go for prints, either on the shirt or the shorts.
Word of caution: this look is not for the faint-hearted, and requires immense confidence to ace. Coloured pants and a neutral shirt or tee and a dark-hued jacket make this look. To get it right, keep the topwear and everything else as muted as possible. Not many accessories are required here except for a basic watch. Noticeable belts are a big no-no. Layering also helps neutralise the effect of the coloured bottoms. Ditch sneakers for dressy slip-ons here. If you are new to the colour game, you may want to start experimenting with maroon, olive or plum as the hue for these pants.
Summers are not the same without earthy and organic, summery, linen or linen look-alike shirts. Go for one in a cool hue and nice texture, and a mandarin collar to give you room to breathe. Complete the look more neutrals instead of denim. We suggest chinos in beige or khaki.