by Alex Francis
While it’s true that cooking for yourself can be fun, healthy, and incredibly cost-effective, there’s just something about having a meal prepared for and served to you that makes it taste just that much better. And since going out to eat at a nice restaurant is a luxury typically reserved for special occasions and celebrations, it makes sense to make the most of the entire event. Take the time to make yourself look fabulous, put on your favorite outfit, and really savor the entire experience.
Of course, the outfit you wear will largely be dictated by both the restaurant you go to and the time of day. The fancy dress or suit you would wear to the new upscale Los Angeles hotspot would probably be inappropriate for a classy Sunday brunch, so you’ll need to use your best judgment in that regard. That said, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed, and any judging eyes that look your way will be filled with nothing but jealousy.
Keep it Classy at Brunch
Sunday brunch is arguably one of the most underrated meals around—it doesn’t get much better than being served all of your favorite breakfast foods while you sit around and sip mimosas in the late morning/early afternoon.
Women can capitalize on this relaxed atmosphere by wearing a casually chic ensemble built around a dress like LAT’s Ladies’ Fine Jersey Dress. Depending on the time of year, either tights and boots or a pair of strappy sandals would be the perfect complement, and a long necklace or a loosely tied scarf would tie the whole look together.
And men, if there were ever a perfect time to wear a short-sleeved dress shirt, Sunday brunch is it. Sierra Pacific’s Short Sleeve Cotton Twill Shirt is the perfect mix between casual and classy, and when you wear it with a pair of khaki pants or chinos, it will look as though you and brunch were made for each other.
Turn Heads at Dinner
Going out to dinner is the perfect time to show off your in-the-know styles – the ones you can’t wear to the office or Sunday grocery trip.
Men will want to stick to the tried and true classics for dinner: that means dress shirts, dress pants, and possibly even a suit jacket and tie. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can play around with different bold colors and fabrics, but really, you can never go wrong with a sleek charcoal grey suit with a crisp, white shirt and a navy blue tie.