Whether catching up with the family, or bonding with the girls over bottomless Mimosas, few things compare to the joy of kicking off the weekend with a long, lazy brunch. We teamed up with Local Guides, a global community of reviewers on Google Maps, to provide some inspo for the next one — because our fave meal of the day deserves an equally great #ootd and a fabulous venue to match.
BRUNCH WITH THE GIRLS
What to wear: Statement sweater + culottes
We all have those days when we want to dress up — but not by wearing a dress. Enter: these pleated culottes. Just throw on a cute conversation sweater (bonus points if you layer it over with a classic white shirt), and Instagram your brunch away.
SUNDAYS OVER EASY
What to wear: Oversized sweater + anything goes
FANCY-ISH FAM TIME
What to wear: Plaid jacket + denim
Minimum effort; maximum effect — otherwise known as a plaid jacket. The only other thing you need is your favorite pair of jeans and you are G2G in 3, 2,1….
Where to wear:
- If you are in Oakland and are looking for a cozy cafe serving homey comfort food, try Aunt Mary’s Cafe for a Southern and Southwestern twist. Local Guides recommend the chicken and waffles, chicken apple sausage and over-easy eggs.
- Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is Austin‘s hot spot for Sunday brunch and is known for serving modern comfort food and cocktails in a historic home.
- Chicago‘s The Wormhole Coffee has an 80s-themed rustic charm that makes it a can’t miss. Local Guides verdict: “Great local spot for a caffeinated pick-me-up, tasty treats and people watching.”
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