The Basic B*tch Weekend Style Guide: What To Wear To Brunch, Cocktails & Saturday Spinning

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Much as we love to poke fun at the clichéd idea of the brunching, yoga-loving, almond-milk dranking twenty-something gal, the truth is that most of us embody her in some way.

After all, brunch IS the best meal of all. Eggs and cocktails, what’s not to love? And even now as this writer is typing, she is pausing between paragraphs to take a sip of almond-milk capp, while simultaneously wondering if that one class of Yogalates she did last week has made her grow abs yet.

So rather than pretend to be holier-than-thou, this weekend we suggest embracing all things basic. Do that Saturday spin class. Go for those 1pm eggs on Sunday. Drink that Mimosa. Of course, even if your Saturday/Sunday schedule is a bit predictable, your clothes don’t have to be.

Behold, our weekend-friendly style guide…

Saturday morning gym sesh

Those buns won’t work themselves out, so you know you’ve got to be on it girl. And on it you will be. Burn away the tension and take-aways of the week previous with some CLC (cardio loving care).

What to wear: These runners. Not only will everyone see you coming in these babies, they’ll also know that you’ve just worked out or are about to. No need to update your Twitter in that case.

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Runners, €148, Athletic Propulsion Labs

Post-gym coffee

Whether it’s genuinely a cuppa and a chat with an old friend or a tense half hour with that frenemy you’ve been putting off for months, a good hot bevvie makes everything better. FYI, if you’re a true basic you’ll swap that coffee for a Matcha Latte, because it’s like, so much better for you and it’s the only thing Olivia Palermo drinks.

What to wear: This dress. Because your off-duty wardrobe is just as fab as you are.


Dress, €80, Topshop



Saturday afternoon window-shopping

Or if you’ve just been paid, a cash-splashing splurge. There is nothing quite like the first week of the month when the bills have paid and the excess of your paycheck is absolutely burning a hole in your pocket. This weekend we suggest the River Island sale, though it started on two weeks ago the bargains are still a-plenty.

What to wear: Your bargains. As soon as you buy them! Like these green sandals.


Green contrast gladiator heels, down from €77 to €30, River Island


Night-time cocktails with your laydees

Or pints… or gins… or whatever your tipple is.

What to wear: This LBD.


Dress, €54, Nasty Gal


Hungover Sunday brunch

Whether it’s for the super-food salad (that quinoa though) or the buckwheat pancakes, you better believe the Millennials will be out in force between the hours of 1pm and 3pm this Sunday.

What to wear: This jumpsuit. If you’re slightly suffering from the night before, or just want to relax after a long week, this is the perfect lazy meets luxe solution. The tailored fit will at least make it appear that you have your sh*t together, even if you’re dying with a hangover.

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Jumpsuit, €65, River Island




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