What To Wear For The Weekend

Deciding what to wear on your days off can be incredibly difficult considering the range of activities that can take place between a Friday evening and a Sunday night.

Soccer games, brunches, church, grocery shopping, date night—the variety that the weekend brings is what makes it so fun. But the dramatic swing from what's appropriate to wear at one event to the next can make getting ready for those festivities a little stressful. Deciphering the clear difference between dressy casual, casual and the "I'm hanging at home" sweats can dictate how comfortable or out of place you feel at a given activity. 

Did you know there is actually a category of dressing called "dressy casual"? Emily Post's 18th Edition of "Etiquette" defines weekend attire as follows: 

Dressy casual consists of wearing a dress, skirt and dressy top, dressy pants outfit, or nice jeans and a dressy top. 

Casual dressing consists of a sundress, a long or short skirt, khakis or nice jeans, shorts, a plain t-shirt, a polo shirt, a turtleneck, or a casual button-down blouse. 

While these categories are quite general and don't include all trending looks (no jumpsuits on the list?!?), they can serve as a guide to what to wear to your many weekend occasions. 

The dressy casual outfits work for events like that brunch, a baby shower, date night or a birthday party.

The casual outfits work for events like the soccer game, shopping, routine errands, a picnic in the park. 

The sweats, well... they can't leave the front doorsteps. 

Last week, Emily and I explored dressy casual and casual occasions to give you an idea of how to dress for the plethora of events.

Weekend wardrobe inspiration right this way...

*Photography by Natalie Beurskens


The Weekend Activity: Hunting for vintage gems


Styling Tip:

Early fall is the perfect time to bring out your kimono.

Trend we're loving this fall:

The choker

Trend we're loving this fall:

The bomber jacket

Styling Tip:

Don't skip on the details. Add a cocktail ring to finish any look.


The Weekend Activity: Hanging In The Park


Trend we're loving this fall:

Wine colored everything (including corduroys)

Styling Tip:

Tie your hair up in a headscarf to finish your casual look.

See four more ways to tie your head scarf...

Styling Tip:  
With casual wear, it's all about being creative. Mix and match neutrals to create a funky Austin look. 

Styling Tip: Rock your booties with a dress, pants or your mini skirt.


Weekend Activity: Brunching


Trend we're loving right now:

Strappy Heels

Trend we're loving right now:

Fall Florals

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Short Cut to Style

Last week, I was sitting in my living room next to my huge windows on a gloriously sunny day. I had picturesque plans for the afternoon. I was ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, those plans came to a screeching halt all too quickly. It is basically summer, and I was wearing jeans. I would soon start to melt.

I begrudgingly went to my closet to see what my options for shorts were and realized that I, like many of you, am stuck in what can only be described as shorts purgatory. My options were to wear my Daisy Duke-inspired shorts (I now wonder, “Were those ever appropriate?”), to throw on a pair with paint stains or to stick to my jeans and be miserable in this Texas heat.

I set out on a mission to find the perfect pair with 3 thoughts in mind. 


#1 Comfort is non-negotiable.


My favorite new find was a pair of long stretchy shorts that look extremely tailored. I finished the look with a light weight top and added a sparkly statement necklace.

Click the pic to get a closer look.   Styled Look by   Raquel Greer Gordian

Click the pic to get a closer look.
Styled Look by Raquel Greer Gordian


#2 Color elevates any look.


Another top find of mine were bright and patterned shorts from J.Crew. Add a graphic tee to keep it cheerful, a striped button-up for a polished look, or a silky blouse for a chic feel. 

Click the pic to get a closer look.   Styled Look by   Raquel Greer Gordian

Click the pic to get a closer look.
Styled Look by Raquel Greer Gordian


#3 Pick a Pair for your Shape.


I’d venture to say that a lot of shopping frustration stems from not understanding your body type. To find which shorts works for your shape, try on many pairs! I have an hourglass shape, so I wanted to try my luck with a pair of high waisted shorts that would accentuate that shape. I added a summery crop-top and wedges and walked out feeling feisty.

Click the pic to get a closer look.   Styled Look by   Raquel Greer Gordian

Click the pic to get a closer look.
Styled Look by Raquel Greer Gordian

I’m pleased to report back that there are so many stores right now in Austin that have exactly what I was looking for. 

And when you venture out on your shopping trip, don't forget the biggest rule: when you find that pair that makes you look and feel fantastic, buy them! 

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Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems.