Brunching It, UNIQLO Style
Walk the streets of Philadelphia on a Saturday or Sunday morning, and you’re sure to spot drool-worthy plates of red velvet French toast, unctuous slabs of bacon and diet-defeating – yet ultra-worthy – bagels piled high with cream cheese, lox and all the fixins’. It’s brunch, and Philly does it oh, so well.
However, before you get to the food, it’s the clothes that set the tone for this weekend must-do. From upscale establishments to on-trend eateries, brunch provides the ideal backdrop for a fashion-meets-minimal effort moment courtesy of the eternally cool brand you want to know and are sure to love, UNIQLO. Save your stilettos for the night before, and opt to be clothed in the brand’s super soft cottons and stretch fabrics; it’s this level of comfort we crave while sipping a bloody mary alongside a plate of eggs benedict.
In these last moments of the dog days of summer, an effortless dress that seamlessly transitions into cooler weather is calling your name. See and be seen at one of Rittenhouse Square’s posh posts while donning this Striped Flare Sleeveless Dress. From its classic black and white palette to the fit-and-flare style, go all-out Jackie O by accessorizing with a pair of chic ballet flats, glam sunnies and a pop of color provided by an oversized leather clutch.
Heading a bit east for your morning nosh? Washington Square West’s renowned brunch havens call for polished separates that are easily mixed and matched. It’s hard to go wrong with the masculine notes of a Long Sleeve Denim Shirt juxtaposed with the flirtatious vibe of a blooming Circular Skirt. Flat gladiators or must-have fashion sneakers will round out the look. If it’s on the cool side, however, don’t rely on your cup o’ joe to keep your legs warm. Fight the breeze in the sublime comfort of Legging Jeans that feel like leggings but look like jeans – the perfect antidote for the morning after the night before. Topped off with a relaxed yet tailored Rayon ¾ Sleeve Blouse, this long and lean silhouette is pining for summer wedges or ankle booties and a weekend tote.
In recent years, a few neighborhoods have permanently placed themselves on brunch goers’ radars, most notably Northern Liberties, Old City and Fairmount. Trendy mixed with some hip, stylish mixed with carefree, what you wear is just as important as what you’re feasting on. Here, UNIQLO’s line of graphic t-shirts is the perfect garb for brunch in these hot spots. We’re craving to chow down on huevos rancheros washed down by a mimosa (or two) in a fabulously chic, graphic SPRZ NY tee. Paired with a Supima Cotton Crew Neck Long Sleeve Cardigan thrown over your shoulders and Stretch Jersey Cropped Pants, it’s the epitome of this year’s sporty-chic trend. Or, get even more mileage out of your can’t-live-without Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Jeans by topping them off with either a Coated Striped Short Sleeve T-Shirt for hipster cool, or a luxurious Silk Half Sleeve T Blouse, a year-round staple primed to be layered.
Without a doubt, brunch is one of the best parts of the week. Make it even better by shopping for any or all of these effortless styles – and more – at UNIQLO!This is a paid partnership between uniqlo and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio