The weekend comes with several interesting options to help you end a week of drudgery with a bang. You can go on a weekend getaway to an exotic seaside location where you are waited on hand and foot and can get the stress massaged out of your body. Another possibility is an action-packed summer outdoor adventure in a beautifully rugged mountain range.
An elegant cocktail party put together for a worthy cause is another tempting scenario. Whatever the occasion might be, you want to be in the moment and enjoy it to the fullest. Part of maximizing your enjoyment is ensuring you look the part. You want to be dressed to impress in an outfit that suits the event but still makes you stand out. This is easier said than done, especially if you have an array of options at your disposal.
Choosing what to wear during the week is a little more straightforward because you probably have your outfits lined up Monday through Friday. Settling on what to pack into your case for your weekend escapade can prove a much more time-consuming affair.
1. A Weekend Away
You can involve yourself in many activities to create a memorable weekend. You can embark on an epic road trip with your girlfriends and explore the countryside, or you can spend Saturday afternoon in your favorite mall with your girls exploring the offerings of different brand stores and sampling the delights of nearby restaurants.
2. Get Active
If you would rather sweat away from the stress through physical activities, there are just as many options. You can spend a couple of hours at your local skating rink, enjoy a swim at a health center, or travel to a nature reserve to take on hiking or biking trails as you bond with Mother Nature.
What you decide to wear during the weekend activity at hand will determine how you look in those post-event pictures and the extent to which you enjoy yourself. Besides aesthetics, you need to consider how apt your getup is for what you’ll be doing. If it’s a physical activity, you want your dress to not inhibit but enhance your performance.
3. Know Your Colors
That unforgettable trek through a tropical jungle will undoubtedly yield some Instagram-worthy shots. You will want to look your best in colors that accentuate your natural beauty. More importantly, you will want to step out in an outfit that will be comfortable and not restrict your range of motion.
A pair of leggings or bike shorts combined with a cute windbreaker jacket and topped off with a baseball cap will provide give you the freedom to attack the terrain while keeping you protected from the elements. While your jogging sneakers may be comfortable and complement your outdoor look, a pair of sturdy hiking boots will be better suited to the task.
4. Outdoor Festive
Summer comes with a host of live music options so it’s a good idea to have a selection of concert-ready outfits at hand for this activity. A loose floral top paired with jeans shorts or full-length jeans is a retro combo ideal for that weekend music festival. An all-denim or all-black outfit with a touch of leather will work just as well.
5. Taking the Pain Out of Outfit Prep
Having an idea of what to wear for your chosen weekend activity and actually getting it all together are two completely different things. The latter can be a headache whether your options are limited or vast. Here are some tips you can use to ease the process.
Build a collection of weekend staples that can go with most activities. This should consist of pieces that are comfortable and which you feel confident wearing. They should include a pair of neutral color wide-leg pants, a wrap skirt, a white or black mini dress, a pair of classic blue jeans, and a pair of white sneakers.
7. Add a Popping Touch
Pair your go-to weekend items with unique, cleverly chosen accessories that will make your outfit pop. These can include a classy designer watch with leather straps ideal for a weekend on the town. If you can get a clutch bag to match, add it to your collection. A wide-brimmed straw hat should always be on-hand for sun-and-sand retreats. Glasses with cute frames or the more convenient use of some Acuvue Vita contacts will finish off the look.
8. Weather Adapting
Ensure that your weekend collection of outfits caters to unexpected changes in weather. Even in summer, you can have a light sweater available for drafty evenings by the beach.
9. Creativity and Foresight
The perfect weekend outfit will often be the product of good planning and a dash of creativity. With a clear idea of the activities ahead, you can select an outfit that will allow you to enjoy yourself without feeling restricted. Your creative flair can help you piece together a stunning weekend ensemble from everyday items.