“Honestly, I always prefer casual lewks to dressed. Nothing looks cooler than being comfortable. Period!” Martha wrote as her first piece of advice.
“Always consider the place/venue you’ll be having brunch, that way you can dress accordingly,” she advised.
“Always dress for the weather. Nothing more tragic than a girl in a summer dress with an open-toe shoe, wearing a winter coat and standing in the freezing rain with wet feet,” she explained. “It sounds too bad to be true but I’ve seen it with my own eyes!”
Finally, Martha shared that “if all else fails, you can always dress up a clean, casual, tried and trusted piece with some great accessories.”
So, without further ado, here are Martha’s best brunch looks (and where to get your hands on them!).
A bucket hat
Although it might seem a bit ‘toddler at the beach chic’, bucket hats have come back majorly over the last few years. Look no further than Martha herself, or Lily Collins in Emily in Paris. The bucket hat is a cute, casual accessory that can complement almost any casual look.
Bianca Bucket Hat, $14.99, from Cotton On
Jayley Faux Shearling Bucket Hat, $44, from ASOS
Light blouse and jeans combo (and a crazy bag)
As the weather warms up across Australia, it’s the perfect time to be donning light material. And with straight-leg jeans making a comeback this year, it’s easier than ever to feel comfy in your favourite denim jeans.
Butterfly Mesh Longsleeve Top, $29.99, from Glassons
Curve Long Sleeve Cropped Shirt in Leopard Print, $50, from ASOS
Ballroom Bloom Crop Top Green, $55 from Hello Molly
New Look Tall Straight Leg Jeans in Mid Blue, $52, from ASOS
Petite Mid-Rise 90s Straight Leg Jeans in Vintage Lightwash, $50, from ASOS
Truffle Collection Micro Mini Leopard Grab Bag with Chain in Brown, $17.85, from ASOS
Monki Maja Organic Cotton Checkerboard Print Tote Bag in Multi, $12, from ASOS
Cute brunch dress
As Martha says, “there is a huge difference between a cute brunch dress and a lame brunch dress … and 9/10 it’s the print that will let you down.” Here are some prints we appreciate!
Samara Curve Wrap Tiered Midi, $139.99, from The Iconic
Womens Sunshine Mind Midi Dress, $99.99, from The Iconic
Woven Dakota Tie Front Mini Dress, $20.99, from Cotton On
Runaway Rosalie Dress Navy, $129 from Hello Molly
You can also almost never go wrong with a little black dress. You can dress it up with accessories, or dress it down with a pair of sneakers and simple jewellery. This is the one-look-fits-all staple to build your brunch look upon.
Woven Riviera Strappy Mini Dress, $27.99, from Cotton On
Curve Strappy Tiered Mini Dress in Black, $26.70, from ASOS
ASOS DESIGN Nipped In Waist Mini Dress in Black, $56, from ASOS