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Throw open the doors to your wardrobe, and what you’ll likely see has the weekday written all over it. And that’s fair enough. You do spend the bulk of your week in work and post-work outfits. So when you’re investing in clothes, it’s normal to lean towards things you’ll be able to wear during the workweek: a pair of brogues, a sensible blazer, a pair of neutral-coloured chinos. The like.
While these kinds of pieces are essential to a well-rounded wardrobe, we’re committed to taking up the space on this page to celebrate the items you should incorporate in your weekend rotation – the ones that allow you to push comfort and personality to the forefront. So we've rounded up the items you want in arm's reach once Friday rolls around. What’s great is that the shift towards more casual everyday dressing means the lines between workday and weekend dressing have begun to blur, so you also have a license to dip into this weekend wardrobe during the workday (dress code permitting).
Nothing evokes easy weekend vibes like a pair of white Converse or Veja trainers, especially when they're paired with jeans and a t-shirt, which can be dialled up with the right jacket or patterned shirt.
Speaking of a patterned shirt, we recommend having one in your weekend rotation if you're looking to add a dose of personality with minimal effort. Bonus points if you go for a camp collar style, which will lend your look an extra laid-back feel. And gold star if you wear it open with the aforementioned jeans, tee, and trainers.
By dipping into a pair of lighter wash denim, you’re helping signal to the world that the workweek is over and it’s time to wind things down. While you're at it, you should opt for a more relaxed silhouette – it’s the weekend after all, and there’s no excuse not to be as laid-back as possible.
On the weekend, it’s time to swap your crisp white Oxford shirt for a colourful tee or sweatshirt. These comfortable pieces will help to wake up your wardrobe, and when it comes to versatile pieces you can slot into any look, it doesn’t get easier than these.
The weekend is the perfect opportunity to incorporate fun accessories you might not get away with wearing at work – or might be too timid to try (think patterned socks, colourful caps, or a graphic tote bag). You may even learn you’re comfortable enough to weave them into your workday look. But as we said earlier, this space is all about celebrating weekend style.
Words: Allison Pavlick
Photography: Lola & Pani
Styling: Brooke Philips
Styling assistant: Isabelle Harvey
Consider it a dose of vitamin D for your wardrobe