Planning your weekend outfits tends to start days in advance. Come Friday lunchtime, however, everyone starts to get the weekend itch as we all want to jump out of our seats and start the weekend partying early.
While some like to keep it casual – date nights, movie nights or cocktails with the girls – others like to glam it up for the weekend whether at work functions or private functions.
With the endless array of pretty-little-party frocks, finding the perfect one for every occasion can cause even the savviest of shoppers some minor freak outs.
So to ensure you have your weekend outfits sorted (from top to toe) we’ve chosen three party perfect frocks for all sorts of occasions.
Friday Night Party
Yes, you’ve probably seen this little number doing the rounds on social media a hundred times or more. And while wearing what everyone else is wearing may not seem appealing, there’s definitely a reason behind the Realisation Par’s Diane Dress sartorial greatness.
It’s the perfect weekend outfit for a Friday night boogie, and will have you feeling fun and flirty all night look. The lightweight materials mean it can easily be (neatly) rolled up in your bag and taken to work for an easy-to-wear option for post work drinks.
Pair it back with some chunky black boots – or black block heels – and a biker style leather jacket for extra warmth. If you love to accessorise, then throw on some harder style jewellery to really toughen the look. Alternatively, opt for dainty fine necklaces and rings for a softer overall look.
Saturday Formal Work Function
Work functions are some of the toughest to find an appropriate dress for. Add this to your list of weekend outfits needed and some might say panic levels are reaching an all time high. The key to sorting out a work-approved top-to-toe outfit is to plan around the type of function you may be attending.
Day or night time functions will change the overall vibe. Formal functions tend to be during the night time, while day events tend to err on the more casual side. With this in mind, planning your weekend outfit for a formal Saturday night work function just got a whole lot easier.
Look for a dress style that doesn’t scream “LOOK AT ME” but rather reflects your fashion forward style in a respectful, classy way. Lace may not seem like the best option, however when lined and styled correctly, a lace midi dress can work wonders at a formal work function.
Ensure the lace is high quality and hemlines fall just above the knee. Pair it with a plain pump and minimal accessories for an easily styled look. Finish the outfit with a plain black clutch or handbag. Formal work function weekend outfit sorted.
Sunday Afternoon Cocktail Drinks
It’s Sunday, which means work is tomorrow and no one wants the weekend to end. What better way to ignore reality than head on out for some Sunday afternoon cocktail drinks! Be it with the girls, or with your significant other on a cute little date-night, Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a quick catch up over a few delicious beverages with your nearest and dearest (or potentials!).
Here’s where your options are endless. Cocktails mean you can wear whatever you want, as long as you’re comfortable and ready just incase you decide for one more night out on the town. Our top tip is to look for something that can be styled up, or down, depending on where it is that you’re heading.
Self Portrait have a large collection of appropriate dresses for weekend outfits, and they’re slowly becoming our go-to for a quick and easy option. Style a modern lace dress with simple boots or sandal heels and not much else really, because when it comes to wearing Self Portrait, that’s basically all you need.
Throw on a denim jacket for a more casual approach, or pair it with a black suede jacket for a slightly more classy – yet still fun – overall look.