FashioniSTA fact. I love the weekends and everything they mean - sleeping in, brunching, and loungewear. With this, brings such a FashioniSTA challenge. How can I dress my best, even if it’s just to the farmers market or out to coffee? Fear not, these off-hours pointers have me (and you) covered head-to-toe.

Saturday and Sunday comfort is key. I adore these fitted thermal tops by Splendid (shown below, and I even snagged a few on a recent STA jaunt down Newbury Street). Its sleeves stay in place - even when pushed up on a warm fall day. Always make sure to accessorize with personal style-defining wrist wear (for me, this chunky chain bracelet) to really give a unique look to a basic closet staple.

Weekends normally include a brunch with my besties. For this, I suggest a blazer (they’re not meant for just work!). Any FashioniSTA can toss on one with a structured shoulder, or a bit of dazzle that doesn’t necessarily scream 9-to-5 (like this one pictured below from METROPARK). The best part about a blazer is you can throw it on with just your favorite pair of jeans and a black tank and instantly look put-together.

Admittedly, I am an advocate of a pair of thick black leggings as appropriate weekend-wear pants. For those who steer clear of the legging-as-pants trend, JCrew offers the single comfiest pant option with their Saturday Pant (pictured below left). Paired with a classic pair of Tory Burch flats (pictured below right) or your favorite printed pair, this casual ensemble looks undeniably smart. You’ll never looked like you just rolled out of bed again.

Other weekend can’t-go-wrong staples? Supersoft cashmere pullovers. Stretchy black jeggings. A broken-in pair of Minnetonka moccasins. Happy weekending!

~Meredith, FashioniSTA