Not that brunch ever officially slows down in New York, but it does pick up as the ice starts to thaw, the birds start to chirp and the skin starts to be exposed. That is why I thought “brunch attire” should be covered, stat.
The recession hasn’t stopped people from boozing up their Saturdays and Sundays here in NYC, if anything, it’s given us all the more reason to pound back a bellini with our challa French toast. Whether you’re dancing on the tables at Bagatelle or just enjoying girl talk at a quiet table at Tre, brunch is a New York institution. I tend to avoid the raucous wild party brunches, but I’ve been known to hallucinate after a few glasses of rose at Felix.
For those of you who have yet to experience “brunch,” just think of it as tailgating- except with better food, better drinks, no face paint or port-o-potties, and probably better company. Regardless, careful consideration should go into your brunch attire. Brunch is tricky because you still want to look cute, but you can not go decked out in your Saturday night best (i.e., sequins and stilettos) though this doesn’t stop some. Careful distinction between daytime and nighttime makeup must also be made. Maybe your heavy eye makeup looks cool at 1am tucked in a banquette at Bijoux, but you will look like a tranny at 1pm at Merkato55.
Here are a few brunch style tips to help:
All in all, brunch is a fun time to get together with friends and cut loose. Don’t take it too seriously. Nothing is that serious… well, except for wearing leggings as pants.