Chic Weekend Style Staples

These pieces are all you need to keep your weekend stylish and easy.

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The Striped Sweatshirt

Navy stripes are the ultimate nautical-inspired detail on a cozy sweater.

 

J.Crew popover sweatshirt, $70; jcrew.com

Courtesy of J.Crew

The Chambray Shirt

Whether you pair it with slim jeans or with leggings, a chambray shirt is a casual-chic staple. Top it with a delicate necklace for the perfect menswear-goes-chic look.

 

Old Navy chambray shirt, $27; oldnavy.com

Courtesy of Old Navy

The Puffer Coat

We know the camera adds ten pounds...and so can a parka. This puffer coat is warm and cozy, but doesn't hide your figure beneath layers of down.

 

The North Face coat, $249; macys.com

Courtesy of Macy's

The Printed Top

Spice up a jeans-and-tee routine with a cheerful patterned top. The henley is comfortable but the print is sophisticated, giving you the best of both worlds.

 

J. McLaughlin top, $135; jmclaughlin.com

Courtesy of J. McLaughlin

The Fur Vest

There's nothing a great fur vest can't do: it looks as great layered over a long-sleeved tee as it does when peeking out from beneath a dark coat.

 

Kenneth Cole faux fur vest, $130; kennethcole.com

Courtesy of Kenneth Cole

The Skinny Corduroys

Nothing can beat the soft texture of corduroys in the winter. Just pair them with your coziest sweater for an ideal weekend outfit.

 

Boden skinny cords, $59; bodenusa.com

Courtesy of Boden USA

The Long Cardigan

Forgo the classic button-up cardigan for an oversized, draped number in a punchy hue. It's as appropriate at brunch as it is for early-evening cocktails with your best friends.

 

Talbots cardigan, $129; talbots.com

Courtesy of Talbots

The Mid-Length Skirt

With well-placed draping and trendy hemline, a striped skirt gets a fashionable makeover.

 

BCBGeneration, $98; bcbg.com

Courtesy of BCBGeneration

The Bootcut Jeans

We dare you to find a woman who doesn't look good in a pair of bootcuts. Plus, the darker wash is extra slimming.

 

James Jeans bootcut jeans, $180; barneys.com

Courtesy of Barneys NY

The Tunic Shirt

This style has more length in the back, making it ideal to pair with thick leggings, skinny jeans or even a skirt. Buy it for the versatility, wear it for the gorgeous dark blue shade.

 

Madewell tunic, $88; madewell.com

Courtesy of Madewell

The Duck Boot

Bad weather is no excuse for clunky rubber soles. A wedge duck boot is the perfect blend of great form and equally great function.

 

L.L. Bean duck boot, $179; llbean.com

Courtesy of LL Bean

The Wool Scarf

Brave the cold with a warm, peppy scarf. The cheerful stripes almost make twenty-below-zero temperatures seem bearable—the key word being almost.

 

Michael Kors scarf, $78; piperlime.com

Courtesy of Piperlime

The Ballet Flat

Put some zest in your weekend uniform with a pair of spunky yellow flats. Wear them with everything.

 

APC ballet flats, $175; apc.fr

Courtesy of APC

The Canvas Tote

You'll never be unprepared with a sturdy carry-all like this. The pretty leather trim is just a bonus.

 

Ralph Lauren, $298; ralphlauren.com

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

The Tennis Shoe

Hailed as "the French girl's Converse," these sneakers are incredibly cute and comfortable. Need we say more?

 

Bensimon tennis shoes, $55; bensimonusa.com

Courtesy of Bensimon

The Messenger Bag

Go hands-free with an elegant cross-body bag. We can't say no to a classic...or to that deep, nut-brown leather.

 

J. McLaughlin messenger bag, $235; jmclaughlin.com

Courtesy of J. McLaughlin

The Aviator Sunglasses

Can you recite lines from Top Gun? Are you looking to boost your cool factor? Need to hide your puffy, post-margarita-night under-eye bags? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, these are for you.

 

Banana Republic sunglasses, $78; bananarepublic.com

Courtesy of Banana Republic

The Utilitarian Watch

A military-inspired watch is an unexpected touch of menswear that we can't resist.

 

Timex watch, $50; piperlime.com

Courtesy of Piperlime

The Desert Boots

Don't be afraid—pair these with skinny jeans and a knit sweater for a subtly androgynous look.

 

Clarks boots, $100; zappos.com

Courtesy of Zappos.com

The Carry-All

If you're heading out-of-town for the weekend, an suede, oxblood-colored weekend bag fits everything you need and keeps your style quotient high.

 

Cole Haan weekender, $498; endless.com

 

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First Published Mon, 2011-12-19 18:31

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