Looking professional and stylish, sometimes to the detriment of comfort, is a five days a week commitment that leaves behind a string of perfectly put together outfits as testimony of your constant effort. But by the time the weekend arrives, all you care about is throwing on something that feels good, without having to put too much thought into it.

Providing the perfect source of inspiration for those lazy weekends that beg for such easy and effortless street ready ensembles, the following series of looks proves that off-duty can also mean chic. After the break, 11 outfits that you can throw together in no time, knowing they will look amazing.

When in doubt, wear jeans, but do pick a relaxed boyfriend fit with rolled up cuffs for the weekend, smartening up the look with something as basic as a black top and a pair of pointed heels (or flats).

Photo: The Golden Diamonds.

Weekend outfit ideas

A printed bomber that’s both cool and light, looks wonderful when balanced against a super soft white tee and a dainty white mini skirt. Add a pair of nude sandals and a matching bag, and you’ve got yourself the perfect weekend-outfit recipe.

Photo: Tuula Vintage.

Weekend outfit ideas

A pair of denim dungarees teamed with minimalistic sandals and a statement bag, make for the kind of laid-back weekend outfit you can easily live in.


Photo: Song Of Style.

Weekend outfit ideas

When a flirty floral skirt meets a classic boyfriend shirt, you can bet the resulting outfit to be equal parts effortless and cool. Style the look with nothing but a pair of plimsole sneakers and a chic pair of sunnies  :

Photo: The Fashion Fruit.

Weekend outfit ideas

A triple denim look goes beyond the purely casual when building your off-duty style, particularly if accessorized with a miniature cross-body bag and a cool pair of flat shoes.


Photo: Style Scrapbook.

Weekend outfit ideas

This summer, you can’t possibly escape the “all-white everything” trend that seems to have been broken into countless interpretations. For the weekend, try a weightless trench coat, layered against a relaxed shirt dress, making sure to finish the laid-back look with a pair of Birkenstocks.

Photo: Fashion Vibe.

Weekend outfit ideas

Cut off denim shorts, a lightweight military-inspired vest, a striped t-shirt and a leopard clutch: a combination that looks about as easy as a Sunday morning.

Photo: Sincerely Jules.

Weekend outfit ideas

Sheer is made effortlessly-chic for the weekend when laid against a visible bra and topped off with a pair of fringe shorts, a cool cap and a pair of pointed flats.

Photo: Natalie Off Duty.

Weekend outfit ideas

If you want your laid-back weekend ensemble to morph into a statement, do pick a mini skirt bearing an interesting cut and/or print to clash it with a cool, sporty sweatshirt.

Photo: Late Afternoon.

Weekend outfit ideas

In between the loose checked shirt, the pair of white distressed jeans and the pair of comfy converse sneakers, this outfit can’t help but feel effortless, yet thought-out.

Photo: Lovely Pepa.

Weekend outfit ideas

Either you plan to grab a cup of coffee, or bike around the city, trust an oversized boyfriend shirt, a pair of loose shorts and the ubiquitous pointed flats to provide you with the perfect weekend attire.

Photo: Framboise Fashion.

Weekend outfit ideas

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