What is brunch for you? Is it part food and part experience? A chance to sit with girlfriends and chat about health, life and fashion? If you answered yes to all of the above, the curated fashions of lifestyle blogger and influencer turned entrepreneur Esther Collins can help satisfy your need for snacky conversations with fewer calories.
At The Girls Who Brunch website, Collins chronicles her life as a New Yorker turned California girl who decided to return home to the Big Apple after four years on the west coast. Like any good conversationalist, Collins uses her virtual table to chronicle both the ups and downs of life. Among discussion of her new business endeavor — an online boutique — Collins is 100 percent open about her struggles with anxiety and occasional depression. Street style meets beach-ready wares on her Instagram @esthercollins. Collins uses the social space to share snacks, life updates and her latest fashion finds. Fair warning: there are also adorable pups.
Statement outwear for cupcakes
Collins' style is fun and approachable in many of her outfit of the day pics and more casual snaps. For a recent Instagram post, Esther paired a light wash pair of jeans with a simple pink sweater. The outfit was elevated to the next level by a statement jacket in a bold leopard print on a fuzzy fabric perfect for staying cozy. Neutral nails and understated are the finishing touches.
When you live somewhere that skews too hot for statement coats year-round, test out other types of outerwear for your layering needs. Kimonos, sporty vests and button-up shirts in thin fabrics can provide a pop of pattern like Collins' jacket without contributing to overheating in sweltering temperatures.
Collins nails sophistication and procrastination in an Instagram outfit shared to avoid unpacking. A high-waisted black and white checked mini-skirt features a demure ruffle across the front for accent while a scooped necklong-sleeve black blouse lets the skirt and accessories take center stage. Buckle detail black ankle booties provide a touch of silver bling alongside a quilted black Gucci purse with gold logo and strap details.
On days when your little black dress thoughts need an upgrade, take a page out of Collins' book. Use a fun pattern and the sheen of metallic accents to edge up your style and update a classic look.
Go Glam for a Night on the Town
For an evening event in 2018, Collins opted for a show-stopping spaghetti strap red dress. With its eye-catching color, wrap detail and a thigh-high slit, the dress combined several style musts in one sophisticated and sexy package. Simple jewelry and a pair of black open-toed heels kept all the attention on the silhouette. Collins chose the dress for a live event for the finale of "The Bachelorette," and it was as alluring as the red roses the show is noted for presenting.
Feeling bold but not 100 percent? Opt for one amazing element when you pick your next dress for an event. Choose a bright color like Collins or a sexy, but modest, slit before combining major elements for one bold statement look.
Whether you are looking for a simple outfit or ideas for dressing for a glamorous night on the town, Esther Collins provides plenty of clothing inspiration. She may also provide you with a few dining recommendations to enjoy with your new look. Most importantly, Collins presents herself with honesty by sharing both good and bad experiences with her readers and Instagram followers.