Weekend uniform part one

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

A question we get a lot is what to wear running around on the weekends. Jen's philosophy is that a great coat and shoes make the outfit. It's a stylist's trick for looking pulled together even if you're wearing your workout clothes or loungewear underneath, especially in the cooler weather. Look for part two on this topic in a couple of weeks: what to wear underneath that great coat.

On top

This J.O.A. long bomber jacket walks the line between sporty and high design. It's comfortable and particularly well suited for people over 5'4". It hides and transforms whatever you may be wearing underneath.

The pieces above and below are by Sacai, a Japanese luxury brand that's super funky and cool. The hooded black knit bomber above is a really great, timeless coat that makes anyone look chic. It hits below the waist and flatters all body types.

Sacai's beautiful olive green bomber is unique because of its shape. It looks more conventional from the front and relaxed in the back because of its cool pleat. Like the black Sacai coat, this piece is flattering to all body types.

H&M makes this great long denim jacket. It's a different silhouette for a jean jacket and it looks super cute buttoned up with a scarf and hat. A perfect piece for hiding your morning workout clothes.

The sportiest of our picks, this pullover by Varley is cozy and a step up from your average fleece. It's a better pick for those who don't carry weight in their midsections because of where the banded waistband hits.

To top off any of these coats, here's an inexpensive, beautiful quality cashmere scarf from Cos that's the perfect length to wrap around once and then tie. In addition to this versatile black, it comes in several other terrific colors. We particularly like the grey melange, navy and burgundy.

And down below

These Pedro Garcia sneakers are versatile, cool and comfortable. The built-in wedge gives you a nice boost. A definite step up from your workout sneaker brands.

Frye makes these awesome rubber-soled boots that are perfect for mucking around the neighborhood or going to your kids' sports games. The classic Chelsea boot shape and leather upper gives them a chic vibe, but they're ultimately super practical and durable. We love to see them paired with leggings or cropped jeans.

The stacked rubber sole on these true black, leather low-tops by Common Projects puts them a step above the ubiquitous white tennis shoe. The black and white combo will go with your whole closet and it's easy to dress them up or down.

These Frye lace-up boots are a great weekend alternative to running shoes or your weekday bootie. They have a comfortable sole and heel height and would look great with leggings or a cute jean. Leave them unlaced at the top like in the picture for a more relaxed look.