When you think of the memorable meals you have had over your lifetime, you’ll probably find you think of at least one picnic. But, if you’re rediscovering the joy of picnicking with family and friends this summer it can be tricky to decide what to wear that is practical and stylish. This article looks at what to wear to a picnic with inspiration for all your picnic outfits.
What to think about when choosing your picnic outfits
Of course you want to be stylish, but you also need to be practical. Think about the weather and the kind of activities you will be doing when choosing your outfit.
Kylie (@kylish_aus) (above) opts for a comfy, yet stylish dress with flat shoes, and a sunhat.
Consider a dress
While you might think about jeans or shorts first when considering your picnic outfit, don’t completely discount a dress, which can be a romantic, easy option to wear.
Pack layers to go with your picnic outfits
Unless you live somewhere with completely predictable weather, you may find you get chilly, or too hot. Make sure your outfit has layers that you can take on and off to stay comfortable.
When having a picnic, you’re likely to be in the countryside, or at the beach perhaps. Choose comfy shoes that you can walk in, run around in if you’re playing frisbee with the kids or grandkids and sit comfortably in.
Greetje (@no_fear_of_fashion) (above) wears sneakers with her maxi skirt.
There are plenty of comfortable, stylish shoes in this article on the best shoes with arch support.
Don’t forget your hat for your picnic outfits
If you’re heading out for a picnic, it’s likely that the sun is shining. Don’t forget a stylish sunhat. You don’t want to get sunburned.
WHAT TO WEAR To PICNICS
Now that you’re thinking about the practicalities, let’s take a look at how to put together your picnic outfits.
Adaline (@sdmomstyles) (above) wears a white shirt that is a good option for so many occasions, including picnics.
I’d also think about easy-to-wear, casual t-shirts, shirts and wrap tops.
coats and cardigans
Depending on where you live, you may need an outer layer to ensure you stay warm and dry. Good options include casual denim jackets, a rain coat or wrap cardigans and ponchos.
Nikki (40notfrumpy) (above) wears a denim jacket with her maxi skirt.
Jeans, pants and shorts
I’ve chosen dark colored jeans and pants in case you are sitting down on the ground rather than in a deck chair – and you may get a little dirty.
dresses and skirts
Dresses and skirts are great options for a summer picnic. Choose loose or stretchy options so you can sit down comfortably.
Terri (@glammas.closet) (above) chooses a print skirt and sandals.
Shoes for your picnic outfits
I’ve included a pair of wedges in case you don’t have too far to walk to your picnic spot. However, if you’re going further afield, you may need a pair of specialist walking shoes or sneakers.
Karen (@styledbykaren) (above) chooses white sneakers and a stretchy skirt.
Accessories to wear to a picnic
You can probably fit the main items you need with you in your picnic backpack or basket. But you may still want to add an extra bag to fit your phone or camera in. Don’t forget your sunhat, sunglasses and some sunscreen.
apollo walker 4 picnic backpack with cooler compartment – Madewell camera bag – Tory Burch phone crossbody bag – ALLCAMP insulated picnic basket – Halogen panama hat – Kendra Scott cuff bracelet – Argento Vivo stud earrings – Quay Australia square sunglasses – Shiseido SynchroShield WetForce x HeatForce clear sunscreen stick
Picnic outfits inspiration
Below, you can see some of the clothes, shoes and accessories together in one capsule. You can change up the outfits to create different looks.
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