When the sun is shining, our parks are full of families, couples and friends brushing the dust off their picnic blankets and getting ready to eat al fresco. Whether you’re going to a family picnic, a picnic date for two or a social work picnic, you might just be wondering what to wear to a picnic that will make you feel and look as wonderful as the spread you have prepared.
You will have seen it in the movies; a romantic outdoor set-up with a traditional tartan blanket, maybe some candles and bubbly too. A picnic date can be a very romantic way to get to know your partner a little better. So, weather permitting, get ready to enjoy the sunset as you unpack your woven hamper and make sure you’re dressed to impress for this special date.
Wearing a dress may not be the first thing that comes to mind when eating al fresco but wearing a comfortable yet smart summer dress for a picnic dateis a perfect classic look for a summer’s day spent surrounded by nature. Wear a patterned, shirt dress and pair it with a jacket or jumper in case your picnic continues into an evening under the stars.
Chic and simple
Chic and simple is often the best way to dress for any date, and this is no different for a picnic. Casual outfit is the perfect choice for such an occasion. Easy to wear, colourful and comfy, the jeans and a nice top combination will not only make you look great for your date, but will also keep you cool while sitting down ready to open the hamper and crack open the sparkling wine.
You should maybe keep your high heels at home too, but you can certainly pair up your stylish picnic outfit with a pair of sleek and simple sandals.
A picnic in the summer sun is a wonderful family-affair. Picnics with your family can last all-day long, so dressing right for this kind of al fresco outing is essential.
Whether you’re with your family or a group of friends, a day in the parkwill most likely result in playing outdoor games, such as cricket or frisbee, and showing your competitive side. If this is the case, comfort is certainly the key. For your family picnic, pair some comfortable chinos with a long-line shirt or striped t shirt. This classic and simple summer look is perfect for a group picnic in the outdoors.
Leggings and a cute summer t-shirt are the perfect picnic-friendly combination, made even better with a knitted cardigan or poncho to layer-up when you need to.
As the beautiful weather approaches your workplace may decide on having a social lunchtime or after-work drinks by enjoying a picnic in your nearest green space. Our best advice: be prepared and ditch the formal office-wear.
Swapping from workwear into picnic-wearis no problem if you simply pack a pair of bottoms in your work bag. Swap your workwear for a pair of shorts that can easily be coupled with your office blouse. Shorts are a straightforward option for a picnic outfit because you won’t feel the need to sit awkwardly or cover yourself up on the picnic blanket.
These picnic-perfect outfits will sure make you look and feel your best as you sprawl out on a plaid throw with your friends, family or loved one. Remember to pack your hamper with a plenty of delicious summer drinks and a sweatshirt or cardigan… just in case the weather turns.