I'm Planning a Fall Picnic Gathering With My Friends—Here's My Outfit Vision

I love summer for all of the outdoor gatherings, such as barbecues, concerts, pool parties, and, most importantly, picnics. It’s for that very reason I’m going to do my best to carry picnic plans with friends and family straight into fall. The looks for such gatherings will naturally be much cozier thanks to the cooler weather that my favorite time of year brings. With all of this in mind, I already started hunting down the perfect fall picnic outfit inspiration.

I envision a variety of get-togethers that each emanates a different vibe. Think of everything from laid-back plans decked out in casual pieces like activewear, jeans, and sneakers to more elevated affairs with polished sweaters, pretty dresses, and more. I also kept an eye out for stylish ways to transition summer staples like sandals into the new season. Ahead, check out 10 outfit ideas that fit the bill plus how to get each look.  

Brittany Bathgate masters the coastal-grandma aesthetic perfectly here. It's all about easy-breezy pieces paired with comfortable shoes. 

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Ever since seeing a similar top on Ashley Olsen, I've wanted a top like this.

These versatile white pants are under $100.

Influencee Abisola Omole 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Denim Jumpsuit Loafers



Abisola Omole looks effortless in this modern preppy outfit—I am a huge fan of one-and-done looks.

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I'm here for this budget-friendly option.

This is a great sweater to wear alone or draped over your shoulders.

There's no canvas tote that's more classic.

Black loafers are a timeless addition to any closet.

Influencer Jessica Skye 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Striped Sweater Jeans Flip Flops



Jessica Skye shows a cool way to wear one of the biggest trends that will continue straight into 2023: the oversize striped sweater.

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Navy oversize striped sweaters will continue trending this fall.

I'm obsessed with these '90s-inspired jeans.

Black flip-flops are a fashion-girl favorite.

Influencer Chrissy Rutherford 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Open-Knit Cardigan Jeans Black Boots



Chrissy Rutherford is known for her inspiring denim looks, and this one is no exception. The black boots give the outfit the perfect amount of edge.

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This cardigan goes great with everything from jeans to pretty skirts.

A minimalist black tote is another forever piece.

I could live in these under-$100 jeans.

Influencer Felicia Akerstrom 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Black Blazer New Balance Sneakers Neutral Activewear Set



Felicia Akerstrom proves that activewear sets can easily be styled to create a minimalist everyday look.

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An oversize black blazer has endless styling possibilities.

I am a huge fan of neutral activewear.

It is incredibly hard to track down these sneakers right now—they always sell out so quickly.

Influencer Monikh 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Green Trench Coat Baggy Jeans Birkenstock Clogs



Monikh has so many understated, cool pieces in this outfit, from the green trench coat to the cuffed jeans and Birkenstock Boston clogs.

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A green trench coat is a great way to switch up your usual tan-trench looks.

One reviewer shared that this T-shirt is "polished but simple, great staple!"

Wide-leg jeans are about to have a major moment.

These clogs are sold out just about everywhere, so don't sleep on getting them if you come across your size.

Influencer Linda Tol 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Nightgown Dress Green Sweater Over The Shoulders Flip Flop Sandals



Linda Tol gave this white nightgown-style dress the Scandi-girl treatment with her bright, effortlessly tied sweater and simple flip-flop sandals.

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This white linen dress is a dream.

Green pieces are a favorite of mine especially for fall.

Influencer Anouk Yve 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas Linen Shirt Black Jeans and Toteme Square Boots



Anouk Yve's look is the epitome of elevated basics. Don't even get me started on her cool square-toe boots.

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Linen shirts can easily be transitioned into fall.

This easy tee comes in nine other colors.

Boots go perfectly with these cool black jeans.

Hello, dream boots. Totême can do no wrong.

Influencer Tylynn Nguyen 10 Fall Picnic Outfit Ideas White Sweater Pants Neutral Mule Sandals



TyLynn Nguyen paired her cozy white sweater and pants with polished mule sandals for a sophisticated yet easy look.

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The effortless cut on this sweater is what caught my eye.

A sleek black mini bag completes just about any look.

Reviewers rave about the fit of these pants.

I will never not appreciate simple mule sandals.

Lucy Williams gives the ubiquitous chunky-sweater-and-leggings combo her signature British touch with the help of statement sneakers and the ankle-slit details of her leggings.

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There's no better time than fall to cozy up in a fuzzy sweater.

It always helps to have a chic pair of sunglasses on hand.

Ankle-slit pants are an easy yet cool way to elevate an outfit.