When the weather is warm and the restaurants are packed, what better activity than to hit the park or the beach for a picnic? Once you pack the spread—tons of cheese included—all that's left is finding the perfect picnic look. While snacking in the park is among the more relaxed activities you can do this summer, there's still some draw we have to figure out what to wear on a picnic. In fact, coordinating your look to the activity might just be half the fun.
If you share our sentiment, you're in luck. Below we're highlighting the essentials that seem to embody the picnic aesthetic through and through. From summery white dresses to on-trend wicker baskets, these pieces will have all your friends gratuitously snapping your photo as you soak up the sun and snack on watermelon like it's no big thing. So keep your eye on the weather app and prepare for your next park visit with the options below.
There's nothing that ties together the picnic of your dreams like a fashionable airy dress. Cottagecore took over the fashion scene last summer, and it seems like it's still the look for the summer.
Whether you wear it with a skirt or jeans, you should always have a white top on hand. Bonus points if it has a puff sleeve.
Tie a silk scarf around your neck, as a headwrap, or even as an accent on your picnic basket. Either way, it'll look chic.
While many of us may not carry checked picnic blankets anymore, we can still incorporate the print into our outfit for the occasion.
There are picnic baskets, but what about picnic bags? Straw style bags just go with the occasion, don't you think?
Summer's warm weather comes with extra sun rays, so keep yourself protected with SPF and a cute hat.
They also come in white.
Heels may look good for Instagram, but they're just not ideal on a picnic. Stick to a more flat shoe like slides or low-heeled sandals.
Now you're ready to head off to a picnic this weekend.
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