Picnics can be tricky, it’s undoubtedly still an event and you definitely want to be looking and feeling your best for it, but at the same time it all feels a little more casual than your usual affair. While picnic parties or garden parties might be slightly more contemporary when it comes to celebrations, it’s actually quite a classic event to be dressing for. Try out these stylish picnic outfit ideas to make a perfect impression at your upcoming outside event…
White mini dress
A cute, cropped white mini dress with cut out detailing is absolutely ideal for any kind of picnic you’ve got coming up on your social calendar. Slip into your frock, weave your hair into beautiful braids and step into some platform espadrilles, you’ve got yourself a fresh, summery look that’ll have you feeling and looking amazing while you enjoy your big event. You can completely switch up the look and feel of this piece by contrasting it with bold, chunky jewellery and platform black shoes – a whole new vibe, in a matter of seconds.
A chic coordinating set is such a great solution when you want to look fashion forward and all dressed up, but you still want to maintain that kicked back casual feel that naturally accompanies a picnic event. Look for a playful print such as gingham or pretty floral patterns to really amp up the fun, fashionable feel of your co-ord set. You can dress this as energetically or minimally as you like, the beauty of the set is that it really does do all the work for you, so you don’t have to put too much thought into how you’re styling your statement piece.
Sometimes, simple can be best. Try layering up a simple slip dress and there’s no end to the amount of different looks you can create. Start simple by layering a silk or satin slip dress in a maxi, mini or midi cut over a simple close fitting white tee shirt. Complete the look with slide on sandals and delicate chain jewellery. You can also reverse your layering by throwing a light linen button up shirt over the top of your dress and finishing with woven leather sandals and a rattan sun hat. There are so many different ways you can style a slip dress, which means that it really is a great investment for your wardrobe.
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An event taking place in the big beautiful outside is the perfect opportunity to embrace your inner bohemian spirit. Choose a simple airy cotton sundress and layer on colourful beaded jewellery (think wrapped necklaces and chunky bangles), tie your hair into a messy bun or let it flow free and step into some worn in leather boots or platform slides for the warmer months. Throw on a silky kimono and grab a macrame bag to finish off your beautifully boho get up.
A picnic is the perfect opportunity to take that new prairie style dress out for a spin. Choose a midi style a-line cut dress with puff sleeves and button up or corset detailing in a pretty pastel tone to look like a dreamy prairie fashionista at your next picnic. Keep accessories minimal to avoid overpowering the feminine, statement feel of your prairie style midi dress.
Which of these outfits are you going to give a try for your next picnic? Whether you’re heading to something formal or an outside event that’s a little more casual, any of these styling ideas is going to work perfectly for you.