What to Wear for a Summer Picnic

Picnics in the park are one of my favorite summertime activities. Gathering up goodies in a cute basket and spreading out the classic red checkerboard tablecloth and/or blanket generates excitement for the fun to come.

Planning your outfit for a picnic is just as important as planning what to eat. You’ll be out in the sun, so you want to dress cool. If you plan to be on a blanket on the ground, you’ll need something comfortable that won’t flash the world when you sit down. I’m looking at you, short skirt!


Here are some ideas for what to wear for a summer picnic.

Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda shorts are a classic for summer. They’re not too short if you don’t feel comfortable showing that much leg, but still cool in the summer heat. I topped mine with a striped t-shirt to keep it simple and some Mary Jane flats to cover my toes in case we need to head through some grassy areas or dirt trails to get to the perfect picnic spot. Shop Bermuda shorts.

Capri Pants in Gingham Print

When you want a little more leg coverage, you can’t go wrong with a pair of capri pants. Whether slim fit or wide-leg, they let you feel cool in the heat and make any look more playful. Get some in a summery gingham plaid, and you’ve got total summertime vibes going. I added a pop of red scarf and sneakers to this black and white look and topped it off with a vintage basket purse for more picnic spirit. Shop capri pants.

Circle Skirt Sundress

If you want a more feminine look at your picnic, a sundress is perfect. Look for one with a large circle skirt for optimum comfort, especially when you sit on a picnic blanket. Create an Instagram moment by spreading the dress out at your side. Match with some fun kicks to still be active for a round of frisbee, and bring along a wide-brim sun hat to block the bright glare of sunny days. Shop sundress.


One last thing, don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and bug spray, so nothing spoils your day.


So now that you have some ideas for what to wear on a summer picnic, which one will you try? And more importantly, watcha got to eat?


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