Perfect Picnic Style

Posted on 25 July 2015

Stuck on a staycation this summer?

No worries. With the right attitude and amped up style, your summer days at home are going to be just as epic as that glamorous city break you were hankering after instead.

So pack up the strawberries, sarnies and watermelon salad – we’re heading for a summer picnic – and plan to look impeccable while we do it…


Layer it up

Not only will you need that cosy tartan blanket to cushion your bum, you’re also going to need to take into account the…err… unpredictable nature of British summer weather.

Urban Outfitters Trench CoatWe could be seeing a scorcher. Followed by a random storm a split second later, gale force winds, and perfect balmy weather again.

You know how it goes. So layer up to stay chic and prepped for anything the sky throws at you. Sheer, diaphanous layers look delightful, and are perfect layering fabrics to add and remove for comfort.

This vintage-inspired sheer trench from Ghost is a really stunning piece to throw on, when the clouds turn on you, while the Ibizan hills inspire this fabulously colourful silk scarf.



Add a retro twist

Just because you’re picnicking in the park down the road doesn’t mean that you have to stick to yawn-inducing outfits. Get playful this summer with a retro vibe – play suits and pretty day dresses really add something special.

This festival-inspired tunic dress has us imagining all kinds of playful shenanigans. Pair it with some arm candy – with these striking wooden bangles.

Don’t forget a pair of iconic Audrey Hepburn-style sunglasses for the finishing touch. And of course, for sweet treats, who can say no to a yummy chocolate doughnut?


Bag it up

Fortnum MasonAlong with the Fortnum and Mason luxury hamper, don’t forget your other picnic essentials – breezy summer reading and Frisbees for the park are perfect post pork pie-binging activities.

Bag it up in summery style, with this bright and lovely eggshell blue mini backpack from Alisa Smirnova. With a classic shape transformed in luxurious patent leather and gleaming buckles, this will add a suitable punch to your high fashion picnic.

How are you going to be picnicking? What are you going to be munching on – and more importantly, what will you be wearing? Share your favourite picnic get ups with us – we’d love to see them!


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