Is there any better way to spend a summer’s day than at a picnic? Didn’t think so. Basking in the sun with your nearest and dearest is one of the best pastimes for any warm day but the perfect outfit to go with it? That’s going to make those outside events all the more memorable, and they’re easier to put together than you might think. Whether you’re headed to a more formal picnic or you’re just laying down a blanket for a casual summer vibe, you’re going to need a little outside styling inspiration for feeling your best.

Here are 5 Outfit ideas you’ll love all summer long.


Classic Combinations

Live your 60s flower child dream with an outfit that’s absolutely classic, timeless and beautifully breezy, no matter how strong the summer sun gets. Choose a pair of woven rattan sandals or go for a bendable leather to match with an airy, crisp cotton mini dress in a delicate floral print. Finish with a signature basket bag and your favourite sunnies for the perfect daytime look. You can’t go wrong with pretty pastel hues like soft petal pink, baby blue and yellow.

I am a big fan of the Alamour the label. They do a fantastic variety of picnic styles for summer.


Cute Co-ords

Pick out your uniform for the summer with the easiest, most impactful outfit imaginable. A co-ord set gives you an entire look in a few seconds flat, taking all the guesswork out of getting ready for your summer events. You’ll find sets in a range of different styles, from ditsy prints to bold block tones. Stick to lightweight wrinkle-resistant materials like satin or cotton for fuss-free warm-weather dressing that you’ll never want to take off. Marry your look with T-bar Mary Janes and frilly ankle socks.

70s dream

Bring some 70s boho chic to your next picnic with some wide leg, floaty dress pants. Wide leg pants pull you in at the waist and create a beautiful, flowing silhouette that really elongates your shape, ideal for contrasting with an off the shoulder crop top in a light and bright white, cream or pastel. Don’t forget your straw floppy hat to really perfect that vintage 70s look that you’re going for.

straw hat Venice

Old Faithful Fashion

Who says you can’t pull out your most trusty denim for your next picnic? Go for high waisted denim jeans and pair them with an on-trend cut out shirt to breathe new life into your old faithful fashion favourite, this is a great way of repurposing one of your night-out crops and making it work for your everyday summer occasions.

Lucent family, designed by Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert

To dress up, throw on an eye-catching statement belt and your favourite pair of chunky earrings.

yellow dress

Maxi, But Make It Casual

Looking to have a bit of an adventure but still want to keep it stylish? Enter an of the moment, genius summer combination, a feminine maxi dress contrasted with your most-loved pair of white sneakers.

I wear this maxi dress every time I am in Italy.

You can go for a bright and bold print to bring some prairie vibes to your summer style or go for a block tone white or black to really up the mix and match nature of your trainer/ sneaker chic style. Finish with a head tie or classic headband to strike the perfect balance between street and picnic aesthetics.

Which of these picnic outfit ideas is going to be your best friend this summer?

Each of these looks is made up of pieces that you can keep rethinking. These tips are all about dressing and styling over and over again. So get out there and start investing in items that are going to stick with you through every warm-weather month to come.

If you are in Tuscany here are some alfresco picnic ideas for setting up a table.