As the quintessential summer activity, the picnic is a fun, casual way to spend time with friends and family. To help you get ready for your most stylish summer yet, we sourced some picnic-perfect pieces we know you'll love.
They may be casual affairs, but that doesn't mean you should let fashion take a back seat the next time you eat outdoors. Check out our top picks for chic and comfortable pieces perfect for a picnic. Bon appetit!
Beach blanket bingo
Every proper picnic starts with a blanket, and we love this gorgeous green one with a handy leather carrier (forzieri.com, $240). We promise: Your basket of goodies will look lovely spread out over this rustic yet charming blanket.
Tote the treats you don't feel like sharing in this adorable Kate Spade purse that's reminiscent of a classic picnic basket (katespade.com, $428). It features a flap with a turnlock closure and is crafted from structured wicker and lush green leather with a bold checkered interior.
The perfect picnic dress
If ever a dress were made for a picnic, it's this fun and flirty gingham frock featuring bold blue and white checks (asos.com, $86). We love the sweetheart neckline, flattering high fitted waist and cute cut-outs.
Red and white is all right
Steal the show in this short and sassy red and white polka dot skirt (modcloth.com, $35). The red and white pattern is another picnic-perfect find, and we love the high waist and A-line look. Pair with a short-sleeve white blouse and strappy sandals for your day at the park.
We were instantly enamored by this adorable picnic basket charm in sterling silver (bluenile.com, $71). Add it to a bracelet or attach it to a necklace for playful, picnic-inspired charm.
Being outdoors is all about being comfortably stylish, which is what drew us to these cute cut-out gladiator sandals (madewell.com, $210). Covered in cool graphic cut-outs, these flat sandals are both functional and fashionable -- ideal with anything from a maxi dress to denim cutoffs.
For a picnic near a body of water, we suggest diving in wearing this ultra-cute retro-inspired (and picnic-perfect) blue gingham one-piece (anthropologie.com, $168). The flattering suit features ruching in strategic areas (e.g. where you might want slimming) and an elegant feminine silhouette.