What is more quintessentially American than having a picnic in the summertime? When the sun is shining, our parks are full of families, couples and friends brushing the dust off their picnic blankets and getting ready to eat cheese & smoked sausage. Whether you’re going to a family picnic, a picnic date for two or a social work picnic, you might just be wondering what to wear to a picnic that will make you feel and look as wonderful as the spread you have prepared.
A PICNIC-INSPIRED DRESS : Wearing a dress may not be the first thing that comes to mind when eating cheese and smoked sausage but wearing a comfortable yet smart summer dress for a picnic date is a perfect classic look for a summer’s day spent surrounded by nature. Wear a patterned, shirt dress and pair it with a jacket or jumper in case your picnic continues into an evening under the stars.
Best Footwear for a Picnic: Hot summer heat often leads to swollen feet. Thus, flip flops, tongs, slides the trendy orthotic sandals or woven leather sandals are great footwear. All these options are easy to flip off when you sit down on a blanket or in a chair. Other great options are old school canvas sneakers. When kids are around, you can make an impression with color changing sneakers.
Pick Your Outfit Dependent on the Venue and Weather Forecast: When there is a likelihood for rain, have a rain cape or coat in your bag or basket, just in case. When it is sunny or mostly sunny, sun protection is a Must. Pack sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Sun protection is especially important when the venue is at a lake, river or the beach. The water surface reflects the sunlight. Consequently, you get a sunburn faster than with no high reflective surfaces around.
KEEP IT CHIC AND SIMPLE