A delicious outdoor lunch date, an afternoon getaway with your best friends, a few hours meant to be spent by yourself, sipping a cold lemonade and enjoying a good book; a summer picnic offers you the perfect excuse to check off all of the above activities from your seasonal to-do list. Leaving the great food and tasty pastries aside, think in terms of pretty floral dresses, weightless and bright, about dainty accessories and colourful lips, about the great feeling you get whenever putting together a beautiful summer look.
Near a beach? Spread out a luxuriously soft blanket over the sand and settle down for a light picnic supper of sandwiches, fruit and maybe a little bubbly. Wide-Leg trousers, a pretty tank, flip flops and a lightweight cover-up make for an effortlessly stylish outfit that can handle a little splashing around in the tide. Accessorize with a dainty gold necklace and big sunglasses. Be sure to slick on sunscreen, tasty lip balm, and a spritz of lovely perfume. Paint your nails a sand-inspired shade of greige.
1. Cotton-Voile Belted Dress £76.00 2. Lois Print Tea Dress £141.75For a more old-fashioned expedition, retreat into a manicured garden with a plush pastel blanket and picnic basket full of delicate finger-foods and deserts. Be sure to feel feminine with a flowy sundress and shoes in an opposite colour. Keep makeup fresh and blushing - lots of fresh corals on your cheeks and lips. Feminine accessories like pearl jewellery and pink shades complete the lovely scene. So, the rain spoiled your picnic plans? Spread out your blanket in the living room or bedroom. Rent a movie! And have an indoor picnic! You can wear whatever you want and eat whatever you want. But don't compromise on the picnic part; spread out the blanket, pack the picnic basket and cosy up for a comfortable night in.