What to Wear on a Spring Picnic

As the blossoms start to bloom and we get more warm sunny days, we move into picnic season. Whether it’s a catch up with your best girlfriends in the park, a Sunday drive to picnic in a field with your partner or a trip to the beach with the kids, picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors. I always keep a picnic rug in my car, and have the picnic basket packed and ready to go with a moment’s notice! The only things left to organise are picnic food in your cooler bag and the perfect picnic attire!

Sara Linen Dress | Capture Woman Pocket Dress
Sara Linen Dress | Capture Woman Pocket Dress

If you’re going to wear a dress on your picnic excursion, make sure it’s reasonably loose fitting (especially in the skirt) to allow you to move and sit comfortably – especially if you’re sitting on the ground rather than a picnic table! I personally go for knee length or longer, which means I don’t have to be concerned about flashing fellow picnic-goers while reaching for the brie…

Emerge Woman Linen Tunic | Sara Boxy Linen Top
Emerge Woman Linen Tunic | Sara Boxy Linen Top

I love these soft linen tops – the slouchy look is perfect for picnicking! You can pair them with cropped or full length trousers or leggings, depending on your style. I especially love the long sleeves on this style – they’re ideal for the spring days that are still a little chilly or breezy.

Emerge Woman Painterly Pants | Sara Tencel Pants
Emerge Woman Painterly Pants | Sara Tencel Pants

I love the freedom that trousers give you for picnics – I’ve never really been one to sit “like a lady”, and pants allow me to move around without worrying about that. These pants are a firm favourite this spring – the abstract painterly design is a great take on the floral trend! I’m also loving these jogger style pants – pair them with a linen top and you’ve got the sports luxe trend nailed.

Sunhat | Panama | Animal Sunglasses
Sunhat | Panama | Animal Sunglasses

Even though it’s not the middle of summer, it’s still important to make sure your protect yourself from the sun. Make sure you always have a hat and sunglasses on hand, and apply a good sunscreen regularly.

Happy picnicking!

xo Meagan
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