Your guide to rocking the gingham blanket!
You have your rosé, flowers, sandwiches, fresh-cut strawberries, and your gingham blanket… now what? Planning your outfit for your picnic is equally as important as planning what to eat, and maybe even more fun. Here are a few pieces that’ll make your fairytale-like picnic a summer memory that you’ll cherish.
The last thing you want to wear on your picnic is denim that’ll only end up sticking to you. One of the most effortless trends that’ll have you looking put together on your picnic is the wrap skirt. Wrap skirts can be mini or maxi, whichever you prefer; they are easy and breezy, and the easiest article of clothing to style. The good thing about styling your wrap skirt is that you already own the other piece you need to complete your look. If your skirt has pattern, try a basic white tank. Or even match a floral crop top with a solid color wrap. Sounds maybe too easy, right?
Another option is wearing a tie front crop top. Tie front tops are on the rise and seem to be everywhere, and we can easily see why. The front-knot is adjustable so you can breathe on these hot, sunny days. Pair your crop top with a mini skirt or even some cotton high waisted shorts. These light, airy tops will have you laying back on your blanket relaxing and enjoying the sun.
Now that you have the hardest part of getting a look together done, accessorizing should be a breeze. Woven bags are in, so don’t be afraid to carry around your picnic basket around like a purse. You can even add a colorful bow on the handle to add a cute accent. The perfect shoe to match your picnic theme is the espadrille. These roped soles come in different heights and in neutral tones. The cool tones and woven bottoms will match any outfit, and will even complement your picnic basket.
Wedge Lace-Up Espadrille Sandal
Woven laces gracefully wrap around the ankle of a chic wedge sandal grounded with an earthy espadrille sole.
$94.95 / Available at nordstrom.com
Urban Outfitters Tie-Front Short Sleeve
Nifty ‘50s inspired cropped tie-front top. Built from a woven fabrication in a curve-skimming cropped silhouette with a plunging neckline that leads to a tie-front closure at the center chest.
$49 / Available at urbanoutfitters.com