Wear a sunhat
- Pick a hat that matches your outfit. For example, if you’re wearing sneakers, then the hat should have some kind of sporty vibe to it. Or perhaps you like to dress up in a more formal way and are wearing dress shoes with your picnic outfit? In this case, pick out a more elegant hat that has nice detailing on it, such as flowers or even pearls.
- If you can’t find one that matches perfectly but want something similar in style, try pairing it with another accessory—such as jewelry or earrings—and see how they look together! You could also experiment with different types of jewelry and see which looks best with it.
- Make sure there is enough shade for your face by putting the sunhat over the top half of your face so no skin is exposed directly under where sunlight would hit (i
Layer up (with sunscreen)
When you’re headed to a picnic, don’t forget to wear sunscreen! It’s important to protect yourself from the sun.
- Don’t forget your hands. Sunscreen should include broad-spectrum protection and be applied often, especially if you expect to be outside for a long period of time.
- Sunburn can be painful and lead to skin cancer, so make sure you put on enough sunscreen before heading out in the sun! Also remember that it’s best not to use too much—you don’t want your skin covered with thick layers of cream or lotion. You just need enough coverage to prevent sun damage.
- Wear light layers: If possible, wear clothes that are windproof or waterproof; this will help keep cool as well as prevent chafing from friction caused by movement (like running).
Search for white pants and shorts with at least some stretch to them.
When it comes to bottoms, you don’t want to wear anything too heavy or restrictive. Keep your shorts and capris lightweight and comfortable so you can sit on the grass without feeling weighed down. Try to find a pair that has at least some stretch to them as well—although they’re not supposed to be tight, they should still cling enough that they don’t droop when you bend over or walk in a straight line (you know what we mean).
When searching for white pants, look for something similar but with more structure: think linen pants or even khakis! They’ll be more durable when it comes time for mowing down those sandwiches. But if you do opt for white jeans instead of these other options—which we recommend doing only if there’s no chance of any dirt getting on them—make sure they’re not too baggy; wearing oversized jeans will make it look like your picnic basket is weighing down your waistline too much.
Pack a sweater for the evening cool-off
The most important rule of packing for a picnic is to bring a sweater or cardigan. Even if the day starts off hot, you can rest assured that it will cool off considerably in the evening. If you aren’t bringing along a blanket or scarf, your sweater will keep you comfortable while helping to adapt to changing weather conditions. This is also true if clouds roll in and block some of the sun’s warmth—you don’t want to get caught with cold arms! If you’re wearing shorts and a t-shirt when this happens (as many picnics do), protect yourself from getting chilled by adding an extra layer of clothing beforehand.
Fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily are your friend, so soft cotton and linen are perfect.
- Fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily are your friend, so soft cotton and linen are perfect.
- Polyester is a good choice—it falls somewhere between silk and cotton in terms of breathability but can still be machine-washed.
- Avoid wool because it stains easily, as well as leather if you’re allergic or just not into leather.
Wear lightweight sneakers that you don’t mind getting dirty.
The picnic is a casual event, but you still want to look nice. You’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors and walking around, so it’s important that your shoes are comfortable and lightweight. Save money by buying sneakers at outlet stores like Finish Line and Marshalls. If you’re looking for something more stylish, buy them online at the discount shoe sites where they sell used sneakers for cheap (but make sure they’re in good condition).
Picnics can be messy, sandals and heels won’t cut it.
- When you’re going to a picnic, it can be helpful to wear something that will protect your feet from the ground.
- Picnics are casual, so no need for black tie or formal attire. However, picnics are outdoors which means there is potential for dirt and other things on the ground. If you don’t want to risk ruining your shoes, opt for sandals or heels with thicker soles that can handle some messiness.
These tips will help you express yourself creatively
It’s summer, which means you can finally be as creative with your outfits as you want! It doesn’t have to be perfect or put together. As long as it makes you feel comfortable and confident, that’s all that matters.
Here are some tips for how to dress for a picnic:
- Wear a sweater – Picnics are meant for good food and great company but if the weather gets too hot, you can add in an air of chic by wearing a lightweight sweater over your outfit. Just keep in mind that sweaters tend to look best when paired with dresses or skirts–and they’re not recommended for men because they can make them look awkward if they don’t know how to style them properly!
- Pack sunscreen – The sun is at its strongest during the summer months (which might explain why everyone always looks so tan), so make sure not forget this essential item before heading out on your adventure! You’ll thank yourself later when those uv rays don’t burn up into something worse than just skin issues that both you and I know, we dont want to happen to us. Safety first guys!