It’s summer – and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for picnics in the park.
Picnics are one of our favourite summer events. They’re an opportunity for you and your friends to get together without spending too much money. Just grab some food, magazines and your iPod and head off to your local park (don’t forget to pack your sun cream, either!).
Picnics are also the perfect place to show off your summer wardrobe.
Unlike the beach, you don’t have to worry about getting sand in your shoes or dealing with a damp bikini.
The comfiest thing to wear while sitting in the sun is a pair of shorts and a loose-fitting top. Happily, there are plenty of items on the high street that can make this a totally chic combo.
A peasant top will help you nail the 70s trend – and they’re flattering on all figures. Pair with floral culottes for a cute girlie look.
If you’d prefer to wear a dress, try a midi or a form-fitting mini (in short, something that won’t malfunction in a gust of wind!). Long sleeves are a sensible option in the unpredictable British weather.
When it comes to accessories, sunglasses, a sun-shielding hat and a large bag are all essentials. And don’t forget your picnic blanket – you don’t want to get your outfit covered in grass.
You’ll probably want to kick your shoes off to relax so a pair of sandals will be the easiest thing to wear. There are plenty of designer-inspired beaded versions out there right now. So Balmain.
When you’re in the heat all day, it’s really important to keep hydrated. Luckily for us, the Starbucks Frappuccino® blended beverage range has plenty of delicious choices.
With a choice of yoghurt, coffee, crème and juice drinks, there’s something for everyone.
Denim dresses are one of this season’s hottest trends. The long sleeves on this design make it perfect for a picnic in *any* British weather.
The beading on these high street sandals gives them a real designer edge - very Balmain.
Sunnies are essential for protecting your eyes when you’re outside all day. The chain detailing on this ASOS pair gives them a really chic edge.
While you’re out enjoying the heat, why not try one of the Frappuccino® range from Starbucks? With a choice of yoghurt, coffee, crème and juice drinks, there’s something to keep everyone hydrated.
Want fewer calories, different milk or extra toppings? It’s likely possible as there are thousands of ways to customise your icy treat.
Peasant blouses flatter all figures. Plus, the loose fit will keep you cool in the sun.
Don’t pretend you won’t be taking Instagram snaps on your picnic! A statement necklace will add interest to the most simple of outfits.
Cotton shorts are the comfiest things to sit down in - trust us. However, these floral-print culottes will ensure you still look girlie in the park.
It wouldn’t be a picnic without a picnic blanket. Luckily for us, they come in all kinds of cute prints. Hurrah!
You’ll need a large bag to fit in all of your food, sun cream and magazines. This cream shopper will go with any ensemble.
You’ll be grateful for a jacket as you head home. We love this tan biker - the suede material and fringe detailing nail two major SS15 trends at once.
Not only will an oversized hat help you perfect the 70s look, it’s also a sensible choice if you’re planning to shun the shade. The black ribbon on this Topshop piece gives it a super-cute twist.