11 Perfect Pieces For A Picnic In The Park

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.

Happy picnic-ing!