Yes, the May Day is here and the picnic season is officially open. Well, truth to be told the picnic season is always on for us. Whatsoever it’s time to have a look what we are wearing for spring picnics this season. Here is what to wear for a spring picnic if there’s no specific dress code written on your invitation and you don’t actually know if you should dress up for the picnic. Or keep it casual and dress down.
IS THAT EVEN A PICNIC?
Let’s be honest, with a picnic, unless explicitly told, you can never know if you should dress up or dress down. After all, a picnic can mean sitting on a picnic blanket, sipping champagne, eating strawberries, oysters, club sandwiches, oysters and les petits gâteaux with silverware for one. Or sitting on the plastic chairs, eating barbeque and drinking beer for other.
Don’t look like that, a picnic in Slovenia (where I shoot these photos) actually means barbeque and lots of plastic. No, there is no such thing as a barbeque party here. There is just the word picnic, and this stands for all kinds of gatherings you can have outside the hose. And if you weren’t warned before, you might come overdressed for that picnic. Or underdress. Yes, this can happen too.
Whatsoever, today I’m showing you how to dress for a picnic that might be or might be not a legit spring picnic.
HOW TO DRESS FOR A SPRING PICNIC THAT’S NOT EVEN A LEGIT PICNIC?
So how to dress for a spring picnic, of you don’t really know the dress code? The answer is short, sweet and simple. Like a Parisien. And I mean like a Parisian and not like those gals with a beret who are sitting on the blanket, sipping champagne and eating a baguette, on the Champs du Mars. While talking selfies of course. I mean what could be more Parisian then picnic in front of the Eiffel tower, right?
Ha, you do know that is not how Parisians actually do picnics, right? And no, no one is wearing a beret and eating a baguette in real life. Anyway, while walking through the gardens in Paris and seeing all those fashionable Parisiens sitting on the blanket, and chatting with their friends, I couldn’t tell if they were dressed down or dressed up for their picnic. But they looked so chic on their spring picnic.
So what were they wearing then? Sneakers, denim jacket, fancy skirt and Chloe bag. Perfect combination, right? Well, the sneakers might not be the best choice for every picnic. Especially if you actually have to dress up for your picnic.
Whatsoever, I upgraded this chic Parisian spring picnic outfit and made it suitable for any type of picnic. The elegant picnic on the one side (read fancy garden party with champagne, strawberries, oysters, and silverware) and causal picnic (read barbeque, grill backyard party). Plus, made sure it’s fashionable for spring summer 2018.
By the way, have you checked my Spring Summer 18 Fashion Report already? If you missed it, be sure to open this link here and read it later. After you see how to dress up for a spring picnic. Pardon, dress down for the spring picnic. Wait, you know what, I’m showing you both!
But first where to shop my outfit. Oh, I know you have your eyes on my new sunglasses.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
Not sure if you know, but I made this fashion cheat sheet – the EDIT just for you. So that you can pin, save, print and glue it somewhere in your closet. You know, to remind you of what to wear for a spring picnic. Or even better, to slip it into the envelope together with the invitation for your spring picnic. You do want your guests to feel they dressed right for the picnic, don’t you?
Another thing, well I wrote this so many times before, but just in case this is your first time on Brunette from Wall Street blog, you can shop all the items you see in the EDIT simply by clicking/touching that pink box that will show up as you move down the site.
I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.
As you click on that pink box, a link will take you to the store where I found that item. Don’t worry, a link will open in a new window, so you can keep reading. We still need to discuss how to dress up and dress down this basic picnic outfit that I’m wearing.
SAM ELDEMAN X LE SPECS LOLITA SUNGLASSES
Omg, I can’t believe this is my first time wearing these stunning white cat-eye Sam Eldeman x Le Specssunglasses on my blog. Wait, I did wear them once before. Over here. Not sure how could I forgot. I bet you didn’t. That yellow mini skirt suit goes perfectly with this sunglasses. Or with the white suit. Oh, yes, I actually blogged that look already as well. Be sure to check it out here before Monday. You know, to make sure you look fashionable at work too. Again, these sunglasses go perfectly with the suit.
Well, so do with this outfit that I’m wearing here. In fact, these sunglasses go well with everything. At least as much as I tried so far. Just check my Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it site to see how else I wear these Lespecs sunglasses. I’m quite sure you have seen everyone wearing these shades, but not in white. Although, truth to be told white Lolita sunglasses are the fanciest of them all. You can shop the same sunglasses I’m wearing over here.
I’m pretty sure you already guessed, that the denim jacket is essential for any spring picnic. Yes, even when you need to dress up for a spring picnic. You know denim has gone couture for spring summer 2018, right? I got this denim jacket from H&M for as little as $34.99. What a bargain, right? You can shop it here.
Or you prefer something more couture, get this denim jacket here. I did notice my denim jacket is tearing at the trim of the sleeve. Or perhaps not. Not sure actually. I need to check if those threads are supposed to look that way. Nevertheless, my denim jacket looks even cooler now.
Unfortunately, you can’t shop exactly the same red dress I’m wearing here. As I got it years ago and I’m pretty sure you couldn’t find it in any store anymore. But I found few a similar dress (in white here and in blush mauve here) from the latest collection of Gal Meets Glam. In case you didn’t know Julia Engel just made this beautiful collection for Nordstrom. Although, better hurry up because this collection is selling out fast.
Well if you come too late to shop Gal Meets Glam dress, then be sure to check the gallery below. I added even more similar dresses to the red dress I’m wearing. Some in red and others in other fashionable colours. To make sure you are the most fashionable girl at the picnic, of course.
Surely you won’t be the most fashionable girl without this accessory. The belt. Pardon, the dangling belt. I already wrote there is only one way to wear the belt this season. And that is to let it dangle. Ps. Be sure to read more about this fashion trend over here. And check my Spring Summer 18 Shopping guide here to find all the coolest dangling belt that are trending now.
Yes, that basket, raffia bag you bought last year is still in fashion for spring summer 2018. Oh, you didn’t get one last year? In this case, shop my Nannacay basket bag over here.
SOCKS AND PUMPS
I already wrote about the socks and sandals fashion trend (here in case you missed). You know, that fashion trend that is so off that it’s actually so cool. Anyway, I’m wearing socks with pumps this time. Believe me, you don’t want to wear sandals for the picnic in a grass. Besides, pumps are a way better choice in case you should come to the spring picnic dressed up. Mentioning the dressing up, let’s have a look at how to dress up for the spring picnic now.
Oh, be sure to check the gallery above to find these white pumps and cute socks that I’m wearing. And yes, the socks have little bows on the side.
MAKEUP & HAIR
I know you want to know what happend to my hair to look more beautiful than ever. The answer is hidden in the gallery below.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR SPRING PICNIC IN 2018
So, as said before, when we don’t really know what kind of picnic we are invited to, a barbeque or elegant garden party. Or simply laying on the picnic blanket and chatting with friends at Place des Voges in Paris. We should put on this basic outfit, that I’m wearing here. And add or take off few things to dress it up or dress it down.
HOW TO DRESS UP FOR THE SPRING PICNIC
So to dress up for the spring picnic, simply take off the socks and denim jacket (or not and claim it couture). You can swap your raffia bag for Chloe Drew bag too, to look even more sophisticated. But there is no need to. As said, raffia bags are still in fashion. Perhaps only put on a shoulder raffia bag before you leave your home.
Another thing put on a hat too. You know there is no legit garden party without a hat. Be sure to check the gallery below to find my favourite spring hats and headpieces that are perfect for any garden party.
By the way, remember how I wore my tiara, well a Swarovski headband actually, for my strawberry picnic last year? Check it out here.
About the belt and sunglasses. Leave them on!
HOW TO DRESS DOWN FOR THE SPRING PICNIC
Truth to be told, there’s only one thing to do to dress down this outfit that I’m wearing here. Just swap pumps for sneakers, and you are good to go. A Parisian would put on the New Balance sneakers.
Just remember I need to order a pair of new sneakers too. Which ones should I get? Help me choose. Should I get the New Balance sneakers? Or should I get the ugly sneakers instead? Thinking better the ugly sneakers are the IT shoes of the season. But then again, I like to shop something that I can wear on the go for years. You know what I mean. Moreover that it’s proven chic wherever I go. And New Balance sneakers are one of those. I mean all the Parisians wear them. Leave your comment, please!
MORE FASHION AND MORE PICNIC OUTFITS
So this is what to wear for spring picnic this year. That is when you don’t know if you have to dress up for the picnic or dress down. Before I let you go through the pos,t again to shop my style, another link. Click here to see even more picnic outfits. You will find not only more spring and summer picnics outfits. But autumn picnic outfits too. And, even winter picnic outfits. Yes, I posted those too. By the way, what is your favorite picnic season? Do you prefer picnics in the grass or on the beach? Let me know now because I have to picnic looks left to publish this month. One from the seaside and another from this adorable clearing in the middle of the woods.