Summer picnic outfits 2023 and summer picnic outfit ideas for birthday picnic here! But also fashionable summer picnic outfits for a summer picnic date in bad weather – when it’s cold, rainy, and windy, and you are the only one having a picnic. In short, here are trendy picnic outfits for a summer picnic in any weather and at any location. Yes, even for that dreamy summer picnic on a mountaintop! So, whether you’re planning a picnic with friends, a romantic date, or just a peaceful solo escape, we’ve curated the ultimate selection of outfits that will keep you looking chic and feeling comfortable throughout the day. Don’t wait any longer – scroll down to discover what to wear to your next summer picnic now!
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The sweet scent of freshly-cut grass, the laughter of friends and family, and the promise of delightful treats all come together in a beautiful symphony of moments to be cherished.
And as the warm sun calls us to bask in its glory, it’s essential to curate the ideal summer picnic outfit – one that effortlessly blends style, comfort, and a touch of whimsy. From the lightness of a gentle breeze to the laughter of loved ones, our chosen attire will enhance every moment of your picnic.
From breezy sundresses that dance with the wind to relaxed linen fits that exude a touch of vintage charm, furthermore to that Barbie picnic dress, we’ve curated a collection of fashion-forward looks that perfectly encapsulate the essence of a summer picnic.
Just picture yourself laying down your pink picnic blanket, the grass beneath tinged with hues of golden brown (pov slightly itching, but you have pillows with you).
Above you, the sun, brushes the sky with hues of blue, casting a heavenly glow over the picturesque field. Its rays weave through the canopy of leaves, cascading mellow beams that dapple the ground like a scattering of golden stardust. Beneath this heavenly spotlight, the entire landscape seems to shimmer with a romantic aura.
And oh, the flowers! They bloom in a kaleidoscope of colors, their delicate petals embracing the sun’s tender caress. Butterflies and bees flit from blossom to blossom, drawn by the irresistible allure of the sweet nectar. Lively wildflowers and radiant daisies sway together, their fragrances blending in an intoxicating perfume that fills the air.
And your dress, your dress matches the flowers – wait! What flowers? There are no flowers on the beach! And nor are we wearing a dress – or are we? Scroll down to see what to wear to a summer picnic on the beach, lawn, garden, mountain top, or meadow.
SUMMER PICNIC OUTFITS TO WEAR TO A SUMMER PICNIC IN 2023
By the way, all the collages and product galleries in this article are not just eye candy; they’re hyperlinked and shoppable too! Yes, you heard it right – you can shop all these fabulous summer picnic outfits with a simple click inside the pink brackets within the collages.
To shop for my look simply click on the product you need to recreate that picnic outfit. Your click will take you to the store where you can buy that item (btw I’ve bought it there, too – pov if it’s linked to a different store, I only wanted to make sure you could get the same outfit at a better price and with smaller shipping costs).
ROMANTIC SPRING OUTFITS FOR A PICNIC DATE
I know, talking about shipping costs and prices, kills the romance. But let us continue from where we left off – on the meadow.
As the sun sets, casting a warm glow over the wild flowers, and the gentle breeze whispers sweet nothings, there’s nothing quite as dreamy as a picnic date in the company of your beloved.
1 LONG FLORAL DRESS WITH WEDGE SANDALS
You glance at the enchanting midi floral &OtherStories dress you’re wearing, and its flutter sleeves seem to mirror the delicate wildflowers that sway nearby. The vibrant colors of the dress blend seamlessly with the meadow’s natural beauty, as if you were meant to be a part of this picturesque landscape.
You matched the dress with Tommy Hilfiger iconic Elba slingback wedge sandals. Their light beige hue matches the burnt grass and your picnic basket.
The wicker picnic basket, a treasure trove of delectable delights, sits nearby. You can’t wait to indulge in the crispy grissini, the crusty baguette, and the sweet white grapes that promise to tantalize your taste buds.
As you reach for the chilled bottle of white wine, you notice how the sun creates a dazzling display of light on the glass. It’s a perfect addition to this romantic moment, adding a touch of sophistication to your rustic picnic.
You arrange the porcelain plates, each one adorned with delicate patterns (btw I ordered mine from Italy), in a graceful display. Then you playfully pick up a wild carrot from the meadow (pov you had to as it matches your dress), its delicate white petals feel soft and fragile between your fingers.
You twirl it in your hand, mesmerized by its natural beauty, and a smile forms on your lips. You invent a simple game, pretending the wild carrot is a magical wand, casting spells of love and happiness upon your hubby.
As you laugh and play amidst the wildflowers, time seems to stand still, and the world around you fades away.
2 SHORT SLEEVE LINEN DRESS WITH STRAPPY SANDALS AND A BUCKET HAT
For a romantic summer picnic date, nothing exudes charm and comfort quite like a dress. I find a linen dress the best for when it’s very hot – which can often be the case in the end of August. I feel the burnt grass itself makes it hotter for 2-3 C alone. To add a touch of playfulness, you can style it with a matching hat.
Obviously, the centerpiece of this outfit will still be the dress. You might want to go for a floral dress. The floral print will add a romantic and whimsical touch, evoking feelings of sun-kissed grass. Pick a dress that features puffy sleeves for an airy and relaxed fit. And a hem that falls just above the knee, striking a balance between chic and casual. Ps. You don’t want to wear too short dress for a picnic anyway.
Complete the fit with a cotton hat. It can be a bucket hat – if it matches the dress. And make sure you grab a cute raffia basket bag. I added one in the product gallery below. Pov it’s not mine, but you might love it even more. It’s bigger, and it goes well with the Barbie picnic outfit I put together for you below.
3 LINEN SET WITH SHORTS AND CROP TOP WITH FLAT MULES AND WIDE-BRIM HAT
One summer (not so long ago, though), we had sunflowers stretching as far as the eye could see. We had two sunflowers fields, and one day, when the air was alive with the sweet scent of sunflowers and their vibrant faces followed the path of the sun, I decided to grab my picnic basket and lay my pretty pink blanket right under the sunflowers.
The sun was illuminating the field, creating a halo of warmth that enveloped me. And as you can see in the video below, my attire perfectly complemented the idyllic scene. A linen floral crop top and matching shorts mirrored the blooms that were swaying around me. And the Eugenia Kim wide-brim hat created an air of mystery and allure. Also, it gave me the best protection from the sun.
I paired my linen set with Malone Souliers flat mules in black that matched nothing but the bottle of wine in my picnic basket.
But still, if you happen to find yourself beneath the golden gaze of a sunflower-studded sky, copy this summer picnic outfit from head to toe. It’s a sun-kissed romantic picnic perfection.
FASHIONABLE SUMMER PICNIC OUTFITS FOR A SUMMER BIRTHDAY BBQ PICNIC
But if you find yourself on a summer birthday barbeque picnic, make sure to go head to toe Barbie this summer.
Pov Barbie BBQ picnics are trending right now.
Picture this: a picturesque park with lush green grass, sunflowers swaying to the rhythm of a gentle breeze, and the bluest sky you’ve ever seen. Ken (pov, it might not be Ken, we left him in Barbie Land) behind the grill, and the smoke everywhere – oh, he is so unpractical.
The aroma of sizzling burgers and veggie skewers fills the air, mingling with the scent of freshly cut watermelon – yum! The picnic tables, dressed in the prettiest pastel tablecloths, adorned with daisies and sunflower centerpieces. Talk about a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!
You and your friends are gathering around the grill (after you get bored of playing frisbee and badminton). All wearing your cutest summer outfits – you know, those flowy dresses and sandals that scream ‘fun in the sun’?
Ps. You won’t be able not to twirl around and strike a pose in this dress that I found for you (see below). Pov, and not just because that’s just what you do best!
So, about the dress I found for you. It’s a red Lela Rose gingham check featherweight dress that exudes retro charm. The Barbie-inspired vibes are undeniable (despite the red – btw red is the most fashionable color for AW23 and it’s time you start wearing it), and this dress will make you the living embodiment of a modern-day Barbie, ready for a fabulous summer picnic.
Pair your new dress with these luxurious Gina Leather Arizona Mules 85. Yes, from the same brand that made those iconic Barbie mules you saw in the Barbie movie trailer. But the sandal mules I propose have more picnic-friendly heels. You do want to play frisbee, don’t you?
Bring the outfit together with the prettiest sunhat yet – Eugenia Kim Mirabel straw hat with a pink silky band and trailing tails. The hat’s pink band will harmoniously echo the soft hues of your shoes, forging a visual link that will unite your entire look. Pov, the delicate trailing tails of the band also add a touch of whimsy, a playful detail that dances in the summer breeze.
CUTE SUMMER OUTFITS FOR A PICNIC ON THE BEACH IN SUMMER
Imagine the soft sand beneath your feet, the gentle roar of the ocean in the background, and the sun painting the sky with hues of gold and blue. Whether you’re planning a romantic date by the shore, a casual gathering with friends, or a solo retreat to soak in the serenity, here are summer beach picnic outfits that have you covered.
From airy maxi dresses that billow like the waves to breezy linen shorts paired with chic tops, our fashion-forward suggestions are designed to capture the essence of beachside relaxation while keeping you effortlessly stylish. Each outfit embodies the perfect blend of comfort and flair, ensuring you’re ready to enjoy the sand, sun, and sumptuous treats in style.
So, step into the sun-kissed realm of beachside bliss with a captivating beach picnic outfit that perfectly balances comfort and style. Imagine the rhythmic waves and the endless horizon as the backdrop to your seaside picnic.
A one-shoulder flounced bikini top will effortlessly capture that carefree allure of the ocean breeze. Its playful design will add a touch of flirtatious elegance, creating an eye-catching focal point that will complement the coastal scenery.
I paired mine with chic linen shorts adorned with a belt. Belted linen shorts exude an air of laid-back sophistication, allowing you to move with ease as you explore the shoreline or relax on your picnic blanket.
Finish the look with flat slides that will allow you to embrace the beach with a carefree stride. Ps. I made sure to find slides in simple design that will complement the relaxed vibe of your outfit – see the product gallery below, or go for something more luxurious and shop for the pair presented in the collage.
Pov no beach picnic outfit is complete without the quintessential wide-brim straw hat. I suggest a hat with a frayed edge, a charming detail that is giving.
6 LINEN SET WITH SLIDES
Embrace your summer’s picnic calendar with smartly cut linen pieces that won’t weigh you down. My favourite style delivers effortlessly chic options for the beach as well.
The linen top takes center stage with its button-front design, allowing you to adjust the neckline to your preference. This feature not only adds a functional aspect but also lends a quaint, rustic appeal to the outfit. The breathable and airy nature of linen fabric ensures you’ll stay cool even under the gentle sun’s warmth.
Complementing the top, the linen shorts complete the set with finesse. The addition of a belt adds a subtle waist-cinching effect, creating a flattering silhouette while maintaining comfort. The natural texture of linen lends a casual elegance, making these shorts a versatile addition to your summer wardrobe even when you are not putting together a beach picnic outfit.
You can pair the linen set with any fashionable chic slides. Opt for a design that echoes the beachy vibe – perhaps woven details, espadrille-style soles, or even adorned with pearl accents (mine have a pearl, actually) – or these Havaianas that you will love so much. These slides effortlessly fuse fashion and functionality, allowing you to easily slip them on and off as you transition between sandy shores and picnic area.
CASUAL SUMMER PICNIC OUTFITS FOR PICNIC ON A HILL / MOUNTAIN TOP
As the summer sun ascends to its zenith, a new adventure awaits those who seek both the tranquility of nature and the joy of shared moments. High above the world, atop mountain peaks or hilltops, that view! There is no more exceptional location to bite into your sandwich.
Point of view, my perspective of mountain/hilltop picnic might be different from yours. All in all, I’m surrounded by the Alps and high hills, and our vision of a picnic on a mountain top clearly gives priority to safety.
So, forget about the flowing maxi dress that dances with the wind, mirroring the graceful sway of the trees (the higher you go, the fewer trees you will see). No sandals – they will not allow you to explore rocky paths with ease (or at all), and no wide-brimmed hats that would shield you from the sun while lending an air of elegance – you will need a cap.
And a backpack instead of the rustic basket bag.
7 CASUAL PINK PICNIC OUTFIT WITH HIKING BOOTS AND A CAP
To strike the perfect balance between comfort, functionality, and fashion, put on a delightful outfit featuring a pink windbreaker, pink leggings, sturdy hiking boots, and a coordinating pink backpack. This outfit will ensure you’re dressed for the location and add a touch of flair to your mountain picnic.
And yes, you read leggings. Knowing me, you know leggings (the real leggings – not skinny pants that stretch like leggings) are the last thing I would suggest you wear for a picnic, but for a picnic on the mountain/hilltop, they have to be the first one. Safety first, remember?
For flexibility and ease of movement, slip into a pair of snug yet stretchy leggings – I found these cute pink leggings for you – see the product gallery below. The leggings not only echo the color palette of your outfit but also provide the comfort you need for a hike to your chosen picnic spot. Their form-fitting silhouette ensures that you can navigate uneven terrains and rocky paths with confidence, while their breathable fabric keeps you feeling fresh throughout your adventure.
Ps. For those who cherish the call of the great outdoors, a pair of Salomon hiking boots is an essential companion. Designed for rugged terrains, these boots offer the support and traction you need to conquer the winding trails that lead to your hilltop picnic destination. As you ascend, your steps are cushioned, and your style remains on point.
FAQ SUMMER PICNIC OUTFITS 2023
If the myriad of stylish outfit options for your 2023 summer picnic has your head spinning, worry not – we’ve got your back! Our FAQ section is your reliable companion, thoughtfully curated to provide the answers and insights you’re in search of.
The choice can vary based on the location and weather conditions, but rest assured that any summer picnic outfit featured in this article will be absolutely ideal.
For a beach picnic wear a linen set (as seen in this article), or a lightweight dress paired with slides, a hat and sunglasses for sun protection. For a summer picnic in the park wear gingham dress, midi dress, midi skirt, or puff-sleeve dress for a vintage vibe. For a summer picnic in the field, wear linen that gives the rustic charm. For a summer picnic on the meadow, wear a floral dress (check this article for inspiration). For a BBQ summer picnic wear something fashionable, but make sure to keep your outfit simple to avoid getting fancy embellishments stuck in a deck chair – a gingham dress could work just fine paired with trendy shoes (see in the article). For a summer mountain/hilltop picnic wear hiking clothes and shoes – but make sure they are in pretty colours to make your picnic outfit cute.
Linen and cotton.
When dressing for a mountain/hilltop picnic, it is essential to consider the weather and location. Point of view, mountain and hill are not the same. While you can wear sneakers and linen shorts for a picnic on a hilltop, make sure you wear hiking shoes, hiking pants and a jacket for a picnic on a mountain top. Still, hill or mountain, make sure you don’t forget a hat and sunglasses.
Pink, blue and red. But also all the other colours in fashion for summer 2023.
Slides, sandal mules, espadrilles, wedge sandals and sneakers. Keep in mind you might want to take your shoes the moment you lay your picnic blanket. Even so, comfortable and versatile, sneakers are a good choice for a summer picnic. Especially for a mountain/hilltop picnic. Opt for a pair that offers good traction and support, ensuring you can navigate any uneven terrain with ease. For those seeking a touch of elegance without sacrificing comfort, black espadrilles are an ideal option. They provide a chic touch to your outfit while allowing you to move freely. If you prefer a more sophisticated yet simple look, leather slides are a fantastic choice. They offer a blend of comfort and quiet luxury, making them suitable for a summer picnic on the beach or grass.
One of the summer picnic outfits presented in this article.
While picnics are undoubtedly delightful, there’s a certain allure in heading out for a charming restaurant dinner, wouldn’t you agree? If you’ve been longing for those restaurant outings, I’ve got you covered with my personal picks for enchanting summer date outfits for the city. Up next: fall picnic outfits.