Sick of chewing that salad in the city cafeteria while your friends are having fun on the beach? You know what? That was me a few days ago. Until I decided to get some food, stash it into my picnic basket, grab my pink picnic blanket, put on something chic, head on to the beach and have a beach picnic instead.
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PICNIC ON THE BEACH SECOND TIME AROUND
Remember my very first picnic on the beach? Please, say no! Becuase that picnic was not even p of a picnic. It was a total disaster. Everything went wrong. I forgot the food, almost sprained my ankle and had a hard time sitting on that rocky beach. On top of that, I made a fashion faux pas by coming to my first picnic on the beach dressed inappropriately. Well, it was only my first beach picnic. So I guess we can blink on one eye, right?
Whatsoever, a year later I decided to correct my beach picnic faux pas and make a decent picnic on the beach. Read: I finally got the legit picnic basket, brought some food and moreover get dressed for a picnic on the beach as a fashion gal should.
So yes, this time for real. I can finally tell you exactly how and what to wear for a picnic on the beach. Because, darling dear, I nailed this picnic on the beach. Well, at least it felt so.
Ps. Find the fashion cheat sheet and all the details of this picnic style at the end of this post.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR A PICNIC ON THE BEACH
As said, after I almost sprained my ankle when walking to my picnic spot on the rocky beach a year ago, I made sure to dress appropriately this time. I mean one lousy beach picnic was enough.
Honestly, I still don’t know what on earth was I thinking when putting on a long chiffon skirt and wedged espadrilles for a picnic on a rocky beach last year. Not mentioning the grey slip top that didn’t match the yellow skirt as good as I wish it would.
Whatsoever, enough about that look. I learned my lesson last year and apparently didn’t make the same fashion faux pas again. I dressed picnic appropriately this time. Furthermore fashionable too.
DON’T TAKE RISKS FOR A BEACH PICNIC AND WEAR CLASSICS
So what to wear for a picnic on a beach? How to dress appropriately for a beach picnic? Like I did of course! Oh, you have no idea how happy writing this makes me feel.
Thinking better, I played safe with this beach picnic outfit. Afterall we could say I put on a classic beach outfit. I mean what would be a more classic outfit to wear for a picnic on the beach than linen clothes?
Nevertheless, this picnic outfit is, as mentioned earlier, quite fashionable for summer 2020. Just check the details! I’m wearing a paper bag shorts, a basket bag, and beige. And under the linen crop top a one side shoulder bikini top. Seems like I gave a proper fashionable uplift to this classic beach picnic outfit, don’t you think?
Anyway, to wrap up, if you want to feel comfortable while sitting on your picnic blanket, smelling the salty sea and feeling the light breeze on your face, stick to the classics. You can bring a modern, fashionable feel to classic linen outfit, with some details. Like I did, with the paper bag waist, one side shoulder bikini top, cat-eye sunglasses and basket bag.
Oh, and better wear shorts or a mini linen skirt than a dress. Believe me, shorts and skirt are way more practical for a beach picnic.
By the way, this outfit is not only the best beach picnic outfit, but a great outfit to wear on the first date at the beach too.
SHOP AND WEAR MY BEACH PICNIC OUTFIT
Finally the where to shop my outfit for the perfect picnic on the beach. Oh, if I only had this cheat sheet last year, when I had my very first picnic on the beach. If so I would never put on that long skirt and wedged espadrilles.
Anyway, save, pin and print this fashion cheat sheet below, so you don’t make the same faux pas I did last year. You know walking on the rocks in wedged espadrilles can be dangerous too.
Ps. My advice, put this cheat sheet into your picnic basket. This way you will see it when putting sandwiches into your picnic basket.
And yes, this fashion cheat sheet is as always shoppable too. You can shop everything from the picture, simply by clicking on it. Just click/touch inside the pink frames. They will show up once you touch the picture. Or if this sounds slightly too complicated, browse through the widget below the collage and click on the items you see there.
LINEN CROP TOP
You have seen me wearing this linen crop top just the other day with straight-leg jeans over here. This top is from Storets and came as a set with the paper bag shorts that I’m also wearing this time. But is unfortunately already sold out. Whatsoever, is a linen crop top I like even better. You can also get a similar linen crop top to the one I’m wearing from Storets, only without the straps . I found even more linen crop tops (from as little as $45 to $160) that look similar to the one I’m wearing so better check the widget below.
ONE SIDE SHOULDER BIKINI TOP
Under the linen top, I’m wearing red striped one side shoulder bikini from Calzedonia. Unfortunately sold out. But you can get a similar bikini top . Or that comes in a leopard print. Which is, by the way, the most fashionable print of the season when it comes to the swimwear. Lastly, go here to find more fashionable swimwear. Ps. It’s a link to my 2020 Swimwear shopping list. To read the 2020 Swimwear report go here.
PAPER BAG SHORTS
As said, since the linen top I’m wearing, and these paper bag shorts came as a set, these shorts are sold out too. But you can get similar linen shorts for the same price . Or another paper bag shorts, that are slightly more pricey. Still, the quality will pay off. Besides linen shorts are a classic and therefore worthy of a splurge.
You can find even more linen beige shorts in the widget below. Since shorts are in fashion now, I was able to find many similar shorts. And I want them all!
LUXE POOL SLIDES
You already know these slides. You saw me wearing them with the red romper over here. Unfortunately luxe pool slides are not stylish for summer 2020. Still you won’t see me wearing flip-flops.
BASKET BAG AND PICNIC BASKET
Guess what? I finally got a proper picnic basket. Isn’t it just adorable? It’s rather small but big enough for 2. Still, you don’t need a bigger basket for a romantic picnic on the beach. You surely don’t want uninvited guests on your beach picnic, do you?
Well if you do, here are some bigger picnic baskets too.
The straw hat is from H&M. And it was one of my worst buys ever. I don’t recommend you to buy a straw hat from H&M. It doesn’t hold the shape. Better get . Or even better a , which is a more fashionable choice for summer 2020. Still, if you really don’t want to splurge on a hat and don’t care the shape; you can . But don’t say I didn’t warn you later.
MORE SUMMER PICNICS AND MORE BEACH DATE OUTFITS
And? How do you like my picnic beach outfit? Did I nail this picnic on the beach or not? You must admit this picnic looks far better than the one I had last year. Ps. In case you missed my last year’s picnic on the rocky beach, you missed it. It is, however, coming in my exclusive fashion fax pas series before the next fashion month. For subscribers only. So make sure you subscribe to Brunette from Wall Street newsletter.
Nevertheless, this picnic wasn’t spotless. Literally writing. I spilt the champagne on the picnic blanket. Luckily I didn’t get dirty and was able to wear these shorts to the city afterwards. But the smell of the champagne was so strong that it made me feel so sick.
Anyway, as said I wore this shorts to the city afterwards. Check my Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it to see that outfit. I changed the top and the shoes. No matter how fashionable luxe pool slides are, you won’t see me wearing them in the city. Obviously, a seaside city doesn’t count.
Whatsoever, we are still on the beach and talking about this outfit I wore for my first legit picnic on the beach. But do go here to find more picnic outfits. You know I have picnics all year long. And everywhere. Ps. For more beach date outfits that are not picnic dates . By the way, what is your favourite picnic location? Have you ever had a beach picnic?