Roll out the blankets and stock up on the Pimm's cans because it's officially picnic season. I'm the first to admit that it's more important to think about what you eat at the picnic than what you wear to it, but once you've got your sandwich fillings decided, see the picnic-ready outfits I've found that will make you even more excited for a summer spent eating al fresco in the sunshine.
From dresses that you can actually sit comfortably in to a top that will make you feel like you're wearing a bikini (even when you aren't), keep scrolling to see our guide on what to wear to a picnic.
1. PRINTED SKIRT + SILKY BLOUSE
Style Notes: Inject some glamour into your picnic attire by pairing a silky blouse with a pretty floral midi skirt. As for accessories, a basket bag seems like the natural solution.
2. CAMI + DENIM CUTOFFS
Style Notes: If you're planning on catching some rays as you feast, a camisole and denim cutoffs provide the perfect alternative to a swimsuit—don't forget the sunscreen.
3. COLOURFUL CHECKS + STATEMENT SUNNIES
Style Notes: Checks are no longer just in greys and monochromatic colours. The trend has moved forward with vibrant colours, and these dresses make perfect picnic attire.
4. GINGHAM + WHITE DENIM
Style Notes: White jeans might be prone to grass stains, but if you have a waterproof blanket or perhaps a deck chair, they make for the perfect springtime piece, particularly when paired with gingham checks.
5. BANDEAU TOP + WIDE-LEG TROUSERS
Style Notes: If wearing swimwear to a park in the city will always feel wrong to you, the best in-between option is to wear is a bandeau top with trousers.
6. PASTEL LINEN + PLAYFUL ACCESSORIES
Style Notes: Although rare, heatwaves do happen on British soil. Ensure you're prepared by investing in wafty linen pieces, which make for comfortable picnicking and lounging, too.
7. PUFF SLEEVES + WIDE-LEG DENIM
Style Notes: You can never go wrong with a puff-sleeve blouse and jeans come spring and summer. Opt for dark denim, as it's less likely to show any inevitable spillages.
8. FANCY FROCK + BASKET BAG
Style Notes: Going on a picnic is the perfect excuse to wear one of your prettiest dresses. Go for floaty fabrics that will be comfortable when you sit down. And yes, you can coordinate with the picnic blanket, if you wish.