Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

3 Essentials for Perfecting a Picnic Outfit

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Picnics in Central Park are one of my favorite things about Summer in NYC. The sunny skies, expansive greenery, and beautiful lake are just a few elements that make picnics so great. But achieving the perfect picnic outfit is not always as easy. First of all, there’s the heat to consider. NYC in the middle of Summer is not pleasant, and no one wants to be roasting in the middle of an open field. Then you need to consider that fact that you’ll be sitting at a picnic, so choosing the right clothes can be tricky. Read on for my three essentials that will help you perfect your picnic outfit!

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3 Essentials for Perfecting a Picnic Outfit

  • A Lightweight Hat: An essential piece for combating the sun and achieving those picnic vibes, a lightweight hat is the perfect accessory for a relaxed yet stylish look. Choose a wide-brim style for a summery feel, and pay attention to the fabric. A hat also doubles as a cover for your face if you intend to take a nice long nap during your picnic.
  • A Floral Midi Skirt: Nothing screams picnic like a floral print! As you all know I’m not a pants or shorts type of girl, and for a picnic I want to look especially feminine. So a midi skirt is a great option as it’s long enough to cover your knees when sitting, but doesn’t have so much fabric that it will make you sweat. The one I’m wearing is from Rosegal and is only $16, but I think it looks way more expensive.
  • A Cute Picnic Basket: Duh, right?! No picnic is complete without a picnic basket, the more unique the better. I actually don’t own a picnic basket, but my blogger bestie Lourdes from Please, Do Tell was kind enough to let me borrow hers. I love the wooden design of the basket, it gives it a vintage-y feel that goes perfectly with my style.

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For the rest of my outfit, I paired the skirt with a blush pink vintage blouse for a super feminine look. I chose my watermelon Vera Bradley bag because a fruit bag seemed like the obvious choice for a picnic. I completed my picnic outfit with red loafers to match my watermelon bag, a floral Ted Baker watch, and the biggest pom pom earrings ever from BaubleBar. I may be slightly obsessed with these earrings 🙂

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Shop the Look:


What I’m Wearing:
Blouse: Vintage (similar here)
Skirt: Rosegal (discount with code RosegalChen)
Flats: Zou Xou (similar here)
Hat: Anthropologie (similar here)
Earrings: BaubleBar
Watch: Ted Baker 
Picnic Basket: Vintage (similar here)

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Rosegal, Baublebar, and Ted Baker. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: Gabe Araujo


16 comments so far.

16 responses to “3 Essentials for Perfecting a Picnic Outfit”

  1. cara says:

    You look adorable on your picnic! How cute is that watermelon purse!

  2. Holly says:

    Such a cute look! I absolutely love that bag! xx

  3. jen Nordine says:

    You are so stinkin’ cute! I love your picnic look and essentials! That floral skirt is to die for!

  4. I LOVE your outfit! Everything looks heavenly. 🙂

  5. Liz says:

    You are adorable! Picnics are my favorite ever! Absolutely love this post 🙂


  6. Love this look lady!! Gorgeous!

  7. Liv says:

    Love your picnic style!


  8. Jenny says:

    That skirt is so cute! This is the perfect picnic outfit.

  9. Amanda Kruse says:

    This is such a cute picnic outfit! I love the watermelon bag!

    Amanda ||

  10. Lauren says:

    This is the cutest skirt and I love the loafers with it!


  11. Beba says:

    You are so, so gorgeous! Lovely photos ♥

  12. That skirt is so cute for Summer! I’m so obsessed with that print

  13. You are picture perfect for a picnic. You look comfy but chic. Love.

  14. This outfit is so cute! I lovelovelove how summery it is! Now I want to go for a picnic. 🙂

  15. Kacey says:

    Super cute! Love this idea.

  16. Love the floral midi skirt! Definitely the perfect look for a picnic!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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