Style and fashion are not event specific but an extension of a person’s taste. What you wear says a lot about you irrespective of what event it is. Which is why a fashion lover curates every element they wear. More often than not there is a thought that goes behind putting an outfit or adorning a look which changes according to the season or the moods and each look can be drastically be different from the other or one call spell out a classic tale. Whatever be the case, fashion does manifest itself in some way or the other often becoming a part of the lifestyle too.
How To Dress For A Picnic
When it comes to a specific occasion or an outing, dressing up for the part not only makes a person comfortable in the environment but builds excitement and gets you in the mood. One might wonder if a picnic is an occasion enough to dress up or dress down aptly for. IT IS. Those seldom days in the year when outdoor outings are planned are an exciting deal and clothes add more zeal to it. The busy turns that the globalized lives of today have taken, a picnic is one of those rare moments to cherish the myriad of individual tastes everyone stands for which for most will be reduced to the basics like relaxed, fun, quirky and eclectic. For the day you connect with all around you, here is a head to toe guide for women on how to dress up for the picnic role too:
Things to Keep In Mind:
More often than not a picnic is an attempt to be closer to nature and usually turns out to be out of the comfort zone. Therefore, planning plays a vital role to make the most of the attempt. A whole lot of planning is involved to ensure a zero compromise on fun. Like expected a good picnic will involve food, games and lots of outdoor activity. All of it fails if one is not dressed suitably for it. The key inputs that lead you to define your dress for the day would be:
The Setting: The location forms the base of the coarse the picnic is going to take and is the first factor to consider as a beach picnic idea will vary from a jungle picnic.
The Distance: Keeping in mind the time and duration of travel helps one in the planning too.
Activities Planned: The fun agendas for the day determine the dressing options too.
Comfort: Nothing scores more than this primary factor. What one chooses to wear should be comfortable in every which way, be it aesthetics or function. Easy dressing is the staple rule.
The Picnic Clothes:
If clothes manage to communicate to you, then they definitely play a role in directing your mood too. A festive picnic mood asks for lighter, fun yet practical forming of dressing. The various characters that will help you define the perfect choice will be:
Be it the standard florals, checks or stripes, each of these should display a great vibrant color palette. Think bold and quirky and it will work for you.
Tribal and ethnic prints in a myriad of forms have an impact to. Where these prints with a comfortable silhouette and match it with accessories of the same family. Prints definitely have a role to play in how you feel.
If practicality is a concern then nothing challenges it better than a perfect piece of denim.
Denim/cotton shorts are a classic pick when it comes to picnic outfit and a skirt doesn’t fall short too. Some elements never fall out of vogue and this is on the top of that list. If the weather happens to be chilly then the denim shorts are best replaced with jeans.
These don’t have the length of the pants but support you like the pants in every other way.
A casual delight that the capri pants have always been, these perfectly match the idea of picnic dressing. The Spring Summer season is not quite over yet so pick up neons and pastels and team them with comfortable blouses. Nothing else will help you embrace the games in store for the day more gracefully.
Breezy Cotton Dresses:
The liberating effect that simple yet stunning summer dresses is unmatched and no other can ever replace the classic country side charm of these. Ultra feminine dresses always make for a safe bet.
The dresses in simple a-line cut are fuss free and will work in your favor. A-line is classic but if it doesn’t fit your mood bill then a ruffles or a pleated version can be tested too.
The Kaftan Style:
Be it an airy relaxed kaftan top styled over a pair of shorts or a kaftan styled dress, the look spells the luxury of comfort and is high on style. The style has been spotted on various runways and is a roaring trend especially in the category of resort. The silhouette has been blended with other trends like color blocking, tribal prints and pastels. Give some definition to the shape by styling the kaftan in whatever form with a belt.
The best part of choosing to wear anything of this material is that it gives a freedom of movement with its stretch value.
A jersey dress or a top looks sporty and is as casual as the picnic itself. What one needs to keep in mind is getting the right size for you. A tight version will stick to your body, kill the comfort factor and will reveal the flaws. To add some color or to break the monotony, style the dress with a scarf, it adds a soft touch!
Layering is one of the biggest trends introduced by the modern form of fashion. The trend can be bohemian or can drip of serious sophistication based on the styling.
For the picnic mode it is the bohemian free style version of the trend that matters. Have fun and experiment by layering prints over prints or any other form that adds more depth to the outfit. This is not just an edgy take to the picnic outfit but imparts comfort in a way that the layers can be removed or worn again based on the comfort level with respect to the weather.
Certain picnic ideas will have their own dressing needs. Here are few points one should keep in mind while planning your outfit for the day.
1. A beach picnic or a pool side haven will require you to carry your bikinis and cover ups.
2. It is always better to go for layering on the cooler locations. Always carry a light cardigan to wrap yourself with and face the chill.
3. Never make the mistake of wearing something flimsy or long like a maxi dress to a location that has high plantation. The wild flora promises to hamper your movement and that is the last thing you would want.
4. The most experimental you can be with your dressing is when the plan is of going to a well maintained and pruned garden.
The Integral Accessories:
Clothes pretty much always manage to form the focus point. However, it is the accessories that determine the difference between bland and perfect. Here is what you must pick and form a part of your dressing plan for a picnic where new form of accessories takeover the standard phone and a watch:
A Sun Hat:
Of the delightfully creative versions that the market has, straw hats will remain the eternal favorite. These have almost become an emblem for holidaying and free spirited time and the classic option has definitely been well received.
Picnic often happens on an outdoor format and sunglasses not only add the hint of glamor but protect your eyes from the exposure to the rays. The right pair that suits your face will also help you to avoid all the mayhem.
A Fun Bag/ Picnic Basket:
Match the aesthetics of your hat or the color story for the day and carry all the essentials you would want to carry in your bag.
Style the whole look by finishing it with a fun piece of inexpensive costume jewellery. It definitely adds more spunk and drama to what you wear.
One can take a detour from the set ideas as a picnic is all about living a day differently however, stick to strict rules when choosing the footwear options for the day. Comfort is the primary and only important factor. Avoid heels as they restrict your free and opting for these is an unpardoned cardinal mistake. The only form that will work for you are those in the wedge form which too need to be tested. Bright coloured or blingy flip-flops are your best bet for the day and as far as possible stick to these.
However, always pay attention to the strength of the piece as a picnic demands a decent movement form your end and a damaged piece can ruin it for you.
Makeup & Hair:
Simplicity should be a motto on this day however; the look should be dominatingly refreshing. Avoid layering your face with options and stick to the basics to lower complexity of the prolonged exposure to the sun:
- Sunscreen: First on the priority list for obvious reasons, the one with a decent SPF reading is a must have.
- Eyeliner: A smudge proof eyeliner is the next best way to highlight the eyes and liven it up for you.
- Long Lasting Lipstick: We suggest a bright colored lipstick that will see you a through a significant part of the day.
- Brightly colored nails will definitely seal the deal for you!
- Fuss free hair is an idea you will be grateful for. Use eclectic hair accessories and give a new twist to the outfit but also ensure that the hair stay of your face. Whatever, be the style it’s functionality should match that of a well- made braid.
So while you are planning your games and menu for the day, camera, books, mats, umbrella, torch and a first aid kit are other essentials you should include. A perfect picnic actually translates itself into the most refreshing memories and we have made sure you dress the part for it.