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The Summer is coming up and it means it’s time to do the exciting and relaxing things that we love, a picnic in the park being one of them. For us fashionable people out there, we will have a lot of things we need to take with us to make sure our picnic goes smoothly, so I’ve rounded up 6 picnic in the park Summer essentials that we all need for the perfect day out! Check them out below and share your must haves too!
A Cute Picnic Blanket
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Of course a picnic blanket would be number one on the list! With our clothing being a top priority to us, we don’t want to actually sit on the grass and worry about mud or grass stains on our jeans. Finding a soft, comfortable and big blanket to sit on is the way to go. Look for one that’s durable, made well and one that wont transfer any of its dye/colour onto your clothing, so light, neutral tones are the best when it comes to picnic blankets. Something simple, easy and one that wont take the attention off your outfit.
A Useful Picnic Basket/Hamper
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Don’t take your food in plastic bags or something that looks unsightly, invest in a cute and fancy picnic basket to store all of your food must haves. These picnic baskets not only make carrying everything easy and simple, but they make such adorable props when it comes to photos. If you’re a fashion blogger and you’re looking to take photos during your picnic, a picnic basket like this is a must. Not to mention they often have storage space inside for your plates and cutlery, plus they keep the bugs out.
Summer Bag For Your Essentials
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You don’t want to take your expensive Hermes or Chanel bag to the park with you for a picnic as it’s just not fitting, so I recommend getting a bag that suits the mood. I personally love dressing for the location/occasion and when it comes to a picnic in the park, so simplicity and nature is key. A bucket bag like this gorgeous hand made, ethical bag from BrandFair is ideal. Bags like these just fit in perfectly with a look you have planned for a day with nature. You want something larger too and a bag like this is perfect for holding all of your essentials that you’ll need on your day out.
Your Outdoor Essentials
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You have the bag above for your picnic in the park, so what are you going to put in it? The essentials that I’m talking about are sunglasses, sun cream, bug repellent, tissues, a hat, spare water, some socks and a cardigan in case it’s cold, baby wipes… Anything you think you might possibly need for a day away from home. You might even decide you need a mirror, some make-up and a hairbrush for a touch up once the wind has decided to come by. Everything you need can fit inside a cute bag like the one above.
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Now who can forget the food? Finger foods and something simple are the best to have on picnics. You don’t want anything too sloppy and runny, nothing too messy and sticky and nothing that might stain everything since you are away from a working sink. Light bites like sandwiches, biscuits, dried fruits, snacking vegetables, bread, home made lemonade, lots of water… are the best things to choose. These are easily cleaned up with a simple baby wipe and tissues, so you don’t have to worry about ruining your outfit.
Fun & Easy Things To Do
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Now what you take with you on your Summer picnic depends entirely on who you’re going with. If it’s a simple, romantic date with your partner, something like a book and some music would be a great option so you can both relax and enjoy the scenery together. If you are going on a family picnic with friends and the children, taking some fun games for the kids to play is key so that they don’t get bored. A football/soccer ball is a great idea, badminton, bowls, a Frisbee etc are great park games for everyone to get involved with. Just choose your outfit and your activities wisely.
What do you fashion lovers take with you on your Summer picnics in the park?