Now that many of us are preferring to spend more time outside with friends and family let us explore some simple steps to posh our picnics. As I sit at my desk and write this post the weather in London is not currently conducive to planning a picnic. However, I am eternally optimistic and surely we must have some warm sunny weather soon. As I checked out our current picnic basket I realised that many of the items looked decidedly worn and needed updating. There is some really fun jazzy picnic tableware around at the moment. I was spoiled for choice when I was putting these collages together.
Simple steps to posh up our picnics:
Don’t forget about what you are going to wear for your picnic in the park or your friends garden. There are so many lovely summer dresses around at the moment many are already reduced in the sale, see my recent post on early sales bargains. I have added a denim jacket and a cashmere cardigan if it turns chilly. Cardigans are one of the most useful items for our unpredictable British summer. I often tie one around my shoulders. Don’t forget your sun lotion. Even if the skies are cloudy the rays can get through and potentially damage your skin.
Details of above:
Denim jacket Marks&Spencer (US selection) | Blue curvy ditzy print dress JohnLewis&Partners | Men’s Panama hat Marks&Spencer | La Roche-Posay SPF50 sun cream Lookfantastic | Drawstring tote bag Marks&Spencer (US link) | Blue cashmere crew neck cardigan JohnLewis&Partners (reduced in the sale) | Lace-up star trainers Marks&Spencer (US link).
Details of above :
Roll up picnic rug JohnLewis&Partners | Lemon cooler bag JohnLewis&Partners | Nautical starfish picnic plate Marks&Spenser | Stripe napkins Anthropologie | Portable cutlery and case set JohnLewis&Partners | Set of rainbow picnic bowls MarksandSpencer (US link)| Fold away picnic mat MarksandSpencer (currently out of stock but you can leave your email to be notified when it is back in stock) | Picnic cool bag Boden | Chip and dip bowl MarkandSpencer (US link).
USA link for MarksandSpencer picnic ware.
More Picnic essentials: