Picnic outfit ideas

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If you’re going on a picnic, it probably means you enjoy the finer things in life. Like eating lots of bread and cheese (dairy free for me), sipping on water (wine), and watching people (dogs) do outdoor things. And if this is all true, then you definitely don’t want to feel uncomfortable in your clothes, especially as you dive into carb heaven. Here’s what I wore to indulge comfortably this weekend

Outfit #1: Gingham Button Down + Denim Shorts + Flats

gingham shirt and shorts

Shirt from J.Crew Men’s ($98 but currently 20% with code: SUMMER) // Denim Shorts from Reformation ($98, currently sold out but you can get on their waitlist) and similar version with a bit more butt coverage also from Reformation ($98) // Flats from Repetto ($295) but I also used to own and love this Sam Edelman version ($100)

What I indulged in: Shake Shack

shake shack

Outfit #2: White Button Down + Denim Shorts + Slides

White button down and shorts

Similar ($119) 100% cotton and this linen version from reformation ($98) // Same Reformation denim shorts // Sam Edelman Slides ($80) I’ve been wearing these nonstop because they are so easy and comfortable

What I indulged in: carbs and more carbs with a side of pickles

picnic food

picnic food 2

Bonus Outfit: A billowy dress + slip on sneakers + Sunglasses

Little white dress

Dress from Madewell ($118) featured in this previous post // Sneakers from Vans ($50), I probably wear this too much but it’s just so reliable // Sunglasses from Karen Walker ($250), I got this last Fall during a Shopbop Sale…I like how they fit on my face and I’ve been wearing it everyday.

The weekend is only 3 days away! Hopefully this inspired your next picnic trip or made you want to take your lunch break outside.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post!


Disclaimer: Not an ad. I just want everyone to comfortably indulge in their picnic experience.

  • Chelsi

    Hi Sophie,
    Cute outfits! I have a question for you – can you tell me how your Reformation shorts fit? I’ve been looking all over for denim shorts, but can’t seem to find any that fit.

    I’m the kind of person who always seems to either have a giant waist gap (so I’m constantly pulling my pants up) or they will be extremely tight through the hips/legs if they fit in the waist. I’m finding most shorts are cut more rectangular. They have a better chance of fitting me when the size actually matches the waist measurement (i.e. if they are size 26 and the waist actually measures 13” across, instead of something like 15”).

    How do you think think these shorts fit? Also, I’ve never had 100 % cotton denim – do they stretch out enough to need to size down?

    Thanks for any thoughts! I really enjoy your blog.

    • Sophie

      Hi Chelsi, thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I got a 24 (my waist is between 25-26 inches), when I’m not bloated they fit fine and when I am I wish I sized up to a 25 for a better fit on the waist. I have the same problem as you so I totally get the struggle. Warning though, they do shrink a bit with washing (I never put them in the dryer and only do a machine wash cold for them) but once you wear it, it stretches to fit again. I’d say they are pretty true to size otherwise since I should have just gotten the 25… (they would have probably fit more true to their “high waist” style if I did). Worse case, Reformation has a great return policy 🙂 I hope this all made sense and was helpful. Thanks again for stopping by!