Who doesn’t love a picnic?  For me, a picnic is the ultimate when it comes to summertime!    

Maybe you and your family are renting a beach house this summer.  Lucky you! So what’s more fun than a beach picnic? Nothing….right?  To stay protected from the sun, think about a pop-up tent….add some sunscreen, a large quilt, and a picnic basket.  My beach style requires a cute cover-up, and I’m loving J Crew’s selection. From their tunics to their tie-front beach dresses, they’ve got us “covered”! 

Two of my favorite 4th of July picnics are Concerts in the Garden and Colonial Country Club’s firework show.  From the fireworks to a sea of red, white, and blue it just makes me happy. So it’s hot…right?  For the garden concert, a cute short set in patriotic colors is definitely the way to go. Check out our Pinterest board to see how smitten we are with a red, white, and blue striped midi skirt…so easy to pair with a denim top and a pair of comfy red sandals.  

Tuckernuck’s gives us a preppy vibe showing three girls wearing adorable summer dresses….coordinating in red, white, and blue.  Last year, I wore a red checked skirt from Nordstrom’s with a blue off-the-shoulder top tied at the waist to Colonial’s dinner and firework show.  This year, I’ll be styling a navy bandana maxi from H&M. To add a little picnic pizzazz, I’m adding a red and white checked scarf to my white bucket bag.  God bless the America!

What do polka dots and Prosecco have in common?  They both pair perfectly with a picnic! For a fun summer outdoor wedding, a polka-dot dress or skirt is spot-on!  We are loving a flowy blue polka-dot maxi on our Pinterest board. The same goes for red polka dot dresses. Could someone please pass the Prosecco?  

The easiest place to have a picnic is in your own backyard, and we think a blue dress or skirt is patio perfection.  We love how Reece Witherspoon shares her style, wearing a blue striped Draper James shirtdress. And for me, it’s a toss-up between Tuckernuck’s blue floral maxi and their striped wrap dress.  

So it’s raining….no worries, just bring the picnic inside.  To make it fun, spread a blanket on the floor, add a set of dominos and of course, your picnic basket.  A blue denim shirt paired with white skinnies is a classic look and ideal for when you need to bring the picnic indoors.  Oh, and one more thing, don’t forget to include your dog. No doubt….he will help with cleanup!  

  “A picnic is a state of mind and can be made anywhere!”  Now that’s a quote to live by….Happy 4th of July!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.