You may have all kinds of exciting plans for the Labor Day weekend, but if your plans include eating al fresco, you might be contemplating what to wear to a Labor Day picnic. It's not that you or I are so vain that our lives revolve around fashion 24/7, it's just that choosing an outfit for a picnic on such a landmark day is no easy task.
There's a lot to consider when choosing what to wear to a Labor Day picnic. First off, you'll need to think about whether or not the picnic has a specific theme. You probably don't want to rock up to a lavish outdoor banquet with a Marie Antoinette theme, wearing a crop top and denim hot pants. Next, you'll want to check the weather forecast of the day and enquire about the setting of the picnic. Of course, the picnic will likely be called off if it's raining so it's best to keep a weather eye on the situ. It's equally important to discover where the picnic is held because this may affect what you need to wear – beach picnics might have a chilly sea breeze and late afternoon picnics may run into the evening, meaning you'll need extra layers. Lastly, you'll want to feel comfortable all day, especially when you're enjoying all that delicious picnic food.
So here's a bunch of things to wear to a Labor Day picnic, so you can relax, drink, and gorge in style!
1. A Casual Romper
Jersey Wrap Romper Grey, $19.20, missguidedus.com
There's no need to overcomplicate things when it comes to picnic attire and this jersey romper is as low key as it gets.
Striped Jersey Romper, $38.98, torrid.com
If you're not ready to let go of the cyclical, typically spring/summer nautical trend just yet, choose to wear stripes on the last day of summer.
2. A Button Down Dress
Cooperative Parker Corduroy Button-Down Mini Jumper Dress, $69, urbanoutfitters.com
Pair a button down dress with a cute neckerchief to be the most adorably dressed attendee at the picnic.
Button Front Challis Dress, $40.98, torrid.com
Go for a more smart casual look with a button down shirt dress.
3. Sweet Treat Earrings
Mover And Sugar Earring Set, $19.99, modcloth.com
Look totally sweet with earrings in the shape of your favorite sugary treats.
4. A Gingham Dress
Bernie Dexter Plus Size 1950s Green Gingham Kelly Cap Sleeve Swing Dress, $158, unique-vintage.com
Could there be anything more picnic-worthy than a gingham dress? The same design is available in straight sizes too.
5. A Fruit Shaped Straw Bag
Put It To Good Juice Bag, $44.99, modcloth.com
A watermelon handbag made of straw is basically the epitome of summer!
6. A Culotte Jumpsuit
Silence + Noise Meredith Woven Culotte Jumpsuit, $79, urbanoutffiters.com
When you've got a food baby growing inside your tummy, you'll feel way more comfy in a breezy culotte jumpsuit than something skintight.
New Look Plus Culotte Jumpsuit, $38, asos.com
A culotte jumpsuit will try its hardest not to allow the hot weather to get the best of you.
7. White Lacy Shorts
Floral Crochet Shorts, $48, topshop.com
Make the most of being able to wear white before the fashion police rain on your parade after Labor Day.
Flowy Lace Shorts, $38.50, torrid.com
Pair these shorts with a white lace top to go for an an elegant The Great Gatsby vibe.
8. A Popsicle Dress
Flavor Fave Dress In Sky, $99.99, modcloth.com
This popsicle dress will make a refreshingly cool addition to your wardrobe for years to come.
9. Foodie Finger Tattoos
Finger Small Tiny Tattoos Food Temporary Tattoo (Set Of 12,) $4.99, amazon.com
Wear your fave foods on your sleeve with these cute temporary tattoos.
10. Fun Print Shorts
'Binkie' Green Playing Cards Shorts, $7, lindybopusa.com
Sure, picnics are mainly about gathering your loved ones together to share some awesome food, but don't forget to bring some fun and games to the party! These kooky shorts will hopefully remind everyone about the planned entertainment if the organisers have a little too much to drink. Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
11. Silver Sneakers
Minna Parikka Silver Glitter Leather Bunny Ears & Tail Trainers, $412, asos.com
Shine on the last day of summer in these cutesy, rabbit inspired, glittering sneakers.
New Look Wide Fit Metallic Sneaker, $25, asos.com
Folks wanting a little less bling can choose a subtler silver pair like these metallic sneakers.
Fill your face with food and your mind with fun memories of your Labor Day picnic, because as soon as you get there you'll probably forget all about your wardrobe choices anyway!
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