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30 Jun

Gear Guide: Fancy Picnic

Posted by Bikini Owner in Fancy Picnic

BIKINI.COM FEDORA WITH RIBBON ONE BOTTLE WINE TOTE WITH CORKSCREW Picnic Basket 3 Piece Modern Cutlery Set - Strawberry SOMMAR 2015 Glass, assorted colors Multicolor striped towel Image Map ACACIA MOSCOW DRESS

We love, love, love a picnic. Any reason to swill rosé on the sand or in the grass is exciting, whether it's a summer birthday, 4th of July fireworks or a concert in the park.

You could just toss a mishmash of stuff into your tote and hit the road, but we think there's something special about investing in a few key items that will turn any picnic into a meal to remember. Some things to consider: You've got to tote it all, so keeping things light (like those cute tumblers, unbreakable and lightweight!) will keep you happy.

Here are our favorites, from a sturdy, stripe-y picnic "tablecloth" to a gorgeous, rustic basket to pack it all in. All you need to do is plan your menu: Keep it light, fresh and simple and you'll be wishing every day was picnic day. 

Clockwise from top left:

1. A soft blanket turns any spot into an outdoor dining room. Picnic blanket, $29.90

2. For sparkling water or sparkling wine, these can't be beat. Sommar Glasses, $4.99/4

3. Weightless and way easier to handle than full-on knives/forks. Cuter, too! Bamboo Cutlery, $9/ set

4. You'll be made in the shade if you remember to pack a hat to avoid sunset glare. Fedora, $16

5. An elegant cover-up elevates a beach picnic to date night in a snap. Acacia Moscow dress, $198

6. Neoprene keeps bottles chilled for hours, and the attached corkscrew means you'll never be without one again. Insulated wine sleeve, $19.99

7. A structured picnic basket protects plates and bites from getting squished, and can also double as a surface for bottles and glasses. Straw basket, $54.99