The "Fake Picnic" Is the Latest Instagram Trend to Blow Up This Summer

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
·3-min read

No beach? No problem. Fittingly, this summer’s most-liked pictures don’t involve a tropical vacation or set up on the sand, but rather center around something a little closer to home and a lot more accessible.

Spoiler alert: iI’s a patch of grass and, optionally, a blanket or even bedsheet if you so please. That’s right—it seems that more time to appreciate the simple things in life has led Instagram’s most stylish fashion people to reimagine (yet again) what a cool shot looks like. Luckily, at least for now, all it requires is stepping into your front or backyard (or a local park) and snapping a pic in a picnic-like setup which can be real or—no judgment—staged for the ’gram.

As for what to wear, that’s entirely up to you. Some are going full-on cottagecore, donning breezy floral dresses, while others are opting to style the swimsuits they had previously stocked up on for summer which might not have otherwise seen the light of day. The good news is that no matter which way you go, you can’t go wrong, which is what makes the fake picnic trend so appealing, at least to me. To see it for yourself, and, of course, shop some of the most stylish snaps along the way, just keep scrolling.

Leave it to Aimee Song to nail it on the setup.

Loulou Studio Sweater (£111)

Savannah Morrow the Label Celia Skort (£251)

A sweet treat never hurts—especially when it matches your swimsuit.

Solid & Striped The Elle Gingham Scoop-Neck Bikini Top (£85)

Solid & Striped The Elle Gingham Bikini Briefs (£85)

Still looking for the perfect summer dress? I’ve got you covered.

Sleeper Love Me Tender Off-the-Shoulder Ruffled Silk-Satin Midi Dress (£205)

Take cues from Elsa Hosk and throw on an of-the-moment halter.

With Jéan Rendezvous Top (£129)

& Other Stories Loose Mid Rise Jeans (£65)

Sometimes, a great bag is all you really need.

Loewe Paula's Ibiza Raffia Small Basket Bag (£295)

Further proof that everyone should have a classic black slip dress hanging in their closet.

COS Slipdress (£79)

Matching sets always make for great photo ops.

Faithfull the Brand Inez Top (£132)

Faithfull the Brand Cruz Skirt (£161)

Open-back dresses and picnic baskets clearly go well together.

Staud Apfel Cutout Cotton-Blend Maxi Dress (£135)

Go the extra mile by turning your sheet into a backdrop.

Miguelina Bleecker Linen Blazer (£235)

Réalisation The Ivy (£188)

Of course, keeping it simple always works, too.

Jade Swim Apex One-Shoulder Bikini Top (£70)

Jade Swim Bound High-Rise Bikini Briefs (£74)

Next, our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2020.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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