The 3 Outfits Just Made For Picnicking

Us Londoners have it good when it comes to parks – really good. With almost 40% of the city covered in green space, there’s always a reason to stop, kick your heels up, and relax on one of London’s finest.
Of course, each spot has its own personality — and dress code, for that matter. We’ve picked our three favourite parks from all corners of the city – Holland Park, Hampstead Heath, and London Fields – and created the perfect easy-breezy looks to match. Save us a scotch egg?
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Photo: Courtesy of Steve Buckingham.

Holland Park
We consider Holland Park to be a bit of a local’s secret. Tourists seem to miss it, thanks to nearby tourist trap Hyde Park, but we love it because of its variety — from lavender fields to a Japanese garden, Holland Park seems to have it all. We’re taking some eastern inspiration from the must-see, perfectly manicured Japanese garden and channeling it into our outfit with the help of a sculptural, padded skirt and a floral-print shell top. Get a little posh and embrace matching accessories with the help of some glittery ballerina flats and a quilted bag.

ASOS Linen Mini Skirt With Wrap Detail in Yellow, £20, available at ASOS; Boutique Floral Print Tank, £65, available at Topshop; Zara Low Cut T-Bar Synthetic Patent Leather Court Show, £59.99, available at Zara; Ted Baker Quilt Neutral Cross Body Bag, £99, available at House of Fraser; H&M Sunglasses, £4.99, available at H&M; Dior Jelly Lip Pen in Ilhabela, £19, available at Selfridges.
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Photo: Courtesy of Myriam Bardino.
Hampstead Heath
Ah, Hampstead Heath. That mammoth green space in North London that’s more like a nature reserve than a park — after all, it does cover an impressive 790 acres. Known for its variety — you can swim, hike, or just picnic there — it makes for a perfect backdrop to an outdoor adventure. However you chose to spend your time, make sure you do it in style (and comfort) in colourblock boyfriend chinos, canvas trainers, and a classic Breton top.

Gap 1969 Destroyed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans, £37.99, available at Gap; COS Wide-Cut Stripe Top, £45, available at COS; Grafea Medium Leather Rucksack in Yellow, £169, available at Coggles; Anthropologie Pearlescent Round Sunglasses, £28, available at Anthropologie; Superga ‘Cotu’ Classic Sneakers, £55.85, available at farfetch; Ren Photoactive Sun Veil SPF 15, £26, available at Liberty.
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Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Barber.
London Fields
There’s no better way to spend a Saturday than to start at Broadway Market and work (and shop) your way to London Fields. Sit back, enjoy some local-market-bought fineries, and watch the parade of East Londonders do their thing. Keep it real with an embroidered shift dress, mirrored sunnies, and a statement necklace in bright white.

The Whitepepper Embroidered Button-Cuff Angel Black Dress, £69, available at The Whitepepper; Illesteva Frieda Round-Frame Mirrored Sunglasses, £170, available at Net-a-Porter; Office Lola Wedge in Black, £50, available at Office; Deena & Ozzy Zip Across Body Bag in Tan, £38, available at Urban Outfitters; J.Crew Beaded Rose Necklace in White, £111.92, available at J. Crew; Essie Nail Colour in Nice is Nice, £8.99, available at