It's a beautiful day for a picnic. You've picked the perfect spot and planned a menu. Now, all that's left is to put together a cute outfit. Here are some fun Korean picnic outfit ideas that you need to try!
If you've seen Strong Girl Bong-soon (2016-2017), you may remember the outfit that Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) wears on her picnic date with Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik): a purple-and-white striped dress with flowers and a straw hat. Well, did you know that the picnic dress is actually a popular Korean picnic outfit?
The dress is typically made of lightweight material like cotton and comes in different styles. Some girls opt for longer skirts and/or sleeves, ensuring protection from the sun while looking fashionable.
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Others opt for shorter sleeves and/or skirts. Puffed sleeves is a big trend (think Anne of Green Gables, but with a twist), as is off-the-shoulder. Pair them with a square or scoop neckline, and you have an Insta-worthy picnic dress!
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For fabrics, you can't go wrong with pastels, especially as the days get hotter. You can also choose floral, plaid, or checkered patterns. Opt for something more subtle to let the most important part of the outfit - you - shine!
Pants and Shorts (Girls)
If you're like this author, maybe dresses aren't a part of your daily wardrobe. For something more comfortable, pants are the way to go. For example, long baggy trousers (also made of light material) or jeans with a pretty top.
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You can also wear shorts with a short-sleeved, crop, or halter top. Neutral colors reign here, with many girls (and guys) wearing beige, brown, or blue denim. They don't have to be bright colors, especially if you go all out with your shirt/blouse.
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Looking for a smart way to upgrade your spring wardrobe? How about adding one or two button-up shirts? Also in pastel or neutral shades, they look smart while keeping your picnic casual.
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To maximize the "boyfriend" look, wear the shirt unbuttoned over a short-sleeved top. It looks effortless but is quite dashing.
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A common Korean men's fashion item, vests come in different patterns and colors. Worn over baggy pants or shorts, it can give your ordinary wardrobe a dapper upgrade.
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Loose or fitted, neutral or pastel, you can easily coordinate picnic vests with your other shirts, whether you've a graphic tees or a suit-and-tie guy. Find a shade that will work with multiple shirts so you have an easier time choosing your outfit.
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Rounding off the men's picnic fashion trio, we have sweaters and pullovers. They're more suitable for cooler days, so you can look fashionable while also keeping warm.
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To match the picnic vibes and go with any sweater shade, limit the pants to neutral or cool tones. You can't go wrong with this outfit!
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Accessories and More
Wondering what shoes to wear with your outfit? The answer is: something that is cute, comfortable, or both. If you're doing a lot of walking, sneakers or shoes with good arch support are your go-to. If you're going to a park only a few minutes away, you can get a little fancier with the footwear.
For a statement item, we recommend a cute bag. Whether a fanny pack or a clutch, it's a small item that adds a nice touch to the overall picnic look.
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It goes without saying, but hats are more than a fashion statement. They protect your face from the sun, along with sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses. Don't forget to wear one - it's important for your health!
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We can't talk about Korean picnic fashion without the couple look! Whether you wear similar colors, the same pattern, or even the same outfit, there are many ways to show that your picnic date is, well, a date. It may be a bit intimidating the first time, but after your third picnic, you'll be slaying the couple look like pros!
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Seoulbox: A Korean Picnic Is One Click Away!
You can have the fun of a Korean picnic even if you're not in Korea. How? By ordering this month's picnic-themed Seoulbox!
Inside are both classic picnic treats and snacks inspired by beloved Korean foods. There's also a magazine that tells you everything you need to know about Korean picnics: how to rent a picnic, popular spots, and more.
The box comes with a vegetarian option, and you can choose a One-Time subscription or get it every few months. It's a great way to experience Korean culture and a fun gift idea for your significant other, a family member, or yourself. So what are you waiting for? Order a box today for your very own Korean picnic!
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Whatever style you go for, Korean picnics are a fun (and delicious) way to show it off. Enjoy your picnics and stay beautiful, Seoulmates!