Looking good at a picnic isn't easy, especially for a mom. Functionality is key when you're moving around a lot (chasing after the kids, taking them to the playground or pool, setting up the food); sitting on various surfaces (lawn chairs, picnic tables, the ground); keeping your family from getting burnt to a crisp (sticky sunscreen, finding lost hats); and wiping melted Popsicle off faces and hands.
Plus you may be called upon to participate in a potato sack race or a water balloon contest. With all that to consider, attempting to be stylish seems futile. But that's just not the case.
First and foremost, wear a hat such as a fedora or bucket-style. You'll look cute, and you won't have to worry about the condition of your hair, even if you go swimming.
Next, find some on-trend clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for all the various scenarios — think maxi skirts or dresses, cut-offs, rompers and overalls. Lastly, throw a light sweater or jacket in your bag to ward off mosquitoes or combat the AC when you head indoors.