There's nothing like taking in the warm splendor of spring than with a picnic in the park. Great company and cube-shaped bites of cheese are key, as are refreshing beverages and laying on a blanket-covered pile of grass. It's an old-school pastime, but one that can easily translate on your feed, granted your cracker spread is aesthetically pleasing and your wicker bag is on full display.
Then, Memorial Day rolls around and everyone takes it as a seasonal cue to run to the nearest sandy beach. But just because you're expected to trade your crisp white eyelets for stringy swimwear doesn't mean you can't have a picnic-perfect afternoon. Instead, bask in the nostalgia of eating a packed lunch outdoors by wearing a gingham bikini, because nothing conveys the pure bliss of a picnic on a gloriously warm day like checkerboard plaid.
A swimsuit done in the retro tablecloth pattern is refreshingly chic and can go from the pool to just about anywhere when worn with a pair of denim cutoffs. This season, brands are playing with the print on a variety of two-piece styles that give off plenty of vintage vibes — think Reformation's pinup-inspired, high-waisted bikini or Onia's balconette top. There are also plenty of more contemporary takes from cool-girl labels like Same Swim, Ephemera and Marysia. Check out the gallery below to shop our faves.
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