How You Can Dress Stylishly for a Picnic

What is more quintessentially American than having a picnic in the summertime? When the sun is shining, our parks are full of families, couples and friends brushing the dust off their picnic blankets and getting ready to eat cheese & smoked sausage. Whether you’re going to a family picnic, a picnic date for two or a social work picnic, you might just be wondering what to wear to a picnic that will make you feel and look as wonderful as the spread you have prepared.

A PICNIC-INSPIRED DRESS : Wearing a dress may not be the first thing that comes to mind when eating cheese and smoked sausage but wearing a comfortable yet smart summer dress for a picnic date is a perfect classic look for a summer’s day spent surrounded by nature. Wear a patterned, shirt dress and pair it with a jacket or jumper in case your picnic continues into an evening under the stars.

Best Footwear for a Picnic: Hot summer heat often leads to swollen feet. Thus, flip flops, tongs, slides the trendy orthotic sandals or woven leather sandals are great footwear. All these options are easy to flip off when you sit down on a blanket or in a chair. Other great options are old school canvas sneakers. When kids are around, you can make an impression with color changing sneakers.

Pick Your Outfit Dependent on the Venue and Weather Forecast: When there is a likelihood for rain, have a rain cape or coat in your bag or basket, just in case. When it is sunny or mostly sunny, sun protection is a Must. Pack sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Sun protection is especially important when the venue is at a lake, river or the beach. The water surface reflects the sunlight. Consequently, you get a sunburn faster than with no high reflective surfaces around.


Chic and simple is often the best way to dress for any picnic, and this is no different for a picnic. This Tanya Taylor hibiscus print romper is the perfect choice for such an occasion. Easy to wear, colorful and comfy, this dress romper looking is a combination will not only make you look great for your picnic date, but will also keep you cool while sitting down ready to open the hamper and crack open the sparkling wine. You should maybe keep your high heels at home too, no date wants to be helping you pull your heels out of the grass, but you can certainly pair up your stylish picnic date outfit with a pair of sleek and simple sandals.


Len Parent

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” —Alicia Keys

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