What to Wear to a Picnic

The warm weather calls for afternoons in the park with friends. So while you’re filling your picnic basket with yummy snacks to share, be sure to wear an outfit that lets you comfortably (and stylishly) spend hours relaxing on that checkered blanket.

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Finding a shady patch of grass in the park to set up a picnic blanket, eat snacks, and catch up with friends or family makes for an ideal warm-weather afternoon—worrying about your clothes shouldn’t get in the way of having a great time. Sitting cross-legged in a short skirt or constantly adjusting your dress can make for an uncomfortable picnic. That’s why our number-one rule for a picnic is to either wear pants, shorts, or opt for a longer length dress so you feel comfortable sitting on the grass in any position.

Here are some of our favorite picnic-ready styles! Be sure to let your Dia Stylist know if you want any for your next box.

A Maxi Dress

This chevron-print maxi dress is a perfectly picnic-friendly style. Not only is it totally chic for spring and summer, but its length allows you to sit in any position with ease. The chevron stripes play up your shape and the long length gives the dress a carefree and breezy feel. Pair it with simple brown sandals and a straw bag, or, better yet, a picnic basket.

A Statement Top

Bell sleeves are on trend but can be tricky for mealtime—they’ve been known to collect pasta sauce and salad dressing as you reach for the salt shaker. A shorter bell sleeve eliminates this issue completely! A top in a bold stripe will be eye-catching enough for that picnic-in-the-park photo opp and, when paired with jeans or shorts, can make for an ideal picnic outfit.

Printed Pants

These jeans are covered in a small lemon print that is sure to garner compliments at your picnic. Not to mention, pants allow you to sit cross-legged comfortably. (Bonus points if you’re drinking fresh-squeezed lemonade!) We recommend printed pants for any time you think you might get a little messy—the stains are easier to hide. This way, you can enjoy your picnic without stress!

Pretty Florals

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking, we know. But when the flowers in the park are in full bloom, wearing a floral motif helps celebrate those blossoms. This daisy tee is an easy style to wear with jeans or a midi skirt.

Bold Bottoms

A rad pair of red capris makes for a fun picnic-day outfit. They have enough coverage to make sitting cross-legged comfortable and are breezy enough to keep you from overheating. Add a graphic tee and sneakers to complete this effortless ensemble.

Fruit-Inspired Patterns

We already discussed how lemon-print pants are a great item to bring to a potluck picnic, but this cherry dress is also ideal. Its midi length makes it easier to sit in, while the print and silhouette give it vintage vibes. Add a pair of cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look.

Bermuda Shorts

In lieu of jeans, opt for shorts instead. Any length will do, but a knee-length pair will offer extra coverage—if you can’t sit on the blanket, you’ll still have enough length to protect you from the grass. Add a pair of espadrille flats and a printed tee to bring your look to life.


Do any of these styles catch your eye? Pin your favorites and ask for them in your next Dia Box. Be sure to snap photos of your outfit at your next picnic or barbeque and share them on social with #MyDiaStyle!