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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’ve got the perfect picnic packed—but what do you wear? Picking a picnic date outfit that’s cute and great for the outdoors can be fun and easy. All you need is a little inspiration! We’ve put together a list of the best picnic outfit ideas for any style, so keep reading to learn how you can dress to impress on your upcoming date.

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Skinny jeans and a button-down shirt

  1. This classic combo is sure to impress your date. Plus, you can dress it up or down and layer it to fit any style! Opt for a flowy, lightweight shirt if you’re picnicking on a warm afternoon. If it’s breezy, throw on an undershirt for extra warmth. Just make sure your jeans are comfortable to sit in.[1]
    • Give this classic look an edgy twist with ripped jeans.
    • Try a mix-match color-blocking blouse for an artistic look.
    • Tie the two ends of the shirt together to make a stylish crop top.
    • Leave the first few buttons unbuttoned to show off your gorgeous skin.
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Oversized T-shirt and shorts

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Overalls and a patterned shirt

  1. This look is great for sunny or cloudy picnics. Wear the classic long overalls in cooler temps, or go for overall shorts in spring and summer. Add some pizazz with a colored or patterned top underneath, and you’ve got a picnic date outfit that’s cute, comfortable, and easy to move in. Plus, did we mention it has pockets?
    • A black and white striped tee paired with red lips puts a twist on a classic French look.
    • Pick out your favorite band tee to show off your music taste.
    • A brightly colored tee screams fun and playful.
    • Soft pastels and florals add a bit of grace to any look.
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Ripped jeans and a graphic tee

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Cardigan with a flowy floral dress

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High-waisted jeans and a crochet sweater

  1. Be unique with this unique look. Crochet is back in style and a great statement piece. Wear a colorful crocheted top like a sweater, cardigan, or crop top on your picnic date to show off your style. These pieces are unique—just like you—and your date’s bound to comment on how amazing you look.
    • A pair of high-waisted jeans keeps the outfit classic yet casual, but feel free to wear other bottoms like leggings or skirts.
    • If you’re crafty, wear one of your own crocheted pieces! This can give you a chance to talk about your hobbies and show off your handy work.
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Long or short jumpsuit

  1. This is a great alternative for dresses and jeans. Super comfortable and fashionable, you can look ready for your date in a matter of minutes! Jumpsuits come in a variety of styles and colors, and many of them even have pockets. The best thing about wearing one of these on a picnic is that you don’t need to worry about crossing your legs in a dress or getting chafed by your jeans.[8]
    • Go for an olive green jumpsuit with brown and gold accessories for a sportier look.
    • Try a fun patterned jumpsuit with flowers and butterflies for a playful look.
    • If your jumpsuit doesn’t come with a cinch tie and you want to show off those curves, add a belt from your own wardrobe.

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Peasant top and high-waisted jeans

  1. The puffy sleeve is sure to romanticize any occasion, especially a picnic date! Pair a peasant top with high-waisted jeans or a maxi skirt, or try a flowy dress with puffy sleeves. The little poof will add a bit of magic to your outfit and make you feel like you’ve walked out of a cottagecore picnic Pinterest board.[9]
    • You can also try puffy sleeved sundresses and crop tops
    • Pastel pinks, blues, yellows, and florals will work best for a cottagecore vibe.
    • Bring a wicker picnic basket and gingham blanket, and you’re picture perfect.
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T-shirt and jean shorts

  1. You can’t go wrong with this classic combo. Toss on your favorite shirt and a pair of shorts to keep your date casual and relaxed. This simple look is perfect for warm spring days, and won’t get in the way if you hike to your picnic location.
    • Pick a loose fitting T-shirt to stay cool and comfortable.[10]
    • Dress this look up with a ruffled or satin top.
    • Throw on a jean jacket in case it gets chilly.
    • Pair this look with a pair of sneakers for ultimate comfort.
    • Keep in mind, it is better not to show too much skin on a date.
    • Either wear a revealing top with a pair of jeans or slacks or a short skirt and a top that covers you properly.
    • Do not put on too much jewelry or makeup. Men prefer a more natural look.

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    How should men dress for a date?
    Lisa Shield
    Lisa Shield
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    Lisa Shield is a love and relationship expert based in Los Angeles. She has a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a certified life and relationship coach with over 17 years of experience. Lisa has been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, LA Times, and Cosmopolitan.
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    Men can wear a nice pair of jeans, buttons down, and even a cool leather jacket for a classic cool look. There is no need for a tie.
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    What should women keep in mind while dressing for a date?
    Lisa Shield
    Lisa Shield
    Dating Coach
    Lisa Shield is a love and relationship expert based in Los Angeles. She has a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a certified life and relationship coach with over 17 years of experience. Lisa has been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, LA Times, and Cosmopolitan.
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    Women should remember it is better not to show too much skin on a date. If you wear a low-cut blouse, do not wear a short skirt. Either wear a revealing top with a pair of jeans or slacks or if you want the other way, then a short skirt and a top that covers you up.
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      • The best accessory you can have on your picnic date is sunscreen. Make sure to put some on, even if it’s cloudy!

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      This article was co-authored by Lisa Shield and by wikiHow staff writer, Aly Rusciano. Lisa Shield is a love and relationship expert based in Los Angeles. She has a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a certified life and relationship coach with over 17 years of experience. Lisa has been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, LA Times, and Cosmopolitan. This article has been viewed 20,408 times.
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