You’ve packed your sandwiches. You’ve set aside the games. You’re getting ready for a fun picnic in the park, but you don’t want to get grass stains on your white jeans. If you’re planning on spending an afternoon lying on the grass in the park this spring, here are our tips for how to stay clean and not get your clothes dirty.
The reality is that unless you wrap yourself and your stuff in bubble wrap at the park, you’re going to get dirt or clothes on your clothes, shoes, and bag. It’s important to know how to remove those grass stains after the damage is already done. Apply a paste-like mixture of powdered detergent and water to any grass stains and lit the garment sit in a sink or tub filled with cold water for up to one hour. You can also use distilled white vinegar on the grass stain.
Simply create a solution of vinegar and warm water using a 1:1 ratio. Then launder as you normally would. If you are wondering what clothes to wear to make it easy to remove stains after the fact, look no further. We have recommendations that are stylish, comfortable, and machine washable.
If you’re looking to wear something pretty and polished during your day in the park, try a crisp button-down and one of our knee length skirts. Wear the button-down with the sleeves rolled up, or wear a short-sleeve button-down. You can knot the front of your button-down or women’s oxford shirt to turn your ensemble into a more spring-casual look. If you plan on just bleaching your top and hoping for the best after your day in the park, try our women’s long-sleeve oxford dress shirt in white. This easy-care cotton-poly blend was specially designed to resist stains.
Poplin shirts will keep you cool and make sure you look great at the same time. Poplin is normally made from lightweight cotton. You can pair it with shorts or a midi skirt. Plus, poplin shirts are easy to clean because they’re machine washable. Try a poplin skin in a bold yellow or neon blue color. Check out our women’s ¾ sleeve poplin shirt in dark cobalt blue. This easy-care blend was designed to resist wrinkles as well, so not only will you be keeping clean while you’re lying in the grass, you’ll also be looking polished.
We love an off-the-shoulder top for spring. Wear an off-the-shoulder blouse with cropped jeans. You’ll have that quintessential cool girl look when you’re sipping your root beer in the park and eating your sandwich with the crust cut off in your cutoffs. For blouse inspiration, try a classic black and white polka dot top.
You’ll be getting jiggy with jeggings during your day in the park. If it’s a bit chilly out, wear a hoodie with your jeggings. If you prefer a balanced look, wear a flowy top such as a loose t-shirt or tank top with your jeggings. If you want a layer that you can take on and off with your short sleeve or sleeveless top, opt for a cardigan to go along with your top and jeggings. Need some inspiration for what jeggings to wear for spring? Try our women’s stretch high-rise skinny legging crop jeans in sweet lavender purple. It comes in a variety of sizes, including regular, petite, tall, and plus size. These comfy crops are made from a blend of cotton, polyester, rayon, and spandex for easy machine washing.
From maximum impact and minimum effort, you’ll look like the most fabulous person in the park in our women’s sleeves tiered maxi dress. It’s made from a machine washable blend of cotton, modal, and spandex. The soft jersey fabric drapes well and feels great, even when you’re lying on the grass. Pair this dress with ballet flats or sandals so you can wiggle your toes on the grass.
Just about anything goes with straight leg jeans. From that fancy off-the-shoulder blouse we mentioned earlier to your classic crewneck tee, you can’t go wrong with the top and jeans combo. If you want to give your straight-leg jeans some edge, wear a pair of distressed jeans with sneakers. With our jeans, you’ll just need to be careful and keep an eye on the care instructions if you get grass or dirt stains on your jeans. Laundering with bleach, even non-chlorine bleach, can affect the garment dye. Instead, you’ll want to use distilled white vinegar.
With these cleaning tips and fun outfit ideas in mind, you can get back to planning your fabulous picnic at the park. Wear your sunglasses and sunscreen and have fun out there!