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Just because you’re roughing it, doesn’t mean you can’t look cute while you do it. Below I’ve created three adorable, yet practical outfits for a fun, end-of-summer glam-ping trip, complete with packing tips!

Sunny Day

This is basically my summer uniform, and it’s perfectly casual and carefree enough to take on a camping trip. A simple tank and denim shorts combo gets a girly boost from the bow detail and the braided belt. These sandals are just as comfy as your flip flops but with a smidge more style, and don’t forget your bold bikini and towel for dips in the lake!

Bikini, Tank, Belt, Shorts, Towel, Sandals

Rainy Day

I would hope that you had the forethought to check the weather report before packing up your Coleman, but sometimes a rainy day is unavoidable. No worries, playing cards and sipping coolers under the tarp (or in the tent) with your pals still beats a day at work, and you can look cute, to boot! Tuck these breezy, cool linen trousers into your rain boots and pair with a summery top to beat the humidity. An umbrella, though necessary, need not be boring (I owned this exact one in high school!),and grab a casual hoodie in case the temperature drops after the storm.

Umbrella, Boots, Top, Pants, Sweater

Starry Night

As we approach the end of summer, nights are getting cooler, so it’s a good idea to bring a few extras to bundle up when the sun goes down, without sacrificing style, of course. Start off with a comfy, worn-in pair of skinny jeans. I love the bold colour (a nod to fall trends) and feather details on this top, that complement the moccasins (I love moccs!). This cozy sweater makes me almost long for cooler fall nights, and if you bring only one piece of jewellery camping, let it be these cicada earrings!

Sweater, Moccasins, Top, Jeans, Earrings

Tips for Packing…

  • Don’t bring your best stuff. Face it, you’re more likely to tear, stain, burn, or otherwise ruin an item of clothing while roughing it in the forest, so leave your designer duds at home.
  • Mix and match. With all the food and gear you have to lug with you, the last thing you want is a 10-lb suitcase. Bring pieces you can wear multiple times and mix and match with each other to create new outfits.
  • Bring toiletries with a twist: facial cleansing clothes keep you from having to find a bathroom in the dark to wash your face before bed. Environmentally friendly shampoo and body wash help protect the soil and water that the camp shower may be draining into. Finally: extra toilet paper never hurt anybody.
  • Skip makeup, or at least keep it minimalist: waterproof mascara and tinted moisturizer (with SPF) can go a long way.

What Do You Think?

Have you been camping this summer? What did you pack/wear? Planning a trip? What are you going to bring? Leave a comment and let me know!

 Author: kaleigh

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8 Comments

  1. WarmElephant WarmElephant says:

    I need to know where I can get sandals like those!

  2. triSARAtops triSARAtops says:

    I’d like to start off by saying I really like this article, it was really helpful and fun!(I loved the purple feather top<3) One thing though, my parents like to drag me along on hiking trips during cooler weather and I have no idea how to make that look cute:/ I aslo need some help figuring how to wear a cute jumper during(my favorite) the summer!

  3. Zoe Zoe says:

    There are some really cute camping looks here and they have given me some fab inspriation for my trips this summer!

    Zoe xx

  4. Magaly Magaly says:

    I agree, camping doesn’t need to be unfashionable. As long as I am comfortable, I will wear what I would like to wear.

  5. Maribelle Maribelle says:

    These are great outfits for glamping. Isn’t it? I just love glamping and this outfits are just so in for my taste.

  6. Karen Karen says:

    We’ll your outfits are totally cute and stylist but are you talking about a real camping activities? To be honest, those will not work if you are planning to go hiking or if you take a long walk to explore the beautiful nature of the camping site.

  7. Mary Mary says:

    Oh your outfit tips are very cool..sometimes when we go camping, I don’t care what outfit I bring actually but when saw your post, I started laughing at myself. Also, thank you for the packing tips :) this will work for people who are going camping for the first time and even for those old campers like me :)

  8. Jeanni Jeanni says:

    I totally agree! I love this. My family goes out to a country/lake house of my uncle’s, but it’s practically camping since there’s no ac or anything and when we were kids we took lake baths!

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