Summer camp was the place where you made new friends, hiked and trekked, swam and got soaked in the rain. You shivered by the campfire telling each other the scariest ghost stories. You wish you could go back to those carefree days, but instead you are stuck in a ‘grown-up’ job and life. You can get a taste of the camplife with some camp inspired fashion. Take a look at these designs for some summer camp fashion in your life:
10 – Summer camp fashion ideas
1. Tank tops
Another summer camp fashion staple was the tank tops with cutoffs. This outfit is still popular in 2019 with grown-ups. Wear them as you chill out with your friends by the pool or bar. It will make you feel like a carefree girl once again.
2. Cargo shorts
Just the mention of cargo shorts brings back a flood of memories. Cargos were practically the dress code for summer camp. Choose a pair of fitted cargo shorts so they flatter your legs. As part of the summer camp fashion ideas, team the cargo shorts with a windbreaker, the brighter the better. You can wear this with short tees too, of course.
3. The summer frock
The summer camp dance was a special affair. The summer frock style can be upgraded now to a pretty summer dress, of chiffon or cotton. Pair them with flat sandals or high heels depending on the occasion. Cotton summer dress with flats is perfect for a casual lunch. Wearing your stilettos will transform the same dress into a pretty dinner outfit, when you go on a dinner date with the special person in your life.
Or if you are going on a trip with your colleagues, carrying a pretty dress, made from a wrinkle free material will be a great option. If you’re having meetings and workshops back to back, then there would hardly be time to press your clothes.
4. Tie and dye magic
Remember the tie and dye prints everybody wore at camp? Fashion design now has seen a resurgence of the tie and dye prints with even the biggest designers like Alexander Wang and Michael Kors using this in their designs. You can find this print in dresses or tops, cotton or silk. We fancy a really nice silk tie’n’dye top, worn over formal trousers. You can pair a colorful cotton tee with shorts or a plain skirt.
5. Wide-brimmed hats
Caps and hats were a part of summer camp fashion. Upgrade to wide-brimmed grown-up hats to look like a cool young lady and protect your sensitive skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Baseball caps too are always included in the latest style trends as well as bucket hats. Tank top, jeans and hat would be the perfect combo.
Baseball caps can be floral printed or multicolor bucket hats, woven baseball caps – all these and many more designs are available at stores everywhere and you can get one from a known brand too.
Scarves are a must for the summer camp fashionishtas. Silk or cotton or chiffon, a scarf tied in style will make any outfit chic and glamorous.
7. Shredded denim
Shredded denim was a must for summer camp. You don’t have to toss out this comfy and smart style just because you can no longer go to camp and work in a staid, old, office. Make your own shredded denim short from your oldest pair of jeans and pair it with a sharp, tailored top. A pair of elegant heels will elevate the homemade pair of shredded shorts to a style statement.
8. Friendship bracelets
Summer camp and friendship bracelets are inseparable. You may have sat for hours and knitted lots of beads and strings together for your ‘best’ friend! And the tons of bracelets you collected over the years from many ‘best’ friends. We just can’t leave out friendship bracelets, and colorful friendship bracelets are still a summer camp fashion must. Wear them proudly on your wrist and break the monotony of your office dress code.
9. Candy colored shades
Ditch the very-official looking basic black shades and go for some trendy candy colored shades. Black shades are perfect and make you look sophisticated and gorgeous, but colorful shades are the thing for a day of fun outdoors. Pick them for your office picnic or day at the beach, and let others see the fun side of you!
10. Bright backpacks
Backpacks no longer need to be boring and neural colored. Backpacks are now a big part of fashion design, and they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, prints and materials. These cute backpacks are a throwback to summer camp and they can hold all the essentials.
The summer camp inspired style is cozy, elegant and fun. Try styling your wardrobe with a mix and match of accessories and clothes to create a completely different look this summer.