Did you grow up camping? or glamping?
My family were huge campers growing up. I remember coming home from school on a Friday and my mom would have the van packed up and ready to go for another weekend away. Back then, it was definitely REAL camping. No glamping was happening back them. 4 of us were in a tent, sometimes no toilets and often no electricity. But both my sister and I love having those memories. It’s probably part of the reason we are so fond of one another now. We grew up as best friends (although we did have a few rough years in there – haha!), having mainly each other to play with on the weekends. There is nothing better than a campfire, smores and not showing for days in a row – surrounded by family 🙂
Camping now-a-days looks a little different for our family. A few years ago the family purchased what we call the cabin. Really, it’s a huge trailer that is built into a campsite we own. It’s a little community down there with lots of other “cabinners”, a pool, hot tub, tennis courts, tons of events – all sorts of fun things! Our trailer has a full kitchen, full bathroom, 2 t.v’s, a fireplace – the works! All in the middle of the woods – it’s the best. It’s certainly what I would call comfortable glamping.
Whenever I get a chance, I head down there for a few days. I swear an ice cold beer tastes better when you’re in casual camping gear and in the woods. Mom and I love to spend the day at the pool, come home for some wine, make a bbq dinner and spark up the firepit. Sometimes we hang out on the couch and watch some trash TV – but usually if the weather is cooperating, we are out by the fire 🙂
These pictures were actually taken the last time I was there, which was a while ago but I feel like the outfits are still very relevant.They are all outfits I would still wear and will probably wear again when I’m down there again in a few weeks.
So, I thought I’d share what I wear when camping 🙂
You’ll probably notice that I wear many of the same things over and over again in these pictures. These shorts are one of those things.This is a very true representation of what I wear at the cabin! And in real life, we don’t change 3 times a day or pack a full suitcase of options. Even if I’m down there more than a few days I generally only pack a handful of things :
Long sleeve shirt, a sweater, shorts, swimsuit, sunglasses, jeans (the keep the bugs and ashes from the fire off me), sandals and something closed toe for walking in the woods.
This Canadain tuxedo look is one of my favourites. Even when I’m camping, I can represent and still infuse a little of my fashion side.
Those shorts again. Can’t go wrong. Unfortunately, they are REALLY old from Forever21 so I don’t have a link for them. But a little tip to get this look : find some denim shorts in a medium wash that AREN’T tight. No booty hanging out the bottom. They are still cute because they are short and show some leg, but not TOO sexy. They have a loose oversized, boyfriend fit to them that works perfectly with a comfy cable knit sweater and worn in converse sneakers.
This outfit I almost didn’t photograph because I think it’s super boring but I wanted to show what I really did wear while there. This “outfit” – if you can call it that – was what I wore around the campfire before it got too chilly and added a jacket. I love to wear a really thick pair of jeans around the fire to protect your legs from bugs and ashes landing on you from the fire. These ones I got from a vintage shop for a few bucks so I don’t mind if they get destroyed and I can roll around in the mud if I wanted to! I didn’t, but I like that the option was there 🙂
Ok, so this one isn’t for everyone while camping. It’s maybe a little over done, but it worked for me. Let me tell you how this outfit came about :
I brought this skirt with me to use as a bathing suit coverup (I like to cover my backside), but it also worked well for this daytime outfit – so I through that on. The shirt was the cleanest one I had left (although I’d already worn it twice, so it wasn’t even really that clean haha). The jacket is what I brought to wear in the evenings but thought the red colour looked great with the denim and stripes so I through that on too. The outfit kind of made itself, really.
This outfit was just a “walking around the campsites and letting the dog do his visiting to all his friends” kind of outfit. Again, nothing special, but still worth sharing – I think! It shows you that camping outfits can still be kind of cute, not too over done but still leave you looking semi-put together.
So let’s tally this up. I worn the shorts at least 3 times, the same sandals almost all weekend, the same navy striped shirt many times. I think I could have made another 20 outfits from everything in this post! Everything I packed was neutral and casual so it was SO easy to mix and match for any time of the day.
Looking back on these outfits, I do wish I incorporated more plaid – which is usually a staple in my glamping gear but I think it was a bit warm this particular weekend for cozy plaid.
I fly home for a visit next week and plan to pay the cabin a visit for a weekend, so I just might do a part 2 to this post. Hopefully with a little more plaid inspiration 🙂
I hope you enjoyed! Happy camping!
Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing that post – I’ll work on getting mom excited about taking photos for me again 🙂
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