What to Wear Camping⁠ - And Look Absolutely Darling Doing It!

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What to Wear Camping

So, you're getting ready to head out into the great outdoors for a camping trip and you want to make sure you dressed properly for your adventure. At the same time, you also don't want to miss out on an opportunity to make a fashion statement.

This is also the perfect chance for you to wear some clothing items that you might not normally wear. Because if you can't take a fashion risk while in the middle of the woods, then where can you?

Well, we've got good news! You don't have to sacrifice style for comfort or practicability while camping. There are quite a few name-brand clothing manufacturers who check both boxes and make it much easier for you to look and feel good while enjoying mother nature.

In this article, we'll give you some tips on what to wear camping, and even what not to wear, so you can have the best time possible. We'll even throw in a few oddball items that you probably haven't thought about, too!

Now then, let's get started!

A Backpack

Without a doubt, the centerpiece to every camping outfit should be a snazzy backpack. In order to camp properly, and safely, it's essential that you have a wide variety of objects with you at all times. This means you need a backpack to store those items in with you at all times, too. 

You absolutely can't go wrong with the Borealis backpack by The North Face. This backpack not only looks great but will also allow you to comfortably transport everything you need with you while camping. 

Carrying around a backpack can get uncomfortable really quickly, so it's a good idea to invest in a high-quality bag designed for this task specifically. Don't think you can skip out and just use an old backpack you have lying around the house, the back pain it will cause will no doubt ruin your trip.  

And if you've got more than a few people in your group, consider having someone sport The Hopper by Yeti. It's an incredibly useful cooler backpack designed with camping and the outdoors in mind. 

Because even with wheels, lugging a cooler to a campsite can be a real hassle. This method is much easier, especially for longer trips into the middle of the woods.

Waterproof Clothing

Before we break down various pieces of clothing that make up the perfect camping outfit, we want to first address the golden rule. It's important to pack as much waterproof, or water-friendly, clothing as possible. 

Typical cloth or cotton clothing isn't going to keep you warm in the cold and cool in the heat. Not to mention it will get wet easier, which will make for a more uncomfortable experience, which is why it's wise to avoid those kinds of fabrics completely. 

Go waterproof whenever you can. 


If you're going to be outdoors for a long period of time, you're going to want to make sure you protect yourself from the sun. A nice hat is without a doubt one of the best ways to do that, and at the same time, make a fashion statement.

The best thing about hats is, regardless of your style, it's easy to find something that works for you. And if you're someone who is a bit more subtle or subdued fashion-wise, a hat may be something you feel comfortable taking a safe risk and experimenting with. 


Another way to combat the sun, especially on those really sunny days, is to rock a nice pair of shades. Much like hats, regardless of your style, finding a pair of sunglasses that fits you or the look you're going for isn't difficult at all.

Again, hats and sunglasses are a great way to combat that big ball of fire in the sky and keep you comfortable as you adventure through the woods. On top of sunglasses, be sure to have some sunscreen, as well as other camping essentials, in your bag with you at all times, too.


If you're going camping during the summertime, a jacket is obviously not going to be necessary. In fact, you'd be better of packing a ton of tank tops with you to help beat the heat instead.

But if you're going camping during the winter, or even the fall, a nice jacket is an absolute must-have item. The good news? You don't have to sacrifice warmth for style.

The North Face makes great jackets that are perfect for both men and women. They'll provide you with a jacket that not only looks great but keeps you warm on those cold nights around the fire, too.


If there's one area that you can go wrong, and quickly, it's in the shoe department. Thankfully there a ton of great options to choose from that not only feel great but look great too.

If you plan on getting your feet wet during this camping trip, the Stride Lace Loafer by SWIM is the perfect option for you. Like we mentioned earlier, waterproof options are always best when available.

What to Wear Camping

Well, there you have it! Those are few tips and tricks for how to dress when camping! Remember, you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort, you can get the best of both worlds!

Knowing what to wear camping, and what not to wear, isn't as hard as you probably thought. As long as you pick friendly, breathable materials, you'll be good to go.

If you plan to camp during the fall or winter, pack for those cold nights. Also, be sure to prepare for the sun and the summertime heat if you're going camping during late spring or summer.

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