Every summer, we get a little nostalgic for camp—after all, nothing’s better than roasting marshmallows over a bonfire, making friendship bracelets, and canoeing on a lake. While we’ve retired our old Camp Minnehaha t-shirt and cargo shorts, we’re channeling the great outdoors this season with a wealth of camp-inspired essentials.
We're Going Camping! (Or Pretending To In Cute Clothes)
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From a stylish duffel bag to faded denim shortalls, these pieces may not survive a trek in the woods, but wearing them will surely bring you back to simpler times. Click through our slideshow to shop our picks and reminisce by taking a look at classic camp movies (think: Meatballs and Wet Hot American Summer), too!
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Slip on Warehouse’s Shorts Dungarees ($85) over a simple white t-shirt, and you’re officially ready for a few rounds of tug of war.
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You’ll want a baseball hat that’s lightweight and easy on the wallet. (You never know when a breeze might carry it away on your next canoeing excursion). Xhilaration’s stylish Straw Baseball Hat ($13) in Black does the trick.
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The Parent Trap (1961)
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Thanks to Wittmore’s Move Slightly Nylon Keychain ($38), you won’t even have to learn how to tie a cow hitch knot.
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A cool pair of shades is a necessity, especially when you’re spending all day making crafts in the sun. Try Spitfire’s Flick Sunglasses ($38) in Tortoise/Gold.
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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
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Leave it to Clare Vivier to update a classic campfire game with the sleek, stylish and easily portable Backgammon Set ($249).
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Don’t be afraid to get Superga’s Cotu Raffia Sneakers ($100) a little dirty on your next hike.
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Little Darlings (1980)
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For cool nights under the stars, layer TEXTILE Elizabeth and James’ military-inspired Kelsey Parka ($295) over an open-knit sweater.
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Addams Family Values (1993)
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Add personality to your camp counselor-style chinos with La Matera’s woven Estancia Belt ($128).
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Pack the essentials in Joshu+Vela’s White Oak Weekender ($170). It’s made out of rugged denim, which will take on a cool texture and color as it ages.
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Instead of playing capture the flag, may we suggest Iwona Ludyga Design’s Tribe Long Necklace With Beaded Flag ($135)?
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Friday The 13th (1980)