We’re Going Camping! (Or Pretending To In Cute Clothes)

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.

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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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    PHOTO: Mara Hoffman & Tommy Hilfiger

    The S/S 13 collections were full of rugged, outdoorsy pieces; we picture a particularly style-minded counselor in Mara Hoffman’s Beaded Jacket ($385), Applique Top ($231), and High Waisted Shorts ($209), while Tommy Hilfiger’s striped cardigan and swimsuit are perfect for lakeside lounging.

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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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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    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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    PHOTO: USA Films/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

    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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    PHOTO: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

    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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    Camp may not be the place for a bikini, but a cute striped maillot such as J.Crew’s Double-Stripe Underwire Halter Tank ($110) offers just the right amount of coverage for cannonballs off the dock.

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Addams Family Values (1993)

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    Utilitarian details lend a tough vibe to Rag & Bone’s silky Boyd Button Shirt ($325). Wear it with denim cutoffs and your worn-in Converse sneakers.

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    Add personality to your camp counselor-style chinos with La Matera’s woven Estancia Belt ($128).

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    PHOTO: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

    Meatballs (1979)

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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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    PHOTO: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

    Friday The 13th (1980)

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Tribe Long Necklace With Beaded Flag

Tribe Long Necklace With Beaded Flag

Iwona Ludyga Design, $135
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Estancia Belt

Estancia Belt

La Matera, $128
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Boyd Button Shirt

Boyd Button Shirt

Rag & Bone, $325
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Double-Stripe Underwire Halter Tank

Double-Stripe Underwire Halter Tank

J.Crew, $110
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Kelsey Parka

Kelsey Parka

TEXTILE Elizabeth and James, $295
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Cotu Raffia Sneakers

Cotu Raffia Sneakers

Superga, $100
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Backgammon Set

Backgammon Set

Clare Vivier, $249
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White Oak Weekender

White Oak Weekender

Joshu+Vela, $170
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Flick Sunglasses

Flick Sunglasses

Spitfire, $38
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Move Slightly Nylon Keychain

Move Slightly Nylon Keychain

Wittmore, $38
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Straw Baseball Hat

Straw Baseball Hat

Xhilaration, $13
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Shorts Dungarees

Shorts Dungarees

Warehouse, $85
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High Waisted Shorts

High Waisted Shorts

Mara Hoffman, $209
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Applique Top

Applique Top

Mara Hoffman, $231
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Beaded Jacket

Beaded Jacket

Mara Hoffman, $385
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