Choosing the right clothes for camping can feel like a mission in itself – and that’s before you’ve set up your tent! Whether you’re enjoying a family holiday or a pampered glamping experience, we’ve got everything you need to get your camping outfits organised.
What To Wear To Go Camping
We know that campsites aren’t a catwalk, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with the latest summer trends. After the past year, we all deserve a holiday wardrobe that makes us feel our best – even if we are battling the mud!
To style up your packing list, follow our step-by-step guide, from comfortable camping outfits and layered looks to the cosiest nightwear.
1. Match Your Clothing To Your Trip
Not every camping trip is the same. Some families love action-packed adventures with zip-wires and bodyboarding, while others want to master their marshmallow toasting technique. Whichever trip tempts you, match your camping gear to your plans to get the most out of your holiday.
For relaxing around the campfire, choose coordinating knitted jumpers and joggers in subtle shades of grey. If you’re camping somewhere high up and exposed, an insulating puffer jacket will help cancel out the wind chill. Understated black leggings and trainers are pitch perfect for holidays that are full of energy.
2. Choose Comfortable Camping Outfits
The most important thing when you’re camping is comfort (and plenty of spare underwear and socks!). Luckily, being practical doesn’t mean style has to take a backseat – far from it! For camping outfits that are as functional as they are fashionable, dress in layers.
Giving you flexibility to regulate your temperature, build layers to suit you with camping essentials like thermal tops and plain leggings. Transform your favourite summer dress for windswept walks by layering a long-sleeve top and cycling shorts underneath. Give an old fleece an on-trend twist by slipping it under a slogan sweatshirt.
3. Remember Waterproof Clothing
Sunny skies are far from guaranteed on a camping holiday. A rain shower or two may be part of the fun, but sitting around in soggy clothes certainly isn’t! To stay prepared for all-weather, pack a lightweight waterproof jacket. This season, we love sporty windbreakers in minimalist shades of stone, sage and pale blue.
Little ones can also keep their feet dry while jumping in puddles with supportive girls’ wellies and boys’ wellies. Choose colourful character designs to brighten up their wardrobe, if not the weather!
4. Shoes To Wear Camping
Whether you’re Team Camp or Team Glamp, every outdoor adventurer needs at least two pairs of shoes. They don’t stay dry for long! If you’re planning plenty of walks, lace-up boots or comfy trainers will ensure you and your family are good to go.
For days on the beach, stay stylish with a pair of sliders or chic sandals. Shoes that are easy to slip on are also a must for those midnight toilet trips!
5. Add Style With Accessories
Accessories are our favourite way to transform basic camping combos into oh-so-trendy looks. Give raincoats and muddy shoes a super-cool update with a 90s-inspired bucket hat. A pair of cat-eye sunglasses is all it takes to turn everyday tops and shorts into standout camping attire.
If you’re camping with little ones, it’s better to be over-prepared than under – trust us! Instead of packing essentials in a cross-body bag or tote, keep your hand sanitiser, sun cream and snacks in a fuss-free bum bag or rucksack.
6. Pack Beach Camping Outfits
Whether you’re a keen bodyboarder or a sand dune relaxer, trips to the beach are a camping tradition. Brave the waves in our women’s swimsuits and dress little ones for rock pooling with our boys’ swim trunks and girls’ swimwear.
To stay protected from the wind, complete your outfit with a stylish cover-up, from beaded and crochet designs to chiffon kaftans. Ice creams on the beach will have never looked so glamorous!
7. Cuddle Up In Cosy Nightwear
It might be sunny during the day, but the temperature can drop quickly at night. To keep cosy when the sun goes down, choose practical PJs, including long-sleeved men’s nightwear and women’s nightwear.
Little ones can stay snug for scary stories and marshmallow toasting with zip-up hoodies. When they’re ready for bed, layer boys’ pyjamas and girls’ pyjamas with sweatshirts and socks for extra warmth.
If you’re a glamper rather than a camper, finish off your PJs with a pair of fluffy slippers to give your nightwear a touch of luxury.
Complete your camping packing list with our camping equipment, picnicware and tents.