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Cute Outfits for Camping this Summer: Prioritize Comfort and Style

This article was written by The Zillennial Zine’s spring editorial intern Megan Pavek. Find her on Instagram at @megan.pavek. If you would like to share an article with The Zillennial, send us an email at

Myth: you need to sacrifice style for comfort when enjoying the great outdoors! Camping season is upon us and it’s time to stock your wardrobe and prepare for upcoming trips this summer. However, just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you have to wear baggy or unflattering clothing. Nowadays, there are plenty of options when it comes to cute outfits for camping. The good news is that all of these options are comfortable and can be worn while out to dinner or on a sweat-inducing hike.

Linen Pants & Overalls

Linen is a highly breathable fabric that is perfect for the hot summer months. Not only is it highly absorbent, but dries quickly and is comfortable to wear. Linen pants are perfect for hanging around the campsite or exploring nearby attractions. These Gihou baggy loose overalls from Amazon come in a variety of different colors and patterns.

Workout Dresses

Do you love wearing dresses but are unsure about wearing one on a hike? Look no further! Workout dresses are insanely comfortable with built in shorts and bras. These dresses are a great staple for any closet and can be worn for exercise, or dressed up for a date night. The material is stretchy and soft with adjustable straps and the perfect amount of support. The best part? Two inner pockets to store your phone, wallet or other essentials.

Two-piece Set

A lounge set provides a unique, yet casual look that is ideal for a hot sunny day! This one-shoulder tank top and lounge shorts set from Amazon shows a little more skin but remains versatile and can be worn to workout, run errands, or just use for daily wear. It really is ideal for the hotter parts of summer and will make you look like the cutest put together camper! The set also comes in bright and neutral colors, with an elastic waist and tie in the front.

Flattering Joggers

A pair of comfy joggers is a must for any camping trip, whether you plan to do a longer hike or need a quality pair of pants for around the campfire. These high waisted, elastic banded joggers from Halara will have you feeling fit and fabulous. Designed to make your waist look more slender, these joggers come in a bunch of fun colors as well. Although they are tapered along the waist and ankles, the rest of the fabric is loose and breathable giving you the best of both worlds.

Fleece Jacket

Don’t be fooled- even though we are heading into the prime summer months, layers are key when it comes to camping. You might scoff at the idea of packing a fleece jacket when it’s 80 degrees during the day, but temperatures always drop at night. We love that this fleece jacket from Amazon is cropped with a pull string at the bottom to cinch the bottom tighter or looser. Plus the high collar is sure to keep you warm on those chilly mountain nights spent stargazing.


It’s always worthwhile to invest in one pair of high quality hiking shorts, and they must have zipper pockets! For the more avid hikers or adventure seekers, these shorts from Lululemon offer ultimate comfort to hike for miles. Extra points for the fun neon accents, abrasion-resistant fabric and stylish high-rise waistband.


Remember to come prepared with accessories to enhance cute outfits for camping. A crossbody bag or fanny pack is not only functional, but can complete a look and achieve sporty chic. Baboon To The Moon has a practical yet stylish bag for every occasion.

Bandanas are also a great finishing touch on any camp outfit. You don’t even need to worry about tying them as Amazon has plenty of options for pre-tied bandanas with elastic bands. This makes them incredibly easy to wear and creates a timeless and charming look.

Do you have any fun camping trips planned for this summer? What are some of your wardrobe staples? Let us know in the comments below!

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