Every time I go camping I instinctively pack old jeans that no longer fit, boxy L.L. Bean jackets, Patagonia fleece sweaters, a shredded denim skirt purchased ages ago at Target, sweats and faded T-shirts that I normally wear for my daily jog. Throw in an ancient pair of sneakers and I look, well, nothing short of frumpy. I’m in good company. Everyone else at the campground is wearing some variation on the same theme.
The other day as I packed for another outdoor adventure I decided to try a new approach. We were headed to a lovely stretch of sand located next to a charming ocean-side town of Carpenteria. The campground sits right on the beach, and the closest we get to “roughing it” is cuddling up in a sleeping bag in the trailer. We even make coffee in an electric coffee maker. I didn’t see why I needed to wear fleece and sweats.
So I packed my favorite jeans, cute shoes, and even my new faux fur jacket. After a few days in the campground I can see why I normally pack old fleece and ancient jeans. My faux fur jacket was cozy warm, but not the best choice for camp cooking. (The damage isn’t noticeable, but a bit of the fur on one sleeve melted together while I was placing corn on the grill.) Thankfully the campfire ember that landed on my favorite jeans didn’t burn a hole through the leg and I don’t even want to recall the looks I got from other campers as I strolled the asphalt in my new Missoni for Target heels.
But I look pretty glam don’t I?
- Jacket – “Gallery” purchased at Nordstroms
- T-shirt – Target
- Jeans – J Brand
- Necklace – Cara Couture
- Shoes – Missoni for Target
What do you wear camping?