How to Dress Popular and Affordable at Summer Camp
Be flirty, fun, and afford it at summer camp.
It's normally hot at summer camp. Bringing the tightest shirts you own probably won't be the most comfortable, and if you sweat too much it's unattractive and you smell bad.
Tops such as tank tops or t-shirts work well. If you're in middle school or the first few years of high school, Hollister and Aeropostale have cute tops. If those are too expensive or you don't like brands, Target has very cute, lightweight tanks and t-shirts. Remember, though, if you wear t-shirts a lot you may get a farmer tan, and then you can't wear tank tops anymore!
Shorts are perfect. Most people don't walk around in jeans. Make sure they're not awkward half-shorts or Bermudas (remember, you want to be stylish, not dressed like your mom). But don't make them too short--you are at summer camp, and dressing like a slut isn't generally encouraged.
Swimsuits come in many styles, like tankinis, bikinis, one pieces, etc. One swimsuit is generally okay if you'll only be gone for a week, but for more than that, two should be good. Some camps have guidelines about bikinis, and they might make you wear a tank top over it--just be prepared. You can't be scared that any part of your swimsuit will fall off, either.
For shoes, flip flops will be worn by virtually every girl there. You can get some pretty cheap ones at Old Navy. A basic pair of brown rubber flip flops will get you far. Other than that, bring at least one pair of gym shoes--Converse are always cute--and maybe other practical pairs of shoes. No heels!
Overnight camp outs. You'll probably end up going on one, and no matter how hot a camp can get during the day, the nights are the extreme opposite. Bring a hoodie--either one from your school or sport, or a Hollister/Abercrombie one--and plaid flannel pants, sweatpants, or yoga pants. Camp outs are the one time where it is more than acceptable to completely rank of bug spray, as well.
- Bring clean clothes!
- Some camps have dress codes, so make sure you adhere to them.
- If you see a cute article of clothing on sale, buy it!
- Do not wear things you aren't comfortable in.
Things You'll Need
- Summer Camp