Style Bee - August Outfits - Look 8 - Camping Style

AUGUST OUTFITS – LOOK 8

08.13.19

I’m back after a long weekend with something a little bit different from my usual style which is, a summer camping look!

Dave and I are canoe trip enthusiasts and spent this past weekend in Algonquin Park camping on beautiful Lake Louisa with our little trooper Dobby. On the way in we hauled our gear over a 3 km portage (complete with fallen trees, mosquitoes and massive mud patches) and even out-paddled a thunderstorm. It was all well worth it when we managed to find the perfect site just in time for a fireside dinner and a hazy sunset.

We spent the next 48+ hrs in the park trying our best to de-stress and unplug in the nature. It took a full day for the anxiety to wear off but was a much needed escape from a non-stop summer schedule and I’m so thankful we made it out there.

Today I’m sharing my go-to camping outfit, a list of what I always pack and some shots from the weekend, so let’s take a look!


Style Bee - August Outfits - Look 8 - Camping Style
Style Bee - August Outfits - Look 8 - Camping Style

TODAY’S TOPIC: CAMPING STYLE + PACKING LIST

This look is essentially my camping uniform. I like to dress comfortably and feel prepared for lots of physical activity without completely throwing my personal style out the window. I used to have a camping capsule of sorts, but now I simply pull from my loungewear and activewear capsules for pieces I know I’ll enjoy wearing and always feel good in. For me that’s neutrals, easy layers and timeless classics, like black Teva sandals, and plaid flannel shirts.

This weekend the only differences from this outfit were that I swapped my linen shorts for these leggings and this cute grey backpack for a massive one (my exact pack is no longer available).

The items I always pack for camping are:

  • Layers, layers, layers! The park gets chilly at night so long-sleeve tees or turtlenecks, big sweaters, flannel shirts and knit beanies are key for staying cozy.
  • Camp socks to keep my toes toasty for morning coffee by the lake and evenings fireside.
  • A comfy pair of vintage jeans for post portage relaxation. This might not be the popular opinion but I swear by denim in the park. The main reasons being that jeans are thick enough to block bug bites and durable enough to withstand branch snags, rock scrapes and most ember encounters from a roaring fire. Plus, you can pull on jeans when you’re cold or ditch them for a dip in the water!
  • A sun hat for time spent in the canoe with a broad enough brim to cover my neck and most of my shoulders. My Mum lent me this Tilley hat years ago and I think she knows by now that she’s probably not getting it back. Sorry Mum!
  • Teva Original sandals are a great budget-friendly camping shoe for trekking through the woods, navigating rocky shorelines and swimming. They dry fast, grip well, feel great and haven’t let me down yet. Even on slippery terrain with a 75 lb pack!
  • A head lamp for when the sun goes down and you still want to see where you’re going or what you’re eating!

OUTFIT SOURCES: T-SHIRT gifted (colour n/a more options via link) (I wear XS) | SHORTS (I wear an S but they run a bit tight in the waist) | TEVA ORIGINAL (runs TTS) | FLANNEL SHIRT* old (easy item to find at your local thrift store) | BACKPACK* gifted old | HAT* old | *linked to similar



A FEW SNAPS FROM OUR TRIP


Style Bee - Camping - Algonquin 2019
Style Bee - Camping - Algonquin 2019
Style Bee - Camping - Algonquin 2019

ARE YOU A DEEP WOODS CAMPER OR MORE OF THE GLAMPING TYPE?

I’M DEFINITELY DOWN WITH EITHER SO NO JUDGEMENT HERE!


THANKS FOR READING!

SEE YOU TOMORROW WITH HOW I STYLE ONE OF THESE CAMPING ITEMS FOR A REGULAR DAY.


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  1. Rach says:

    Thank you for doing this post. It is great to see what other women wear for practical clothing for outdoor activities and I have to say I love that hat! I am definitely a deep in the woods type camper. I kayak or walk into remote camping spots for solitude in nature. It is a great way to de-stress. I have some Keen shoes that I wear in hot weather that have the adjustable velcro straps like tevas but they have an enclosed toe which I find better for rough terrain. Also I am mindful of sun so usually cover my legs with long pants or if it is really hot, shorts that go just over the knee. I try to cover up rather than slather myself in sunscreen as I find the less sunscreen I use the better I feel, especially when bush camping for several days when a hot shower is not an option. I also always take a collared shirt as they are great for sun protection or extra warmth. I find jeans great for outdoors but don’t take them on my multi day adventures as they weigh too much, take up too much room and if you get caught in rain they take too long to dry. I prefer to just take thermal leggings to pop on under my hiking trousers or even my shorts for night. I probably look a sight but when you have to carry everything you are much more mindful of what is a true need and fashion takes second place to comfort!

  2. Nanci-jean says:

    As a kid, my family did tons of tent camping…now I prefer a cabin…but would definitely try glamping tents!!

    • Oh that’s so nice you camped with family growing up. Yes! I would love to do some tent glamping. We stayed in a gorgeous yurt during out honeymoon and it was awesome!

    • Kirra says:

      I’m the same, lots of tent camping growing up and now I usually stay in cabins/holiday houses. But maybe I’ll get back to doing some camping…..thanks for the inspiration Lee!

  3. Audrey says:

    Love your blog, your posts and your style! You are so inspiring 🙂