Maybe it started with all the tie-dye or the sporty sandals reimagined by labels like Prada and Chanel, but now summer camp has emerged as a whole summer style mood. It’s not just the details we’ve seen cropping up for the past couple of summers — bright friendship-bracelet-inspired jewelry, nostalgic shell necklaces, and the aforementioned Tevas taking the place of heeled sandals on our favorite fashion influencers – it’s a full blown, head-to-toe aesthetic that relies on the many essentials we’ve been wearing during our time at home. Items that were once deemed “indoor clothes” — think unassuming t-shirts, biker shorts, athletic shorts — outfitted with outdoorsy staples like bucket hats, windbreakers, and chunky dad sneakers or sandals. The look is adult sleepover camp with a fashion bent; one part quirky, the rest casual-cool.
The nostalgia-inducing trend is popping up on style stars, who prove that with just the addition of a vest, a pair of socks, or a few added hair clips or layered necklaces, you too can elevate your low-key shorts, tees, and sweatshirts to trendsetting status. Here, we’ve curated a handful of outfits that’ll show you the way, as well as a few key pieces to shop. Get the look inside.