Summer Camp Style: How to Revamp Old Classics for a Grown-Up Wardrobe
Lately I have been reflecting back on the clothes of yesterday’s past. As a child of the 90′s I have had my share of, shall we say, interesting looks. Many of which I intend to keep where I left them, I reiterate, in the 90′s. But then there are some looks that bring back a certain sense of childhood nostalgia. As it is mid-summer, I find it appropriate to give homage to the days of summer camp (or shall I say the clothes of summer camp). As a child I spent a week each summer at a camp in the San Bernardino mountains. Packing those days was such a breeze as I always had my staple camp clothes: jean shorts, bandanas, sneakers, and that over-sized tee with the camp’s logo on it (you know what I’m talking about). Wearing them, I’d partake in arts and crafts, ride horses, kayak, hike through trails and sing a little, “Kumbaya”. Although these days I would much rather spend a week in a tropical paradise or at a music festival, it’s time to bring summer camp clothes back and give them a little facelift in the process.
Bandanas: I love the bandana headband style on anyone from Rosie the Riveter to the modern day Rihanna. Trouble tying your locks up? This OTY head scarf tutorial should be of great assistance.
Tee: Now that it finally fits, take some scissors to that old camp shirt and make a cute fringe top that no one else will have.
Jean Shorts: I love adding lace to my jean shorts. It is a perfect, feminine spin on the denim classic. Simply cut out lace a little bit larger than the size of the pockets, fold inward along the seam and stitch. If you’re not feeling lacy, tie-dye denim is also another fun DIY to try out.
Nostalgic yet? Head to the OTY Style Exchange to share your own summer camp style favorites. I want to see how you’re rocking them now!