Q. I’m going on a camping trip this summer for 5 days. It won’t be too intense- just some light hiking that could be done in tennis shoes. How I can I look cute and chic, but manage to stay cool in the heat?
-Hot & Sticky
A. When it comes to camping you want to be cool and comfortable. Dresses and skirts won’t do, you’ll worry about getting them dirty, especially when you’re active. You need cute shorts and tops, 1-2 pairs of cotton pants to cover your legs at night when the bugs come out and a hoodie for the same reason, socks that cover your ankles when hiking, tees and tanks you can change quickly if you get sweaty and a swimsuit if you’ll be near a body of water.
left to right: Belted Sateen Shorts , $26.50 at oldnavy.com; Ben Sherman ‘Mimi’ Polo Shirt, $54 at nordstrom.com; Waffle-Knit Hoodies, oldnavy.com; French Connection ‘Madame Butterfly’ Sleeveless Top, $88 at nordstrom.com; Free People ‘Benjis’ Big Pocket Shorts, $68 at nordstrom.com; Roll-Up Cargo Capri oldnavy.com