It was the confusing and cool MET gala theme and now it’s in your closet. We show you how to wear camp on the regular.

Katy Perry dressed as a chandelier, Zendaya as Cinderella and Lady Gaga changed her outfit four times in five minutes – the MET Gala had no shortage of over the top, exciting moments.

The theme was ‘camp’, which basically means unique, exaggerated and out of this world. Despite what it looks like at first glance, you can actually wear camp on a daily basis without breaking the bank or your regular dress code.

Camp clothes

There is no better way to make a statement than to wear it. Think patterned bodysuits, sheer, neon, fringing and bold prints. Anything that looks slightly over the top and made for the Lady Gagas of the world, is perfect for you too.

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Multi tassel mirror skirt – white, R649, Superbalist

Flora twist harem jumpsuit – multi, R1299, Superbalist

Bizarre bags

A statement bag is the best way to subtly introduce camp to your look. Designers like Moschino live for making unique bags. To be right on trend, try out a cute printed bag that will make any outfit a hit.

Check crossbody bag R139.99, MRP

Enormous earrings

Bigger is better is the eternal rule of camp. Earrings, big in size or covered in big prints will give you 10s across the board.

Drop perspex earrings, R30, MRP

Campy shoes

Shoes with prints, bright colours and extra embellishments on them are totally camp. Try these on for size.

Plaid lace-up ankle boot R199.99, MRP


Camp is supposed to promote individuality and that’s exactly what accessories do. Headpieces were huge at the MET, so look for them when shopping for camp pieces.

Floral Alice band, R49.99, MRP

Cat eye sunglasses, R20, MRP

Patent belt, R49.99, MRP

Mia knee high socks – multi, R349, Superbalist