It’s not exactly a secret that packing for any trip is stressful — and when it comes to packing for spring break (meaning you likely haven’t thought about needing sunscreen or a swimsuit in months) things can get even more complicated. Don’t panic though — we’re here with a quick and easy list of the absolute essentials, so you can focus on the fun stuff. You know, like the actual vacation part.
While you’ll definitely want to make sure you have some sundresses and shorts coming along with you, you’ll (hopefully) be spending the majority of your spring vacay lying on the beach in your swimsuit — so make sure you bring along one you really love. We’re currently obsessing over Benedetta Swimwear’s colorful, statement-making bikinis. Pick one set, like their Garden Tea Party bikini, or bring along a few so you can mix and match. Of course, you’ll equally fabulous cover-up that transitions perfectly from the beach to wherever else your spring break plans may take you — and Jen’s Pirate Booty’s Isabella Mini Dress is exactly that.
Trade in your flip-flops for a more sophisticated upgrade this year: K. Jacques strappy sandals in a nude leather that goes with everything in your suitcase. Spring’s most on-trend bag style is part basket, part bag — and its boho vibes are perfect for the beach. Fill it with beach must-haves like Krewe’s sunglasses and a Las Bayadas beach blanket. Lastly, don’t forget SPF, and replace a real-deal tan with TanTowel’s super simple, mess-free self-tanning wipes — because a faux glow is the only healthy one.