Spring break fashion tips

Olivia Rajska

Palm trees, beach tides and swimsuit–oh my. Are you all packed for spring break?

A time to relax our minds from all the tests, group projects and homework we tackle on a daily basis. Many students are heading to warmer destinations to get away from the cold, snowy weather and to get their sun on. Being in a sunny location is ideal, but packing for it may not be the easiest task. Pack light for less of the hassle and more of the fun at your location.


Bringing a duffle bag for your trip will not only fit all your belongings, it will also fit in the compartment of a plane or the trunk of a car. It’s always a good idea to mix and match swimsuits for unique looks, and you should have one cover-up that works with each swimsuit. Remember to protect yourself from the sun by packing sunscreen, your favorite pair of sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to look. If you still want to get your workouts in, pack your gym shoes with a pair of shorts and a few tanks; if you want to save space and get more sun, run barefoot on the beach in your sports bra and gym shorts. Whatever you choose, remember to lather SPF to get the perfect tan without the burn.

Make sure to pack versatile outfits like dresses that work for day and night, as well as shoes and accessories. Lightweight tops in bold colors and prints are great for warm weather when paired with denim or colored shorts. Bring your favorite pair of sandals that work for the beach and another for night walks and dinners. Keep your accessories minimal so you can show off your tan, and have a cross-body bag to keep your hands free for tropical drinks and dancing at night. Even though you are going to a warm location, take at least one cardigan with you for air-conditioned hotels and chilly nights.


Men have an easier time than women when packing light for a trip, as they can keep their essentials in a carry-on.

For the laid-back style for spring break, pack your favorite crew, V-neck and henley shirts. Polo shirts and tanks are warm-weather classics when paired with chino shorts. If you want that extra spring break vibe, bring shirts that feature catchy phrases for a good conversation starter at the beach. Bring your printed boardshorts and sunscreen to the beach, along with a football or volleyball to stay active in the sun and sand. Go for comfort on your feet with sandals, boat shoes or sneakers.

For night life, pair your button-up or flannel shirts with denims. Add a watch and a hat, like a fedora, for an extra touch to dress up your style.

Don’t forget your passport if you are going out of the country, a book and music for the flight or car ride to your location and comfy pajamas.

I hope you have an unforgettable spring break and feel rejuvenated to finish off the rest of the semester.