Saturday, March 30, 2013

22 Spring Break Essentials

Spring Break Essentials

Hello! Yesterday began my spring break. Thank gosh! This week will be a greatly needed break from school and scholarship applications spent peacefully by the beach. Today, I thought that I would share a few of my spring break essentials with you guys. Each of these choices was carefully thought out and also packed in my suitcase yesterday. Enjoy!

1. Floppy sun hat. Protect your scalp from the sun (yes, your scalp can get sunburned!) while looking stylish.
2. Camera. I prefer my Polaroid! However, I also packed my digital camera.
3. Classic one-piece. Great when worn as a bathing suit of course but also great when worn as a top with shorts during the day.
4. Fun bikini. Now this is what spring break is all about!
5. Stylish romper. This is one of the best pieces that you can bring with you. It can either be thrown over your bathing suit for a trip down to the beach or dressed up with a statement necklace and be worn out for dinner.
6. A sun dress or two. So easy!
7. Magazines. You can bet that I will always have a few fashion/lifestyle magazines with me on any given excursion to the beach. Teen Vogue and Marie Claire are two of my favorites. However, I also love Vogue and Seventeen.
8. A few must-read books. The Virgin Suicides, Lolita, and The Grapes of Wrath are a few that were packed in my suitcase for this trip. I would also recommend The Perks of Being a Wallflower and To Kill A Mockingbird.
9. A faux leather or real leather jacket. Keep warm at night with this edgy-chic jacket.
10. Tote bag. Just throw in fashion magazines, keys and sunscreen and head off to the beach.
11. Denim jacket. Also great for staying warm on chilly, windy days.
12. Striped top. Basically striped tops= nautical, beach-y perfection. Layer it over your bathing suit or style it with a pair of denim shorts.
13. Colored jeans. Great for when shorts just won't cut it.
14. Money. Need I elaborate? Spring break can be expensive with all the souvenirs and meals eaten out so be sure to bring enough money so that you won't run out.
15. Chap stick. Nothing is worse than chapped lips! Don't leave your house without this essential.
16. Sunglasses. How else would you keep the sun out of your eyes?
17. Beach towel. Let your beach towel represent your personality; mine is spotted with leopard print.
18. Denim shorts. My etsy shop Boho Fairytale has a few great pairs perfect for the beach.
19. White tank top. This is the ideal layering piece.
20. Sunscreen. Prevent sun burn and skin cancer by properly applying sunscreen consistently.
21. Bandeau top. Bandeau tops practically scream "spring break"
22. Quirky sweatshirt. When it gets chilly, you will definitely be glad that you packed this! I am currently wearing my kitty-cat sweatshirt. My Minnie Mouse sweater/sweatshirt was also packed.

Anyone else on spring break?


  1. Perfect List! I really want to read Lolita.
    xoxo Aimee of The Sitch on Fitch

  2. Great suggestions. A little black bikini is so necessary, right?