Travel & Culture

31 Essential Items For Your Spring Break Vacation

February 29, 2024

Heading out for a thrilling spring break vacation? Whether you’re soaking up the sun on a sandy beach, exploring a new city, or hitting the trails for some outdoor adventures, it’s essential to pack the right gear to make the most of your trip. From protecting your skin to staying stylish, here’s a rundown of must-have items for your spring break getaway. —Ashley Harris


Shield your eyes from the bright spring sunshine with stylish sunglasses. Check out options like AE Rectangular Sunglasses ($15) or AE Oversized Sunglasses ($15) for trendy and UV-protective eyewear. If you prefer a different style, H&M offers a variety of sunglasses like these Cat Eye Sunglasses ($18) to suit your taste.


Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with quality sunscreen. Brands like Vichy and Drunk Elephant offer effective options like Vichy Capital Soleil UV+AGE Daily SPF 60 ($43) and Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 ($47) to keep your skin safe while you enjoy the great outdoors.


Keep your skin hydrated and glowing with a nourishing moisturizer. Drunk Elephant offers options like Bora Barrier Repair Cream ($90) and It’s Summer Somewhere ($39) set, perfect for replenishing your skin after a day in the sun. Don’t forget travel-friendly options like The Littles 6.0 ($95) set for on-the-go hydration.


Stay fresh-faced with makeup essentials designed for sunny days. Nudestix Nudescreen Blush Tint SPF 30 ($34) and Tower 28 SunnyDays Tinted SPF ($32) provide sun protection and a touch of colour for a natural look. Complete your makeup routine with Tower 28 BeachPlease Cream Blush ($20), Swipe Serum Concealer ($22) and JuiceBalm Set ($60) for effortless beauty on the go.


Add a chic accessory to your spring break ensemble with a stylish hat. Whether you prefer a classic design like La Vie en Rose’s Hat with Ribbon ($26) or a trendy option like Aerie’s Straw Cowboy Hat ($30), a hat not only adds flair to your outfit but also provides extra sun protection.


Pack fashionable and functional beachwear for fun in the sun. La Vie en Rose offers trendy swim options like the Palm Beach Bralette Bikini Top ($40) and High Waist Bikini Bottom ($36). Pair with the Crochet Pants ($40) or High Waist Shorts ($36) to complete the look. AE also provides comfortable yet stylish choices like the High-Waisted Relaxed Denim Short ($60),  Pool-To-Party Cover-Up Shirt ($45) and High Waisted Pool-To-Party Short ($35). Complete the look with H&M’s cool and casual Slides ($24).


For outdoor activities like tennis or golf, opt for comfortable and breathable activewear. AE’s Offline by Aerie Courtside Polo Mini Dress ($53) combines style and functionality, allowing you to move with ease while looking effortlessly chic on the court or green. If you’re planning on exploring some new hikes or trails, check out On’s Cloudmonster 2 ($230) for the ultimate comfort and support during all of your adventures.

Evening Wear

For beachside dinners, consider outfits like Dynamite’s Asymmetric Ruffled Mini Dress ($70) or Elena Tube Midi Dress ($60) for a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe. If you’re hitting the town for a night out, elevate your look with elegant pieces like Aritzia’s Dazzle Satin Bustier ($128) and Martini Satin Blouse ($88) — or Oh Polly’s ready-to-party dresses like the Embellished Strapless Evening Gown In Sage Green ($228) and Embellished Square Neck Mini Dress in Blue ($187) for a touch of glamour and style.


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