With spring break just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what to pack. From days by the pool to nights out on the town, it can be easy to overthink exactly what you'll be needing. But don't let your plans get the best of you — just stick to the essentials! When packing, reach for items that you know you'll be using. You don't want to be remembered as the girl who packed three different club dresses and zero bikini bottoms (guilty).
Before you break out your suitcase, be sure to think critically about what you'll actually be doing on your vacation. If you're going to be hitting the pool more than you'll be hitting the gym, then feel free to leave your sneakers at home. They're just going to take up room in your bag. By itemizing your time, and being completely honest with yourself, your spring break packing will go so much more smoothly. For instance, do you really need two pairs of heels, five bras, six necklaces, and three purses? Unless you're going away for more than a week, I highly doubt it. Keep things simple by sticking to your wardrobe essentials this spring break. Wondering what you should be packing? Here are seven vacation essentials that you'll definitely be needing this spring break.
What's a vacation without a killer swimsuit? Make sure to pack yourself a few options just in case.
2. Fun Shorts
Denim Shorts, $19.99, H&M | Printed Tribal Shorts, $39, Nordstrom | Pink Polka Dot Shorts, $44.50, Torrid | White Shorts, $49.95, American Eagle
Cute shorts are a must-have for any warm-weather vacation. They're perfect for shopping, a day at the beach, or even a backyard barbecue.
3. Beach Bag
Tapestry Bag, $32.87, Billabong | Floral Backpack, $40, Roxy | Navy Tote Bag, $18.99, Target
From sunscreen to water bottles and everything in-between, you have to have a cute place to stash all of your stuff.
Keep your gorgeous eyes protected from the sun's harsh rays by donning a pair of show-stopping shades.
Straw Hat, $15.90, Forever 21 | Floral Snapback, $29.95, Pacsun | Floppy Hat, $28, Asos
Rough hair day? Cover it up with hat. Not only will it save your messy locks, but it's an instant style upgrade.
Sandals that can go from day-to-night are integral for any spring breaker.
7. Casual Dresses
Palm Tree Print Dress, $24.90, Forever 21 | Moon Print Dress, $48, Asos | White Dress, $190, Asos | Floral Dress, $17.99, H&M
Whether you need them as a swimsuit coverup or for a fun night out, these easy dresses are perfect for any occasion.
Now go drink something tropical and prepare for a week of relaxing — you deserve it.
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