8 Must-Haves To Pack For The Perfect Spring Getaway
Although we often associate weekend getaways with summer (read: SPF, the beach, crisp cocktails), spring is just as great of a time for an impromptu weekend trip. In other words, it's time to start planning your mini vacation to that cute little town, that gorgeous woodland oasis, or beachside cottage. Bring on all those spring three-day weekends!
But when it comes to packing for a shorter trip, you might be asking yourself "what do I absolutely need?" You never want to leave behind that one important thing, but you also don't want to over-pack and be saddled with too much baggage. That's why we teamed up with the cozy shoe experts at UGG to create the ultimate spring packing checklist to encourage you to finally book that getaway you’ve been dreaming of.
To give you a brief preview, we have some pad-around-town touring sandals, instant camera gear for memory-making, tech accessories to stay connected, and even some hydrating beauty products for the ride. All you have to do is plan your great escape and pack your carry-on. Trust us — you'll be enjoying the journey too much to ask "are we there yet?”
1. The Travel-Friendly Shoes
Whether you're taking a plane, riding a train, or lounging in the back seat of a car to get to your destination, these super-comfy, faux patent leather Poppy flip-flops are the footwear you need. A millennial pink hue will keep you looking and feeling every bit the cool person you are.
Poppy Flip-Flop, $60; Dillards.com
2. The On-The-Go Photo Printer
Prynt’s pocket-size printer hooks into your phone and allows you to print out your favorite vacation memories in an instant. Customize your favorites with frames, stickers, and designs right on the app. Better yet, it fits right in your carry-on.
Prynt Pocket SmartPhone Photo Printer, $150; urbanoutfitters.com
3. The Bag Organizers
Prevent all your tech cords from tangling in your weekend bag with these adorable magnetic clips. Each one features an uplifting compliment to keep you feeling sunny (and inspired) on your spring break. Good vibes only.
Magnetic Keepers Compliment Set, $20; bando.com
4. The Protective Camera Case
Instax cameras are for making memories wherever (and whenever). Keep your camera safe in style with this hard-shell case. Best part? You can sling its adorable daisy-embellished strap over your neck or across your shoulder for easy carrying.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Daisy Hard-Shell Camera Case, $26; urbanoutfitters.com
5. The Wireless Speaker
Your spring getaway playlist doesn’t need to be confined to your car. This cheeky, polka dot print wireless speaker allows you to bring your jams from poolside to hotel suite. Plus, it holds a charge for a full 10 hours.
Compact Portable Wireless Speaker, $60; katespade.com
6. The Go-Everywhere (And Anywhere) Sandals
When you want to explore your spring destination, you need footwear that won’t let you down. Thankfully, the UGG Kari sandal with shock-absorbing insoles are like memory foam for your feet. Plus, the pop of color and painted edge will keep you on-trend for spring.
Kari Sandals, $110; Dillards.com
7. The Mirror-Meets-Battery Pack
There’s almost nothing worse than a dead phone battery than when you’re just about to share a vacay Instagram Story. Lucky for you, this sleek mirrored compact doubles as a phone charger as well as vessel for your pre-photo touch-ups. Just plug your phone into this bad boy with a USB whenever it needs a boost, and you're in business.
Pearl Compact Mirror + USB Battery, $30; hypershop.com
8. The Hydrating Travel Mask Kit
FYI: Your skin deserves a vacation, too. These cult-favorite hydrating masks for lips, eyes, and face ensure that travel doesn’t damage your rosy vacation glow. It's the perfect activity for when you run out of podcasts and books and are sick of your playlist.
On The Fly Travel Treatment Kit, $20; nordstrom.com
This post is sponsored by UGG.
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