Written by Olivia McLean
Spring break is probably the most highly anticipated college “holiday.” Preparations begin months ahead of time and include finding the perfect wardrobe for a week-long vacation.
Since most of spring break will be spent either on the beach sipping piña coladas or partying until the sun comes up, it’s more likely that us girls are going to want to wear something breathable.
Bandeau tops, crop tops and bralets will definitely be seen in abundance this year. They show a lot of skin, but still cover enough so that no one will be complaining. They can be found at popular retailers such as PacSun and Topshop.
As for bottoms, high-waisted shorts haven’t gone anywhere. They were a staple last year and they’re sure to make a comeback this spring. The same goes for DIY-inspired denim shorts. Destroyed, frayed shorts bring an edge to any outfit and looks great with almost any type of shirt. Another style of shorts growing in popularity are scalloped shorts. They’re cute for hanging out during the day or going out to dinner since they tend to look a bit more dressier than most styles. White lace scalloped shorts are especially popular since they add a girly flare to an outfit.
Sun dresses are a favorite go-to item for a lot of girls. They’re loose fitting, but still accentuate curves in all the right places. They also come in different lengths, so if you feel like showing some leg, opt for a shorter dress, and if you’re going for the long and flowing look, pick a longer one. Bright, colorful wedge heels go great with sun dresses as well as thin sandals.
A girl can never have too many bathing suits, and the best thing about them is that they don’t have to match another piece of clothing. Bathing suits can be matching or the top and bottom can be of contrasting patterns. Some girls like bold, funky prints while others prefer solid colors. Whichever you choose, a big, floppy sun hat and flip flops (Old Navy ones are the best) should complete the beach outfit.
If you’re going somewhere like Panama City Beach or Miami, you know you’ll be doing some walking. T-strap sandals are cost efficient and aren’t too rough on your feet. They come in different colors, so buy a few pairs to go along with different ensembles.
Overall, it’s best not to over-think your spring break wardrobe since most of the time no one will be focused on what you’re wearing. It’s a time for relaxation and a getaway from school, so be sure to make this spring break a memorable one.