10 Essentials for an Excellent Spring Break
Ideally it’ll make you feel cute, but it won’t be so sexy or see-through that people mistake you for a watergoing prostitute.
Gauze tunic, $44
Although aerosol sunscreen can leave a filmy residue, the easy application means you'll use it more often.
Wear them during the day to the beach, or at night to a dinner on the beach.
A Carry-it-All Tote
Pick a tote in fabric so that when you return you can toss it right in the wash. This one’s cute enough to triple as a beach tote, a carry-on, and a travel purse.
Fabric tote, $49
An Everyday Dress
Wear it with flip-flops to do shopping or sight-seeing, and it can also be a coverup in a pinch. Throw on your favorite pair of wedged espadrilles for a night out on the town.
If your trip involves walking, you'll need shoes more substantial than flip-flops. These espadrilles will protect your feet.
Even if you don't wear it in your regular life, you'll feel inspired to be beachier once you feel that sun.
A Breezy Scarf
Wear it to tie back your hair or to keep the sun off your neck. (Or tie essentials like your wallet and keys into a bindle and use it as a makeshift wallet.)
A Cute Suit
During the summer you'll feel sweaty and bedraggled, but now is when you can rock a suit and feel great in it. Buy a new one for a mid-winter trip and choose a dark color or jewel tone to flatter pale skin.
Picture yourself in a convertible with the top down, applying a come-hither lipstick. These are the glasses you're wearing, right?