The whiteboard on your dorm room door has a countdown — and the days before Spring Break are dwindling. And while plane and train tickets are booked, and plans are set, there is still an empty suitcase in your closet just waiting to be packed. While we know you wouldn’t forget to pack a bathing suit for Mexico, a scarf for Vail, or sandals for Florida, there are other musts you might forget, and Her Campus has you covered, no matter what you’re doing with this precious week off from textbooks, Blackboard and lectures.
For the “Typical” Spring Break
Puerto Rico, Cancun, Miami, Cabo san Lucas, The Bahamas and Bermuda are just some of the places that come to many people’s minds when they think of a traditional spring break. But no matter which warm weather location you’re going to, you’ll probably need the essentials below.
To follow your ocean dip
Trust me, that all-inclusive you’re going to, it’s not going to have a soft, bold towel like this Victoria’s Secret PINK Beach Towel. So treat yourself to one of these so that you can always find your place in the sun. $19.50
Add an extra boost of style to your bikini look with this Snake Print Dip Dye Scarf from LOFT. It will look absolutely adorable any way you wear it on the beach. $34.50
A hairy situation
Get a whole medicine cabinet full of hair care in one bottle with black 15in1— it shines, protects, conditions and much more! If you want beachy locks like Whitney Port (who’s been known to use the miracle hair treatment product) then look no further! $10 for 1 oz, $20 for 3.3 oz.
Way better than a school bag
We don’t need to remind you to bring sunscreen, magazines, and your iPod. However we will remind you to bring a on-trend neon beach bag, like this Xhilaration Orange Neon Print Tote. $17.99
Kick back and relax
With long days on the beach and long nights out, you’ll need a shoe that can keep up with you — and not contribute to you breaking that nasty 50 lb. weight restriction from TSA. The Ecote Shimmery Knot Thong Sandal will keep you looking stylish throughout the day. $29
Odds are you probably need a new makeup bag. How quickly they get covered in powder, spilled nail polish, and cracked eyeshadow. This Snake Print cosmetic case will get your makeup vacation ready! $16.50
There is perhaps nothing worse to forget on Spring Break than a pair of cheap sunglasses you don’t mind if you lose or break. Check out Forever 21’s collection of shades, including these Round Sunglasses which you won’t mind if you squash in your bag on the trip home. $5.80
Be careful and don’t forget!
Water and sand are among a long list of threats to your digital camera during Spring Break. Trust us when we say, this is the time to go retro with a Kodak Funsaver (yes, they still sell them). You’ll thank us when you have beach shots — and when you see a girl crying because she can no longer turn her digital camera on.
$9.98 for 2
You’ll definitely be indulging in beverages on the beach, and what better way to distinguish which drink is yours than with Her Campus’s Classy Koozie? $3
Love your locks
You may love the sun and pool, but your hair doesn’t as much. Give your hair the break it deserves with Hairtrition products from Zotos. Stock up on shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment and hairspray before your trip so that your hair can indulge in Phyto-Keratin, which will smooth and hydrate it, as well as protect it from damage. Bonus: Between your tan, relaxed demeanor, and lustrous hair you’ll look the best you ever have! $8