Spring Break Packing on a Budget

For the students here at Connecticut College, spring break is only two weeks away. As I prepared for my trip to Palm Springs, I find myself wanting a whole new wardrobe. But for those of us on a budget, I narrowed down my favorite must-have pieces for this spring break season and compiled them into a list for you ladies! Here are some fashion-forward items that won't break the bank. Happy shopping!


This strapless bikini is perfect for laying in the sun and because it is only $10.00, get a few and mix and match tops and bottoms for several different beach looks.


This off the shoulder striped dress is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are browsing the outlet malls or going out for dinner with friends, you can dress it up or down with some heels and a cute cross body bag.


Two-piece sets are a must this season. Between shorts, pants, and skirts with matching tops, you cannot go wrong with how many combinations these sets can create.


Every girl needs a comfy cropped t-shirt and what could be better than having the same $5.00 shirt in 7 colors! Wear these cute tops with high-waisted shorts for a casual look or a skirt and denim jacket for a night out.


Speaking of shorts, these $15.00 distressed denim shorts are perfect to put over bikini bottoms or a day at Coachella.


To transform your look from day to night, throw on these nude block heels from Amazon. The chunky heel provides support in order to dance the night away and the patent leather makes these shoes indestructible.


Personally, I love being under the sun 24/7 but for those of us who need a little bit of shade, this floppy straw hat is a must-have.


And of course, no outfit is complete without accessories. Here are a few pieces that will elevate any look while on vacation.