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Tropical Spring Break Packing Tips

‘Tis the season for winter weather, midterms, and daydreams of warm sunshine! With late night study sessions becoming almost a daily occurrence and Spring Break just around the corner, it’s likely that we are all facing the inevitable packing struggle. Here’s a list of packing essentials to keep in mind so that you’re well prepared for your tropical spring retreat!  




1. Swimsuit

If you decide to go down south to warmer areas for Spring Break, you’ll probably be diving into the ocean, lounging by the pool, and soaking up some sunshine with your friends. Swimsuits are a necessity for all of these activities! A halter-style top is classic and flatters all body types. Or, try packing a brightly-colored option to get into the fun, festive Spring Break spirit!



2. Cover-Ups

Cover-ups are always a convenient addition to wear over a swimsuit when you’re not in the water or to help you stay warm once the sun sets. They come in various styles, and they pair perfectly over a bikini or one-piece bathing suit.



3. Sunglasses

Not only do shades protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays, but they also are a fantastic fashion accessory to any Spring Break outfit. Be creative with your lens color; there is no need to stick to basic brown hues. Try gradient or blue-tinted lenses! Be sure to always stash a pair of sunglasses in your purse for easy access once the plane lands in your tropical destination!



4. Flip Flops

By mid-afternoon, beaches become an actual pain to walk on, as the sand gets super hot from the sun. But, a solid pair of patterned flip-flops are a wonderful way to protect your feet and add style, all at the same time!



5. Night Outfits

It’s a good idea to bring at least one or two dressier options to wear to dinners or parties at night. When else would you have the chance to get all dolled up? Sundresses or white jeans paired with an off-the-shoulder blouse are awesome and easy outfits, and don’t forget to pack a light sweater or jacket!



6. Tops

It would be wise to bring a few extra tops to change into throughout the day, as some will eventually get wet or stained. Make sure to pack both long- and short-sleeved tops to have variety and in case the weather changes unpredictably.


7. Shorts

One or two pairs of denim shorts are essential when traveling for Spring Break. Plus, they are versatile enough to dress down during the day with sneakers and glam up at night with an awesome pair of wedges!




When traveling for a week, it might be hard to narrow down which skincare and makeup products to bring along with you. Rather than grabbing full-sizes of everything you own, choose your favorite options and narrow their quantities down to the amount you would need only for a week.


1. Deodorant

Antiperspirant, aluminum-free deodorant is the number one product we suggest to bring on any vacation. Steer clear from the spray deodorants, and choose either a stick or roll-on deodorant for strong coverage in that blistering heat!



2. Face Wash

Face wash is a necessity in everyone’s daily routine, and it helps keep breakouts at bay. However, the bottles are often too large to carry on the plane for a short getaway. Visit your local pharmacy to buy small, travel size, empty plastic bottles to fill with your favorite face wash. A travel size bottle for one week should be just enough!



3. Sunscreen/Tanning Lotion

Spring Break is a great time to get a tan, but you need to protect yourself from getting burnt. A good ratio of sunscreen and tanning lotion will provide the perfect coverage and give you a beautiful glow all at the same time. Make sure to select a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least forty to keep yourself safe.



4. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel is a natural, healing, and anti-inflammatory product that is an outstanding addition to anyone’s suitcase, and it is readily available in any drug store. Remember to apply it after a long day in the sun to moisturize and soothe your skin.


5. Waterproof Makeup

Traveling to a beach doesn’t mean we girls can’t bring our makeup, but we should opt for the water-proof options of our favorite products, instead of our regular, heavy-coverage choices. We can still be dolled up even when we are by the beach or in the water!


6. Feminine Hygiene Products

Always better to be on the safe side! Be sure to pack your pads, tampons, or whatever you prefer for your trip.



We hope this comprehensive list of essentials reduced some of your packing procrastination and anxiety, setting your Spring Break off on a relaxed and fun note! Enjoy your tropical getaways!

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