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These 10 Sustainable Spring Break Styles Will Prove You Can Look Good While Loving the Earth

Spring break is officially here and I know you couldn’t be any more excited to bust out of the lecture hall and hit up the beach with your besties. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably on the hunt for some new clothes & accessories to rock (and ‘gram!) during your vacay. Whether you’re searching for a cute swimsuit, a perfect spring dress, or beach necessities like sunnies, these eco-friendly options will add a feel-good factor to your spring break look.

A must-have tropical bathing suit
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Alyned Together

Every body is a beach body, and this inclusive swimwear collection is perfect for all of us. Not only is this line size-inclusive (from XS to 3X), but it’s eco-responsible, too, made from 80 to 90 percent recycled polyester. Plus, you have to admit that this tropical print swimsuit from Alyned Together is an absolute must for any spring break beach trip. 

Shop now: $59, Samantha One-Piece Palm Court Floral 

The classic floral dress
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H&M

I know, florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But you definitely need this fun and frilly chiffon dress from the H&M Conscious line. Plus, it’s made with partly recycled polyester, so you can do some good while looking great. 

Shop now: $34.99, Chiffon Dress 

A standout cover-up
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Summersalt

This relaxed take on a button-down shirt will give your beach look an effortlessly chic vibe. The best part? Summersalt is all about protecting the environment and keeping their apparel high quality by using beautiful recycled textiles. I consider that a win-win for the environment and your beach days. 

Shop now: $75, The All Buttoned Up Cover-Up

 

A bright matching set
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H&M

I’m obsessed with this P.E NATION x H&M loungewear set (or activewear if you’re going hiking!) from H&M Conscious. I love a matching set, especially a pink one, but even better: all of the materials are either partly or completely recycled.  

Shop now: $24.99, Padded Bikini Top; $24.99, Cycling Shorts

 

A pair of comfy shoes
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Joy and Mario

As much as you may want to fill your whole carry on with swimsuits, don’t forget one pair of comfortable footwear. These sneakers from Joy and Mario are manufactured using natural or recycled materials and fabrics, and even uses elements, like non-toxic glue, that are both environmentally friendly and water-soluble. Cute and eco-friendly? Count me in. 

Shop now: $65, The Hawaiano 

 

Beach-ready sunnies
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I Want Proof

A trip to the ocean isn’t complete without a stylish pair of sunnies. This beautiful pair from I Want Proof is perfect for the beach since they have polarized anti-reflective lenses and are water-and sweat-resistant. The best part? They’re handcrafted from cotton-based acetate and sustainably sourced wood, so they’re also good for the environment. 

Shop now: $90, Goodson Acetate Sunglasses

A statement swimsuit
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Reformation

Sustainable brand, Reformation, is known for using a combination of deadstock, textiles made from renewable plant materials, and recycled or regenerated fabrics like ECONYL® for their swimwear. And while their swimsuits are eco-friendly, they’re also bold and fun, like this show-stopping strapless, fully smocked bikini set, which you will totally rock at the beach.

Shop now: $78, Tide Bikini Top; $78, Ventura Bikini Bottom 

A fresh spring dress
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Reformation

During spring break, it’s fun to sport some fresh prints, like this lemon-print midi length, v-neck wrap dress. Plus, this Reformation dress is made from flax, which uses no water and emits one-fourth the carbon as cotton per pound of fiber, so you’ll be doing some good for the environment while looking super stylish.

Shop now: $218, Veronika Dress

A pair of slip-on sneakers
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Rothy's

Rothy’s has always responsibly manufactured their shoes, carefully crafting each pair from repurposed water bottles. They’re knit to shape for minimum waste and maximum comfort. This pair of coral slip-on sneakers are the perfect pop of color for your spring break wardrobe, plus they can double as slippers in your hotel room!

Shop now: $125, The Sneaker – Coral

The essential beach bag
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Baggu

If you’re going to the beach during spring break, it’s important to choose a tote bag that’s easily packable, like this adorable one from Baggu. Thankfully, Baggu’s reusable bags are designed not only for people but for the planet. Their mission to minimize waste and use sustainable materials in their products makes it the perfect addition to your eco-friendly spring break style. 

Shop now: $52, Cloud Bag

 

Have a great (and sustainable!) spring break!

Emily Veith was previously the Branded Content Copywriter at Her Campus, where she works to create fun and engaging native editorial and social content. Emily has also authored political articles for Restless Magazine and numerous inspirational and empowering pieces for Project Wednesday. When she isn't writing, she can be found flying off to her next adventure, attempting new recipes, listening to one of her infinite playlists on Spotify, or cuddling with her dogs. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @emilycveith.
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