Everything about spring break is great – except the packing part. College Lifestyles help you out with these must-haves for any spring break, whether you’re headed to the beach, to the mountains, or just staying home. (Hey, planning a staycation is hard work!)
Retro-inspired swimsuits are so in right now, so start your spring break right with this classy red-polka-dot bikini (1). A spray-on sunscreen (2)keeps your skin protected and is quick to put on, so you can make the most of your time at the beach. For those moments when the beach is just a bit too chilly, bring along a cute mesh cover-up (3). And if the sun’s too bright? This year’s subtle cat-eye sunglasses (4) flatter most face shapes. Don’t forget a pair of gladiator sandals (5)! Flip-flops are great, but gladiators will take you from the beach to lunch to a hot, tropical night on the town.
Taking a staycation this spring break? Pull up Netflix Instant and stock up on some un-buttered microwave popcorn (1), and spice it up with a spoonful of Nutella, some paprika, or these other fun toppings. If you’d rather catch up on your reading, the much buzzed-about Hunger Games (2) opens on March 23rd, so now’s the perfect time to catch up. You’ve probably got a blanket and some pillows already to lounge in, but don’t neglect your feet! We like a pair of fuzzy slippers (4), which are the ultimate luxury even when it’s warm outside. Of course, spring break is also a great time to catch up on summer internship hunting, so get a head start by buying a set of stylish yet professional thank-you notes to send after all those interviews. But you’re on vacation, so you don’t have to start dressing professionally just yet. Take a beauty risk with some daring nail decals (5), and impress all your friends at school by telling them you did it yourself. Just kidding.
Snow Bunny Must-Haves:
Are you enjoying your last few weeks of winter this spring break? Your first must-have is a loop scarf (1), which keeps you hot on the runway and in real life. Since you are on vacation, add a little luxury to your life by splurging on some indulgent hot chocolate (2) – this one from Ghirardelli is flavored “Double Chocolate.” Make sure to keep your drink hot in this adorable eco-friendly penguin thermos (3). Since we know you’ll be a texting diva even on the slopes, invest in a pair of high-tech gloves (4), which let you play on your touchscreen phone without ever taking them off. Finally, all that cold winter air will dry out your skin, so help keep your face smooth with an intensely hydrating moisturizing cream (5).
Sasha Graffagna is a junior at New York University studying Journalism and Comparative Literature. She is currently on exchange at La Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.