spring break packing essentials

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With spring in the air and warmer weather around the corner, I wanted to put together a spring break/beach getaway packing checklist for anyone getting ready for an upcoming vacation or warmer weather! My husband and I are heading to Florida where we will board a cruise ship to the ABC islands in the Caribbean in a few weeks. I’ve listed a few of the essentials I’m taking with me. Even if you’re not planning to jump on a plane to head to warmer weather, I’ve put together the ultimate spring checklist that you can always wear as a staple in your warm weather wardrobe! These items are 100% MUST HAVES for any oceanfront destination: my favorite pom pom fedora sunhat, trending swimwear and cover-ups, beach bags, my favorite beauty products for the sun, and much more necessities! I've broken down the packing list by category and listed some of my favorite trending items this spring.



...is never something I’m super enthused about shopping for. Anybody with me on that? But lately I’m into the super cute high-waisted bikinis that are on trend. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites. Of course, some of these suits made my spring break checklist!


...are a basic fashion statement when going on vacation to the beach or just to the pool. If you find one that isn’t too sheer, it can even double as a day dress or dinner dress.

Sun Dresses

...A fun long flowy maxi dress is a favorite of mine for spring. Maxi dresses are so easy to style because you don’t need to worry about pairing things together and they are comfortable for those warmer nights - just throw on a cute pair of wedges or sandals and you favorite pair of statement earrings. Dresses are just so easy to wear and be comfortable in


...are a must to protect your eyes from those strong sun rays. If sunglasses are a necessity, why not make them fun and add some spunk to your outfit. I always pack a few options for my trips. I just got this Quay pair and I have to say they are so fashionable and just under $60. If you’re packing for a trip or for spring break I think these heart-shaped sunglasses are so fun and only $14!!


...Wedges, espadrilles and sandals are a MUST in spring! Espadrilles are so in this season. What’s better than a comfortable shoe that you can actually walk in and still look fashionable at the same time?! These espadrilles by Marc Fisher are the shoe of the season! Every girl needs a good pair of wedges. Let’s face it, heels can be so uncomfortable, but wedges give us that extra length to our legs while still being able to walk around…. HALLELUJAH!!!! I've also listed some go to beach flip flops and my favorite Tory Burch sandal that comes in a ton of colors and will go with everything.


...are something that is a MUST when traveling to warmer climates where the sun is the strongest. So why not add to your wardrobe with a piece that not only protects your face, but is cute too? This pom pom sunhat is one of my favorites and just under $25 at Nordstrom. They also have free shipping and returns!

Statement Earrings

...are the number one way to dress up any outfit from a night out to adding to a casual beach day with your bikini. The brighter, bigger, or more colorful the bigger the POP of your outfit. My favorite statement earrings are the ones listed below from Baublebar. These simple white ones and these simple blush tassel earrings are a must have for any outfit. I like to travel with all my jewelry in one safe spot - this is my favorite jewelry travel case.


...Whether you’re looking to snag the perfect beach clutch or a good straw tote there are some super cute options this season that seem to be trending every spring. I love this petite Clare V. dupe that I found for under $50 and will be packing this exact one for my trip!

Beach Beauty Products

...Here are some easy to pack beauty travel essentials for your beach destination. Of course don’t forget your sunscreen! As a nurse, I am huge on sun safety. Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are a spring and summer MUST to keep your skin healthy from the strong sun. My favorite summer lip balm with SPF and my favorite sunless self-tanning wipes are 100% going with me on my trip.

Comment below and let me know what your spring packing must haves are! Let me know what you would like to see a packing list of next :)

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