Spring Break Essentials.

It’s finally starting to look and feel a bit like spring here in the District with blooming cherry blossom trees and lots of sunny days. For my college friends, that means spring break is finally upon us — or if you’re not in school anymore, March is still the perfect time to give yourself a little downtime. Whether you’re heading to the beach, like Cait, spending a few days seeing the sites in the city, or indulging in a staycation (like myself), we rounded up some budget-friendly items to add to your packing wishlist.


Spring Break Essentials // For the Beach.

Cait spent her version of spring break by the ocean in Mexico on a girls’ trip to Tulum and Cancun. A beach trip like this calls for adorable swimsuits, a comfy towel to lounge on and, of course, plenty of sunscreen.

Spring Break Essentials // For the Beach.

COOLA sunscreen spray // Old Navy slide sandal // Bauble Bar earrings
// Essie gel nail polish  // One piece swimsuit // Wrap bikini // Anthropologie romper //
Beach towel // St. Tropez bronzing mousse  // 
Ray-Ban sunglasses


Spring Break Essentials // For Exploring a New City.

Traveling in the city always means lots of long days and tons of walking. If you’re headed for the city, look for comfortable pieces, fun layers and easy beauty products that will stay all day.

Spring Break Essentials // For Exploring a New City.

Living proof dry shampoo // Denim Jacket // Madewell denim // Pixi makeup setting spray
// BaubleBar earrings // Chelsea booties // Fossil crossbody bag //
Yes To makeup removing wipes // Lomography instant camera // Madewell dress


Spring Break Essentials // For the Staycation.

I’m spending most of my spring break here in D.C. to do some writing. If you can’t get away this month, take a weekend to relax with some face masks, easy outfits and a good book. Spring Break Essentials // For the Staycation.

Madewell tee  // J. Crew denim // Urbanears headphones // Origins charcoal mask
// Kate Spade notebook  // Lush bath bomb // Madewell dress //
Swing Time by Zadie Smith // Essie gel nail polish // Forever 21 cutout flats

What are your spring break plans?

Photo Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 

  • Shannon

    Your pictures look great! Thanks for the tips :)

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    I’m so glad one pieces are in haha : ) And you’ve got every spring break covered!!
    xo, http://www.lovekimber.com

  • Sarah Jean

    I am in love with this year’s fashion and accessories! Finally a year that is classy and pretty!

  • Michelle/cocowouldapprove.com

    Great choices, wish I was going on Spring Break

  • I love how you broke this down. The hat in the beach picture is so cute! :)

  • That “do not disturb” hat never gets old! Definitely perfect for spring break :) xo, sharon


  • I need it all! I miss spring break haha.

  • Jasmyne Nguyen

    You got all the possibilities covered! These are the perfect essentials for spring break!

  • Instyle Beads

    The Beach wear tips for spring is awesome. You can also try these Beach Wear Trends 2017

  • Chelsea Padgett

    I can’t wait for Spring! Love all the accessories you found.

    Chelsea || http://www.binkiesandbaubles.com

  • effortlesseverydaystyle

    The towel the earrings the sunscreen i’ll take it all!

  • Aarika Chilson

    Thanks for sharing all the “essentials” for spring break fun! I love that you included a STAYCATION! Awesome. Cheers!