A la Mode: Spring Break

Whether students are currently on strict diets or are working out as if they were planning to compete in Rio for the 2016 Olympics, we are all getting ready for our one and only free week in March: spring break. Can you believe that spring break is less than a few weeks away?

For many, spring break is the peak of the spring semester, a short break that gives students the chance to journey away from work, class and all the responsibilities that go along with it. For an entire week, students are free to do as they please. Spring break is about temporarily escaping all obligations. A well deserved week of freedom.

As a fashionista, the first question I ask myself is, “what am I going to wear?” Let me first begin by giving you a piece of advice: do not buy anything before spring break. Why? Trust me, you already have everything you need to make that week a memorable one. Furthermore, spring break vacations can be expensive and you don’t want to spend all of your week-in-paradise savings on your wardrobe.

Here are your spring break essentials:

Swimwear: The number one trend for swimsuits this season is the high-waist style, which is going to give you a retro look. It might not be comfortable for everyone but it is definitely worth trying. You can also opt for the one-piece swimsuit that was seen everywhere on the runways this season. This is good news for those of you that are not fans of the typical bikini-style.

Espadrilles: With fashion, what’s old is always new. Keep in mind that espadrilles can be casual but also classy. Many designers such as Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo decided to change the stereotype of the espadrilles. I know I’m scaring you with those high-name designers but trust me, popular stores will soon come up with their own versions at a reasonable price.

Color: Spring break fashion is anything but boring. Color equals fun, so embrace the endless options. Bring out the joy and happiness this spring break through your colorful ensembles. Don’t be afraid to go overboard. Be bright and bold.

Hats: XXL should be the size of your hat. The bigger the better. It might not be easy to pack but at least it will protect your eyes and keep the sun out of your face.

Night on the town outfit: Most likely you will have at least one night out on the town. It could be to a dinner with friends or to the club, so be sure to pack at least one dressier outfit. I always bring with me a little black dress; you can never go wrong with this classic wardrobe staple.

Jacket or sweater: This depends on your destination. Personally, I’m not going anywhere near the sun during spring break. No Panama City or Cancun for me, just New York. So if you find yourself to be in the same situation, bring a jacket, scarf and everything you need to protect yourself from the cold weather of the north.

This is supposed to be a stress free week for you, so don’t overthink the details. Enjoy!

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