Spring is upon us and that means: Spring Break! Whether you are a seasoned globetrotter or planning your first getaway, our smart packing guide will make sure you will look fashion forward on your break!

Compiling the perfect spring break wardrobe comes down to choosing cute multi-wear pieces with accessories to match your margaritas.

If you are one of many of us who always fight the urge to overpack, consider travelling with a compact wheeled carry on. This saves time at the airport, saves check-in fees, and the guarantee that the airline won’t lose your bag! We all love bringing home holiday fashion finds, but nobody wants to spend their break hunting a suitcase and shopping for bare essentials, right?

Case in point: You can pack light and still have an outfit for every occasion. It’s all about layering lightweight fabrics. Leave some room to bring home some lovely souvenirs too! Choose wrinkle free, easily convertible pieces that work from day to night.

Some key essentials that work for you are smart shorts in a neutral color or a bold print, paired with cropped tops and a soft denim shirt that can double as a light jacket in the evening. Flat sandals work with this combination for daytime sightseeing, while adding strappy sandals and a pair of statement earrings instantly upgrade it for evening dinners.

Maxi dresses and jumpsuits are great for an easy transition between day and evening and can be dressed up with simple accessories like a statement bag, a sunhat and heels. Light kaftan style dresses do double duty as beach cover-ups as well.

And speaking of the beach: don’t forget to bring a smart bathing suit and a high-grade SPF! Low sandals, sunglasses, a sunhat, and a versatile cover-up make it easy to take a break from reading and relaxing on the beach to get a cooling ice cream on the boulevard.

flatlay with bathing suit, hat, sandals, books, bag and misc beach items on an aqua background

Remember that if you’re planning to travel with just a carry-on, you won’t be able to pack any liquids over 100ml in your luggage. Look out for travel size toiletries in the supermarket, or take a pack of refillable bottles and fill with your favorites. Going to a tropical location? Make sure to bring a small bottle of mosquito repellent and pain killers just to be sure. Sunscreen and shampoo can all be bought on location and their formulations are adapted for the climate and water quality of your spring break location. Keep the liquids in the required plastic bag after you pass security in case lid or a flip top pops in transit. Nobody needs spilled shampoo on favorite pieces!

Don’t forget: Once you’ve packed your bag, gather your travel documents, cash, credit cards, insurance and hotel/contact information and decide whether to keep them all in one place, or split them between your carry-on and your handbag. Take pictures of all documents and keep them on your phone for easy access and backup.

In-flight accessories like a travel pillow, light blanket, eye mask, headphones and/or earplugs can make longer flights much more comfortable so you can arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to…

Enjoy your break!  

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