Once the holidays have passed and the new year is well underway, the itch for a break somewhere warm and relaxing is on most people’s minds. That’s why places like Southern California, Hawaii, and other warm and sunny locales are some of the top destinations people migrate to when it’s time for a vacation or a spring break trip. For those who have plans that involve palm trees, make sure to pack a few pieces of luxury designer swimwear and get inspired by these cute spring break dresses and outfits ideas. Whether you’re packing for Cancun or for a local beach getaway, these trendy spring outfits will be perfect for every occasion.
Jumpsuits and Sandals with a Metallic Twist
Jumpsuits are effortlessly chic, easy to wear, and can be worn for nearly every beach occasion. Whether it’s seaside drinks or shopping along the boardwalk, it is a must-have for your packing list. Pair a jumpsuit with stylish beach sandals in a neutral tone and a beach bag. Then, add on delicate, metallic jewelry, a floppy hat, and a pair of sunglasses for a polished finish. This type of outfit offers a lot for less. Save room in the suitcase and pack one or two jumpsuits that catch your eye for spring break fashion.
An option like the Periwinkle Madi Jumpsuit will fit right in with the background of your spring vacation. The color echoes the blue skies and endless days of sunshine you’ll experience when at your favorite beach location. The tie at the waist and tapered pant leg provides structure to keep the look casual yet refined. For a different cut and more playful design, the Lola Nora Jumpsuit offers a fun polka dot print with slits on the pant legs, making it a stand out piece. Either way, you don’t have to worry about matching tops and bottoms when wearing a jumpsuit; it’s all taken care of in one cute outfit.
Where to wear it: This fashionable combination is effortlessly cool and comfortable enough to wear for any leisurely daytime activity.
Maxi Dress with Wedges and Statement Earrings
For a night out or a special occasion while on spring break, a maxi dress can easily go from casual to upscale by swapping out different shoes and beach accessories. Choose a bold color with interesting fabric detailing for a dressier evening look and stick with muted shades and clean lines during the day. Trendy wedges and an eye-catching pair of earrings such as the Vix Link Earrings or an armful of bangles also help to create a cohesive outfit.
The Margot Erin Long Dress is a stunning option to add to your spring break packing list that will lend itself easily to compliments. The black and ivory polka-dotted floral designs and copper-colored stem details offer a unique twist on a neutral look. This dress is sure to fit in with whatever warm-weather setting you find yourself in. The thin straps and slit on the leg give movement to the dress and keep it tastefully sexy.
Another beautiful selection for a spring break vacation is the Black Fran Long Dress. Equally as beautiful as the Margot Erin design, the vertical stitching and tasseled front tie add unique details to this classic dress. Like with jumpsuits, maxi dresses are the perfect spring break dresses to pack and they also leave plenty of room for more clothing options. Choose a couple of your favorites and keep it simple when it comes to planning your spring break outfits.
Where to wear it: Chic and classy is the allure of this outfit. It’s ideal for a sit-down dinner or drinks on the patio, followed by dancing into the night or listening to live music.
Flowy Pants and Wrap Top with Gladiator Sandals
Even when traveling to top spring break destinations, the nights can become cooler, which calls for layering options that help you transition from day to night. Keep things streamlined with monochromatic colors like the Off White Juliana Top and White Dani Pant. Then, add a few extra options by switching out tops in alternative colors to get more wear out of the pants.
The breezy feel and front slit of the design make these elegant pants versatile enough to also wear with a bodysuit or strapless top for a sleek look. Pair with a lightweight scarf or cardigan to wear over the shoulders if the nights are breezy. By choosing various color and pattern combinations, you can create multiple outfits with just a few pieces. To complete the outfit, gladiator sandals in a metallic or neutral shade add a dressy finish.
Where to wear it: This relaxed and elegant combination works for both day and night. Wear it on a sunset cruise or any other special event you may have planned during your spring break vacation.
Classic White Paired with Denim and Trendy Sneakers
You can never go wrong with wearing black or white. An elegant white blouse is a staple that works with any color and style of bottoms, but denim keeps things casual enough for the beach. The subtle draping of the Off White Dora Blouse pairs nicely with denim cutoff shorts or cuffed jeans plus your favorite sneakers. It’s simple, classic, and perfect to wear whether you’re taking a bike tour, setting sail for the day, or headed down to the boardwalk.
Delicate hoop earrings or a pair of diamond studs add the right amount of polish for wherever the day takes you. When packing spring break clothes, think casual and comfortable meet chic and stylish. You don’t have to choose one over the other. By selecting quality pieces that are versatile to wear both day and night, you can create multiple looks with only a few items.
Where to wear it: These classic pieces offer a fashionable, low-key appeal that works for navigating urban areas and hiking along oceanside trails.
Swimwear, Cover Ups, and Sandals for the Beach
Although you may mix up your vacation itinerary and spend time away from the water, it’s likely that most days you’ll end up on the sand. As you’re packing for a beach vacation, make sure to bring enough swimsuits. For beach lounging and shoreside activities, a bandeau bikini or triangle bikini top is an optimal choice, but if you plan for cliffside hikes, biking, snorkeling, or other physical activities, you may also want to pack a one piece swimsuit as an alternative.
Since they store easily, slip in several of your favorites to wear throughout your trip and pair with cover ups that you can wear to the beach, spa, pool, or whenever you’re relaxing outside. Beach cover ups like the Burgundy Embroidery Kimono and Ava Vintage Tunic are breezy and lightweight, but appropriate to wear over your bikini when you want to take a break from the water. They embody the vacation vibe and are essential when planning cute spring break outfits.
Elevate Your Spring Break Style
Spring break is a time to let loose and venture outside your comfort zone, so why wouldn’t that include your wardrobe? Since you’re escaping to somewhere warm, what you wear likely isn’t typical of your current day-to-day fashion. Have fun and mix and match different prints, colors, and styles and make the most of your vacation wardrobe with multiple options that last you the whole week.
Put Prints Front and Center
Even if solids are better aligned with your style comfort zone, prints can be a fun way to expand your wardrobe. Tasteful animal prints are always on trend for a fun vacation look. Let a statement piece like the Tiger Luisa Skirt be the standout and pair with solid, neutral colors like black or white for modern sophistication.
Another way to ease into prints is by staying with pastels and pairing with a solid. The Lily Vanilla Bela Long Skirt paired with a soft denim button-up or light-colored tank top is a pretty style where prints are the star but don’t overwhelm the outfit.
Brighten Up and Embrace Color
When you think of spring break, it’s likely you envision turquoise waters, red-orange sunsets, and clear blue skies. Echo your environment and don’t be shy about wearing color. While black and white never go out of style, reach for rich shades of gold, teal, or crimson to liven up your wardrobe.
Ease into adding color to your wardrobe by choosing prints that have a darker or neutral background with added pops of color throughout. At home, you may stick to solid shades, but when it comes to spring break clothes, it feels good to branch out.
Switch from the Norm with a Subtle Change
Sometimes the most noticeable difference is in the details. If you like to stick with a certain color palette, switch up the straps of your swimsuit choices or seek other design elements that change the look of what you’re wearing. You can start by choosing your preferred color, then determine what cut best suits you, and look for certain details that speak to you.
Maybe it’s the versatility of the Black Elis Rosie One Piece, the link details of the Brown Chain Parallel Bikini, or the classic styling of the Burgundy Bondi Triangle Bikini with subtle bohemian detailing. While it’s nice to switch things up, subtlety is a good first step.
Outfits for Every Occasion
Regardless of the things you do during spring break, you’ll want to have some essentials that work for every occasion. Shedding extra layers of clothing for the promise of tropical temperatures gives you room in the suitcase to play around with different spring break outfits. Each of these styling ideas can be customized to your personal preference and worn in different ways.
Regardless of what lies in store for your spring break, sexy designer bikinis and flowy resort dresses will be a welcomed switch from your winter wardrobe. So get ready, pack your bags, and say hello to warmer weather and stylish spring break outfits!